31 Days of Houston Inner Loop Living – Rattiest Neighborhoods

*updated 10-24-11 with new link for full article

YUCK! Yuck, yuck!   I read this article this morning and thought I’d pass it along.  It lists the “rattiest neighborhoods” in Houston and by “rattiest” they mean R-A-T-S!

I’ll be honest, I’m not surprised that the “Rattiest neighborhoods” are inner loop Houston.  It is a little surpising to see the list include many of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston.   Many of the homes in these areas are older, many with peir and beam foundations (which are perfect for animals to hide under) and they are near urban development.  I will say, I’ve lived in Midtown close to 10 years and I haven’t seen a rat.  If I had I’m sure the whole neighborhood would have heard me scream like a baby.  We’ve had a possium in our garage, which was scary enough but they don’t seem to travel in packs like mice and rats.  yuck.

Here is the list of how the neighborhoods:

  • Uptown/Galleria: 53 percent
  • The Heights: 36 percent
  • River Oaks: 28 percent
  • Rice: 24 percent
  • Montrose: 23 percent
  • Midtown: 19 percent
  • Meyerland: 14 percent
  • Memorial: 14 percent
  • Medical Center/Museum District: 10 percent
  • Kirby: 7 percent
  • Downtown: 6 percent
  • Bellaire/Chinatown: 5 percent

For the full article click here and here is the article about the mistake of including West U on the bad list.


About Lisa Iglesias

I've been a Houston Realtor for 5 years and loving it! I have a passion for design which makes touring homes so much fun. My experience in interior design helps me see the potential in each home and helps my clients visualize themselves in the home. Beside real estate, my husband and I enjoy taking our two dogs to the dog park, trying the wonderful restaurants in Houston and I love reading mystery books. I've also completed 3 half marathons and working on my fourth.
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2 Responses to 31 Days of Houston Inner Loop Living – Rattiest Neighborhoods

  1. Debbie Pilcher says:

    The City of West U received an apology today when the company discovered they had reported the results in reverse order… West U is the LEAST likely. I hope you will check it out and correct your posting.

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