This area is famous in Houston for all the wrong reasons. Schools in the area have an extremely high dropout rate, gang activity is rampant in parts of the Greater Fifth Ward and the standard of living is also pretty low. This neighborhood is just one of many connected neighborhoods that are in rough shape in Houston. To the north is Kashmere Gardens and the south holds the Second Ward, and next door to the east is Denver Harbor. Just west of the Greater Fifth Ward is Northside Village. These neighborhoods feed each other. There are stories of police brutality to go with gang violence, but systems feed systems and cycles feed cycles. The subdivisions in this neighborhood are rundown, dirty and neglected by both the city and the people. Storefronts have been run into the ground due to robberies and placement in the community. Schools in the area are also neglected and underfunded, and with the way things are, who would want to get an education? There are a few saving graces; though, the bad far outweighs the good. There is a park just south of I-10 that if used at the right times and in certain places, could be a great place for recreation and childhood entertainment. Also, I-10 and 59 provide great access to Downtown Houston locations and 610 to the north can bring you around to the Galleria area. And if you're a vagrant, there is a train depot right at the heart of the Greater Fifth Ward.