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Can anyone tell safe area to live with some indians around.

by gmsk26

I am moving from india to houston on employment. my office is in 16740 E HARDY Rd Houston. I am travelling with wife and 2 kids.
I read alot about crime in Houston in this site.
Can anyone tell me a safe area to take apartment near to my office where i can commute thru local transport.


RE: Can anyone tell safe area to live with some indians around.

by bocmaxima

E Hardy Road generally runs through industrial areas along a railroad track.
From the address, it looks like you're around Rankin, which is an area with little in the way of housing. The apartments in the area to the west of here are especially bad.
Many of the apartments in the Spring area are decent, but, if you have kids, you'd probably be much better off in The Woodlands. If you need to take a bus, you can use the Park & Ride bus from Spring or The Woodlands to the Rankin Park & Ride and then take a local bus east to your office site. I know there is a bus that runs down Rankin, but I'm not sure what the number is.
You're best off getting a car in Houston, though.

RE: Can anyone tell safe area to live with some indians around.

by TXgal

Crime in Houston is bad in area's especially SW and NE Houston. But as with any big city you can expect crime rates to be high. The area around Greenspoint Mall and Beltway 8 is not the nicest. Just north of there off of Hwy 45 in Spring or The Woodlands is much better. Check for local bus routes. Feel free to e-mail me directly if you have other questions.

RE: Can anyone tell safe area to live with some indians around.

by Wiley_Coyote

the indian area of houston is a loooong way from this work address. it's definitely not something you want to be commuting. as stated in other posts, the area near your work is pretty much an industrial area and you certainly would not want to live there. there are some places near 1960 where you can get a few places to live, but there aren't too many indians in that area. by the way, the indian neighborhood in houston is in the southwest part of town and heading towards sugar land....completely in the opposite direction of your work.

Travel Tips for Houston

Packing List

by Dmek69

When traveling anywhere I would suggest traveling lite, if at all possible. You don't want to weight yourself down with all that luggage, do you? If you must, then Samsonite is a great product with plenty of storage space and handy little locks are provided with newer models for transport safety. Please do yourself a favor and dress as if its summer everyday! This town is well-known for it's better than average heat waves. Sandals are a big plus. Shorts are a must. If you have to wear your nice clothes, try wearing stuff with rayon or silk material in them. These will surely keep you cool. A good tip in this area is a First Aid Kit. I prefer digital cameras myself but there are wide varieties of cameras available you should be able to find anywhere in the nation. I suggest checking prices at Not only do they have the best pricing on computer stuff but they also have electronic goodies too. Also try Camping is null and void in Houston unless you're looking to get picked up by our local police. You can travel abroad to Big Bend but then why come to Houston? Galveston is o.k. people, but nothing to write home about. The beach is blah and the restaurants are o.k. You're best bet for a nice time is to visit the shops along the 'Strand', as the buildings do have a New Orleans appeal, and some of the shops and restaurants along the beach park strip are decent too. If there is a thunderstorm warning in the area of Galveston get out of there man! That is the last place you want to be in that case.

Funnier Than A Little Baby Owl

by topmarmot about Radio Music Theatre

There are only 3 actors in RMT productions, yet they play about a dozen characters each. They do two kinds of production, either satirical reviews with a local flavor or one of a number of shows about the fictional Fertle family from Dumpster, Texas. They're all hilarious. The theater is small, and shows regularly sell out, so call and buy tickets ahead of time. Check out their website for the current show.

Did I mention that they are accomplished musicians? Last time I was there, I was serenaded by the menopausal Justicena, which I have to say was pretty scary. Warning: Turn off your cell phone!

a classy dining area, but waiting can kill

by bluepigsinthesky about Cheesecake Factory

a smart casual dining experience, the wait for a table can be a killer, esp on weekends. The food range is quite amazing, from thai rolls, to ofcourse cheesecake.. as all texas cuisine, the servings are HUMONGOUS. The pricing is on the higher range in comparison with other restaurants... but it does offer a large variety for those who are adventurous. nothing particular...

the best little honky tonk in town

by elise252

Blancos on Alabama is the real deal; cold beer, pool tables and real live country music most nights. Combine this with a rather inviting little dance floor full of stetson wearin two steppin rootin tootin honky tonkers and you are guaranteed a night to remember (or not, depending on how many Lone Stars you quaff.) Miss it at your peril!!!

Battleship Texas at the San Jacinto State Park

by MarvintheMartian

I didn't go to see the Battleship Texas, however it also has a rich history.

Commissioned in 1914 it was the most powerful ship in the world. It saw service in that year in Mexico and then in Europe in 1918 at the end of WW1.

It was at dock in Portland, Maine then Pearl Harbour was attacked in 1941 and missed the distruction that was inflicted on many of its sister battleships. The ships saw action again in Europe during WW2, including D-Day.

It was finally decommissioned in 1948 and presented to the State of Texas. It was berthed here until 1988, when it was removed to Galveston for a major overhaul. In 1990 it was returned.

It is the only surviving Navy ship to have served in both world wars.


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