I moved to Houston from East Texas, East Texas is a name for, of course, the east section of Texas. It is capitalized because it is its own place, culture and style. Houston is basically the dividing line between southeast Texas and East Texas. I lived in the inner city of Houston, but it is not like an inner city of other urban areas. Its inner city is gentrified and, in some areas, their historical, museum, and restaurant and bar districts are located there. It is expensive to live in the inner city of Houston. I used that as my excuse to move to far northeast Houston Texas. I originally made the move because it was easier to access East Texas on Fridays. I love going home to East Texas on the weekends, but if anyone is traveling in that direction from the inner city, a person will be stuck in traffic for hours. Now, I can go from far northeast Houston to a less crowded portion of Interstate 45 in no time. This shortens the trip home by hours. I am able to get home and check on my aging parents at the spur of the moment if necessary. This saves gas and time. I can get to the cool evening temperatures of East Texas in ninety minutes. Although the temperature can get up to 104 degrees sometimes in East Texas, the evening temperature can drop into the seventies in the summer. Houston proper sometimes never cools below 80 degrees in the summer.
I discovered a new best reason for moving out here. They have a vast natural park with multiple opportunities for multiple outdoor sports. The area is the San Jacinto river valley. It was formed because the San Jacinto River was dammed to form Lake Houston. The dam is an overflow damn. This means that if the water levels rise in Lake Houston, the overflow passively breaches the dam and provide a vast eddy before the San Jacinto begins to flow normally again. There are so many fishing spots along the area that I have not fished more than a third of them. From Garret road, people can reach the San Jacinto from different parks that dot its path. They have Eisenhower and Duessen parks. Both of these parks have access to the river, as well as, stocked fishing ponds. In the early spring, these ponds are overstocked with catfish and rainbow trout. This allows residents to take children fishing and guarantee that they will catch fish. This reinforces their outdoor experience. Rainbow trout is a cold-water fish so residents are advised to fi8sh them early and often before they disappear. Far Northeast Houston is awesome and we did not even talk about Lake Houston proper.