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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

Top Stories

Home Security

Notes From Underground

Go inside the bunker with Houston’s home security firms, where fear is the bottom line and impenetrability a very big business.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley Illustrations by Owen Freeman

Mudbugs

The Vietnamese Crawfish Craze

A national phenomenon with roots in Houston (plus: how to eat crawfish Vietnamese-style)

04/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

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

Bayougraphy

The Sculptor Who Will Never See Her Work

At the age of 94, picking up a new craft might seem challenging enough—but what if you’re also blind?

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2014: Urban Renewal

Spring’s style sheet—takes to the streets of EaDo, and a new season meets a neighborhood reborn.

04/07/2014 Styled by Vico Puentes Photography by Micah Bickham

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Opera

One Ring to Rule Them All

An opera lover braces for Wagner’s landmark production, the Ring Cycle.

04/07/2014 By Michael Hardy

Interviews

Ice House Interview: Pledging Ourselves to Allegiance

We sit down with Tom Abrahams, author and Channel 13 reporter, to discuss his new book set in Houston.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Eat & Drink

Cocktails

The Mixology of Spring

Why shouldn’t the shoulder season have a drink all its own?

04/07/2014 By Phaedra Cook

Editor’s Picks

Vietnamese-Style Crawfish Near You

There are delicious Vietnamese crawfish joints all over town. Here are 10 of our favorites.

04/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mudbugs

The Vietnamese Crawfish Craze

A national phenomenon with roots in Houston (plus: how to eat crawfish Vietnamese-style)

04/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

All Good Things...

Is the Food Truck Fad Coming to an End?

The meals-on-wheels movement wonders if its journey is over.

04/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

Robb Walsh's Top 10 Italian Eateries

Benvenuto! From old-school to new-school and everything in between, if you’re hungry for Italian food, Robb Walsh’s list has you covered.

04/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Picks

Houston’s Top 10 Sandwiches

These are the 10 sandwiches every Houstonian should try—and they’re not all banh mi and po-boys, either!

04/07/2014 By Jeff Balke

Editor’s Picks

Where to Eat in Spring Branch

Not only is Spring Branch pitching itself as a closer-in alternative to the suburbs, but its dining scene is no slouch, either.

04/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Reflections on Our First Year

Twelve issues later, we’re still going strong.

04/07/2014 By Scott Vogel

Home & Real Estate

The Drawl

Quiz: Which Houston Home Do You Really Belong In?

A very scientific quiz

04/21/2014

Best Places to Live

Corrected: Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2014

Due to an editing error, a few columns in the April edition of Houstonia magazine’s 2014 real estate chart were incorrect.

04/03/2014 Research by Katharine Shilcutt

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

News & City Life

Newsfix

Video: Home Security Booming in Houston, Despite Drop in Violent Crime

Crime in Houston is declining. So why are home security firms doing gangbusters?

04/14/2014 By Peter Holley

Home Security

Notes From Underground

Go inside the bunker with Houston’s home security firms, where fear is the bottom line and impenetrability a very big business.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley Illustrations by Owen Freeman

Bayougraphy

The Sculptor Who Will Never See Her Work

At the age of 94, picking up a new craft might seem challenging enough—but what if you’re also blind?

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

The Enemy Within

The New Face of Terror: Peacocks

Peacock attacks are on the rise—here’s what to watch out for to stay safe.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Neighborhoods

The Fifth Ward Had Zero Murders Last Year (No, Really)

The Nickel stands on the precipice of a bright future—and that's exactly what its residents are afraid of.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Perfect Party

April’s Perfect Party: A Storied Evening

With guests like these, we’ll likely never get a word in edgewise.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

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

Of Rack and Ruin

Is Houston the Boob Job Capital of the World?

When Machete star (and Houstonian) Mayra Leal decided to enhance herself, she turned to the Michaelangelo of plastic surgery.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley

Style & Shopping

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2014: Urban Renewal

Spring’s style sheet—takes to the streets of EaDo, and a new season meets a neighborhood reborn.

04/07/2014 Styled by Vico Puentes Photography by Micah Bickham

Elements of Style

Law is Back in Fashion

We talk to Houston lawyer Sammy Ford IV (great name, we know) about his not-so-stodgy style.

04/07/2014 Photography by Felix Sanchez By Katie McNew

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

The Perfect Island Getaway...Most of the Time

Snorkeling, relaxation, staring down the President of Honduras—all in a day’s work visiting Roatán.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow