Identity Politics

Upper Kirby Wasn't Always Upper Kirby

A story of red telephone booths and creating a new identity for a once-nameless neighborhood.

07/19/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Life in the Big City

Finding an Inner Loop School for Your Kid Just Got Easier

A downtown economic development group is looking to lure young families to the heart of the city.

06/13/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Neighborhood Guide

Everything You Need to Know About the Galleria and Uptown

Your guide to the best the glitzy district has to offer.

04/18/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Real Estate

Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2017

From average commute times to public school rankings, we’ve got everything you need to know about Houston’s 147 neighborhoods.

03/24/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Hidden Houston

Courtland Place: Going Behind the Gates

How one Montrose neighborhood conserved its century-old charms

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Neighborhood Watch

So, What Does the Department of Neighborhoods Actually Do?

A morning cruise with Houston's blight fighters

07/18/2016 By Adam Doster

Who You Gonna Call?

Houston’s 311 Calls: The Common, Unusual and Service Requests

Who’s still picking up the phone to complain about the Ashby High Rise?

06/20/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Editor’s Note

One Cool Trick for Your Dog—and You

And all it takes is a tiny green backpack.

06/20/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Intersections

The Fresh Strip of Bellaire

The busy stretch of Bellaire Boulevard just inside the 610 Loop boasts a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and community-oriented spaces.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

Editor’s Note

Who Else Threw a Basketball Over Their Neighbor’s Fence?

There’s a word for the community that shaped you: neighbors.

03/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Space City

East Meets Garden Oaks

Incorporating traditional Japanese architectural elements, one couple builds a house that stands out, but still fits in.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Divya Pande

GEOGRAPHY OF HOUSTON

This Week In Neighborhood Names: The Deroloc Addition

Yes, it's "colored" spelled backwards, but it's probably not racist.

05/21/2014 By John Nova Lomax

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