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Overview of Northcliffe

Rent an apartment in Northcliffe Houston, TX, and you'll be living just a few miles north of the Houston city limit in an unincorporated section of Harris County. It is a fast growing and diverse community that was first developed in the 1970s. It's a neighborhood favored by married couples, especially young couples with families.

The Sam Houston Toll Way, and improvements to Highways 6 and 290 have helped spur growth in the area. These roadways make it easy for Northcliffe and nearby Northcliffe Manor residents to access all parts of the Houston metro area. Northcliffe is adjacent to the Champions area, the first subdivision built northwest of Houston. Champions has a number of golf courses. Also nearby is Greenspoint.

Northcliffe Lifestyle and Entertainment

Northcliffe offers a pleasant suburban lifestyle away from the noise and hectic pace of the city. Restaurants and shopping are clustered along commercial boulevards in the community. The area offers several public parks operated by Harris County, including Klein, Collins, Burroughs and Matthews. Amenities vary at each park, but most include sports facilities. Others have picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, and community buildings.

The Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens are close to Northcliffe along Cypress Creek. It's 300 acres have the region's largest collection of native plants. It offers regular events such as plant sales, a garden faire, a fall festival, children's story time and summer lectures. In addition to the botanic gardens, the east side of the arboretum has an extensive walking trail, ponds, and a visitor's center. The portion of the arboretum on the west side of Aldine Westfield is a woodlands setting. It has two playgrounds, a picnic area, walking trails and a cypress swamp.

Northcliffe residents also can easily visit some of Houston's well known attractions by simply hopping on the freeway. The attractions that make for delightful day trips include the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children's Museum, the Space Center and Downtown Aquarium.

The Northcliffe Rental Market

The apartment rental market in Northcliffe offers a wide selection from which to choose an apartment home. Rents are affordable in this neighborhood. One-bedroom units start at about $550 a month, with most renting in the $650 range, which is average for Houston. Two-bedroom units are about $850-$900 a month. Most of the area's apartment buildings are low-rise and garden style on landscaped grounds. Many have a pool and other amenities. The average commute is 30 to 35 minutes, but many report commute times of much less.

Northcliffe Resources

Residents of the Northcliffe neighborhood live in an incorporated area of Harris County. Children residing in the Northcliffe area attend schools in the Klein Independent School District. Harris County operates two public libraries in the general area: the Barbara Bush Branch Library and Aldine Branch Library.

Northcliffe Zip Codes

The Zip codes serving the Northcliffe area include: 77066 and 77069.