SperlingViews - Houston, Texas
Cost of Living,
59.15% of people are white, 18.99% are black, 11.97% are asian, 0.36% are native american, and 9.54% claim 'Other'. 12.90% of the people in Houston (zip 77077), TX, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 87.10% are non-hispanic).
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West Houston - A Nice Suburban Lifestyle - 5/21/2007
I've lived in West Houston for almost twenty years after growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. West Houston offers much of the suburban lifestyle to which I was previously accustomed, but also has very good access to the main cultural scene of downtown (symphony, opera, musicals, plays, pro-sports); and nothing is more than a 20-25 minute drive during non-rush hour periods. Most of my daily/weekly shopping needs are no more than a 5 minute drive, and even specialty shopping needs are rarely more than 10-15 minutes. West Houston may not be as pretty as, say, the Woodlands, but it is much more convenient to the urban hub. We have our share of wooded areas, and a decent number of parks and recreational areas.[read more...]