Westwood is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas.
Since there are few pedestrians, Westwood remains relatively quiet; however there can be higher levels of noise for those who are near US Highway 59 or Southwest Freeway. Parks aren't well-spread out, which makes them sometimes challenging to reach from a large number of locations within the neighborhood. Still, residents will be able to access public green spaces in nearby neighborhoods.
Westwood experienced its biggest housing boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available properties are from this time period. The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this part of the city is an important part of its character. Around 95% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas the rest are owners. However this part of the city is particularly good for those looking for one bedroom homes.
It is a reasonably short walk to reach primary schools from anywhere in Westwood. In contrast, it can be difficult to get to high schools as a pedestrian. With respect to eating, a grocery store is usually reachable within a short walk from most homes for sale in Westwood. Likewise, those who like to dine in restaurants or cafes will have a fair number of opportunities in Westwood. It is also easy to access a selection of clothing stores on foot.
Westwood is quite suitable for traveling on foot; many daily needs can be carried out without the use of a vehicle, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. The best approach to move around in Westwood is very often driving. Most of the street infrastructure is well suited for cars, and it is very easy to access a parking spot. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is difficult in Westwood. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is linked by a few bus lines, and it is easy to find a nearby bus stop from most houses.