Downtown Houston

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$189,400 to $1,850,000
  • Closed Prices:$2,295 to $2,895,000
  • Median Sale Price:$374,900
  • Average $ per sq ft:$206
  • Association Fee Ranges:$225/quarter,$0 to $2100,$750 to $2275,$0 to $4623/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1920 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:698 to 4,806Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 4Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

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.

Locals Love

Variety of restaurants and bars • Safety and cleanliness • Public transportation.

Locals Don't Love

Limited free parking spaces • Expensive and limited residential options • Confusing one-way streets.


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