5.3 out of 10

IAH Airport Area

29.9602387850491 -95.3117978433492
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids



"Stay close to the airport"

In the North part of Houston, near I-45 and the North Sam Houston Parkway, is where you will find IAH. Main roads traveled in this area are Imperial Valley Drive, Rankin Road, and Airline Drive. Metro Buses run in the area, and it is conveniently located near Bush Intercontinental Airport, but the majority of commuters use their own vehicles.

IAH is located near Greenspoint, which is an older, established area. Apartment complexes are found on just about every street here, and typically at affordable rates, but you might want to check the area at night before you decide to lease one around here. The one positive thing I can find about this location is that it has a nice amount of large oil companies and employers for the Houston area. If you are willing to bring your lunch to work, you may land a decent job around here. Since Bush Intercontinental Airport is nearby, you may find business men and women staying at one of the various hotels by the airport, which seem to be for the most part out of the scary crime zone.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5


Overall, the IAH area is pretty nice. Unlike the Hobby area, this airport is newer, has been maintained and takes pride in being Houston's airport choice. The houses are accommodating and affordable, and in most cases there is plenty of room for your kids to roam around or for you to finally start up that beer league with your friends. But, there are only two small subdivisions at the heart of an area dominated by Houston's biggest airport. Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, so you can expect that this airport will be pretty busy. And an airport comes with your typical noise pollution, typical hustle-bustle of busy city life, but it runs a little smoother than let's say... O'Hare or JFK in Chicago and New York. Neighbors in the area are friendly (probably because they have a common burden in the airport), and this keeps the area nice. Shopping and entertainment is somewhat limited due to the nature of the neighborhood, but fear not! 59 is just east and can take you to Humble, a nice, growing area with plenty of options for shopping and entertainment. Greenspoint Mall is also just west of the neighborhood. I-45 can take you south to Downtown Houston or if you feel like taking a loop, the Beltway cuts along the southern border of the neighborhood. Don't be too discouraged by the planes... sometimes it snows in Houston.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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