LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 56

WHERE TO LIVE NOW They’ve been saying Eastwood is New West U for years, but now it seems to be coming true. Established in 1913 as one of the first master-planned subdivisions in Houston, this perfect neighborhood of old, restored and new Craftsman-style houses and brick bungalows is located one mile outside of Houston’s central business district. If by “close-in” you mean access to Downtown day and night, sports (BBVA, Minute Maid, and Toyota are right there), universities and all the community amenities they offer, transportation (fly out of Hobby and the new international terminal), and up-and-coming nightlife, Eastwood might be your place. Try out Bohemeo’s for coffee, food and live jazz on Monday nights, check out the Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show this month at East End Studio Gallery or enjoy dinner at Kanomwan Thai restaurant (all in Tlaquepaque Market at Lockwood and Telephone). Mandola’s Deli has been a fixture since 1977 – so you can see that great things have been thriving in this 100-year-old neighborhood throughout the century. Constantly growing every day and with tons of new development such as the two new METRO rails which will provide access to the Medical Center and the University of Houston, this neighborhood will be filled with tons of exciting new projects in the future! By Ida Sameri | Illustration by Christy Sanderson Bohemeo’s El Greco Kitchen & Grill Fiesta Loma Linda Restaurant Kanomwan Kitchen 713 Mandola’s Deli Oak Leaf Smokehouse Taco Keto 56 L O C A L | september 16 Austin High School Eastwood Academy Jackson MIddle School KIPP Explore Academy Project Chrysalis Middle School University of Houston