Houston Neighborhoods

Rob Griffith knows Houston Neighborhoods

Rob Griffith was born and raised in Houston and knows the ins and outs of homes in Houston neighborhoods. If you are a buyer or investor looking for a home in The Heights, Montrose Area, Washington Corridor/Rice Military, Midtown, Southgate, Southampton, West University, Medical Center, Museum District, Bellaire, Meyerland, Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Galleria, Uptown or surrounding areas such as Katy or Sugarland, Rob can provide you with important community information needed to make an educated decision about your purchase. Read below to learn more about homes in Houston neighborhoods and then contact us to set up an appointment where he can go over your wish list with you.

Houston Neighborhoods

Greater Montrose / Upper Kirby

This area has it all in the heart of the city. Residents range from young professionals to retired couples who love the architecture of craftsman style/bungalow homes from the early 1910s to 1940s. Newer three-story homes add additional options to the fun and eclectic vibe of this neighborhood.

  • Single-family homes, townhomes, luxury condos.
  • Centrally located with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, shopping centers, and cafes nearby.
  • Close to Greenway Plaza and the River Oaks Shopping Center.
  • Easy access to Southwest Freeway, Kirby, Westheimer Road and Shepherd Drive.

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The Midtown area is perfect for those who like to live, play, and work close to downtown Houston. Many young people enjoy this hip scene reminiscent of the Washington corridor. Many bars and restaurants make this area a live social scene any day of the week.

  • Single-family homes, townhomes, condos.
  • Centrally situated within the Inner Loop, between Downtown Houston, Montrose and the Medical Center.
  • Easy access to Gulf, Southwest, and South freeways makes other Inner Loop neighborhoods accessible from Midtown.
  • Close to two major Houston job centers – the Texas Medical Center and Downtown Houston.
  • Lively street scene with over 180 restaurants, bars and coffee shops and a variety of shopping and nightlife options.

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Greater Heights

Many young professionals and families enjoy living in the Heights. The architecture remains fairly traditional with either a Victorian, New Orleans or craftsman kind of look. 

  • Over 3,700 Single-family homes and townhomes.
  • Located just northwest of Downtown Houston, the Houston Heights borders I-10 on the South, Loop 610 on the North, I-45 on the East and Shepherd on the West.
  • Boasts many historic districts with enforced deed restrictions to preserve the neighborhood’s character and charm.
  • Eclectic mix of unique markets, cafes and restaurants.
  • Home to many fun annual events such as the Bike Race/Scavenger Hunt, White Linen Nights in August, and Lights in the Heights at Christmas.
  • Hiking and biking trails makes this a prime area for those who love the outdoors.

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Lazybrook / Timbergrove

Young professionals, young families and retirees love the suburban vibe of ranch-style homes from the 1950s, and large lots.

  • Older Ranch-style homes and townhomes.
  • Located inside the northwest bend of Loop 610.
  • Known for a quiet, family-friendly vibe – a perfect balance between old world atmosphere and the convenience of Inner Loop living.
  • Close to many restaurants, cafes, stores, parks, bars, main roads and various entertainment options.
  • Fairly easy commute to the rest of Houston with Downtown about 7 miles east and other key areas like the Galleria, Rice Military, and the Heights all within short driving distance.

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First Ward

North of downtown, the First Ward arts district is a tight knit community. The neighborhood contains one recent historic district, but lots of new construction brings in young couples and young families. The vibe is similar to downtown but this area, boasting a community garden, is an alternative for those who prefer to have some distance from Midtown.

  • Located inside the 610 Loop.
  • One of the city’s original six historic wards.

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Washington Corridor / Rice Military

This is a popular area for young professionals and some established families

  • Diverse selection of homes dominated by luxury townhomes and patio homes.
  • Located near Memorial Park, Downtown Houston and the Galleria.
  • Easy access to some of Houston’s trendiest bars, bistros and gastro-pubs.
  • A jitney runs up and down Washington, powered by the rider’s pedaling.  

