Despite living in the midst of the city, residents of Fifth Ward enjoy the familiarity and intertwined living that comes in a small town community rich in history. This is partly because many families have been a part of Fifth Ward for generations as this is one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods. Fifth Ward had been in a state of decline before steps were taken to renew the area in the 1990s. Development and restoration work is still ongoing to take the neighborhood to new heights. There is a large variety of restaurants, schools, entertainment, retail and recreation options in and near Fifth Ward, and it is just two miles away from Downtown Houston. There are several major highways adjacent to this neighborhood that make it very accessible.
Location and Surroundings
Fifth Ward is ideally located along Interstate 69. Interstate 10 passes right through the area and intersects with Eastex Freeway in Fifth Ward. This intersection is the heart of Fifth Ward and an active hub.
Fifth Ward is bordered at one side by Buffalo Bayou and also has Liberty Road, Lockwood Drive and Jensen Drive in its surroundings.
METRO bus routes provide convenient transportation in Fifth Ward. The Denver Harbor Transit Center enables easy access to Downtown, Rice Village and Texas Medical Center.See finding the right neighborhood to fit your lifestyle.
The zip code for the Greater Fifth Ward neighborhood is 77020.
Recreational Activities and Schools in Fifth Ward
Residents of this community can easily drive a short distance to Downtown and other nearby major business centers for a wider range of retail, entertainment, dining and shopping options. Fifth Ward contains many historic buildings which have been renovated and restored, as well as several recreational venues. Some notable places in this neighborhood are:
- Finnigan Park and Community Center – with tennis courts, trails for hiking and cycling, playground, swimming pool and sports field.
- Boyce-Dorian Park – features various amenities such as a playground, picnic area and lush greenery
- The Deluxe Theater on Lyons Avenue
- Julia C. Hester House – historic building now used as a recreation center featuring space for volleyball and basketball, as well as other activities such as holding conferences.
- Public Library
- Restaurants including Huynh Restaurant, Andes Café, Villa Arcos, Oxheart Restaurant and Champ Burger.
Schools in the neighborhood include:the recently builtAtherton Elementary School, Pugh Elementary School, Yes Prep, Fleming Middle School, Eastwood Academy and East Early College High School.All school zoning should be independently verified. The School District should be contacted directly to determine the School and for which it is zoned. School zones vary and may change.
Real Estate Trends in Fifth Ward
Homes for sale in Fifth Ward include patio homes, condos and townhouses. Various floor plans and amenities are offered and prices can vary accordingly. The average price of homes is $113,499, while new home prices start from $200,000.Home sizes are 1,655 square feet on average.
There are many public housing properties such as the Kennedy Place and Kelly Village offered by the Houston Housing Authority in Fifth Ward.
Realtors are not allowed to tell you if a neighborhood is safe. It violates the Realtor code of ethics and can cost an agent their license. We can give you tools to explore crime on your own. Here are a couple websites you may find useful Alert ID and Family Watchdog. If you register with their site, it will save an address and notify you of crimes within a few miles of the home. Alert ID also tracks sex offenders in the area.
More information about beautiful homes currently for sale in Fifth Ward or surrounding areas can be obtained from one of Team Sadler’s skilled real estate agents.
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