Welcome to Rice Military
The name of this neighborhood is a reference to nearby Camp Logan, a WW I era US Army training camp. After the war, Camp Logan was replaced by Memorial Park. The Rice name comes from the Rice family who owned the land at one time. The Rice family was paid $54,425 for the entire area. That is $743,300 in current dollars! This is just a bit above the average cost of one townhome or patio home in the neighborhood now! Before the area began to be redeveloped in the 1990s, it was known for the small bungalows on tree-lined streets. The area now is very densely developed with mostly townhomes and patio homes on undivided lots. It became a very popular neighborhood for young people working Downtown or in the alleria area, due to its proximity to Memorial Park, and the abundant nightlife of Washington Avenue.
The boundaries of the neighborhood are Washington Avenue on the north, Memorial Drive on the south, Shepherd Drive to the east, and Westcott Drive to the west. Some of the surrounding neighborhoods such as Woodcrest, north of Washington, and Magnolia Grove, east of Shepherd have been included in the area but are not technically in Rice Military. There is an abundance of restaurants and nightlife in the area in and around Washington Avenue. Homes and townhomes in Rice Military range in price from around 200,000 to 1,500,000. The types are housing range from small mid-rise condominium units to large single-family homes.