"Medical Center, Rice, nice neighborhood"
This part of town is truly remarkable. If you leave out the horrendous traffic on all streets in this area, this is one of the most conveniently-located, cleanest, most-exciting places to live. We'll start with the proximity to major hospitals. Ben Taub Hospital runs parallel to Cambridge St. at its north end. Only a few blocks southeast of that Cambridge runs parallel to the VA Hospital. It's also very close to the Women's Hospital of Texas, the IntraCare Medical Center and the Harris County Hospital District. So, if you're sick, you should have no problem getting on one of the many bus stops and catching a ride there. But, if you're living in this area, you probably don't need to ride the bus. Despite this area being long considered a fairly dangerous part of Houston, this area is nothing short of the epitome of safety. The neighborhoods are walled-in with brick fences and gates further close off the community. Also, Rice University sits at the north end of Cambridge, essentially forcing you onto campus if you continue driving. At the north end of Cambridge is Hermann Park and the Houston Zoo-- fun for families on a free weekend (like I said, if you're living here...). The Children's Museum, which has gotten better every year in my 15 years here, is also a short drive north. To the south, you've got Reliant Center and Reliant Arena. During football season and the Rodeo this area gets really busy, so if you plan on going to catch a game, plan on leaving early. Shouldn't be a problem... you live pretty close. And, with 610 being a stone's throw away, you are never far from great shopping.