5.3 out of 10

Lawndale / Wayside

29.723572938903 -95.30948171648
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Quiet neighborhoods with clear view of the golf course and cemetary"

There is an enormous cemetery in this area. It takes up almost a quarter of the entire neighborhood, which is defined to the north and east by train tracks, I-45 on the west and Griggs Rd. to the south. If you have a problem with cemeteries, death, ghosts or are superstitious in any way at all, I don't recommend this area. But, if that doesn't phase you, this is a pretty nice area. The train tracks on either border of the neighborhood could be a nuisance, but many of the homes and subdivisions in this area are far enough away that getting used to the sound would be easy. The houses are small, affordable and clean, and there is plenty to do within a few minutes drive. On the eastern border there is Mason Park, which has long served as a favorite hang-out spot for families and people in general. Also, almost smack-dab in the middle of Lawndale/ Wayside is Idylwood Park-- a small, yet wonderful opportunity for exercise and recreation. Country Club Bayou snakes its way through the majority of the neighborhood, and while this may seem like a good thing, the bayou has often been cited for public health concerns and cleanliness issues. Along the bayou is Gus Wortham Golf Club, a public golf course. If you enjoy golf, this is a great opportunity for affordable entertainment. But, if you do not want the insurance nightmare of dealing with living on a golf course, avoid at all costs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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