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A person's love of sports, or a particular team, usually isn't enough to compel that person to move, but a passionate fan base can certainly help someone decide to stay once he or she has arrived. Sports fans who rent apartments near Houston, Texas, can verify that the city's love of its sports teams is a palpable and undeniable part of the lifestyle in the Lone Star State. Home to the popular Astros, Texans and Rockets teams, as well as the MLS' Dynamo, AHL's Aero's and ABA's Takers, Houston has just about every sport covered. The huge sports following by those who rent Houston apartments even led to a unique and potent nickname for the area: Clutch City.

Individuals who rent apartments in Clutch City might want to know a little about Houston's sports lore in order to fit in. While the Astros and Rockets have recently made playoff runs in their respective sports, things weren't always quite so promising for the Houston teams. In fact, the Houston Chronicle referred to Houston as "Choke City" in a 1994 headline, after the Rockets lost consecutive games in the NBA Playoffs by losing huge leads, disappointing those in local apartments.

But by the end of the playoffs, the Rockets, led by the legendary center Hakeem Olajuwon, would be crowned NBA Champions, and would then repeat the feat the following season. The term "clutch," indicative of in-the-nick-of-time heroics came to characterize the Championship teams. The term stuck, and has since been extended to other Houston teams. Nowadays, it's even common to hear residents who rent apartments refer to their hometown as Clutch City.

Explore apartments for rent in the Clutch City neighborhood of Houston, TX. ApartmentGuide.com offers listings of Clutch City apartments, photos, floorplans, maps and neighborhood information.