3.8 out of 10

Bagby St, Downtown

Ranked 4th best street in Downtown
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Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Great bars and nightlife - perfect for the young adult"

Bagby is a confusing little street. If you exit off of I-45, it forks right, but there are signs that might tell you otherwise. The area is very obviously situated in midtown, as there are a lot of office buildings, banks and stand-alone stores. The apartment complexes and condos in the area are new, or newly renovated, and can cost a pretty penny, but if you are looking for nightlife, you don't need to look any further. Once you pull onto Bagby there are a number of bars and nightclubs on both sides, including Pub Fiction, a popular hangout for young adults and professionals. Howl at the Moon is next door and there are a number of other bars and clubs that populate this region. But, if you are looking for a quiet area and you don't like to stay up late with your neighbors, you may want to reconsider moving to this area. Because of the bar scene and active night-life, there is always plenty of noise from all directions. I-45 is close by, which also supplies quite a bit of noise, and traffic coming from downtown is always a bear, especially on weekends. Again though, typical of Houston streets, there are many one-way streets and detours that occupy this area. And while the apartment's are nice and comfortable, there are some run-down homes to the south and you could be confronted by the homeless on your walk home from the bar. Not to mention, the area is pretty expensive to live in, and it lacks a practical place for shopping, groceries and amenities. If you're looking for a good time though, this is the place for you.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Zips you directly to the downtown with a better view than the highway."

Allen Parkway takes you from the outskirts to downtown Houston. It is a major thoroughfare for residents to reach the downtown. It runs next to Sabine Park and Sam Houston Park to drop you off in downtown Houston. It has a beautiful view of the park all the way to town. It is close to many parks, hospitals and shopping.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Home to the Scammy Aquarium, Tourist Trap!"

Bagby Street in the northern tip of downtown Houston is home to the "Houston Aquarium" which probably attracts a lot of people who come to see a giant aquarium full of first. But this is a tourist trap. Instead of a fish museum, the "Houston Aquarium" is 90 percent theme restaurant and only 10 percent fish. It's as if someone told you you were going on a safari, but took you to the Rainforest Cafe instead.

Better to ignore the fake aquarium and walk a couple of blocks south to the very pretty Tranquility Park, or the more exciting Sam Houston park just down the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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