Apartments in South Union, Houston, TX
Surrounded by the best Houston museums, Reliant Stadium and top Houston universities, apartments in South Union are in the center of all the action in Houston. Renters have been flocking to Houston of late, and for good reason. The fourth most populous city in the country, Houston is known for being a hub of artistic culture and economic flourish. Many people who want all that Houston has to offer right outside their door begin their apartment search in South Union.
Houston has one of the most impressive museum districts in the country, and South Union is located just minutes away. One of the largest museums is the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The Museum of Natural Science has dozens of permanent exhibits, a giant IMAX theater, and a huge planetarium. It's a great place to spend an afternoon - or a whole day if you're feeling ambitious enough to tackle the entire museum.
Just across the street from the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the Museum of Fine Arts. With a bevy of exhibits and a constant flow of new artwork, spending a day pondering the arts from around the world could be just the break needed from the exciting city that's constantly on the move.
Apartment rentals in South Union are encompassed by some of Houston's top postsecondary schools. Located just outside the South Union neighborhood are Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. Also just a ten-minute drive away are Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine. Rice and Baylor are two of the most prestigious higher learning institutions in the country. Forbes recently ranked Rice the 5th best college in the south, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the Baylor College of Medicine in the top 20 on their list of best medical research schools in the United States.
There's also a large number of elementary, junior and high schools in the South Union region, so taking advantage of Houston's stellar public school district won't be difficult.
Houston's convenient Metro system lends many bus options for South Union apartments and their surrounding area, leaving access to downtown Houston quick and simple. Houston Metro's rail service, which opened in 2004, also gives another option for giving the car a break and exploring downtown, midtown and the museum district.
By car, the greater Houston region is easy to navigate from South Union by utilizing I-610, Freeway 288 and Freeway 59. The Houston downtown is only a ten-minute drive from apartments in South Union.