The unique combination of wetland, bayou, prairie, and forest ecosystems in the area around Houston, Texas have given rise to several protected wildlife and natural refuge areas. Beyond the close proximity several smaller towns offer crabbing, quaint eateries and an array of outdoor festivals. Grab your sunscreen, hat and wanderlust and hit the road for the perfect summer day trip.
The Rice Military/Washington Corridor area of Houston is marked by its incredible convenience to a multitude of establishments. Bordered by I-10 on the north and Memorial Drive on the south, Rice Military stretches from Washington Ave/Westcott St on the west to Shepherd on the east. East of Shepherd, stretching to Sawyer Street, lies the Washington Ave corridor. Together, this stretch of Houston offers extensive dining, nightlife and shopping options in a highly walkable neighborhood. And with easy access to both Memorial Park and downtown Houston, Rice Military/Washington Corridor offers residents the convince of a quick commute and world-class park system in just a few short minutes.
Oak Forest was established in 1947 by Oak Forest Realty Corporation, owned by Frank Sharp, a developer who would later establish Sharpstown. Oak Forest Realty Corporation built houses only in Section 1 (Golf Dr to Oak Forest Dr, and Du Barry Ln to W 43rd St). Sharp would later develop the neighborhood for 17 additional sections by building streets and installing utility lines, but left the home construction to other contractors. As you might expect, the majority of the original Oak Forest area construction is dominated by traditional ranch style homes.