Downtown Houston

Downtown Houston

Houston, Texas Homes for Sale

About Downtown Houston

Downtown is the heart of Houston. It is the home of Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, City Hall and Fortune 500 companies like Kinder Morgan. Besides major sports events and concerts, there are also monthly cultural events at Hermann Park, just outside the mayor’s office. Locals enjoy a wide range of trendy bars along Main Street, Travis Street and Texas Avenue, which are all short walking distances from each other. Commuting around downtown is very easy, as the METRO light rail and buses continue to expand their routes.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $140,000 to $1,590,000

Closed Prices: $128,000 to $1,400,000

Median Sale Price: $345,000

Average $ per sq ft: $340

Association Fee Ranges: $225/quarter, $0 to $2100, $750 to $2275, $0 to $4623/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1911 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 420 to 4580 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Downtown Houston

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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