Wealth is prevalent throughout Houston's Uptown neighborhood, deeming it a favorable (if not selective) area. Uptown is a family-centric place and has centrally-located shopping malls that speak to that. In case you need to expand your search for a new pad, even more apartments are available for rent in the nearby neighborhoods of Southside and The Villages.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation Near the Apartments for Rent
Finding your bearings in a new place -- locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax -- is one of the basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple of important streets to know in Uptown are Westheimer Rd. and Richmond Ave. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Have a little fun finding your next place in Uptown with help from our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Kpop Restaurant. The cuisine offerings in Uptown include cafeterias, juice bars, pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. There are options for barhopping in the neighborhood, places to enjoy refreshing beverages just the way you like them. To add to that, chain and franchise restaurants like P F Chang's China Bistro and Subway are to be found in the neighborhood.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Uptown.
Local Shopping and Conveniences
When hunger strikes, Uptown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. Wholesale Nutrition Ctr and Pete's Fine Meats & Deli are both located on Richmond Ave. Vitamin Depot is the place to shop for specialty foods in the Uptown area. Take a bite out of Shipley Do-Nuts for some sweet local flavor, found on Katy Fwy and S Voss Rd. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores such as Whole Foods Market and Kroger.
For greater selection and value when shopping, Uptown has department and factory-outlet stores, such as Skechers Factory Outlet and Post Gallery. Residents can also take advantage of the many retailers in the Uptown area, including Alcorn Trading Co Inc and Elf Trading Co. For more brand-conscious shoppers, the neighborhood has major retailers and shopping malls. One major retailer is Sanrio and there's Three Fountains Shopping Ctr, a mall located on Fountain View Dr.
Neighborhood School Stats
Schools near the apartments in Uptown are T H Rogers Secondary, Grady Middle School and T H Rogers Elementary. Ultimately, it is important to consult with local districts to confirm the exact schools serving the apartments for rent that you are interested in.
Grady Middle School and T H Rogers Elementary both have strong to excellent student-teacher ratios. At Grady Middle School it's 15-to-1 and at T H Rogers Elementary it's nine-to-1.
In the Southwest School, there are four elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in Southwest district than in Houston Independent School District. Houston Independent School District has a higher Great Schools score than Southwest district and more blue ribbon schools.