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Camp Logan

Camp Logan is a very tight community next to Memorial Park. The area has a woodsy feel that lends to a feeling of tranquility in the middle of the city.

  • Ranch-style houses, contemporary, Mediterranean, Spanish and French-inspired townhomes.
  • Conveniently located near Katy Freeway (I-10) and Memorial Drive.
  • Easy access to Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and the Energy Corridor and access to the city’s commercial, business and cultural offerings.
  • Adjacent to Memorial Park which features a golf course, a soft jogging trail, along with hiking and biking trails, picnic grounds, ballfield, tennis courts, multiple children’s playgrounds, a public swimming pool, an arboretum and more.

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Glen Cove / Crestwood

Residents in this neighborhood enjoy a quiet, peaceful area with easy access to the hustle and bustle of the big city.  

  • Spacious, luxury, single-family homes.
  • Located only a few miles from downtown Houston, the area has convenient access to many of the major thoroughfares.
  • Adjacent to Memorial Park which features a golf course, a soft jogging trail, along with hiking and biking trails, picnic grounds, ballfield, tennis courts, multiple children’s playgrounds, a public swimming pool, an arboretum and more.
  • Accessible to Downtown Houston and West University with shops, restaurants, malls, and entertainment venues nearby.

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Oak Forest / Garden Oaks

This neighborhood has a village-like quality. With traditional ranch-style houses and larger, newly-constructed homes, the area is quiet, relaxed and has a slow-paced vibe. Although the area is somewhat off the beaten path, the park along TC Jester is a great place for people to enjoy outdoor activities.

  • New construction single-family homes and townhomes are nestled among cottages, bungalows, ranch and traditional-style homes to meet the demand in this neighborhood.
  • Located north of the North 610 Loop and bordered by Ella Blvd and Yale St.

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In Southampton, gracious, classic, traditional homes are located along streets lined with old oaks.

  • Single-family luxury homes.
  • Located minutes away from the Texas Medical Center, Museum District, and Downtown Houston, and across from Rice University.
  • Private school located in the neighborhood.
  • Home to Fleming Park with two full tennis courts, picnic pavilion and playground.
  • 24/7 security patrol service.

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Southgate holds onto its history but also embraces new construction. Young families and retirees live in the eclectic blend of traditional and modern architecture.

  • Located directly west of the Texas Medical Center and directly south of Rice University.
  • Bungalows and two-story, single-family homes with a few townhomes.

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Braeswood Place

This is an established neighborhood with young and older families. Most homes can be described as two-story traditional/colonial style, although some are 1960s ranch-style.

  • Located east of Bellaire, south of Southside Place and West University Place, and west of the Texas Medical Center.
  • Collection of 7 subdivisions: Emerald Forest, Ayrshire, Braes Oaks, Braes Manor, Braes Heights, Braes Terrace, and Southern Oaks.
  • Public parks for relaxation and family activities.

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Meyerland is a bustling community that was developed in the mid-1950s.. At the heart of the neighborhood you will find Meyerland shopping center.

  • Brick, contemporary-styled single-family homes.
  • Located outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8.
  • Home to 2 city-operated parks and the Godwin Community Center.

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West University

This upscale neighborhood is like the suburbs inside the city and is a draw for families as well as retirees. West University Elementary and “The Field” are both big draws for living in West University where kids are very active in sports.

  • Gorgeous single-family homes, many dating back to the 1930s.
  • Located south of the Southwest Freeway and only minutes away from key Houston locations like The Galleria, the Texas Medical Center and Downtown Houston.
  • Easy access to the Buffalo Speedway, Bissonnet Street, Kirby Drive, Bellaire Boulevard, Loop 610 and US 59.
  • Only a short drive from popular dining, retail and entertainment locations such as Rice Village, the Greenway Plaza and the Galleria.
  • Serene atmosphere with many green spaces.

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Bellaire is another posh neighborhood. With a small town vibe and easy access to the city, this neighborhood is a draw for both families and retirees.

