3.4 out of 10

Greater Hobby

29.6400241210441 -95.2754861029354
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Greater Hobby, Houston"

The Greater Hobby neighborhood is one of the interesting areas in Houston. It is a dated location that is in close proximity to many nearby offerings in the city. Visitors to this area will find access to roadways like Interstate Highway 45. This area has ethnic offerings for visitors to explore. Here you will find African style restaurants to visit. There is a mixture of apartment complexes here to choose from. You will also find intriguing entertainment locations in Great Hobby. One of the most popular of these is the Hobby Center of Performing Arts. There are many nearby neighborhoods to this area. Some of these include Eastside, Edgebrook, and Golfcrest. The Hobby Airport is one of the most important offerings in this portion of Houston. Thousands of business and pleasure travelers take advantage of this travel option each week. Hubs like Southwest Airlines operate from this airport location. There are schools in this area for families to consider. Colleges like Sanford-Brown Institute provide residents with opportunities for higher learning. Another college offering in Greater Hobby is San Jacinto South located on Forbes Road. The greatest thing about this location is its proximity to area attractions. You have a choice between the north and downtown offerings. You may also travel south of this neighborhood and enjoy Gulf Freeway locations.
1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"You're Living By an Airport?"

Every time I pull off of the Beltway to go to Hobby, I get a little worried. The area is dirty, if I might be honest. I don't feel safe, but I convince myself that people are people and I don't need protecting. Luckily, my first and last encounter with being robbed at gunpoint at Telephone and Almeda-Genoa was a failed one. The man holding me up approached my vehicle with a squirt gun painted black, demanding money.
The buildings are falling apart, the businesses are struggling and generally people look pretty angry. There's not much difference coming at the airport from I-45. Sure there are more trees and actual places to live, but their state is similar. There are a few fast food restaurants that seem to be doing well. The apartment complexes on Broadway are old and worn-- people's belongings are strewn across their balconies or what little yard they have. If you're looking for a cheap place to live, this would be the place, though. Police are on constant patrol in the area as the crime rate increases. Did I mention that you're living by an airport? The constant sound of planes taking off and arriving would drive me insane. Traffic in the area can be heavy depending on the time of day or if it is a particular popular day to fly. On the north side of the airport, lights on Broadway stop you quite a bit, slowing traffic to a standstill. Traffic doesn't start piling up on the south side of the airport until you get to Airport Blvd. The only nice thing here is Hobby's Southwest Airlines Reward Member room. And with it being so close, you could easily hop on a flight to anywhere but here.

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