If you live to the east or north of that location you will be driving aganist the common traffic flow. There are some nice places to live in that direction. To the north around Clay and Eldridge roads To the South there is pricier stuff along Memorial. I grew up in Houston. Living inside and driving out has advantages. Living outside the loops and driving in sucks big time. If you can keep your drive opposite or perpendicular of the usual traffic patterns you will be fine. Warning there is a lot of deed restricted stuff where folks won't let you work on a car or keep a car out at the house...beware.