A re-emerging, mixed-use neighborhood directly south of Downtown, Midtown resides near Houston’s best retail, entertainment, business and employment hotspots.
GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Midtown sits along major freeways (Gulf and Southwest) and near major roads (Main Street, Alabama Street, and Fannin Street). The Red Line runs through the neighborhood, providing easy METRORail access to key neighborhoods north and south of Midtown.
PROXIMITY TO JOB CENTERS: Downtown Houston has more than 150,000 workers employed by 3,500+ businesses. Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world with over 8 million patients and 100,000+ employees. Midtown residents can reach either with a 5-minute ride via MetroRail, Uber or a bike.
EXCITING ESTABLISHMENTS: Midtown is home to over 340 Yelp-rated establishments including top ranked restaurants, gyms, bars, diners, and shops.
UPSCALE CONDOS AND LOFTS: Luxury loft living is a popular option within Midtown. The Edge, Rise Lofts, Midtown Vistas, and 2016 Main are all located within the neighborhood. Building amenities often include rooftop decks with views of downtown’s skyline, swimming pools, fitness centers, and reserved parking for residents. (Guide to All Houston Condos Along The MetroRail.)
AFFORDABILITY: Midtown is one of the most affordable areas of Houston’s Inner Loop. View the Salary Requirements to Live Comfortably In 52 Top Ranked Houston Neighborhoods.
Buying or selling a home in Midtown can be tricky. Be cautious of buying a midtown home that is too close to a freeway (hurts resale), is on a major thoroughfare (noise/street parking can be an issue), or is located in the “parking area” for one of the hip nightclubs. It’s also important to know there’s no zoning (some homes are built backing a bar/restaurant), and several new construction builders have been sued for quality concerns. Condos in Midtown can also present unique challenges, as some have lower resale values and quality concerns.