Sam Hughes is a mix of quiet leafy streets lined with mid-century modern homes and a buzzing student scene centered around brewpubs and boisterous sports bars with happy hour specials. Dining ranges from upscale pizzerias to colorful Mexican cantinas serving homestyle tamales and enchiladas. Himmel Park has tree-lined paths for jogging and cycling, a summer pool and open-air theater in the fall.
Within Sam Hughes there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Sam Hughes and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sam Hughes are highly rated.