Tucked between Southwest and South Central Houston, residents of the South Main neighborhood are perfectly poised to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Houston is a cultural, artistic and economic haven, and the South Main region, just across from Reliant Stadium, is right in the middle of it all. Folks who don't want to miss a second of the palpable Houston atmosphere tend to begin their search with apartments in South Main.
Houston has one of the best museum districts in the country, and the flagship is the Houston Museum of Natural Science, just a short drive from South Main apartment rentals. Equipped with dozens of permanent exhibits, a full IMAX theater, a planetarium and a butterfly center, the exploration seems to never end. The exhibits of the Houston Museum of Natural Science range anywhere from space to seashells.
Just south of South Main is Wildcat Golf Club. Recently named one of Houston's best public courses, Wildcat's beautiful and challenging 18-hole course is a great way to spend the day outside enjoying the warm Texas weather. Wildcat also has golf lessons with pros and hosts Matt Swanson's School of Golf, with lesson programs designed to get the most out of your golf game.
Whether secondary or postsecondary, the city of Houston has some of the best education institutions in the country. Slightly north of South Main is Roberts Elementary School. With around 700 students, Roberts was rated 9 out of 10 on Education.com and consistently scores well above most schools around Texas.
Houston boasts some of the top colleges and universities in the country, including Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, which is housed in the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center). Other universities in and around apartments in South Main are Texas Southern University, the University of St. Thomas and Houston Baptist University. Rice University, less than a 10-minute drive from the South Main neighborhood, was ranked by Forbes as the fifth best university in the South.
Transportation by car in the South Main area is made simple by I-610 and Freeway 288. Both within close proximity to the neighborhood, I-610 and 288 lead to most points around Houston, with 288 leading directly into the heart of downtown.
Houston's Metro system also has multiple buses throughout the South Main region, making it easy and convenient to get anywhere in the greater Houston area.