WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN
A vibrant commercial hub flanked by towering skyscrapers, Downtown has been at the center of life in Houston since the city was founded in 1836.
The Downtown area is home to a huge array of restaurants, bars, and stores, along with most of the city’s main tourist attractions.
Downtown is also a hub of entertainment, sports, and culture. The Houston Astros and Houston Rockets respectively play their home games at Downtown’s Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center. The Toyota Center also regularly hosts major touring bands and musicians. Downtown is also the site of the Theater District, with 13,000 seats shared between numerous venues.
Downtown Houston is the city’s bustling epicenter - an endlessly exciting district full of world-class shopping, dining, sports, entertainment, and culture.
DOWNTOWN REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Among the high-rises and skyscrapers forming Downtown’s skyline are many luxury apartment and condominium buildings. Residents of these complexes typically enjoy outstanding service and security, with concierges in operation 24 hours per day. The lavish interiors include exquisite attention to detail in all elements of design, while large windows provide commanding views of the stunning surrounding skyline.
Downtown’s most expensive properties are typically lofts and penthouse apartments, which combine upscale interior design with unrivalled views across the city.
Free-standing homes and townhouses can also be found within the Downtown area. Properties anywhere within Downtown enjoy the many advantages of living within a walkable district with a wealth of cosmopolitan amenities on every street.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Houston is one of only five cities nationwide to enjoy permanent resident companies in the disciplines of ballet, opera, music, and theater, and each of these resident companies operates out of the Theater District. Downtown’s Theater District easily ranks among the largest performing arts districts in the United States.
There are plentiful shopping options throughout Downtown, with an outdoor shopping area at GreenStreet and an indoor mall at the Houston Center. GreenStreet covers three 1.4-acre city blocks and contains 560,000 square feet of floor space, while the Houston Center boasts more than 30 restaurants and 35 specialty retailers.
While Downtown is known as a hub of business and commerce, there are also fifteen parks located within the area. Many of these parks are concentrated along the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, while Downtown’s largest green space is the 12-acre Discovery Green.
Downtown also hosts numerous excellent tourist attractions, such as the Downtown Aquarium. The Aquarium offers shark tanks and a popular stingray exhibit, along with a Dive Lounge serving incredibly reasonably-priced food and drinks in a fun family-friendly atmosphere.
Downtown’s Historic District is another major attraction, with many wonderfully-preserved buildings dating back to the 19th Century. The gorgeous architecture lining the streets makes this the perfect location for a leisurely afternoon stroll. The Historic District also contains some modern businesses which are well worth a visit, such as the historic Bayou Loft’s Craft Beer Cellar, which is a combination bar, restaurant, and retail store.