Downtown, North Houston, TX

Downtown Neighborhood Guide North Houston, TX


The downtown neighborhood in North Houston, Texas, offers an eclectic mix of urban convenience and southern charm. The area is a hub of commerce and entertainment, with quick access to the state's busiest freeways such as I-45 and I-10. The neighborhood is characterized by its gleaming skyscrapers, bustling shops, and a variety of dining options. It's also home to the renowned Houston Theater District which includes the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and the Alley Theatre.

What You Will Love About downtown, North Houston, Texas

  • You'll love the rich cultural experience of the city, with its countless galleries, museums, and theaters offering a regular schedule of concerts, exhibitions, and performances.
  • The thriving dining scene with a multitude of diverse cuisines, from authentic Tex-Mex to world-class steakhouses will keep food lovers thrilled.
  • Sports enthusiasts can cheer on Houston's professional baseball, basketball, and soccer teams at the nearby Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, and BBVA Stadium.

What’s Nearby

Downtown North Houston borders the Houston Heights district, known for its vintage shops, vibrant street art, and old historical homes. The renowned Museum District, which houses 19 museums within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain, is just a short drive away. The neighborhood is also in close proximity to the Buffalo Bayou Park, a green oasis with 160 acres of beautiful landscape and skyline views of Houston.


Life in Downtown North Houston is vibrant and fast-paced, with a lifestyle centered around work and play. Residents and visitors are drawn to its flourishing arts scene and the many opportunities for shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. With its diverse community and energetic city vibe, it's a neighborhood that never sleeps.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 568 restaurants, 50 grocery stores, and 61 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    Mrc Global

    Business and Professional Services, Industrial Equipment Supplier, Machine Shop, Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.3 miles

    1301 McKinney St

    Phoenicia Specialty Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    1001 Austin St

    Long Sing Supermarket

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    2017 Walker St

    The Shops at Houston Center

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.3 miles

    1200 McKinney St

    Houston Center

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.4 miles

    909 Fannin St

    Main Food Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    1101 Main St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

347 Rental properties in Downtown, North Houston, TX.

  • Aris Market Square property


    Aris Market Square

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    572–2227 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Camden Midtown Houston Apartments property


    Camden Midtown Houston Apartments

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    630–1342 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Camden City Centre property


    Camden City Centre

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    548–1302 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Pearl Rosemont property


    Pearl Rosemont

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    571–2375 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • Camden Downtown Houston property


    Camden Downtown Houston

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    611–1866 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Camden McGowen Station property


    Camden McGowen Station

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    644–1435 Sqft

    8 Units Available

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Downtown Transportation

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Union Station

Train Stop

501 Crawford St

METRORail Convention District Rusk Station

Train Stop

Rusk St

METRORail Convention Center Capitol Station

Train Stop

Capitol St


Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
DowntownNeighborhood in Alief, Texas$1,492
DowntownNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$2,418
MidtownNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,495
MontroseNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Inner LoopNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,479
River OaksNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
SouthmoreNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Medical CenterNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,450
South Central HoustonNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,495
Greater HeightsNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,175
Neartown - MontroseNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,149
Washington Avenue - Memorial ParkNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,281
Fourth WardNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Greenway - Upper KirbyNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$1,409
MacGregorNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
BelmontNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
East DowtownNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
University PlaceNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Second WardNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Greater Third WardNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Hermann ParkNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Northside VillageNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Greater Fifth WardNeighborhood in Houston, Texas$750--
The Museum DistrictNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
OST - South UnionNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Gulfgate - Pine ValleyNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Magnolia ParkNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Lawndale - WaysideNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
BraeswoodNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----
Timbergrove ManorNeighborhood in Houston, Texas----