Make your way through the lush and luxurious River Oaks area, which contains some of the most coveted (and expensive) real estate in the city. But it’s not only the mansions that draw onlookers; there are plenty of boutiques, restaurants and art galleries that give the inner-loop spot its character.
Northwest Central Houston
Northeast of Downtown sits a section of historic neighborhoods that date back to the late 1800s. Residents once flocked to the area to escape the big city, but today it’s the hipsters and young couples that are drawn to its rich and character-filled architecture, mom and pop-type shops and funky restaurants.
West Houston-a hotbed for business and development-is quickly emerging as one of the most thriving neighborhoods in the city. In recent years, CityCentre-a pedestrian-friendly, 37-acre expanse, brings together casual and fine dining, shopping, retail, office space, and residential living.
Sandwiched between Downtown and the Museum District, the trendy Midtown neighborhood offers a range of restaurant opportunities, energetic nightlife options and boutique shopping that attracts a bevy of young professionals to the area. There, loft-dwellers share vistas of the Downtown skyline to the north and a view of the Museum District’s century-old oaks to the south.
Medical Center/NRG Park
Houston is home to the largest concentration of researchers, physicians and medical professionals in the world. The world-renowned Texas Medical Center’s 47+ institutions include esteemed medical facilities and educational icons such as The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Immediately adjacent to the Medical Center is NRG Park, the sprawling, multi-venue, events campus that is home to the Houston Texans, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and much more.