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Old 05-18-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Default Neighborhoods around University of Houston?

I wondered if the neighborhoods around and near the University of Houston are good areas for family. How are the schools?

I live in a university town at the moment and the area around the University is great for families and offers a lot to do. The schools are also good.

Thanks in advance for any info!

Take care,
Kris
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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No. Not a great area.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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There are pocket areas that are nice, but the area is short on amenities. I think the environment you are picturing might be found over near Rice, but not UH. There is a nice neighborhood on the south side of UH called University Oaks with homes generally running $200,000 to $500,000 range. Right across the freeway are a few areas like Eastwood, which has interesting homes but is still transtional, and fairly close is Idylwood, which is very nice but again you don't have a lot of retail in the very immediate vicinity. They do get you very close to downtown, UH, the museum district, etc for a good price, but no Whole Foods a half mile away or anything like that.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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I have never been to a nice neighborhood around UH Main Campus. You might be thinking about Rice University?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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The immediate areas around UH are one of the worst (if not the worst) in Houston.

They are decrepit, run down, unsafe areas.

There are pockets of nice areas with Million dollar neighborhoods interspersed, but being surrounded by the run down areas does not help.

The Rice Village and its Neighbor West University Place is nice, but it is kinda pricey
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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I can't imagine anywhere near U of H being safe or family-friendly. It sounds like your current location/town is vastly different from here. U of H is in an older area of Houston, and one of the more neglected. Good luck though in your search for a place to live.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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I believe the U of H is putting an effort to make the neighborhood better. I heard there are plans for new student housing coming.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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I believe the U of H is putting an effort to make the neighborhood better. I heard there are plans for new student housing coming.
there has been new student housing built on campus, but are they doing anything off campus?

The whole western arc for about 5 block around UH just needs to be bulldozed.
east of TSU is not that bad, but between TSU and UH and north of the two going all the way to Alabama should be leveled.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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I agree...but the age old question is: Where can the lower income people live?
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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I agree...but the age old question is: Where can the lower income people live?
There are tons of other low income hoods in the city. For apartment living they can try the SW for cheap houses like the ones in 3rd ward they can dry the NW.

That area is too prime of a location to be wallowing in squalor. so close to the med center, downtown and two universities and it is filled with houses that can barely keep themselves up?? ridiculous.


Sorry OP but you don't get anywhere near the pleasant College town feeling living around UH. Its a shame that one of our largest universities in Texas is a commuter school.
here is the reality check:

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