6.6 out of 10


Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Houston
29.7116143004024 -95.3602517401288
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
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"Close to Med Center"

Inside the 610 Loop at the South portion of Central Houston you will find the neighborhood of MacGregor. This area is convenient to 288, 59 – The Southwest Freeway, and Loop 610. Major streets here include North and South MacGregor Way. This part of Houston is located close to a run-down area known as the Greater Third Ward, as well as The Houston Medical Center. The residential homes found here are very nice and plush, but more on the expensive side due to the location. The yards here are small, because most of the land is taken up by businesses, but you won’t have much time to miss it with all of the parks around here.

The MacGregor area is close to the Med Center which is a busy place, and traffic can be hectic, especiall during peak travel times. You do have the option of walking, riding the Metro Bus, or Metro Light Rail in this portion of Houston. Beyond medical facilities you will uncover Hermann Park, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Houston Zoo. The area is home to many colleges such as Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Community College, and Rice University.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Affordable Homes, Expensive Apartments, Nice Area Amidst a Rough Area"

MacGregor is a bit deceiving, and albeit, confusing. To the north, Greater Third Ward backs into the neighborhood, while OST/ South Union borders it on the south. These are two of Houston's most nefarious areas, so you would expect that the neighborhood in between them would be a bit unsavory as well. But, MacGregor is a working, middle-class gem, hidden in a rough area. Yet, nearly a quarter of the population sits below the poverty line. The houses in the area are mostly built within the last 20 years and are moderately priced, the average home costing roughly $155K. Many of them are nice, two-story homes perfect for raising a family or bringing your family to. The streets are well-patrolled and kept clean, and with Hermann, Parkwood, Riverside and MacGregor Park only a short drive away, Houston's spring and summer months (if you can tell them apart) could be filled with lounging in the grass of your favorite area of the neighborhood. As for education, the schools are less than desirable. It's HISD. But, University of Houston and Texas Southern University are to the north of the neighborhood and provide many opportunities and programs for young learners. While this is a mostly residential area, there are plenty of places to shop, eat and play in the surrounding areas. With 288, 610 and I-45 only a short drive away, you are never far from these things.
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