Redevelopment of the MEMORIAL PARK/WASHINGTON
AVE area with high-end single-family, patio home and townhome properties has
overtaken this area, once the home of artists and working-class families. The 1,500-acre
park is Houston's largest with an 18-hole golf course, tennis center, swimming pool,
picnic grounds, softball fields, hiking and biking paths, and Arboretum.
One of Houston most interesting neighborhoods is OLD SIXTH WARD,
a protected historic district developed in the
late 1800s just south of Washington Avenue. It is a unique neighborhood
in Houston and well worth considering if you love historic preservation.
And if you work downtown, you could walk to work.
||The nation's tech-savvy
singles and couples living in fashionable neighborhoods on the urban fringe.
Affluent, highly-educated and ethnically mixed, Young Digerati communities
are typically filled with trendy apartments and condos, fitness clubs and
clothing boutiques, casual restaurants and all types of bars - from juice to
coffee to microbrew.
|| A collection of young, mobile urbanites, Bohemian Mix represents the
nation's most liberal lifestyle. Its residents are a progressive mix of
young singles and couples, students and professionals. Bohemian Mixers are early adopters who are quick to check out the latest
movie or nightclub.
|| The residents of money and brains have it all: high
incomes, advanced degrees and sophisticated tastes to match their
credentials. Many of these city dwellers are married couples with children with who
live in fashionable homes on small, manicured lots.
Concentrated in the nation's port cities, Urban Achievers is often the first
stop for up-and-coming immigrants from Asia, South America and Europe. These
young singles and couples are typically college-educated and ethnically
diverse: about a third are foreign-born, and even more speak a language
other than English.