The neighborhood of Gulfton is situated in the city of Houston, Texas.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Gulfton. Parks are very well-situated and there are a few of them close by for residents to explore, making them easy to get to. This neighborhood has many sections that are very calm and quiet; however other spots can be noisy, especially near Interstate 610 or US Highway 59.
The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Gulfton is an important part of its character. This part of the city offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. About 95% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas owners occupy the remainder. Most homes in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, during its most significant housing boom.
Both primary and secondary schools are very easy to walk to from anywhere in Gulfton. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Regarding eating, it is usually an option for house buyers in Gulfton to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. Over 50 supermarkets are situated in the area, and the best selection can be found on streets such as Hillcroft Street. In addition, there is generally a restaurant or cafe just around the corner, for instance on Bellaire Boulevard. House buyers benefit from a fair number of nearby clothing stores.
Gulfton is very suitable for walking; all daily errands can be run without needing to use a car, and there are also a good number of businesses nearby. The public transit system in this part of Houston is not especially practical. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. However, driving is a very good medium of transportation in Gulfton. Many properties for sale are a short car ride from the nearest highway, such as US Highway 59, and it is easy to find a parking spot.