Top Neighborhoods

Houston's Best Places to Live 2018

Your guide to Houston's 10 hottest neighborhoods right now, plus expert advice on the right way to go about buying a home in this brave, new, post-Harvey world.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Score All the Amenities In These Houston Communities

Nowadays, residents expect more in their homes than just four walls and a roof.

02/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Top Neighborhoods 2018

10 Questions Every Houston Homebuyer Should Ask Before They Press Go

Get these answers before you commit to a house.

02/28/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas and Roxanna Asgarian

Top Neighborhoods 2018

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Houston in 2018

Seven excellent places to buy, three great locations to rent

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Top Neighborhoods 2018

What Does Houston's Real Estate Landscape Look Like After Harvey?

Just like the city, it's recovering.

02/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Meet the Neighbors

Our 10 Favorite Places to Live in Houston for 2017

These neighborhood stewards told us why they’ve chosen to put down roots where they did.

03/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian Photography by Jack Thompson, Max Burkhalter, and Michael Paulsen

Real Estate

Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2016

From demographic data to average commute times, we've got everything you need to know about Houston's 149 neighborhoods.

04/11/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best Neighborhoods 2020

The Top 7 Spots to Live: 2020 and Beyond

These areas of town may not be ready for their close-ups yet, but plans are in the works to make these the must-live neighborhoods of tomorrow.

03/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best Neighborhoods 2020

Houston’s Hottest-of-the-Hot Neighborhoods of 2016

We picked 10 areas that are already nailing this whole quality-of-life thing.

03/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best Neighborhoods 2020

Futurama: What’s Next for Houston’s Neighborhoods?

We asked the experts on population, workability, walkability and more.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian


Where to Live Now: 2015’s Top 25 Neighborhoods

Whether you’re moving to Houston, relocating or even buying your first home—you need our annual guide to where to live now.

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy, Jeff Balke, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Real Estate 2015

Houston Real Estate: Experts Predict What Happens Next

We gathered some of Houston’s real estate legends and asked the question on everybody’s mind—what’s really going on with the housing market?

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Generous Helpings

Is Oak Forest the Friendliest Neighborhood in Houston?

To hear residents tell it, theirs is the suburb that gives and gives.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Where to Live Now: The 25 Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014

Presenting our annual guide to the 25 best neighborhoods of the moment—plus, what you get for your money in different parts of town.

04/03/2014 By Peter Holley, John Lomax, and Katharine Shilcutt