If it’s been a while since you’ve looked at Downtown Houston, let us re-introduce ourselves. We won’t brag too hard, but we’ve really been doing some work on ourselves, some introspection, and it’s paid off big time. We’ve got a lot more to offer the young professionals, the empty nesters and everyone in between. Our neighborhood in the heart of the city is alive and beating, offering residents work life, nightlife, rail access, all kinds of social activities and even the occasional unexpected discovery. Whether you’re hanging out at Market Square Park for Blanket Bingo, sipping after-hours cocktails with coworkers or taking in our spectacular skyline from the comfort of your own couch, there are a ton of reasons why Downtown is a great place to call home.

The types of residents attracted to downtown living are young urban professionals, empty nesters, reverse commuters and, yes, even small families. Residents here are looking for new experiences, they love being at the heart of the action, whether that’s courtside at a Rockets game or taking in a Broadway show. Their endless appetite for exploring new flavors is stoked by Downtown’s dizzying array of restaurants and bars, with cuisine from all over the globe. As the city center has grown, and more residential properties come online, bringing with them more and more independent shops and businesses, life in Downtown is evolving into a place where people live, work and explore – exactly the kind of work-life balance our Downtown "urban adventurers" crave.

Downtown's revitalization began back in the 90's but the development that has occurred in just the past five years has been phenomenal. Adding to our amazing portfolio of historic building conversions into lofts and condos, Downtown now offers a variety of rental and for sale options perfectly positioned throughout Downtown – and at all price points. Want to be close to the ballpark? Check. Steps from METRORail? Check. Next to Historic Market Square Park. Check. We've got it all. 

Many urban dwellers have traded in backyards and porch swings for an up-close view of the skyline. But just because you no longer have a lawn to mow (aw, darn) or a flower bed to dig in doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh air and some green space. Between the hike and bike trails along Buffalo Bayou, the 12 acres of park that make up Discovery Green and the “back yard” feel of Market Square Park you won’t miss a thing. Even better, these parks come complete with year-round programming and multiple dog parks.

And the urban lifestyle? Downtown is the only place in the city where you really have everything you need. Not just the bars and restaurants, the theater, the parks... but medical, worship, fitness and of course transportation. Yes, you can survive without a car if needed! And for those of you that ask about a grocery store, we have the most amazing grocery store in town, Phoenicia Specialty Foods

Discover for yourself at the annual Downtown Home Tour on Saturday, March 30. Whether you’re buying or renting, prefer historic or contemporary, the good life is in Downtown. This is the only tour that gives you a firsthand look at the most historic and inspiring architecture in the city. Explore six unique properties, including apartments, condos and lofts. Plus enjoy specials at area restaurants and bars all weekend. www.livedowntownhouston.org

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