ROC Homes builds quality new homes in The Rice Military and is a preferred home builder for families looking to live in this outstanding Houston community!
Located inside the 610 Loop and next to Memorial Park, this neighborhood consists mainly of newly constructed town homes and is best known for its great proximity to Downtown Houston, Memorial Park, and the Washington Corridor. The Galleria area, the 610 Loop and Interstate 10 are all within easy reach of Rice Military. The boundaries for this neighborhood are Washington Avenue to the north, Memorial Dr. to the south, Shepherd Dr. to the east and Westcott St. to the west.
The area was named "Rice" as the original owners of the land were members of the Rice family, which included William Marsh Rice. Mr. Rice founded the Rice Institute, now renamed Rice University. The term "Military" is a reference to the neighborhood's bordering of what was once Camp Logan, a World War I-era U. S. Army training camp. The northern boundary of Washington Ave. runs approximately three miles and is sometimes referred to as the Washington Corridor. This corridor was originally built over an existing wagon and stagecoach trail that led into Downtown Houston. This area is steadily changing from a busy thoroughfare to an urban area with tons of new construction, from great new restaurants, small cafes, and corner bars to comfy coffee shops and hip new wine bars.