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! :)

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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1711 Mcgowen St Houston,  TX 77004
$449,000
Neighborhood: Waterhill Hms/Chenevert Street
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,192
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
3
Days on Site
57843254
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...
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406 Mcgowen St Houston,  TX 77006
$564,900
Neighborhood: Mcgowen Street
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,511
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
6
Days on Site
11479880
MLS
This gorgeous townhome is the ultimate for entertaining! HARD TO FIND 3511 Sq. ft. townhome! You will adore living in the heart of Midtown. WALK-ABILITY SCORE of 92! Walking distance to...
$549,900
Neighborhood: Holman Court
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,338
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
8
Days on Site
9922631
MLS
Completely renovated 3 bedrooms, 2 baths craftsman style home located in the heart of Midtown, Houston. This turn-key property features a large parking area, a charming covered front porch, and a...
$425,000
Neighborhood: Waterhill Hms/D Chenevert Stre
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,038
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
13
Days on Site
94223708
MLS
Welcome home to this wonderful 3 story Townhome in the heart of Midtown. Gated and close to I-45 and Hwy 59. Enter foyer with travertine flooring and wrought iron staircase leading up to main living...
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2307 Jackson St Houston,  TX 77004
$669,900
Neighborhood: Jackson Street Views
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,514
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
13
Days on Site
64837461
MLS
* JUST COMPLETED * Mazzarino Construction & Development is in Houston's well established inner loop neighborhoods. This residence will feature all of the high end finishes you’ve come to expect...
$549,900
Neighborhood: Marlowe
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,100
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
15
Days on Site
61843799
MLS
MARLOWE!THE HOTTEST & LUXURIOUS CONDO BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN ENJOY ULTRA MODERN STYLING THROUGHOUT THIS WELL LOCATED CONDO.BOAST UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN. WALKING DISTANCE TO DISCOVERY...
$1,499,000
Neighborhood: Twenty Nine Eleven Helena Townhomes
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,088
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
16
Days on Site
67962813
MLS
Chic custom contemporary in the heart of Montrose. A sprawling brushed concrete first floor combines the reception, living, dining, and kitchen spaces with oversized sliding glass doors leading to...
$539,990
Neighborhood: Mcgowen Homes
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,118
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
17
Days on Site
6552236
MLS
This incredible residence is truly modern luxury at it’s finest. Features include a gated shared driveway, a large side yard, high ceilings, open concept living spaces, and an array of luxury...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Sanaz T/H
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,064
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
18
Days on Site
47118035
MLS
Discover charm & grace at this well-maintained Midtown Townhome. Perfectly situated in a private corner of the condominium block, thoughtfully restored with classic concepts and modern amenities....
$590,000
Neighborhood: Museum Mews
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,520
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
18
Days on Site
11891056
MLS
Rooftop Terrace! Unobstructed views of Downtown! Two walk out balconies! A backyard! A private driveway! All of this PLUS a prime location and spacious rooms on every floor! Natural light throughout....
$449,000
Neighborhood: Rise Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,884
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
23
Days on Site
22563612
MLS
Enjoy the sophistication of loft-style living at a Prime Midtown location w/walking distance to restaurants, park, light rail & close proximity to downtown. This 11th floor 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms unit...
$549,990
Neighborhood: Mcgowen Homes
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,118
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
24
Days on Site
18592158
MLS
This incredible residence is truly modern luxury at it’s finest. Features include a rare private driveway, open concept living spaces, and an array of luxury finishes hand selected by the Aspen...

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