HOUSTON SUMMER INTERN 2020 THREAD

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Hi All,

I will be interning at a BB in Houston for the summer. I was wondering if anyone has any insight into the following areas:

Housing - Best areas/areas to avoid, etc.
Nightlife - Where are the best places to go? Things to do?
Apartments - What is the typical rent? Should I get a roommate?
Weather - What is the weather in Houston like during the summer? Is it really that hot?
Other - any other areas that should be covered.

Feel free to put anything in here. Also, if you will also be interning in Houston for the 2020 summer, PM me!

Comments (28)

Nov 11, 2019

What part of town is the office?
Yes, of course it's hot, humid and uncomfortable in the summer. Everyone just makes due.

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Nov 11, 2019

My office is in Downtown!

Nov 11, 2019

You want to live inside the 610 Loop. 1 bedroom rent is probably $1,300 to $1,600 inside the loop, so you may want a roommate depending on your budget. There are many good areas, Midtown or the Heights have a good mix of nightlife access and proximately to downtown, but are expensive.

Cheaper rents are available, but that means more of a commute.

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Nov 11, 2019

ALL CAPS THREAD

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Nov 11, 2019

My apologies lol.

Nov 11, 2019

Housing - Midtown/Washington. downtown is starting to get more apartments but they're on the pricy side
Nightlife - Midtown will be good if you're still in college. Washington tends to be young twenties and heights late twenties
Apartments - $1,300-$1,500 for a one bed, I'd go for a roommate but I'm very cheap.
Weather - As hot and humid as you've heard.

Nov 11, 2019

I'm definitely going to try and find a roommate. Should I pay a little bit extra for a fully furnished apartment given I will only be there for the summer? Also, do you have any apartment complex suggestions? Thank you!

Nov 11, 2019

PM ME, can help you find Roomate/apartment

Nov 11, 2019

Done.

Nov 11, 2019

AVOID the "Third Ward" area even though it's very cheap and close to downtown.
It's cheap for a reason, extremely ghetto and unsafe, lived there for my internship, huge regrets.

Nov 11, 2019

Very good to know. Had no idea that was the case. Will definately continue my search for housing elsewhere! Thank you!

Nov 11, 2019

I interned in Houston 2 summers ago and lived in montrose. My rent was 1600 (1 bedroom fully furnished). I liked it but highly recommend you have a car for the summer.

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Nov 11, 2019

Did you feel having a car was a necessity? Can I walk to work? At night am I able to walk to restaurants/etc. when we go out?

Nov 11, 2019

Let's just say I walked home from work (1ish miles) and the sole of my shoe fell off from the heat. If you are ok walking in 100 degree heat (feels like 110) then its ok. But in order to get most places, you need a car. I lived in Montrose, but was about .9 miles from the cool bars/restaurants.My summer would have been way better if I had a car.

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Nov 12, 2019

You either need a car, or pony up for a place in Midtown and taxis or ride-share.

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Dec 9, 2019

I highly, highly recommend having a car if you are working in Houston during the summer. Showing up to work with huge pit stains and sweaty hair isn't a great look if it can be avoided.

Nov 17, 2019

bump

Dec 9, 2019

I would agree with much of the information above. I wanted to also make a point about the tunnel system in Houston.

Many people don't know this but Houston has a fantastic tunnel network underneath many of the buildings downtown. There are endless restaurants for quick lunches and shopping if you have time. You might even be able to access these tunnels directly from your office building, which will limit you having to go outside.

Try to use these tunnel networks as much as you can to avoid walking outside in the intense summer heat.

Dec 9, 2019

People serioulsy need to stop recommending the heights to college interns lol...

Find a place in midtown - the best thing you can do is situate yourself as close as possible to the red line of the metro. Walk from your apartment to the metro, red line goes dead center Main St. in Downtown (probably 5-10 min from Mcgowen station in midtown). On days it rains, take a $6 uber.

Being that you're in college, midtown will be your party spot with occasional excursions to DT and Washington. Living in midtown will put you in any of these spots in under 10 min via uber or walking.

And yes, it's hot, very hot and very humid.

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Jan 11, 2020

Look on Airbnb for housing so you get a fully furnished apartment! I would recommend a roommate to save money. Also, the weather is very hot so be prepared for some sweat. Live as close as you can to downtown but it's not worth it to pay outrageous rent. I lived 15 min away during my internship and it wasn't too bad at all. Also, most banks will pay for your Uber's home if you work late, so i Ubered to and from work each day and only had to pay for my Uber there each day.

Jan 11, 2020

Is Texas in general O&G only?

Jan 12, 2020

Any tips for finding a roommate(s)?

Jan 12, 2020

I'll be in Houston this summer doing AM for an insurance company.

Looking for a spot near Midtown/Downtown, shoot me a pm if you're looking for a roommate.

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Jan 12, 2020

best area to avoid: houston.

congrats on the internship my guy.

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