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Apartments in Highlands, TX
Highlands, Texas sits along the east bank of the San Jacinto River. It is located just west of Houston and is a popular suburban community with I-10 leading directly into downtown. The population is around 7,500.
Highlands Park is a popular destination, and one you’ll likely visit often after choosing an apartment in Highlands. This park features a lighted walking trail, picnic areas, a playground, a tennis court, a spray park, and an exercise station. Another area park, Stratford Park, also offers terrific picnic areas and a playground.
The name “Highlands” refers to the fact that its location on the east bank of the river is higher than the west side. The town was a train station along the Western Railway in 1908, and was incorporated in 1930 – a decision that was later voided.
Today, the Highlands is a fantastic suburban community with several local shops and businesses. After moving to the Highlands, be sure to check out some of the local hotspots, such as Sunset Bar and Charlie’s Ice House. The Rio Villa Nature Trail, located just outside the town along the river, offers terrific kayaking, fishing, and hiking.
- Lee College
- Texas Chiropractic College
- San Jacinto College District
- ITT Technical Institute
- Mti College of Business & Technology