  • Easy access to The Galleria area, downtown and The Medical Center areas.
  • An eclectic mix of single-family homes and townhomes.
  • Convenient access to main roads and freeways including Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, Bissonnet Street and Bellaire Boulevard.
  • Tree-lined streets, spacious lots and many nearby parks.

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River Oaks

River Oaks features stately mansions on 1-acre or more lots in the heart of the city. Every spring River Oaks residents open the community to the public for the Azalea Trail.

  • Centrally located with the Galleria, Downtown Houston, and the Medical Center nearby.
  • A mix of grand mansions, traditional homes from the 1920s and 30s, luxury condos and townhomes.
  • Large lots, multi-car garages, swimming pools and other luxury features.
  • Great access to main roads like Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Street.
  • Near retail and entertainment venues including the River Oaks Shopping Center.

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Afton Oaks

Afton Oaks has a mix of traditional ranch-style homes and two-story homes. 

  • An eclectic mix of classic ranch, Spanish, Georgian, Contemporary and Mediterranean architecture.
  • Updated single-family homes from the 1950’s with a central Inner Loop location.
  • Close to retail, business and employment hubs, parks and numerous dining options.
  • Minutes away from key Houston areas such as the Galleria, the Medical Center and Downtown Houston.
  • Azaleas are also plentiful on these tree-lined streets and over 50 years of active civic club involvement has given this area beautiful curb appeal.

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Museum District

The Museum District is historic living in the city with a variety of homes like large upscales, historic one-stories and small homey properties.

  • Directly off of 59 and 288, there’s easy access from Houston’s major freeways.
  • Homes in the ionic communities of Montrose, Shadyside, Southampton, The Boulevards and Southgate.
  • 19 different museums for art enthusiasts, kids activities, health junkies, science lovers, and more.
  • Rice University encompasses a portion of the Museum District, where education and walking trails are nearby.
  • Hermann Park gives you outdoor activities in the heart of the city. Golf, running and picnics are only a walk away.
  • Miller Outdoor Theater and the Houston Zoo offer endless adventures like free summer concerts.

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Medical Center

City living in the world’s largest medical center means you’re always near your office, school, research center or patient care facility.

  • A downtown feeling among the largest and best hospitals, research facilities, emergency centers, and care clinics.
  • Easy access to 288
  • Nestled along the bayou, a walking or running trail is close by.
  • Only a couple minutes from Hermann Park and its golf course.

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East of Downtown/East End (EADO)

Living Downtown means being close to your work while also having entertainment nearby.

  • Along 69 and 45 in the heart of Downtown.
  • Close to BBVA Compass Stadium where the Dynamos soccer team plays.
  • Catch a concert at Warehouse Live where local and national bands, comedians and musicians perform.
  • Minute Maid Park where the Houston Astros play is a fun and inexpensive way to spend an evening out.
  • Gym classes, gas stations, and grocery stores are all a walk away.

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An expansive area of Houston starting from the Greater Fifth Ward along Buffalo Bayou and south of I-10, and extending to the Heights and Lindale.

  • The landmark communities south of 610 and east of I-45, where homes are characterized by charm and preserved historic qualities.
  • Easy Access to most major freeways in Houston.
  •  The farther north, the more quiet suburban neighborhoods are found.
  • Still within 10-15 miles of Downtown Houston.
  • An abundance of restaurants, the arts, shops, and entertainment fills the surrounding communities of Northside.

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If you’re always looking for something to do this is the place for you! Also called Uptown, this lively area features a fast-paced lifestyle with entertainment, luxury living, shopping, and businesses.

  • Directly located off of 59 and 610, The Galleria is its main attraction.
  • Dining of every kind is always within walking distance.
  • Immerse yourself in the city life of working, living and spending downtime all in one place.
  • From two story houses to mid and high rise living–the choice is yours!
  • Take a break at the Waterwall Park and view the iconic Williams Tower architecture visible from across the city.

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