What are the districts in Downtown Houston?

Over 7 million people call Houston and Greater Houston home. Over 2 million people call "Houston" home. It is the fourth most populated city in the United States, trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. According to Forbes, Houston ranks first among U.S. cities where paychecks stretch the furthest. Houston is home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country, 49, behind New York, 72. Houston ranks first in total park acreage among U.S. cities with more than one million residents. I really could go on and on, but to sum it all up, Houston is the land of opportunity. Houston is the land of growth. But where to live?

The Districts of Downtown Houston

Today I will be sharing with you all the different districts in Downtown Houston. The population in this area is somewhere around 65,000 people.

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Ballpark District

Minute Maid Park, the home of the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros, anchors this section of downtown Houston. The state-of-the-art, retractable roof stadium is housed in a former train station and sits amid several modern loft and office buildings, as well as a smorgasbord of great restaurants like Irma’s, one of Houston’s Tex-Mex staples.

Civic Center District

The Civic Center District has been the hub of Houston city government since 1939. It’s home to City Hall, Hermann Square Park, and the historic Central Library, which underwent an extensive renovation in 2008. Hermann Square is frequently used for concerts, festivals, and other events. For a dose of Houston history, visit the Texas room at the Julia Ideson library. 

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Convention District

Houston’s 1.8 million-square-foot George R. Brown Convention Center—the GRB, as it’s known by locals—hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. A hefty makeover in 2016 brought restaurants, a 1,000-room Marriott Marquis hotel, and a grand pedestrian promenade connecting the GRB with Discovery Green Park. Dubbed Avenida Houston, the area is alive with activity including live music and special events. Rockets games at Toyota Center, shopping at Houston Pavilions, and easy access to the METRORail make the Convention District desirable to locals and visitors alike.

toyota center

Historic District

Centuries-old architecture and tree-lined streets with shops, cafes, pubs, and lofts provide a unique mix of old and new. Market Square Park, the site of Houston’s original city hall, and the University of Houston’s downtown campus keep this area bustling day and night.

Medical District

The southern quadrant of downtown Houston is home to St. Joseph Medical Center and the Sacred Heart CoCathedral campus, which serves as an ecclesiastical and civic center.

Shopping District

Houston has long been known as a shopping oasis, and GreenStreet and The Shops at Houston Center’s wide array of retail, dining, and entertainment options, including Houston’s House of Blues, don’t disappoint. The area is easily accessible via the Main Street Square stop on the METRORail.

Skyline District

The hub of downtown Houston’s workforce, 10 of Houston’s 26 Fortune 500 companies call the Skyline District home. An extensive network of climate-controlled underground tunnels connects the vast skyscrapers. The JP Morgan Chase Tower is one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi, standing 75 stories tall.

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Theater District

Have a penchant for the performing arts? You’ll feel right at home in the Theater District. Houston is one of few U.S. cities with permanent resident companies in opera, ballet, music, and theater. The 17-block area includes nine world-class performing arts venues, as well as Bayou Place and the Houston Aquarium.

Warehouse District

The Warehouse District is famous for its funky alternative art scene. Artists, architects, and photographers call this area home, where you’ll find hip dining options, live music, art studios, lofts, and more.

Next in this series: The neighborhoods in Inner Loop Houston.

Links for all posts in this series What are the districts in Downtown Houston?The Neighborhoods in Inner Loop HoustonThe Neighborhoods of East HoustonThe Neighborhoods of North HoustonThe Neighborhoods of South Houston, and The Neighborhoods of West Houston.

Relocating to the Houston Suburbs?

If you are looking to relocate to the area, we would love to meet you, and hear your story. Below you will find all of my contact information, as well as some homes for sale in the area. We truly look forward to hearing from you! P.S. Don't forget to check out our one-of-a-kind YouTube Channel!

If you are overwhelmed..

Now if you are feeling overwhelmed on where you should plant your roots, I would love to talk to you. You can schedule a call with me by click this link: http://byjoandco.com/call or just send us an email: [email protected].

There are some amazing communities all over the Houston suburbs. In this post, https://search.byjoandco.com/blog/best-neighborhoods-in-houston/, I deep dive into all the different suburbs/neighborhoods that you might want to consider, and why. There are many resources here, so please reach out if you are curious what to look at next! :)

Links to check out..

