Urban living has become more and more popular with the revitalization of the parks, the cleanup and revitalization of Buffalo Bayou, Minute Maid Park with its retractable roof for the Houston Astros, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, and many award winning restaurants moving to downtown. Nightlife is easily accessed with diverse activities within walking distance including many exclusive clubs and locally owned bars with their unique atmosphere. Many people are wanting to experience the convenience of residing downtown without home maintenance and lawn upkeep. Downtown residents find area transportation so convenient with buses and the Houston Transit Railway System that many have decided to give up their automobiles. There are so many places to access in and around Downtown with Houston’s Transit System that even if they own an automobile most seldom need to use it. Whether they decide to stay and attend theatre district events, go the Museum District, or need to travel to Houston’s great Medical Center, transportation is easily accessed.
Inside the Loop
Living “Inside the Loop” refers to living within the boundaries of the 610 Freeway that circles Houston metropolitan area. The area is home to one of Houston’s hottest places, “The Washington Avenue Corridor”. Washington Ave. boast some of Houston’s quirkiest and trendiest restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The once dilapidated street is now Houston’s premiere playground for the young and adventurous. Residing in this area offers easy access to some of the best that Houston has to offer; from museums, sporting events, and concerts to a variety of great restaurants and world renowned shopping. All are just minutes away.
The Galleria area is located at the heart of Post Oak Boulevard and the Westheimer Road. It is considered to be the city’s hotel and fashion district, equally beautiful as Los Angeles’ Beverly Hills and San Francisco’s Union Square. The Galleria is the second largest business district and also prides itself on beautiful skyline views. Living here offers convenience to sporting events, concerts, museums and theaters; as well as quick access to Downtown.
Bellaire is a city in southwest Harris County and resides in the city limits of Houston. Bellaire is known as the “City of Homes” as it is mostly a residential area, but it does boast some businesses along the 610 Loop. Bellaire has quick and easy access to Downtown, the Galleria, and all of Houston’s fun entertainment and exquisite dining.
Far Northwest Houston
Far northwest Houston consist of the communities such as Cypress, Jersey Village, Champions, and Tomball just to name a few. It is located about 25 miles northwest of Houston which can be accessed conveniently by Hwy 290 and the Sam Houston Tollway. Northwest Houston is ideally situated for fun-filled day trips. Cities such as Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas are only a few hours drive while Galveston’s beaches are less than 100 miles away. The proximity of George Bush Intercontinental Airport is another real plus for Northwest residents who travel for business.
Nestled in the outskirts west of Houston; Katy is conveniently located and easily accessible to all of the amenities of the big city, while maintaining that small community ambiance. More importantly, the Katy Independent School District is noted as one of the best school districts in Texas. Minutes away are high-tech medical facilities and Houston’s Energy Corridor.
Sugar Land puts you twenty miles away from Houston, one of the country’s largest and diverse cities. Houston offers all the amenities of a world class city, with fine restaurants, world-recognized museums, opera, symphony and theater, and world class shopping. Residents live within minutes of all the best culture, entertainment and night life without sacrificing the serenity and neighborliness of small town living. One needn't stray as far as Houston to find entertainment and recreation, though. Sugar Land is home to over 3,000 restaurants, 51 public golf courses, 27 libraries and 5 accredited museums.
The Woodlands is a 27,000 acre master planned community located 28 miles north of downtown Houston. Many large companies have chosen to make The Woodlands their corporate home. The Woodlands also offers some of the best retail stores available in the Houston area. Residents find The Woodlands to be the perfect place for great shopping whether it is at The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, or in the boutique shops in Town Center and surrounding areas. The Woodlands also has a host of entertainment venues throughout town, most notably with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It is no surprise that the combination of excellent housing options, great schools, an abundance of parks and retail shopping combine to make The Woodlands an attractive place to live.
Kingwood is 23 miles north of Houston and is best known for being a community that exists in harmony with nature. Kingwood's heavily wooded acreage is canopied with tall pines and magnolias, along with 20 other types of shade trees. The community is host to a variety of wildlife including deer, fish, birds, and more, that can be found in the 500+ acres of private nature preserves and parks. Over 75 miles of hike and bike trails, known as the "greenbelt," run through Kingwood's naturally beautiful woods and lakes.
Galveston Island is located on the coastline of Texas just 50 miles south of Houston. Explore the treasures it has to offer – 32 miles of beaches, relaxed atmosphere, abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, first-rate restaurants, educational opportunities, numerous attractions and a vibrant historic downtown that offers cruising, shopping, arts and entertainment. Attractions like Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and the Strand are just a few of the fantastic amenities that Galveston has to offer.
Pearland is one of the fastest growing communities in the Houston metropolitan area. From a railroad switching station in 1893 to a city of more than 100,000 today, this is "where town and country meet." Pearland maintains all the advantages of a small town while enjoying the benefits of the fourth largest city in the US only 15 minutes away. Pearland is located adjacent to Highway 288 and Beltway 8, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Houston, 20 minutes from the Texas Medical Center, 30 minutes from NASA's Johnson Space Center, 30 minutes from the Galleria area business and shopping district, 30 minutes from Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and 20 minutes from the home of the Houston Texans', Reliant Stadium. Hobby Airport is only 15 minutes from Pearland's northern border.
Just minutes south of Houston, residents of Pasadena take tremendous pride in their community. Beautiful parks, an excellent public school system, two colleges, a University, ample cultural attractions, recreational facilities, and pleasant suburban residential areas provide for a comfortable quality of life. Whether you are a newcomer or native, you will certainly want to experience that special kind of Pasadena hospitality making you feel right at home.
The “Clear Lake Area” is conveniently located between Houston and Galveston Island and includes Clear Lake City, Clear Lake Shores, El Lago, Kemah, League City, Nassau Bay, Seabrook, Taylor Lake Village, Webster and parts of Houston and Pasadena. The Clear Lake area is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center, but has matured into a widely diversified business community. Clear Lake boasts some of the most stunning water-front property in gorgeous master-planned communities and family-oriented older neighborhoods. Wherever you decide to live, you will discover that Clear Lake neighborhoods accommodate virtually every income level and lifestyle.
Spring is located 20 miles north of Houston split between Harris and Montgomery Counties. It is a quaint community with a suburban feel, with access to all of the amenities of the city. Spring Texas is home to Splashtown, Old Town Spring, Spring Town Center , The Barbara Bush Library, and The Centrum. Our many parks include Bayer Park, Collins Park, Cypresswood Golf Club, Klein Park, Meyer Park, Pundt Park , Southwell Park, and Spring Creek Greenway Project. In addition to its own emenities, museum, & library, Spring is only minutes away from Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Cypress Creek Park Project, Jesse H Jones Park and Nature Center, Bush International Airport , The Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands Mall, and Market Street.
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