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..

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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! :)

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➟ 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 12/5
1316 Cleburne St Houston, TX 77004
$440,000
Subdivision: Cleburne Properties
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,918
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
1
Day on Site
53214891
MLS
LARGEST square footage at LOWEST price per sf. Minutes from downtown, med center & museum districts. Stunning updated gated townhome in highly desired Midtown area designed to meet your active...
$609,900
Subdivision: Midtown
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,898
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
23353569
MLS
Luxurious modern home by Titan Homes! Family & pet friendly, open concept + First Floor Living/Dining/Kitchen. All bedrooms on the second floor. The third floor is dedicated to entertaining with a...
$1,750,000
Subdivision: Private Residences Condo
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,126
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
4
Days on Site
91496858
MLS
A truly unique opportunity to own on the Penthouse level of the fully staffed Four Seasons in Downtown Houston. This 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bath unit offers the latest in luxury finishes,...
$1,120,000
Subdivision: Fairgrounds
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,999
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
11
Days on Site
59046521
MLS
Located in Midtown, with easy access to downtown, shopping, restaurants, theaters, galleries, and the list goes on. This home will captivate you at first glance. Enter the home into the dramatic...
Open 12/4
1507 Truxillo St Houston, TX 77004
$469,900
Subdivision: Museum Mews/Truxillo
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,180
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
63876604
MLS
No expense was spared by Scale Design Build to create this contemporary masterpiece! This residence offers fabulous modern design, open-concept living, and incredible views of downtown and the Med...
Open 12/4
1505 Truxillo St Houston, TX 77004
$499,900
Subdivision: Museum Mews/Truxillo
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,305
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
79417060
MLS
No expense was spared by Scale Design Build to create this contemporary masterpiece! This corner residence offers fabulous modern design, open-concept living, and incredible views of downtown and the...
Open 12/4
1505 Truxillo St Houston, TX 77004
$489,900
Subdivision: Museum Mews/Truxillo
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,305
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
89294987
MLS
No expense was spared by Scale Design Build to create this contemporary masterpiece! This corner residence offers fabulous modern design, open-concept living, and incredible views of downtown and the...
$485,000
Subdivision: Fairgrounds
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,290
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
12
Days on Site
8797838
MLS
VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS! The best view of the city from your large windows or while enjoying two large balconies. One off the living room and one off master. The city views at night are breathtaking....
$600,000
Subdivision: Stuart Grove
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,417
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
15
Days on Site
67094033
MLS
LARGE BACKYARD, PRIVATE DRIVEWAY, FREESTANDING, NO HOA! RARE FIND! WALL OF GLASS LEADING OUT TO OVERSIZED BALCONY....8’ x 20’!! Located in Midtown near Baldwin park and on the edge of Montrose,...
$996,075
Subdivision: Stuart Terrace
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,495
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
16
Days on Site
77592370
MLS
Stunning contemporary architecture with amazing finishes! Steel beam construction with floor to ceiling windows. Gorgeous interiors include high ceilings, custom cabinets, quartz counters, stainless...
$936,925
Subdivision: Stuart Terrace
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,407
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
16
Days on Site
87702589
MLS
Stunning contemporary architecture with amazing finishes! Steel beam construction with floor to ceiling windows. Gorgeous interiors include high ceilings, custom cabinets, quartz counters, stainless...
$750,000
Subdivision: Baker W R Ssbb
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,298
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
28
Days on Site
49821838
MLS
New construction single family home in one of the hottest areas of Houston. Easily walk to some of the most popular bars and restaurants in midtown. You're a very short distance from Montrose and...

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