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The Houston super neighborhood now known as the Mid-West area was formerly known as Woodlake/Briar Meadow. Its boundaries start just west of the Galleria at Chimney Rock Road, extending along both sides of Westheimer Road, and continuing to Gessner Road. The northern border is Buffalo Bayou and the southern border is the Westpark Tollway. The western boundary is the Westchase Development District. The fact that the eastern boundary is the Galleria District makes the area more easily recognizable.
A few neighborhoods house smaller single family homes built between the 1960s and 1980s, but newer and larger homes are being constructed to replace the smaller single story homes in order to meet the needs of would-be residents looking for upscale homes in an urban environment.
Schools in the area are part of the Houston Independent School District, a thriving multicultural environment. In fact, more than 40 different languages are spoken by the students of Robert E. Lee High School. In addition to Lee High, a charter school and several elementary schools are also in the area.
The non-denominational Unity Church, Westchase United Methodist Church, and Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church are also nearby.
There are plenty of restaurants in the area that would appeal to most culinary tastes. For upscale and romantic dining, Mark’s American Cuisine on Westheimer Road at Dunlavy is the place to go. It is located in a renovated church and offers a prix fixe lunch and dinner menu.
Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill is a reasonably priced restaurant to visit at 8383 Westheimer Road. Offerings include stuffed grape leaves, falafel, hummus and much more. Antonio’s Flying Pizza, located at Westheimer Road and Hillcroft Street offer reasonably priced Italian food, including pizza. Customers rave about the food but aren’t so enthusiastic about the service.