Why do the 1,300 residents of Rush love it so much?
The Long-standing community of Rush is named after George B. Rush, a Lubbockite who was known for service to the West Texas community. The neighborhood has a classic West Texas style design and architecture with some modern renovations. It’s also situated conveniently near all the major arteries of Lubbock.
The Rush neighborhood runs along Quaker Avenue to the east, and Toledo Avenue to the west, from 4th Street to 19th Street. A smaller portion of the neighborhood encompasses the homes built past Toledo Avenue around Frank Higginbotham Park.
The Rush neighborhood is full of remodeled ranch-style houses from as early as the 1950’s. This means that most houses have modern amenities and upgraded features, but still have classic charm. It also means that most houses have open concept floor plans and are single-story.
Rush residents love to hang out at Frank Higginbotham Park. Take little ones to feed ducks at the pond or play on the playscape. Around the pond is a .7 mile track for running, strolling and dog-walking. This park is perfect for your evening run and for chill Saturday activities.
Students living in Rush will attend school in Lubbock ISD. Starting at Rush Elementary, then moving to Mackenzie Middle School and finishing at Coronado High School. At the high school level, students can participate in the year-long Engineer Your World program developed by UTEACH, The University of Texas and the National Science Foundation.
The neighborhood of Rush doesn’t quite border Texas Tech University, but it’s extremely close. It’s only a couple minutes to the west side of campus. Despite having Greek Circle just on the other side of Quaker Ave and being only a couple minutes from Texas Tech Parkway, Nextdoor estimates that 88% of residents are homeowners, with the average resident being 45 years old.