➟ Our YouTube Channel :: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ How do property taxes work in Texas? :: http://byjoandco.com/propertytaxesintexas
➟ Things to do in The Woodlands :: http://byjoandco.com/inthewoodlands
➟ Safest Neighborhoods in Houston :: http://byjoandco.com/safesthouston
➟ Best Neighborhoods in Houston :: http://byjoandco.com/bestneighborhoods
➟ Houston Texas Where to Live :: http://byjoandco.com/houstontexaswheretolive

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Homes for Sale in Houston, Texas

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Open 5/22
121 Dennis St Houston, TX 77006
$421,000
Subdivision: Helena Park
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,534
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10474296
MLS
EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY IN PRIME MIDTOWN LOCATION! Impressive Entry - Travertine Flooring + Tray Ceiling with Crown Millwork! First Floor Guest Suite with En-Suite Bath & French Doors Opening Onto...
$515,000
Subdivision: Albany Square
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,596
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
3
Days on Site
11433619
MLS
Prime location in Montrose/Midtown Area! This newly upgraded home features a front BALCONY, new LED Lights with SMART BULBS throughout and a completely updated open kitchen. Modern kitchen includes...
$439,000
Subdivision: Bremond Street T/H
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,812
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
5
Days on Site
62277002
MLS
Welcome to your new lavish Red Brick Townhome in a gated community in the heart of Midtown! Enjoy the serenity of living on a tree lined street with large old oaks, & walkable distance from your...
$550,000
Subdivision: Allen Pines Lofts Sub
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,197
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
9
Days on Site
84346856
MLS
2 LEFT! Pick out your lot & selections. Beautiful gated 6-unit community in Midtown. Live in a home with the best view of downtown Houston! This home has a wonderful design facing downtown. Solid oak...
$550,000
Subdivision: Allen Pines Lofts Sub
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,197
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
9
Days on Site
35287560
MLS
2 LEFT! Pick out your lot & selections. Beautiful gated 6-unit community in Midtown. Live in a home with the best view of downtown Houston! This home has a wonderful design facing downtown. Solid oak...
$474,500
Subdivision: Stuart Street Terrace
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,211
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
12
Days on Site
4390128
MLS
Location, Location, Location! Just a short walk to Midtown’s Baldwin Park and convenient to both Downtown and the Museum District with stunning views of the Houston skyline. This 3-story single...
$650,000
Subdivision: Marlowe
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,235
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
12
Days on Site
64069960
MLS
Fantastic 11th-floor High rise Condominium located in the heart of Downtown Houston, just steps away from the Toyota Center, House of blues, Discovery Green and so much more. Beautiful interior with...
$1,590,000
Subdivision: The Marlowe
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,579
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
13
Days on Site
39321753
MLS
Spectacular night views! Arguably one of the best views and locations in downtown Houston! Contemporary Penthouse in the prestigious Marlowe high-rise. Located in the heart of the Central Business...
Open 5/23
1212 W Dallas St Houston, TX 77019
$462,000
Subdivision: Vista Modern At West Dallas
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,349
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
13
Days on Site
93318995
MLS
Stunning City Choice Homes recent construction is nestled between Montrose and Downtown. Home offers permanently unobstructed skyline views and a highly enviable commute by car or foot. This W Dallas...
$639,000
Subdivision: Baldwin Street Landing Amend
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,955
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
13
Days on Site
87115446
MLS
Live in the heart of Midtown in this brand new construction with a rooftop patio. This 8-home gated community provides a great place to relax after a long day. You're walking distance to all of the...
$524,900
Subdivision: Midtown Elevated
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,494
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
13
Days on Site
38217163
MLS
Closing sale! Last model left! The glorious timeless designed showcase is ready to WOW you and your family: 1st level features foyer with custom marble floor & luxurious guest en suite. 2nd level...
$595,000
Subdivision: Baldwin Street Landing Amend
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,576
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
14
Days on Site
29335415
MLS
Live in the heart of Midtown in this brand new construction with a rooftop patio. This 8-home gated community provides a great place to relax after a long day. You're walking distance to all of the...

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