The area around Rice University is one of the city’s most vibrant shopping and dining destinations. Hip independent boutiques like Dao Chloe Dao (whose owner won Season 2 of Project Runway) share space with national retail outlets and longtime local businesses like Brazos Books, the city’s largest independent bookstore. The dining scene is diverse and quirky, from Turkish (Istanbul Grill) to French (Cafe des Amis) to locavore American (Local Food). And Rice University’s gorgeous campus is just blocks away, which makes the neighborhood perfect for students and faculty.
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