The residential crowd is made up of…a hugely diverse, multi-cultural blend of both “inner loop” city dwellers and “greater Houston” residents who live in one of the city’s many desired outer areas. From young creatives who rent to executive-level professionals who live in cherished pockets like the Heights and West University, the residential crowd is highly varied.
The community vibe is…artsy, food-obsessed, and eager to get outdoors to enjoy the city’s incredible, redeveloping parks.
The lifestyle offered is…active and high-energy individuals who are interested in attending one of Houston’s numerous theaters, visiting the world-class museums, and spending time with friends at some of the best restaurants in the country.
The most popular building types you’ll find are…historic cottages and bungalows as well new construction built in traditional styles.
The average home price is…$500,000 to $2 million in the inner loop.
The area’s greatest highlights are…simply everything happening in inner city Houston: nationally recognized restaurants, world-class museums of various styles, large parks and green areas, and top-notch theater companies.
The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…Galveston beach (one hour away) and the laid-back Texas Hill Country (two and a half hours away).
The best spots to dine fancily are…Tony’s, DaMarco’s, Smith & Wollensky, and Killen’s Steakhouse in Pearland, a suburb of Houston.
The best spots to find entertainment are…the Downtown Theater District; which includes an impressive cultural and entertainment center of nine world-renowned performing arts organizations; and the Museum District; which is just southwest of downtown in a pedestrian-friendly part of town with easy transit access and lots of parks, along with 18 cultural institutions that make up the tree-lined, culture-filled neighborhood.
The best spot to go shopping is…the Galleria, hands down. Located in Houston’s glamorous uptown district, the Galleria has all of the usual retail offerings, plus boutiques for the biggest names in fashion.
The best places to tee off are…
Due to the mild temperatures in Houston, golf is a year-round sport. As a result, the city is filled with golf courses, both private and public. Top courses include Redstone Golf Club, Blackhorse Golf Club, Wildcat Golf Club, and Memorial Park Golf Course.