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How safe is Houston downtown for a female staying alone with a young kid for a few months? Being very close to the office and daycare, and availability of public transport (doesn't drive) are reason for preffering downtown. However, have been reading about the recent crime surge there. If someone is generally back home by 8 PM or earlier, and will probably take Uber locally, is it still risky. Also welcome any good apartment suggestions. Thanks

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Downtown isn’t really there yet. There are a few new swanky apartments $$$ there, but people tend to live in the surrounding neighborhoods, Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby/River Oaks, Galleria/Uptown… families in Katy, woodlands, sugarland, cypress. In terms of safety, not really a huge risk in downtown IMO. Lots of addicts (“homeless”) but not like Austin, SF, Seattle. General vigilance you’d apply in any city.

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If Uber is an option for you, maybe try the Uptown area? I used to stay in the area and it’s pretty safe. Female here. DM if you need more details 😊

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Don’t stay in downtown as it’s basically dead after 5 or 6. Low traffic makes it kinda iffy. Stay in midtown, Kirby area or Allen Parkway. If you like kinda hipster life/restaurants, museum district/Montrose. Rich mommy life Kirby area. Both are still pretty close to downtown. BTW we don’t use public transport much here. Uber or get a rental. Plenty of parking.

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Maybe try The Heights if you want to be closer to downtown. Or the Washington Avenue area. Plenty of apartments and close to downtown. Montrose is a good location as well.

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It’s safer nowadays. Yes homeless folks but they’re really concentrated at the bar area off main. Business district mostly empty. You can walk for the most part without anyone badgering for money nowadays. It use to be so much worst.

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Stay in Montrose instead.

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Downtown Houston is safe. Most crime is in other parts of the city. Well, violent crime anyway…

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Montrose or upper kirby. And it’s perfectly safe unless you’re in the wards or like, sharpstown

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Thanks all

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