- Current Prices:$189,000 to $1,950,000
- Closed Prices:$120,000 to $510,000
- Median Sale Price:$259,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$241
- Association Fee Ranges:$340 to $2256/mo
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1910 to 2018
- Sq. Ft.:420 to 4,806Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 4Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 1/2 acres
Downtown Houston offers home designs and prices to match most any requirement on just about any budget. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $98 to $2,256, and taxes for the year range from as low as $3,602 to as high as $15,012. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $98 to $2,256. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $5,800 to as high as $11,905. Most residences have garages, however other parking spaces are unassigned.
Where to Live
Although Downtown is known primarily as a commercial district, there are rise condominium buildings for urban dwellers. There are lofts next to the University of Houston-Downtown campus and is close to the rail line. However, prices for units can be quite expensive and availability is limited. In fact, expect to pay higher costs for any condominium within the Downtown area. The best place to hunt for properties is along Main Street.
Where to Eat
Downtown has every cuisine you happen to be craving at the moment. A walk or train ride down Main Street is the best way to explore Downtown’s culinary scene. There are Zagat-featured restaurants on Travis Street and Nance Street offer regional, international, and new fusion cuisine. To impress a date or business client, try the famous Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse on Texas Avenue.
What You'll See
Crowds of sports fans proudly showing their team spirit when the Houston Rockets, Texans, Astros or Dynamo are playing at home. On a typical weekday, you will see employees of Shell, Chase, Kinder Morgan, and Chevron speed-walking to work or relaxing at nearby Tranquility Park during lunch break. At night, you will see maintenance workers cleaning the streets and buildings, which is why Downtown is mostly clean and orderly.
Friday Night Fun
Grab a burger at the famous Hubcap Grill for a simple get-together with friends. For a livelier night, try one of the many old-fashioned dive bars on Travis Street. If you’re looking for a more ambient setting, check out one of Houston’s oldest buildings, La Carafe. You might even catch a glimpse of the ghost that supposedly haunts the bar as you sip your wine in the candlelight. A stroll down Main Street and Texas Avenue is a best way to barhop or simply soak in the Downtown scene.
The Perfect Sunday
See some of the oldest houses in the city by visiting Sam Houston Park, which is maintained and preserved by The Heritage Society. It is a great way to learn about Houston’s history. Just down street is Alley Theatre, which shows Tony Award-winning plays and musicals. When the weather is nice and warm, families enjoy going to the Downtown Aquarium.
Public transportation • Safety and cleanliness • Variety of restaurants and bars.
Locals Don't Love
Confusing one-way streets • Expensive and limited residential options • Limited free parking spaces.
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