Memorial is a neighborhood within Houston, Texas.
Memorial offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This part of Houston is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be calm - although there are still several louder areas, especially around Interstate 10 or Katy Freeway. Finally, the majority of locations within the neighborhood have fairly good access to green spaces, like Terry Hershey Park and Nottingham Park, and there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about half of buildings in Memorial, and the rest of the homes are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This part of Houston has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home while the rest are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
Locals will value the proximity to primary schools, which are within walking distance from most houses for sale in Memorial. On the other hand, there are only a limited number of high schools and for this reason they can be a rather long walk away. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Regarding eating, it is often possible for house buyers in this part of the city to do their groceries by walking. In addition, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and residents are served by about 40 cafes as well. It is also easy to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in this area. It is especially convenient to come across a parking spot, and it is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from any home in this part of Houston. However, traveling by public transit is difficult in Memorial. Nonetheless, property owners benefit from approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of Memorial, even though many daily needs can be carried out by walking.