Considered to be Houston—s equivalent of Rodeo Drive, Central West Houston—s Tanglewood/Uptown Houston/Galleria area is sophisticated and exciting. Post Oak Boulevard is one of Houston—s most exclusive boulevards, while the shops and restaurants keep residents entertained. The Galleria Mall is the fifth largest shopping center in the country, boasting Fendi, Armani Exchange, Versace and Gucci stores in addition to mall staples like Nordstrom and Banana Republic. Also located throughout the Galleria area are hotels, restaurants, office space and more. Memorial City is another nearby mall offering further retail options.
Central West Houston is also the home of the dynamic and diverse Westchase District. This area includes more than 1,500 international businesses, such as Dow Chemical, ABB and Microsoft. The district is adjacent to a number of well-known residential neighborhoods offering homes in a number of sizes and price ranges. Also found within this self-sufficient community are hotels, a library, theaters, shops, banks and more.
Central West Houston is also known for its quality schools, which are maintained by the Houston Independent School District. Briargrove Elementary, for instance, has earned Recognized and Exemplary AEIS ratings in recent years. Lee High School is a magnet school, meaning that it offers an excellent variety of programs in order to attract students from across the district.
The allure of the city of Houston is obvious. The Greater Houston region encompasses an area that is more than eight times the size of Rhode Island. Culture is easy to find in this city. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is the fourth most visited museum in the nation, as well as being a highly respected science museum. The city is also home to the Houston Grand Opera – the only opera company to have won a Tony, two Grammy awards and two Emmy Awards – and the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre.
Living in the city is fun and fashionable for residents of Central West Houston!
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