Houston is now known as an economic powerhouse, but it also has a rich history. One of the historic areas of the city is Spring Branch, originally founded in the 1830s by German farmers. Spring Branch West is just one of several sections of the now well-developed district. This neighborhood is marked off from the others by the multiple parks contained in the area, as well as the presence of the massive Bear Creek Park on its western border. With close proximity to the bustle of Houston and plenty of nearby green space, apartments for rent in Spring Branch West have a lot to offer those seeking the benefits of suburban living.
There are three parks within Spring Branch West itself: Agnes Moffitt Park, Nob Hill Park and Haden Park. These are scattered about the neighborhood, so a park is always within a few minutes' walk or drive. Bear Creek Park is an expansive space with enough acreage to make it worth spending a day there. The park has several kinds of trails, such as walking and equestrian trails. There are also a variety of ways to connect with wildlife, including fishing, a wildlife habit and an aviary.
For a day of airborne antics and trampoline action, you can stop into Sky High Sports. If you want to learn how to use a gun or already know how to and would like to hit some targets, Memorial Shooting Center is also nearby.
Downtown isn't far either, and offers a great selection of dining options. If you like sharing, check out Batanga for tapas in a contemporary style. Or, if noodles are your thing, Goro & Gun may be your pasta paradise. For shopping aficionados, Uptown has some of the best shopping in the world at The Galleria, a massive mall with a plethora of stores spread out over 2.4 million square feet of space.
The Spring Branch Independent School District offers public school for grades K-12 in Spring Branch West, though there are also several private and charter schools in the area. Houston Christian High is a preparatory school that is well-reviewed on GreatSchools.org.
"I love this school," wrote a parent in a comment on the site. "It has great facilities, open arms to all and a dynamic faculty."
Additionally, non-academic learning options are available, such as The Music Garden for aspirants to aural aptitude and Aikido in the Village for those seeking martial mastery.
Houston's Metro system is accessible from Spring Branch West and offers transportation all over the city. It's possible to get around without a vehicle, though many will find one rather convenient.