Independence Heights is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas.
Independence Heights is quiet overall, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case close to the railway line, Interstate 45 or North Freeway. Parks aren't well-situated, making them occasionally hard to access. Despite that, there are a few public green spaces close by for residents to enjoy.
The median year of construction for houses in Independence Heights is 1964. In this neighborhood, roughly two thirds of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. The population residing in this area is evenly split between owners and renters. This neighborhood also has a selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to get to on foot from any location in Independence Heights. Regarding food, a grocery store is usually accessible within a very short walk from any home in this part of the city. Likewise, this neighborhood is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, and there are also a few coffee shops in Independence Heights. It is also a reasonably short walk to a decent variety of clothing stores.
This part of the city is reasonably well-suited for walking; many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. Public transit users may find few choices in Independence Heights due to the infrequent service. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most properties. On the other hand, getting around by car is very convenient in this area. It is a short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 610, from any location in Independence Heights, and finding a place to park is generally easy.