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Old 09-06-2018, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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What do you guys consider S. Central Houston? For example, South Park is mentioned as being located in South Central Houston, a few miles south of MacGregor Park.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:14 AM
 
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...the Galleria
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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The stuff from Hermann Park to University of Houston. Anything vaguely in that area.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Any description is going to be vague, just as the "What is Southeast Texas" thread was. As long as one agrees there is no right answer... I'll answer.

To me (native Houstonian), South Central Houston is between 288, MLK, and OST. You could drop it to 610, and still be correct-ish. Before 288 was built, the western edge was probably more like Almeda.

I intentionally left out the northern boundary. You could say the TSU area, or one could argue even higher (more north). Again, it's fluid-ish.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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Any description is going to be vague, just as the "What is Southeast Texas" thread was. As long as one agrees there is no right answer... I'll answer.

To me (native Houstonian), South Central Houston is between 288, MLK, and OST. You could drop it to 610, and still be correct-ish. Before 288 was built, the western edge was probably more like Almeda.

I intentionally left out the northern boundary. You could say the TSU area, or one could argue even higher (more north). Again, it's fluid-ish.
HPD has a South Central Patrol Division and that's headquartered in the Third Ward at the McNair Police Station. Therefore I'd say the boundary is where 69/59 and 45 meet, before Downtown.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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It includes whatever neighborhoods are between the street names that Scarface dropped.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Nobody really says "South Central Houston" like they do in LA. More commonly it's Northeast, Southwest, Northwest, and Southeast Houston. There is no center! Literally that geographic area south of the loop and directly lined up below downtown (central) would be places like South Park, Sunnyside, and the weird no-mans area where AstroWorld used to be and the heavy industrial areas south of it. Now it's getting a sprinkling of midtown tall-skinny townhouses for the lower-rung young professionals who can't quite afford mid-town or Rice Military but want to be at least close to the night life and sports arenas of inner loop Houston (MidTown, Washington Ave, DownTown). South Park and Sunnyside are surprisingly much like South Central LA - single family homes that often look quite decently kept up by loving families but scattered crack houses, meth labs, and gang activity. No palm trees. :-)
Some low parts got beat up pretty bad by Hurricane Harvey.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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Who knows. Why is Midtown south of downtown? Why is Uptown west of downtown? I've accepted that's just the way things are.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Why is Rice Military nowhere near Rice U. and the military base that was in the area was abandoned 80 years ago!
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:23 PM
 
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Somebody needs to give a name to all the areas in Houston using the highways as dividing lines
Iím tired of seeing people in local news referring to 50% of the city as West Houston and North Houston
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