3.4 out of 10

9th, Minnetex

29.6439906372688 -95.3316570764472
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
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  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Nothing to write home about"

I lived in Houston for many years so I'm aware that it is not a good idea to set up shop in South Houston, even for a night. But trying to fly from Austin to Atlanta I had trouble with my airline tickets in Houston and was forced to stay the night on Airport Blvd near the Hobby airport.
Everything I had heard was true. This side of town seems to be poverty stricken. Several empty buildings that used to be gas stations and restaurants line both sides of the street. Unkept fields and trashy side streets only enforced this dangerous looking area. But that wouldn't be fair. Just because an area looks bad during the daylight hours doesn't necessarily mean that it will be bad at night. Well, it was.
From our hotel room we could hear several people (seemed to be all male) walking up and down Airport yelling and making lots of noise. Almost all of them were wearing bandana's and drinking what I guessed was alcohol. Several of these guys would promptly break their glass bottles on the side of the road when they were done.
Does that mean that this was a bad element who would rob me if I dared step out of me hotel parking lot? Of course not. I didn't see one crime committed or anything that would need police involvement. Nothing. However, sometimes you can get a feel for the type of situation that is going on near you, and I definitely didn't feel comfortable.
Again, this could have been solely in my head, but it was how I felt. The poverty level of the area, along with the trash, abandoned buildings, and 'spirited youth' told me that this was not a part of town that I want to stay in again.
Next time I will make sure that I change planes in George Bush International and avoid Hobby Airport and Airport Blvd. altogether.

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