Greater Uptown is a neighborhood within Houston, Texas.
The character of Greater Uptown is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. Reaching public green spaces, including Memorial Park, is easy from the majority of locations in the neighborhood and there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are generally quite tranquil - however noise can be problematic around Interstate 610 or US Highway 59.
The median year of construction for dwellings in Greater Uptown is 1982. In this neighborhood, roughly 55% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while single detached homes and townhouses are the main housing types in the rest of the housing stock. There are equal parts renters and owners living in this neighborhood. This area also has a good selection of unit sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is convenient to reach the nearest grocery store by walking from anywhere in this neighborhood. Furthermore, this part of Houston is a good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe. It is also a reasonably short distance to a decent choice of clothing stores. When it comes to education, it is a rather short walk to access primary as well as high schools from any location in Greater Uptown. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Walking is reasonably practical for home buyers in Greater Uptown; many common errands can be run on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. The public transit service in this part of Houston is not very frequent. Nevertheless, there are about 10 bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally very close. In contrast, Greater Uptown is very car friendly. It is very easy to access a parking spot, and most houses for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Katy Freeway.