The Second Ward neighborhood of Houston, TX is best known for its art deco historical buildings and its strong political history. The community is enjoying a revitalization that is bringing in young professionals, singles, people just starting their families, and some empty nesters. The community has a vibrant feel and is becoming more attractive to people looking to rent an apartment in a close-knit community with the convenience of the nearby downtown Houston business district. Second Ward Houston's population of Mexican Americans and other immigrant groups is also on the rise, leading to many of opportunities for cultural and ethnic events.
The average cost for one bedroom apartments in Second Ward is $1,050 per month. A typical two bedroom, one bath unit costs an average of $1450 monthly. The majority of apartments for rent offer amenities such as air conditioning and ceiling fans to keep you comfortable; on-site swimming pool and fitness center; secured parking and entrances; and on-site laundry facilities or in-unit washing machine and clothes dryer connections.
Second Ward is full of small ethnic eateries as well as Tex-Mex and barbecue restaurants. Many restaurants feature outdoor dining from spring through fall due to the mild weather. Talento Bilingüe de Housto is a bilingual theatre located in the community and features English, Spanish and bilingual productions. Guadalupe Plaza, a public park, is located in the Second Ward and is undergoing a revitalization and improvement project. The downtown of Houston is just a mile away from Second Ward and offers convenient access to world-class facilities such as the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony Orchestra and theaters such as The Alley Theatre. Folk music, street fairs and many festivals take place on weekends during the spring through the fall.
Most of the apartments for rent in the Second Ward are friendly to cats and small dogs. The majority of apartment complexes do require a pet deposit or monthly pet fee. To keep your pets healthy, Pet Vet Animal Hospitals and the Montrose Veterinary Clinic are nearby. Your dog will be looking good after a visit to one of the local groomers, such as The Pet's Play Palace or Le Bone Pet Spa. You and your pet can keep fit with frequent visits to the local dog park, such as Alexander Deussen Dog Park or Danny Jackson Bark Park.
The average drive time to work for residents of the Second Ward is 21 minutes. Mass transit is offered by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas and is in the form of buses, trolleys, and lift vans. The public transportation system is considered to be average and the city is working to expand the light rail options.
School age children in the Second Ward attend public schools operated by the Houston Independent School District. Schools within the neighborhood include Rusk K-8 School, Jackson Middle School, and Wheatley High School. Our Lady of Guadalupe School, a Kindergarten through 8 Roman Catholic school, is the only private school within the community. Other nearby private and charter schools include Project Chrysalis Middle School, Clear Horizons Early College High School, East Early College High School and Kipp Sharp College Prep.