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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$435,000
Subdivision: Mcllhenney Street Lndg
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,457
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
3
Days on Site
50787888
MLS
Gorgeous 3-Story, 3Bd, 3.5 Bath Home located in the Heart of Houston Downtown. This property features many upgrades including Tile, Carpet & Wood Flooring, Digital Program Thermostat, Pre-wiring for...
$639,000
Subdivision: Baldwin Street Lndg Amd P
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,955
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
36901200
MLS
Welcome to your new home in Houston. Located in the heart of Midtown, in an enviable 8-home gated community, you'll have everything you need within walking distance. Your private bedroom on the first...
$639,000
Subdivision: Baldwin Street Lndg Amd P
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,955
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
44483158
MLS
Welcome to your new home in Houston. Located in the heart of Midtown, in an enviable 8-home gated community, you'll have everything you need within walking distance. Your private bedroom on the first...
$639,000
Subdivision: Baldwin Street Landing Amend
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,955
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
4
Days on Site
15901343
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...
$950,000
Subdivision: Fairgrounds
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,999
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
5
Days on Site
80616014
MLS
Perfect Home office. This Georgian Estate is perfect for a family or for practicing law, etc. Pulchritudinous home located on a corner lot in the heart of Midtown! A congenial tree lined street and...
$495,000
Subdivision: Fourth Ward Place Sec 02
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,485
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
7
Days on Site
17730716
MLS
Located in the shadows of downtown between Montrose, Midtown, & the Heights. Live in the heart of Houston. Home boasts new paint throughout including painting the exterior in 2021's color of the...
$560,000
Subdivision: Twin Townhomes At Ruthven
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,684
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
8
Days on Site
41725801
MLS
Have you been looking for new construction? Coming straight to you, I'm an amazing modern contemporary 3 story designed home with 3 bedroom 3.5 bath. Offering inside is modern architecture and design...
$415,000
Subdivision: Fannin Station
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,494
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
8
Days on Site
4906915
MLS
AVAILABLE NOW!!! Beautiful In Town townhome with tons of upgrades including: a grand second story living space with beautiful wood floors, fireplace, stainless steel appliances w/an upgraded cooktop,...
$475,000
Subdivision: 2016 Main
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,885
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
8
Days on Site
36166750
MLS
Rarely available large 26th fl. Penthouse - 3 Bedrooms w/en-suite baths; 2 half baths; study. Breathtaking view to the north of Downtown from expansive living/dining area. Large study off entry...
$409,999
Subdivision: Albany Square
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,239
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
12
Days on Site
29256803
MLS
Luxury living & great convenience await in this gorgeous 3-story townhome! This recently updated home boasts 3 beds and 3.5 baths. Feel the beaming abundant natural light throughout the house....
$419,000
Subdivision: Commerce Tower Condo 02 Amd
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,943
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
14
Days on Site
48043039
MLS
This property offers FULL SERVICE with a Lock and Leave Lifestyle in this beautiful 9th floor unit. Exceptional 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 half bath, and a study located in the luxurious Commerce...
$425,000
Subdivision: City View Courtyard
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,494
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
15
Days on Site
93508433
MLS
Location is everything is this fantastic 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom townhome in City View Courthouse, featuring 4 stories, high ceilings, wood flooring, wet bar and built-ins in the open great room, an...

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