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Best Homes in Houston without the Flooding

Best Homes in Houston without the Flooding

Houston is considered one of the most livable cities – not only in the US, but in the world. But despite its sunny and warm atmosphere there are some unfortunate cases of flooding.

This may be due to the many interconnected waterways surrounding the neighborhoods, and the overflow caused by excessive rainfall.

So, if you’re thinking of moving to Houston, choosing a safe and dry neighborhood is your best bet. 

After all, an unexpected flood can not only damage property but also pose a threat to our lives and health. In this case, prevention is better than cure or repair.

That being said, let’s discuss precaution and preparedness.

The Hazards in Coastal Areas

According to the Texas flood watch, areas near the coast have a higher risk of flooding than other cities. These places include Galveston, Trinity Bay, Bay City, Wharton, and Houston.

Just based on geography, the Houston areas that need to prepare for possible flooding include Dickinson, La Porte, Bay town, Seabrook, Bayou Vista, Texas city and other adjacent areas.

Watching Out for High Water Zones

Based on the data from Sutliff and South, it is also important to consider high water zones, not only when looking for an apartment, but also when traveling.

The topography of these areas can submerge the road and lead to accidents, and are prone to worse – flash flooding. That said, drive through these roads with caution.

Roads of high flood-risk

At the North of Houston, the Barker Cypress Rd., traversing Hempstead, Parkiew, Clay, and Saums is at high risk of flooding. Other roads to avoid include the Greens Rd., Jensen Drive, Crosstimbers, Bennington St., and Kelley St.

Down south, proceed to the Lawndale St., at Braes Bayou and the Galveston Road at S. Howard with caution when raining.

At Central Houston, these areas include the Memorial and Allen PKWY at Waugh Drive, Studewood and Houston Ave., at Katy FWY, and the North Main at Burnett.

In the downtown area, these zones include Lamar and Walker St. at Bagby, Travis St. at I-10 FWY, Texas St. at Prairee, Louisiana St., at N. Franklin, and 1300 Commerce at Austin St. to name a few.

Best Options

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are our top picks for Houston homes without the flooding.


This suburban neighborhood is a good pick for those who prefer being situated at Central Houston. Here there are single dwellings, ranches, and villas, but all have one thing in common – they haven’t struggled with a flood.

Hyde Park

An elite community home with access to established schools, Hyde Park endured little to no flooding ever since. It is located up north, and is one of the best neighborhoods in Houston.

East Downtown / EaDo

If you want to live in an up and coming neighborhood surrounded with commercial spots, stay at East Downtown. There are also plenty of nightlife activities that continue despite the rains.


Surrounded by tourist destinations to go to during the day, like museums, and zoos, Southgate was spared from the brunt of the rains and flooding.

This area also has plenty of residential options for people of all budgets and preferences. This 

includes studio apartments, condominiums, and family dwellings.

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