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What Rice Military offers you as a new homeowner

What Rice Military offers you as a new homeowner

A location rich in a history dating back to the early 1900’s and relishing in its revitalization, Rice Military is gaining popularity amid a thriving Houston real estate market. Boasting amenities for every family, the neighborhood is perfect for any lifestyle. For those looking to build a home in the Houston area Rice Military is the ideal location.  

Perfect location

Located within Houston’s “inner loop,” Rice Military is just a 10–15-minute drive to downtown, making it ideal for the busy professional seeking to cut down on their commute. With such a short drive to the region’s largest employers and the entertainment of the city, residents enjoy all the benefits of city life without the congested living.

The neighborhood is known for its ease of getting around. The local amenities are enjoyed up close and personal, not staring out the car windows. gives Rice Military a score 75 out of 100, meaning many of the area’s attractions, restaurants, venues are accessible on foot.  

While much of the neighborhood is well established with homes dating back decades, new construction continues. Residents can easily find the perfect lot to build a home with easy access to the neighborhood features that make Rice Military stand out. 

Entertainment options for everyone

While Rice Military is a short drive to the city’s exciting entertainment options, the neighborhood has its own offerings as well.  With an emerging art scene as well as plenty of dining and entertainment options, residents are not short on things to do. The casual restaurants with unique locale flare, boutique retail stores, lounges, and bars that line the main business/entertainment areas of Washington Avenue and Memorial Drive make Rice Military the perfect place to build a home.

It’s difficult to talk about things to do in the area without mentioning a particularly legendary residence. Rice Military is known for its famous, or infamous, “Beer Can House.” The tourist attraction started out as a regular home owned by an eccentric former resident in the late 1960’s named John Milkovisch. John turned his home into a piece of art and recycling inspiration when he decorated his home with tens of thousands of beer cans. The home is open for tours on weekends for a small fee and kids get in free.

Numerous parks and outdoor recreation

One of the best things about living in southwestern United States is the moderate climate. With great weather all year long, outside activities are a staple of life for most Houstonians. Rice military is home to an abundance of parks and walking trails that will more than satiate any residents need for outdoor fun.

Memorial park
Rice Military residents have a direct access to Memorial Park, which is one of Houston’s largest parks. The park sits on more than 1,500 acres, making it larger than New York’s Central Park, and has a history of its own. Used to train soldiers for battle during WWI, the park is a historical site and remains protected from residential or commercial development.

Over 4 million people visit the park every year where they enjoy the numerous outdoor activity areas/facilities, multi-use trails, and a golf course.

Houston Arboretum
Located on the outer edge of Memorial park, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is popular for residents of all ages and is just short distance from most Rice Military neighborhoods. Visitors can experience nature firsthand on the 150+ acre nature sanctuary.

The Lee & Joe Jamil Skatepark
For those with a love of the extreme sports, The Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark will more than meet than need. Opened in June of 2008, the world class, 30,000 square foot park attracts skaters of all experience levels. From beginners to the pros, everyone can enjoy a day the regions premier (and free) skatepark.

Johnny Steele Dog Park
Never forgetting about our four-legged members of their family, the Johnny Steele Dog Park offers the perfect place to let you and your pup stretch their legs. The park is easily accessible and centrally located.

Perfect place to raise a family.

The Rice Military area is ideal for families of any age. Whether just starting out or looking for a larger home for growing youngsters, Rice Military offers the safety and security every family desires.

With a crime rate nearly 60% lower than the Houston metro area, families can enjoy the areas expansive greenery and vibrant neighborhoods free of worry.

Top Rated Schools

Education is a priority for residents, which is evident by the neighborhood school’s performance.
The neighborhood is served by the Houston Independent School District. Area schools are often score at the top of district and statewide rankings. The Texas Tribune gives Memorial Elementary an accountability score of an A, for which the district received a B rating.  

Both Hogg Middle School and Lamar Highschool receive above average ranking as well. Lamar High School boasts a graduation rate of 94%, which is well above the national average.

Where your house is more than a home, it’s an investment.

Benefitting from the strong real estate market, home values in the Rice Military area are on the rise. While the cost of living is slightly higher than the rest of Houston, homes are still available within the $300,000 to $500,000 range.

Homes are affordable, and given all the reasons above, values will continue to increase. Families looking to build their free-standing homes will see almost immediate appreciation in value.
So, if you are looking for the ideal location to purchase new construction, Rice Military is the ideal locale. 

ROC Homes is your builder.

ROC Homes Rice Military floor plans feature first floor living at its finest, meaning you never have to carry your groceries up-stairs. The additional multipurpose room offers the perfect place for a personal office, game room, study, exercise room or anything else the fits your needs. The plan offers a blend of 4 beds and 3.5 baths, which is difficult to find in the area, but perfect for families that entertain.

If you are looking for a home to fit your lifestyle, give the team at ROC Homes a call for a no obligation consultation. We are always available to answer questions and are eager to get you living the life of your dreams.