"More money was spent on the Loop"
Located just outside the southeast side of Loop 610, this area is struggling. Park Place schools are suffering along with the rest of HISD, despite feeble attempts to renovate and strengthen the district. The feeder roads are busy and poorly planned, and the city has given up on maintaining the palm trees that line the freeway. The palm trees in my backyard are taller and are better maintained. Noise pollution is also a major problem in the area. Between the dueling freeways and loud music, don't look to get to sleep before midnight. Getting around is easy, though, despite the horrific traffic. Broadway cuts the neighborhood in half and serves as an able thoroughfare to get to the places you need to go. Also, the streets are mostly on the grid system, which makes getting from one street to the next fairly easy. But the area is plagued by small lots, rundown storefronts and a complete lack of attention to vegetation. Medians on Broadway lack trees or bushes of any kind and it is this that makes the area seem bland, if not dirty. There is one large park in the area, but with it being right off Park Place Blvd., it has been overrun by traffic and a lack of attention. With 610 and I-45 so close, you are free to roam Houston though. Friendswood, the Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston are a short drive to the South, and Downtown Houston is just north. If you're looking to visit or live in a nice area, don't come here.