« on: April 04, 2007, 09:35:03 PM »
When I was in grad school at UH (granted this was 10 years ago), a LOT of grad students and professors lived in the area right between the Museum district and montrose. Not sure what to call it, but it was near the Menil Collection and the whole area around there. Nice stuff. I lived at the fringe of WEst U, but sadly my fantastic apartments were torn down.
Loads of good apartments in the Montrose area.
My brother owns a house in the 5th Ward (I think), pretty much across 288 from the medical center. Probably too pricey for a student budget, but it's a very transitional area and I suspect is really appreciating in value.
Galleria and Bellaire is good. You may also want to check into Braeswood.
If I go to UH next year (applying in the fall), we'll probably move to Sugar Land or Pearland, mostly because it's not a TERRIBLE commute, but also because my husband works in Fort Bend.
One thing to keep in mind: realtors in HOuston are VERY flexible with what they call 'medical center' area. The area around Reliant is rather sketchy, especially off S Main. I've also seen them try to pawn off Westchase as 'Galleria area' when it's a good 20 minutes away!
Directly around UH is bad. But Houston is quite mixed.
And blk.reign... man, if we hadn't decided to probably not move in July, we'd be all over that house in CyFair... Perfect split between the hubby's job in Sugar Land and mine in The Woodlands.