The neighborhood of Spring Branch West is situated within the city of Houston, Texas.
Spring Branch West is quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder areas, especially near Interstate 10 or Katy Freeway. It is sometimes challenging to get to parks in the neighborhood since they aren't well-located. Still, there are a few public green spaces close by for residents to check out.
In Spring Branch West, about 40% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. A majority of the housing growth in this part of the city happened between 1960 and 1980. This neighborhood also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 60% of the dwellings in Spring Branch West while owners occupy the remainder.
It is a rather short walk to get to primary schools from anywhere in this area. On the other hand, it can be difficult to get to high schools as a pedestrian. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to eating, a supermarket is usually reachable within a short walk from anywhere in this part of Houston. Hammerly Boulevard is among the best streets for groceries. In addition, this area is a good place in which to go out to eat, for instance on Gessner Road, and there are also a few cafes in Spring Branch West. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable choice of clothing stores.
This area is well-suited for walking; many common errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle. Driving is an excellent transportation option in Spring Branch West. It is very convenient to come across a place to park, and many properties for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Katy Freeway. On the other hand, getting around by transit can be challenging in Spring Branch West by reason of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is linked by a few bus lines, and it is very easy to find a nearby bus stop from most homes.