Neighborhoods

Houston is a metropolitan city made up of many neighborhoods, each unique in its own way. 

To make it easier to get a feel for Houston, we've created neighborhood guides for some of the most iconic parts of the city.

Click on the Houston neighborhoods listed below to learn more about what to do, where to stay, and the top restaurants in each.

Acres Homes

Acres Homes is about ten miles northwest of downtown Houston, but when you drive through this community you might not think you’re in the city. The historic neighborhood…

Bay Area

Soak up the sun and Gulf breezes in Bay Area Houston – where “Baycations are better!” Midway between Houston and Galveston, the region attracts visitors for fresh…

Chinatown

Houston boasts a large and vibrant Asian community, with the second-largest Indochinese population in the United States, behind Los Angeles. The first Chinatown was established…

Clear Lake Bay Area

Located only 15 miles from Hobby Airport, this charming bayside region consists of four cities along the coast line of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay – Kemah, League City…

Downtown

The central business hub for the nation’s fourth largest city, Downtown Houston offers a little bit of something for everyone.

Eado East End

Near the George R. Brown Convention Center and PNC Stadium you’ll find the vibrant and vastly growing neighborhoods of EaDo (short for East Downtown) and East End. EaDo was…

Galleria Uptown

Centered along Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer Road is Houston’s most exclusive and premier shopping district. The Galleria/Uptown area offers more than 700 retailers, fine…

Greenspoint IAH

Situated about 15 miles north of Downtown Houston is the active Greenspoint area, home to a vibrant business district and some of Houston's largest companies. Numerous hotels…

Hobby Airport Third Ward

One of the original six wards of Houston, Third Ward is rich in culture and history. The Third Ward is situated just inside the 610 Loop southeast of Downtown and to the east of…

Houston Heights

Northwest 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…

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…

Memorial Energy Corridor

West Houston-a hotbed for business and development-is quickly emerging as one of the most thriving neighborhoods in the city. In recent years, the area has ushered in new hotels…

Midtown

Find yourself in the middle of it all in Houston's Midtown neighborhood. Located between our bustling Downtown and vibrant Museum District, visitors and locals can enjoy a fun…

Montrose

Celebrate art, culture, food and nightlife at the eccentric Montrose neighborhood just west of downtown Houston. Here you’ll find anything from neon-lit tattoo parlors to…

Museum District

Home to Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo and 19 world-class museums, Houston’s Museum District is a cultural destination that welcomes millions of visitors every year. There is…

River Oaks

Nestled between The Galleria and Montrose neighborhoods, is the shaded oasis of River Oaks. The luxurious area brings foodies, shoppers, and visitors for food, activities, and…

Upper Kirby Greenway Plaza

Once a forgotten area of town, today Upper Kirby and the adjacent Greenway Plaza area are at the center of Houston's growth. The multi-use West Ave project is the heart of…

West University Rice Village

Sandwiched between Highway 59 and the 610 Loop, the tree-lined West University area is one of the most sought-after districts in the city. Home to Rice University and the…

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The Woodlands

Just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands offers a picturesque escape filled with outdoor activities, beautiful forest…

Galveston

Enjoying the cool breezes and crashing waves of the Galveston Island shore is one of those summer pastimes that make you forget…

Harris County

Harris County is the county that includes all of the city of Houston and a number of other neighboring communities. The population…

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History

Discover Houston's history from  its founders to present times. Find facts, timeline…

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