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Houston Heights/Washington Ave.  Montrose                     Downtown
                                           Quirky and offbeat, “the Heights” is   Historic. Eclectic. Bohemian. Artsy.   Home to some of the world’s largest law
                                           beautifully preserved Houston history. But   LGBTQ-friendly. Pierced and tattooed.   firms and more than 100 courts, downtown
                                           you’ll also find just as many families and   In addition to good times and great   Houston offers Law Center students a wealth of
                                           retirees among these eclectic arts-and-  people-watching, the area offers plenty   opportunity right outside their front door.
                                           crafts bungalows, antique shops, and local   of affordable housing options less
                                           coffeehouses. Washington Avenue, once a   than four miles from the Law Center.
                                           strip of industrial relics, has exploded into   Look for garage apartments, duplexes,   Midtown
                                           Houston’s newest entertainment district.  fourplexes, or rooms for rent among the   A vibrant and trendy
                                                                           porch-swing bungalows.                          mixed-use community
                                                                                                                Houston Bush    with a variety of
                                                                                                                  Airport  dining, shopping, and
                                           Galleria/Greenway Plaza/River Oaks/Memorial               The                   entertainment venues
                                           World-class shopping and dining, a thriving            Woodlands                within walking distance
                                           business district, upscale apartments, a high                                   of large loft-style
                                           concentration of law firms, and quick access to   610                           apartment communities.
                                           Memorial Park, an inner-city green space nearly   LOOP       45          59     Home to young
                                           twice the size of New York’s Central Park.        Houston                       professionals who know
                                                                                              Heights                      how to work and play.
                                                        Katy                    Timber Grove

                                                                    Memorial             Washington Avenue                     10
                                                                                                                         Historic Third Ward
                                                                                                                         Two new light rail lines  and
                                                                                                                         two institutions of higher
                                                                                    River Oaks
                                                                      Galleria                 Montrose                    learning – the University of
                                                                                                       Midtown           Houston and Texas Southern
                                                                                                                         University – make this close-in
                                                                                     Kirby                  Historic     neighborhood one of the city’s
                                           Rice/West U./                                      59             Third       most accessible and diverse.
                                           Bellaire/Upper Kirby                                              Ward
        “I always tell prospective law     Rice Village is a unique   59
        students to choose a law school    dichotomy of upscale   Sugar Land                Rice  Museum                  45
        with well-regarded faculty, a variety   establishments and college   Bellaire  University  District     (Main Campus)  Galveston
        of well-run clinical programs, and   haunts, while West University
                                           Place and Bellaire – cities
        a good record of placement in      within the city – are upper-                   Medical Center                       Hobby Airport
        desirable legal markets. I believe   middle class bedroom                          NRG Park    288
        that UHLC not only meets, but      communities. New loft                                                        University of Houston
                                           apartments and high-rise
        exceeds, all of these criteria.”   condos define the urban chic   Meyerland      610                            Main Campus
                                           of Upper Kirby. Many of the                   LOOP     Pearland              Law Center students may avail
        — Justice Jeff Brown ’95           Law Center’s second-career                                                   themselves of upscale graduate
          Justice, Texas Supreme Court     students live in these areas.                  Museum District/Hermann Park  housing in the University Lofts,
          Former UHLC adjunct professor and                                               Hermann Park is a 445-acre urban oasis   10 dining halls and food courts,
          moot court coach                                                                complete with a zoo, paddleboats,   cross-campus shuttle service,
          B.A., English, The University of Texas  Texas Medical Center/NRG Park           jogging trails, Japanese Gardens, and its   a state-of-the-art recreation
                                           The world’s largest medical complex offers Law Center students   own little railroad. Eighteen museums   facility, and even a pub – all
                                           – especially those in our nationally-ranked Health Law program   comprise the adjacent Museum District,   within walking distance of
                                           – unrivaled access to the broadest range of health-related   an eclectic neighborhood with tree-  the Law Center. Even amidst a
                                           internship and career opportunities imaginable. The area has a   lined streets, historic homes, small   bustling city like Houston, UH
                                           variety of apartments and condominiums with easy access to NRG   apartment communities, fourplexes,   offers a rich student life right
                                           Park’s sporting and entertainment events.      and other housing options.    on campus.
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