Located east of the historic Houston Heights, Shady Acres offers short commutes to downtown, interesting entertainment options, and easy access to key districts. Shady Acres is nestled in the northwest area of the Inner Loop. Loop 610 borders the neighborhood to the north, while TC Jester Boulevard is west of the neighborhood. Other main roads running through the neighborhood include Shepherd Drive, Ella Boulevard, and 20th Street.
The neighborhood is around 5 miles away from downtown Houston (a major employment center with over 3,500 business and more than 150,000 workers). Other key districts like the Medical Center and Galleria are a short commute away. Residents enjoy the White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, which winds south from 26th to Stude Park (in Woodland Heights). The collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, stores and other commercial establishments along 19th Street is also nearby.