3.9 out of 10


Ranked 24th best neighborhood in Houston
29.7580419531388 -95.3581705977474
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Downtown, Houston"

Houston’s downtown neighborhood is one of the most urban areas in the city. This area has a lot to offer residents and tourists. There is constant renovation going on in the downtown area. Over the past few years this area has been completely revitalized. There have long been apartment offering in central downtown near the Main Street area. Some of the oldest offerings are near the Minute Maid ballpark. At night downtown Houston comes alive. There are terrific restaurants and nightlife in this area. Restaurants like Sambuca’s offer nightly musical acts, as well as, delectable menus. The city’s newest park, Discovery Green has brought a lot of life to this downtown area. The park hosts events throughout the week for residents to enjoy. On the weekend you will find musical offerings in the park. This area is also one of education and the arts. The University of Houston is situated in this location. A new shopping center and bookstore are great additions to this area. Here you will find dining and entertainment offerings. The House of Blues is one of the most popular here. New townhouses have been built in a high-rise building overlooking the park. The theater district is one of the attractions to visit in this downtown area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The Heart of Houston"

This is the heart of the city of Houston. It is definitely a businessman's dream. There are plenty of offices and some dining facilities. However, there are not many retail stores. I would recommend eating at Sambucca's Jazz cafe or The Aquarium. There are wonderful musical and theatrical venues here for those who like the arts.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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Best Streets in Downtown


Smith St

"Awesome location next to Minute Maid Park."
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Lamar Ave

"A peaceful place in Downtown"
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Louisiana St

"From the Heart of Downtown Houston to Vietnamese Heaven"
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Bagby St

"Great bars and nightlife - perfect for the young adult"
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Unranked Streets in Downtown

"Behind the Ballpark, Into the Pretty Park"
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Commerce St

"Same as Other Streets"
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Fannin St

"Runs directly through the Historic downtown of Houston."
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"Not much to see, but a very convenient location."
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"Beautiful almost urban feel"
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"A Main Drag"
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