Getting Around

Westchase District Makes It Easy to Get Where You’re Going

 

Wherever you need to go, you can get there easily from Westchase District. The Westpark Tollway and Beltway 8 cut right through the heart of the District. I-10 just north of us and US 59 just south of us give us access to more major highways than any other part of Houston. That means Westchase District is rarely more than 30 minutes away from any major destination within Houston including both major airports, the Texas Medical Center, Katy, First Colony, Memorial, River Oaks, Bellaire, Champions, Sugar Land, Downtown, the Galleria, City Centre, and Greenway Plaza.

 

Getting to work within, to or from Westchase District is easy.  Residents who chose not to drive also have access to:

  • Two Park & Ride centers
  • Ten METRO bus routes
  • METRO STAR Van Pool Program (A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 commuters who save money, time and stress by sharing their ride in a STAR van. METRO STAR serves an eight-county region, which includes Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller and Harris Counties so you don’t need to live inside the METRO service area in order to participate in a vanpool. Register to find others who live and work near you and have similar schedules. You can also email STAR@ridemetro.org. STAR riders and bus patrons without midday service can sign up for the Emergency Ride/Guaranteed Ride Home program. The free service provides commuters a way home in the event of a midday emergency, up to three times per calendar year. Sign up here. Questions about how it works? Visit the STAR FAQ page.

Vanpoolers get free use of HOV lanes, which makes their commute faster than driving alone. METRO provides information about High Occupancy Vehicle and High Occupancy Toll lanes (HOV and HOT lanes).

 

Westchase District a major employment center in Houston. Many major employers are just minutes away from excellent apartments and single family homes. Getting around is easy even for people who chose not to drive.