South Acres-Crestmont Park – Houston, TX

South Acres-Crestmont Park, one of Houston's super neighborhoods, lies 10 miles south of Downtown Houston. This large neighborhood is bordered along its south side by Sam Houston Tollway, and South Freeway is to the west. The Sims Bayou meanders along the northern border. Convenient to Hobby Airport and NRG Stadium, South Acres-Crestmont Park offers an affordable, convenient location with many homes built around 1980. While largely residential, you'll find plenty of shops, restaurants, and other businesses, especially along Cullen Boulevard.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Great surprises and good food in unlikely places are in store for diners in South Acres/Crestmont Park. Along Almeda Genoa Road, restaurants bring home cooking out for everyone to enjoy. Southern roots shine through in the restaurants here, which feature fried favorites such as chicken, catfish, and soul food. Red's Snow Wagon & More has smashing snow cone flavors such as Cherry with Wedding Cake, Tiger's Blood, or 30-plus other options. Looking for more? Locals rave about the catfish that's perfectly breaded and fried. Many visitors go no farther, but Red's hamburgers taste great too. L & T Fish Market butterflies jumbo shrimp for a fan favorite. Fresh whitefish makes an appearance along with a surprising accompaniment of eggrolls. Chymistry Bar and Lounge has become a popular after-work watering hole for young professionals. Signature drinks such as the Stiletto Shot, a mix of rum, tequila, and lime soda, or Feel Some Type of Way, a blend of whiskey, peach schnapps, and lime soda, keep patrons coming back for more. Looking for a place to host your next girl's night out or office party? Chymistry specializes in a reinvention of mingling events, and the lounge can be reserved in part or in entirety.

History & Culture

As Houston grew, the boundaries expanded in all directions. South Acres-Crestmont Park came from that expansion, with most of the homes dating back to the 1980s. Designated as a Houston Super Neighborhood, South Acres-Crestmont Park's residents, community service agencies, commercial landowners, and institutions coalesce into a single group focused on the improvement, growth, and maintenance of the neighborhood. Just outside the neighborhood to the north lies the American Cowboy Museum. Preserving the multicultural aspects of the Old West, the museum features a unique collection of items documenting art, history, and culture. The museum offers tours, and oral historians tell stories while dressed in period attire.

Transportation

Vehicles serve as the primary mode of transport in and around South Acres-Crestwood Park. The Metro allows residents to travel throughout Houston; the city center lies a one-hour bus ride away. Hailing a cab becomes more difficult as you move further into the residential areas, but Uber is just a click away. Bordered on the west by TX 288 and Sam Houston Parkway to the south, these major roads provide easy access to all points in Houston and surrounding areas. Follow Airport Road east to Houston Hobby, a second travel option for flights and the Houston hub for Southwest Airlines.

Cost

South Acres-Crestmont Park provides urban living around four percent lower than the Houston average. A one-bedroom apartment rents for an average of $589. Take a ride on the Metro with an unlimited single-day pass for less than $5. Fuel prices in South Acres regularly fall around 10 percent below the national average. Entertainment and eating out will suit your wallet well. Beer on tap for less than $5 and dinner for less than $10 make this neighborhood a savers' paradise.

Shopping

Shopping in South Acres-Crestmont Park primarily follows the strip center format. The major chain stores have left the area untouched, offering a diverse collection of single-owner, independent niche businesses. Venture into 2 Cute 2 Pass Up, with ladies' apparel and accessories. The Wood Carver features custom-made furniture and antiques. Crestmont Park Supermarket, a locally owned grocery store, serves residents their fresh produce and weekly marketing needs. Head to Farmer's Fresh Meat for expertly cut steaks and an old-fashioned butcher's counter. If you have ranching contacts, Farmer's also provides processing for beef and hogs. The Pharmacy at Cullen Commons and Almeda Plaza provide over-the-counter and prescription medications as well as compact selections of general merchandise.

Parks

Crestmont Park playground invites families to play, while the 1/4 mile walking trail supports a leisurely stroll or invigorating jog. Sports enthusiasts can hone their tennis skills on the lighted courts or shoot some hoops at the basketball court. The Crestmont Park Community Center hosts activities for all ages. For children, consider the after-school enrichment courses. The center also offers crafts, exercise programs and boot camps, and special events. Schnurr Park has a playground, paved walking trails, and outdoor tables. Cloverland Park, located along the western side of South Acres-Crestmont Park, provides a First Amendment Expression site for registered users to protest or peaceably voice their opinions. The open-air pavilion can be reserved for a nominal fee.
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