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Rice University, TX

As a world-class metropolis, Houston, Texas offers an array of sights to explore and attractions to visit. If you're in search for an apartment in the city, a few minutes south of the Downtown District around Rice University might just be the right spot for you.

The private research institution was founded in 1912 as the Rice Institute, unfortunately, after the demise of its namesake, businessman William Marsh Rice. Today, Rice University enrolls more than 5,700 students and employs an admin staff of more than 2,100 individuals who enjoy living in apartments around the Houston metropolitan area.

Because of Rice University's excellent location, apartment renters in the area absolutely have a variety of options when it comes to urban amenities. Bars, restaurants and cafes just outside the campus cater to the student demographic with their affordable but delicious offerings. On University Boulevard, people can choose from several establishments including Brian O'Neill's, The Gingerman, Bistro Des Amis and Prego's among others.

Apartment renters around Rice University looking to get away for a moment from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis can also visit the many parks that litter the area. Herman Park's 445-acre spread - it's bigger than the 295-acre university! - is one of the most beautiful and visited parks in Houston and is situated right across Main Street from the campus. There's also MacGregor Park just to the east and Memorial Park to the west.

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