The neighborhood of Sharpstown lies southwest of Houston in a more traditional suburban neighborhood that still has all the amenities of city life. Houston, the fourth most populous city in the country, is only a 20-minute drive up the Southwest Freeway. Many people looking for a relatively slower pace of life, but who still want direct access to Houston's excitement and thriving nightlife, begin by looking at apartments in Sharpstown.
Shopping and entertainment should never be a problem while in Sharpstown. Right inside the neighborhood is the PlazAmericas mall. With a dizzying array of stores, from beauty and fashion to sports and shoes, PlazAmericas has something for everyone. There's also a large food court when a quick, tasty bite on the go is needed.
Like most areas of Houston, Sharpstown has many parks just a walk away. One such park is Bayland Park, which hosts a large number of baseball and softball fields, a jogging trail, playgrounds and tennis courts. Bayland Park is a great place to escape from the busy Houston city life and laze around in the warm Houston weather.
The Houston Zoo is also a short drive away from Sharpstown apartment rentals. Offering a massive array of wildlife to admire, the Houston Zoo is an exciting destination to take your child for a weekend day trip of exploration. The zoo also offers many educational programs and opportunities to come up close and personal with a bevy of different species.
There are many strong education options in Sharpstown and the Greater Houston region as a whole. Centered in Sharpstown is the Sharpstown International School. Hosting grades six through 12, the Sharpstown International School was created by Houston's Independent School District in 2007. The school has students from 130 countries around the world who speak more than 90 different languages.
Houston hosts some of the best colleges and universities in the nation as well. Many of them are just a few minutes away from Sharpstown. The Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Community College, Texas Southern University and prestigious Rice University are all within close reach of Sharpstown.
With a car, transportation from Sharpstown into the Houston city center is a breeze. By taking U.S. Route 59, Houston's downtown area and all it offers is only 20 minutes away. Through I-610, I-10 and I-69, the rest of the Houston region and beyond is easily accessible.
Houston's reliable Metro system also runs through Sharpstown, giving multiple bus options to many parts of the city.