AROUND HOUSTON

 

Are you curious about all the best parts of Houston? Don't worry, we've got you covered! We've compiled a list of some of the questions we get asked most frequently and answers from our members. We have recommendations for everything from neighborhoods and schools to where to grab a bite to eat!

Where should we live?

Recommended Neighborhoods Near the Med. Center

  • Rice Village

  • Upper Kirby

  • West University

  • Braes Heights

  • Bellaire

  • Meyerland (ask about flooding)

  • Westbury

  • Willowbend

  • Midtown (more in the center of urban life)

  • Pearland (a little further)

Specific Apartments

  • Broadstone Toscano

  • Braeswood Place Apartments

  • University Housing (the official student housing for UT)

What schools and day cares do your kids attend?

​Recommended Preschools and Day Cares

  • A Children's Village @ West University Baptist Church

  • Meadows Preschool @ Willow Meadows Baptist Church

  • School for Little Children @ Bellaire Methodist Church

  • St. Philip's UMC Day School

  • Westbury UMC Day School

  • Faith Lutheran

  • St. Luke's Day School

  • Rice Temple Baptist Church Mother's  Day Out

  • Becker Emmanu El, School for Little Children

  • Westbury Baptist Preschool 

Recommended HISD Elementary Schools

  • Mark Twain Elementary

  • Horn Elementary

  • Parker Elementary

  • Kolter Elementary

  • Herod Elementary

Where do you go to church?

Churches

  • Crosspoint Church Bellaire

  • Grace Bible Church

  • St. Luke's United Methodist Church

  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

  • Houston's First Baptist

  • First Presbyterian

  • Christ the King Presbyterian Church

  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Redemption

  • City of Refuge Church

 

What other activities do you do regularly throughout the week?

Bible Study or Christain Fellowship

  • MOPS at Crosspoint Church Bellaire

  • Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)

  • Community Bible Study (CBS)

  • Oasis Christian Fellowship 

  • Awana Clubs @ College Park Baptist

 

Other Activities

  • Weekly YMCA

  • International Voices Houston (choir)

  • The Little Gym

  • Agape Development Ministries (volunteer opportunities)

  • Houston Public Library and Bellaire City Library children programs 

 

Where are the best places to eat?​

We think the restaurant scene is one of the best things about our city! There are so many amazing places to eat. Here are some of our members favorites, but the list doesn't end here! Have fun exploring!

Kid Friendly Restaurants

  • Little Matt’s (VERY kid friendly, includes arcade and free adult beverages)

  • Christian’s Tailgate (outdoor kids’ play area)

  • Hopdoddy (burgers in Rice Village with corn hole out front)

  • The ‘401 in Bellaire (games for the table and kid room with TV and babysitter for the older kids)

  • Punk’s (outdoor turf for kids to play on)

  • Betsy's at Evelyn's Park (very kid friendly)

  • The Chocolate Bar 

  • Shiva Indian Restaurant 

  • The Original Ninfa's 

  • Killen's Barbecue 

  • The Rustic

  • Local Foods

  • Blood Bro's BBQ 

  • 85C Bakery

  • Tiny Box Woods

  • Les Noodle

  • Breakfast Klub

  • Pit Room BBQ (limited seating)

  • Kata Robata

  • House of Bowls

  • Lupe Tortilla

  • Istanbul Grill 

  • FLO Bakery

  • Common Bond

  • Buffalo Grille

  • Roostart Cafe

  • Barnaby's Cafe

  • El Tiempo

  • Snooze 

  • Torchy's Tacos

  • The Burger Joint

  • Lucille's (semi-kid friendly)

  • Lucy's Ethiopian Restaurant (semi-kid friendly)

  • Thai Cottage (semi-kid friendly)

  • Taqueria Arandas (semi-kid friendly)

  • Campesino Coffee House (semi-kid friendly)

Other Restaurants

  • Houston's 

  • Les Givral's

  • Wanna Bao

  • MF sushi

  • Benjy’s

  • Hugo’s

  • Xochi

  • Caracol 

  • North Italia

  • Gus' Fried Chicken

What should be on my bucket list?

Indoor 

  • Majestkids in Sugarland 

  • Memorial City Mall Play Area

  • Children's Museum 

  • Houston Rodeo 

  • Museum District (free on Thursdays)

  • see the Houston symphony 

  • Johnson Space Center (NASA)

  • open gym at Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center 

  • Phoenicia Foods (international Food Market)

  • visits the shops and restaurants in Chinatown

Outdoor 

  • Levy Park (Splash pad)

  • Arboretum

  • Houston Zoo

  • Nature Discovery Center

  • Trip to Galveston

  • Visit the Hill Country of Texas, including Fredericksburg (wine country) and Boerne 

  • visit Hermann Park (pretty gardens, picnic tables, paddle boats, a train, a water area for kids to play in, a playground, the zoo, and Miller Outdoor Theater are all here!)

  • see a show at Miller Outdoor Theater 

  • Waugh Bridge Bat Colony

  • Brazos Bend State Park (known for having a lot of alligators!)

  • explore the local playgrounds and parks, especially Fire Truck Park, Jack Pitman/Evergreen Park, Weir Park, Fleming Park, and Levy Park

  • Discovery Green 

  • the Houston Bean 

  • Camping at Lake Houston Wilderness Park 

  • walk the Buffalo Bayou trails

What doctors , practices, and hospitals do you recommend? 

*This section is under construction! More recommendations to come later!

 OB/OBGYN and Hospitals for Deliveries 

  • The Woman's Specialist of Houston, Dr. Hall, Dr. Longerot, Dr. Perez

  • Texas Childrens, Dr. Beth DAvis, 

  • Pavillion for Women at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Bump, Dr. Piegari, Dr. Hall

  • Complete Women's Care Center

Pediatricians 

  • Texas Childrens (Bellaire location), Dr. Dickason, Dr. Rosenfeld

  • Texas Childrens (Kirby), Dr. Injac, Dr. Koush, Dr. Ho

  • Bootin and Savrick Pediatrics 

Pediatric Ophthalmologists

  • Houston Eye Association

Pediatric Dentist

  • Dentini Pediatric Dentistry

Dentist

  • Cambridge Dental

  • Montrose Advanced Dentistry 

  • Dr. Wedemeyer

Psychiatrist

  • Dr. Angela Partida