Greater Fifth Ward

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$72,000 to $450,000
  • Closed Prices:$36,000 to $410,000
  • Median Sale Price:$279,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$156
  • Association Fee Ranges:$40 to $120/mo,$0 to $1950,$0 to $88
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1920 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:540 to 4,217Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 10Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms

Where to Live

Before the 2000s, the neighborhood was mainly composed of locals who have lived in the area for many generations, but has gradually expanded in development over the years. There are newly built condominiums and luxury townhomes on Clinton Drive and Baer Street. There are also many older, affordable single-family homes on Sydnor Street. Many of the houses in Greater Fifth Ward were built in the mid-20th century and are historically valuable, which attracts preservationists and urban regeneration architects.

Where to Eat

The culinary scene in Greater Fifth Ward reflects its historical past. Many restaurants can be found along Lyons Avenue. The neighborhood is renowned for its “soul food.” One of the neighborhood’s popular eateries is J & J Lounge, which has been serving burgers, fried shrimp, and battered catfish for many years.

What You'll See

Unique and nostalgic architecture of simple shotgun houses line the streets throughout the ward. You will see many locals walking about, doing their daily activities as the neighborhood has its own local groceries and a growing number of small businesses. The area is experiencing a commercial and residential revitalization, which can be seen on the southeast side.

Friday Night Fun

Fifth Ward is a lively neighborhood on Friday nights. Many of the businesses in the ward are independently owned, giving locals several local dive bars to check out. People in the neighborhood like to play billiards and watch the game at one of the many sports bars on Cavalcade Street. Downtown Houston is also just a short drive away.

The Perfect Sunday

Locals can be seen strolling around the neighborhood on Sundays, especially when the weather is nice. Kids enjoy riding bikes and skateboarding around the ward, which is pedestrian-friendly compared to other parts of the city due to the insular nature of the subdivisions. Hennessy Park is a popular place to play a pick-up game of basketball. It also offers a great view of the Houston skyline.

Locals Love

Tight-knit community • Local restaurants • Close to downtown.

Locals Don't Love

Vacant lots and abandoned homes • Traffic • Flooding.


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