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Old 08-19-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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I'm in Houston for the next several days checking out the city and searching for an apartment. I'm a single guy, in my early 30's, and am looking for an area that has access to a lot and also has a good amount of young single professionals.

I checked out Midtown yesterday, and it was OK. It actually seemed a bit more "college student" than I was anticipating, but wasn't too bad.

I'm going to look at the Galleria area as well... do any of you live in that area or know what the living experience would be like? Pros/cons, etc.?

Thanks in advance to the most helpful forum on CD!

Lance
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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This is purely a personal preference, while the Galleria area is nice and all, I would stay inside the loop. Montrose, Upper Kirby, something.

My issue with the Galleria area is the traffic. From November to New Years it gets real bad too. I am sure it doesn't bother a lot of people though but for me it is a deal-buster.

That said, everything is there as far as retail. So that is a definite plus. They are supposedly building that new Whole Foods on Post Oak too. (another is planned for Waugh & Dallas in the Montrose area).

Basically if the traffic doesn't bother you then every other aspect of it is probably good.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I lived near the Galleria for a while, but there was just too much traffic and noise. Retail-wise everything was there and convenient, but there's more to life than shopping.

From there I moved to Montrose, and am now in the Heights. Montrose might be a good bet for you - it has better bars and restaurants than the Galleria area, which leans towards big chain-style places. There is plenty to do in Montrose, interesting shops, and a more relaxed pace. The Museum District is close, and might be another area for you to consider. Where you work may also be a factor - if it's downtown or Med Center then Montrose would be very convenient.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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Anything in the whole Houston area is more relaxed than the Galleria. If you're uptight and pretentious, you'll love it.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Actually looked at several places in the Galleria area today but nothing really jumped out at me. I ended up renting a place in Midtown...

Lance
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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There are many nice newer apts close to the med center check them out
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