The neighborhood of Sharpstown is situated within the city of Houston, Texas.
The character of Sharpstown is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This area is fairly good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as the streets are usually peaceful - however noise can be an issue close to Southwest Freeway or US Highway 59. Lastly, it is easy to reach parks from most locations in the neighborhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Sharpstown, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighborhood has quite a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and one quarter are owners. This area experienced its main housing boom in the 1960s and 1970s, so most of the available homes are from this time period.
House buyers will welcome the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of homes for sale in Sharpstown. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With respect to eating, property owners in this part of the city will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away. Over 100 groceries are located in the area, and the best choice can be found on streets such as Gessner Road. Additionally, Sharpstown is a good place in which to eat out, and residents are served by approximately 40 cafes as well. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable variety of clothing stores, for instance along Town Park Drive.
A majority of the houses for sale in this area are located in places that are quite suitable for traveling on foot; running daily errands is easy by walking, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby. The favored method of transportation in Sharpstown is very often driving. The majority of properties for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as US Highway 59, and it is easy to park. However, getting around by public transit is at times challenging in Sharpstown. Nonetheless, home owners have access to approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby.