Apartments in Walnut Bend are a 20-minute drive from Houston's bustling city center. Houston is the fourth most populous metropolis in the country and has a lively arts scene, as seen in the renowned Museum District. Walnut Bend is just far enough away from Downtown Houston to keep the neighborhood a nice and quiet suburb, but it's also close enough to be able to enjoy the amenities of one of the best cities in the country. Many people who want to straddle the line between suburban relaxation and city living excitement begin their search with Walnut Bend apartment rentals.
You're never too far from a quality golf course when you're in Houston. Near Walnut Bend apartments is Sharpstown Golf Course, a pleasant 18-hole course that's perfect for a relaxing round in the warm Texas sun. Sharpstown also offers golf lessons by experts with years of experience and PGA membership.
The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon observing and appreciating nature. The nature sanctuary frequently holds guided tours and educational programs on its 17.5-acre property, which is centered around Rummel Creek. The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is a great bird sighting destination, and is an eBird Hot Spot, meaning you can track and report your bird sightings with other explorers on the nature sanctuary's section on eBird.org.
The education options, both secondary and postsecondary, in the Houston area are known to be some of the best in the South. Houston's Independent School District is so effective that it was named the top urban school district in the nation. Many of these top elementary, junior and high schools are steps away from apartments in Walnut Bend.
Colleges and universities in the Walnut Bend neighborhood include Belhaven University - Houston, Houston Community College and Texas Southern University. Farther into the city are Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, which is located in the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center.
By utilizing the Sam Houston Tollway, most points in and around Houston are within reach. Other nearby access points include the Westpark Tollway, which serves as a direct route into the heart of Houston, and I-10, which lends a way out of Greater Houston and to points west toward San Antonio and Austin.
Houston's Metro system also services a handful of buses in the Walnut Bend area that connect the neighborhood with the rest of the city.