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.

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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..

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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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$535,000
Neighborhood: Vista Modern/West Dallas
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,349
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
6
Days on Site
22620127
MLS
As you walk up to this home from street level, your attention is drawn to the lovely gated front garden area and stately front elevation. The welcoming entry leads to the downstairs bedroom/study...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Oak Court Pt Rep 1
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,082
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
10
Days on Site
87458680
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Impeccably designed & lovingly maintained 4story, 3-BR, 3.5 bath town home on a quiet street in the heart of Midtown! NO HOA FEES!! From lovely views of downtown on two-rooftop balconies, to an...
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3506 Chenevert St Houston, TX 77004
$600,000
Neighborhood: Holman Court
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,338
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
10
Days on Site
9922631
MLS
Completely renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath craftsman style home located in the heart of Midtown, Houston. This turn key property features large parking area, covered front entertaining porch, and fully...
$449,000
Neighborhood: Waterhill Hms/Chenevert Street
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,192
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
14
Days on Site
74748945
MLS
Gorgeous recent construction in the heart of Midtown that has a nice sized front yard, as well as a balcony, and is adorned with very high end finishes throughout the home. You will love the "Open...
$439,000
Neighborhood: Castanie Add Rep 01
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,360
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
15
Days on Site
65845682
MLS
Stunning and stylish hidden gem! This 2 story, 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom home was recently renovated & is move-in ready. The entry leads into the main living area featuring a bright & inviting floor...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Bayou Lofts Condo 02 Amd
3
Beds
4
Baths
2,382
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
15
Days on Site
79858278
MLS
A rare opportunity to purchase this unique, sophisticated, 2 story, fully renovated high end double unit, located on the penthouse floor of the historic Bayou Lofts Condo building. The building has...
$465,000
Neighborhood: Helena Park
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,542
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
16
Days on Site
8070253
MLS
Location, Location, Location! This 3 story, freshly painted home has THAT, plus more. Free standing home in the heart of Midtown. Walk to local restaurants, pubs, pharmacies, banks, grocery stores,...
$847,330
Neighborhood: Midtown Almeda
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,186
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
16
Days on Site
73454464
MLS
Presenting this remarkable modern new construction 4 story unit by JOBOA builders located on the border between the Musem District and Midtown. Upon entering, you are welcomed by a large foyer,...
$699,000
Neighborhood: Midtown Almeda
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,623
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
16
Days on Site
87887707
MLS
Modern elegance with a rooftop deck and a fantastic view of Downtown Houston! Come view the newest listing in this gated 5 townhome community. The floor plan includes large open windows, metal...
$400,000
Neighborhood: Villa Serena Flats Condo
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,157
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
27
Days on Site
63800077
MLS
Enter historically enriched 2700 Albany Due B. The primary living presents freedom to express design preferences for custom curation. An array of options to implement dining and social sitting areas,...
$1,650,000
Neighborhood: The Marlowe
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,579
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
29
Days on Site
54714244
MLS
Spectacular sunset & 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...
$599,000
Neighborhood: Marlowe Condominiums
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,178
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
29
Days on Site
6375691
MLS
Welcome to the hottest Luxurious Condo Building in Downtown! Centered in the heart of the 4th largest city in the country. Enjoy ultra modern styling throughout this well located condo boasted...

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