"Noisy, Dirty, but Still Safe"
The most distinguishing feature of this area are the small ranch homes, the tall-canopied trees and proximity to certain desirable elements. But, it is right off of a small road, Witte, from the feeder of I-10, which makes nights very loud on its own. The road is two lanes and two ways, which can be dangerous for new drivers and drivers that have kids as a distraction. Then add that there is a bus depot right down the street, a Chase training facility right in your backyard, and a once blue collar, dilapidated area to the north; mornings become nearly unbearable. That, and the homeowners association does not keep up with yard maintenance, nor do they hold standards at sanitary levels in some cases. There are redeeming qualities though. On the other side of I-10 there is a Bally's, and west down I-10 about 1 1/4 miles is Memorial Hermann Hospital, as well as Memorial City Mall. The school district is average, unlike the other side of the freeway. Other plus sides to the neighborhood include a 10 minute drive to downtown, great fast food and sit down restaurants 2-3 minutes away, an accessible grocery store in the same center and terrific parks and pools for the kids.