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..

➟ 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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Subdivision: Skyline At Bailey
3
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3F11/2
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2,400
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2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
74656264
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BUY NOW & SELECT some CUSTOM finishes. This 4 story home of modern style has beautiful architecture & breathtaking downtown views. Foyer has a dramatic 2-story ceiling w/ floating staircase which...
$475,000
Subdivision: Mason Terrace
3
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3F11/2
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2,591
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2004
Year Built
3
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This home has it all!! Over 2500 sf! Modern upscale 4 story freestanding home with unobstructed views of Downtown from roof terrace and master bedroom. Located in a small gated subdivision with low...
$1,590,000
Subdivision: The Marlowe
3
Beds
2F11/2
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2,579
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
4
Days on Site
23060591
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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...
$439,000
Subdivision: Bremond Street T/H
3
Beds
3F11/2
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2,812
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
6
Days on Site
25558469
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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...
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504 Anita St Houston, TX 77006
$465,000
Subdivision: Fairgrounds
2
Beds
2F11/2
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2,290
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
7
Days on Site
337751
MLS
Can we say VIEWS, VIEWS and more VIEWS! This tri-level townhome has everything that you have been wanting in a home. With this home you get location, views and so much more. The primary bathroom...
$440,000
Subdivision: Stuart Street Terrace
3
Beds
3F11/2
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2,211
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
9
Days on Site
86503361
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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...
$500,000
Subdivision: Helena Park
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,534
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
12
Days on Site
22599563
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EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY IN PRIME MIDTOWN LOCATION! Stunning Home w/private gate & walkway to a glass entry opening to a beautiful grand foyer. 1st floor guest en-suite with French doors opening to...
$435,000
Subdivision: Vista Modern At West Dallas
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,349
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
13
Days on Site
14607965
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...
$609,000
Subdivision: Commerce Tower
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,890
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
13
Days on Site
86715428
MLS
Spectacular downtown living on the 22nd floor in this luxurious, historic high-rise. Prime unit centrally located and beautifully finished with wood floors, granite, wet bar, large living area and an...
$627,900
Subdivision: Bend/Brazos
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2,852
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
13
Days on Site
11127198
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You don’t want to miss this gem in the heart of midtown, walkable to one of Houston's best restaurant scenes! This beautiful open concept home is complete with marble countertops, gorgeous light...
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Subdivision: Cleburne Courtyards Homes
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,532
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
14
Days on Site
39851528
MLS
Real estate is always about Location, Location, Location! This is true for this four story townhome at the edge of Midtown, which gives easy access to Downtown, Texas Medical Center, Hermann Park,...
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Subdivision: Oak Place Court Sec 08
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,473
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
14
Days on Site
65242582
MLS
Stunning free-standing Lovett home sitting on a tree-lined corner lot, conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, nightlife, and only minutes away from Downtown. Featuring 3...

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