Eastex-Jensen

Overview

Eastex-Jensen is a neighborhood tucked between Hardy Toll Road and Highway 59, just south of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and north of the 610 Loop. This area is a somewhat industrial portion of the city, with major freeways and strip malls everywhere you turn. However, Eastex-Jensen has many affordable houses, which makes it an ideal area to hunt for property.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$94,500 to $299,888
  • Closed Prices:$23,500 to $185,000
  • Median Sale Price:$82,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$81
  • Association Fee:$0/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1930 to 2016
  • Sq. Ft.:500 to 22,505Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 10Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 1acres

Homes

For those looking to invest in a new home, Eastex-jensen features a wonderful variety of designs to suit the buyer's needs. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have annual homeowner association fees around $500. Property taxes range from as low as $437 to as high as $6,576.

Around Eastex-Jensen

Where to Live

There are many condominiums to choose from, most of which are quite affordable. You can easily spot and access various apartments by driving down any of the three major expressways that flank Eastex-Jensen. There are also homes and vacant lots for sale on Aldine Westfield Road. You will even find subdivisions tucked quietly on Cromwell Street, which is just off Hardy Toll Road.

Where to Eat

There is an eclectic range of cuisines in the neighborhood, from Tex-Mex cantinas to seafood restaurants. A string of eateries run parallel to Highway 59, so you can discover established and new restaurants just by driving a few miles on the freeway. There are small “mom and pop” establishments farther north that tend to fly under the radar.

What You'll See

Airplanes flying overhead, clusters of trees throughout the area, and an industrial-rural aesthetic that is uniquely Houston. There are also many affordable non-chain motels along Highway 59 and other freeways due to its proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Expect to see a lot of commuters since the neighborhood is tucked between major freeways.

Friday Night Fun

There are many local dive bars off Highway 59 and Hardy Toll Road, as well as in areas like Tidwell Road. Locals also enjoy a variety of Tex-Mex restaurants that offer cheap drinks like the always-popular frozen margarita. You can discover a lot of popular nightclubs on Jensen Drive. The nightlife in this neighborhood is very vibrant.

The Perfect Sunday

Like other suburban areas in Houston, Sundays are usually very laidback with local restaurants and parks being packed with people. Shady Lane Park is a popular hangout spot and has well-maintained playgrounds. For golf lovers, the Melrose Golf Club is on the west side of the Hardy Toll Road.

Locals Love

Abundance of trees • Affordable homes • Near multiple freeways.

Locals Don't Love

Airport noise • Industrial look • Traffic.

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