Tech Terrace is known to many locals as the “Best Square Mile” in Lubbock and is, by far, one of Lubbock’s most desirable neighborhoods. But what makes Tech Terrace so great? Residents will tell you it’s the people that live in the neighborhood that make the community so great. The close proximity to the Texas Tech University campus and downtown Lubbock, as well as the walkability to nearby shopping, dining, parks and events, are just some of the many perks of residing in Tech Terrace. Don’t just take our word for it though, go ahead and see for yourself! Interested in living in Tech Terrace near Texas Tech? Check out these Tech Terrace rentals.
Tech Terrace’s Location and Makeup
The eclectic Tech Terrace neighborhood runs along the southern border of Texas Tech University. University Avenue, 34th Street, Indiana Avenue, and 19th Street are the boundaries that makeup it’s squared shape mile. Due to Tech Terrace’s closeness to the TTU campus, Health Sciences Center, Covenant Health and law school, the neighborhood draws in a mixture of students, faculty/staff, and area professionals. Many of the homes that make up the Tech Terrace are retro style that were built in the 50s, and have since been renovated in recent years. Roughly half of the residents own while the other half rents, so you can assume the neighborhood is pretty diverse.
Texas Tech students have described the charming and historic Tech Terrace neighborhood as having “good vibes” and both the student and non-student population live in perfect harmony. The Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association can be credited for keeping the neighborhood safe and thriving after all of these years. The Association hosts many of the cities most favored events throughout the year like back to school block parties, holiday home tours, concerts in the park, and organize neighborhood wide cleanups throughout the year.
Things To Do In Tech Terrace
When you walk into the Tech Terrace local businesses, like J&B Coffee and Capital Pizza (the first and only restaurant/bar in the neighborhood) you can really get a true sense of the cozy neighborhood feel and the generosity of the people that live in it. Conveniently, Tech Terrace also has plenty of hair salons, a few clothing shops, and a grocery store to tend to your everyday needs.
For those who love to spend time outdoors, you’re in luck! Tech Terrace has not one but two parks, Wagner Park smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood and Tech Terrace Park just north of there. Packed with sports courts, walking tracks, picnic areas, and more, these parks are the perfect place to throw a football with buddies or cram for your exam. If you have your four-legged furry friend with you, be sure to take them to the dog park at Tech Terrace Park!
Getting Around Tech Terrace
Getting to the TTU campus from Tech Terrace takes roughly only ten-minutes on foot and even faster on your bike, making this neighborhood an ideal choice for anyone attending or working at Texas Tech University. The TTU Student Government also runs the Citibus service that provides free on and off-campus rides. Just flash your Texas Tech ID card to the driver and you’ll be on your way. Check out routes here!
Tech Terrace is the perfect neighborhood for the Texas Tech student who is looking to be close to campus, yet not be in your stereotypical undergrad college party neighborhood – houses around here actually are well-kept and clean. This doesn’t mean that it’s a fun-sucking neighborhood by any means, though! There’s still plenty of fun to be had in Tech Terrace with all of the events they throw throughout the year. We’re just saying that students should remember it’s still a mixed neighborhood filled with students, families, and staff. All of who, collectively, make the neighborhood as special as it.
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