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Living in Houston

Houston has sparkling new high-rises, historic architecture with wrought iron balconies, parks and museums, and plenty of shopping. It’s the fourth largest city in the US. The Johnson Space Center is in Houston, and the Rothko Chapel, a serene facility housing the work of one the masters of American Art.

In Houston, you’re inside the Loop (Interstate 610) or inside the Beltway, or out in the suburbs. There are five main business districts, two Chinatowns, and day trippers think nothing of heading to Galveston on the Gulf Coast. Houston is a commuter’s town, you may find a walkable neighborhood but most likely still have to drive to work.

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Walk Score of Houston, TX

Houston is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Westchester Swim and Tennis Club

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Levy Park

Houston is the 22nd most walkable large city in the US with 2,099,451 residents.

Houston has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

Find apartments in Houston's most walkable neighborhoods: Midtown, Neartown - Montrose and Downtown.

Houston Neighborhoods




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2Neartown - Montrose79537828,790
4Greenway / Upper Kirby Area73515919,937
6Fourth Ward7078703,905
7Magnolia Park66466417,310
8Greater Heights66456440,762
9University Place66598015,936
10Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park64496326,265
11Second Ward64537113,708
13Northside Village62585626,773
14Pecan Park62385416,899
15Greater Third Ward62546413,468
16Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area62455913,654
17Greater Eastwood60516211,050
18Woodlake / Briarmeadow60455347,572
20Spring Branch East57395725,870
21Denver Harbor / Port Houston56414917,453
23Greater Uptown55435448,906
25Meyerland Area54435519,930
26Lawndale / Wayside53416412,687
27Greater Fifth Ward52525419,683
29Independence Heights51485613,603
31Park Place5139539,265
32Braeswood Place51466320,975
33Golfcrest / Bellfort / Reveille51405449,671
34Ost / South Union50445220,225
36Medical Center Area4961802,090
37Edgebrook Area49114420,194
39Gulfgate Riverview / Pine Valley48385512,595
40Lazy Brook / Timbergrove48405412,496
41Oak Forest / Garden Oaks48405940,755
43Spring Branch Central48355128,525
45Spring Branch West47345129,571
46Spring Branch North46345819,490
47Hidden Valley4637404,429
49Greater Greenspoint45384841,901
50Astrodome Area44556917,368
52Fairbanks / Northwest Crossing44264313,769
53Meadowbrook / Allendale44324223,241
54Briarforest Area43355539,345
55Greater Fondren Southwest42404158,288
56Kashmere Gardens4249559,591
58South Park40404521,733
60Willow Meadows / Willowbend Area40404112,733
61Eastex - Jensen Area40364428,383
62Eldridge / West Oaks38315157,248
63South Main3741427,038
64South Belt / Ellington35153855,914
65Acres Home33343725,084
66Clear Lake3374257,639
67Harrisburg / Manchester3331403,193
68Addicks Park Ten31103816,544
69Greater Hobby Area31123722,380
71Trinity / Houston Gardens29443917,425
72Greater Inwood29243633,726
73South Acres / Crestmont Park29303518,799
74East Little York / Homestead28333820,259
75Fondren Gardens2634342,833
76East Houston26373719,898
78Central Southwest26323360,945
79Fort Bend / Houston24273334,642
80Iah / Airport Area21143810,486
81Pleasantville Area2027343,085
82Kingwood Area2025458,975
84Clinton Park Tri-Community1528322,408
85Lake Houston14-2812,882
86El Dorado / Oates Prairie1218293,078

Eating & Drinking

There are about 7,344 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Houston.

People in Houston can walk to an average of 0.4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Public House Heights

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Bodegas Taco Shop

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thumbnail for TexadelphiaA hidden spot that has cold brew, the game, plenty of outdoor action and killer cheesesteaks. Plenty of parking, see y'all there for Texans games.

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on Texadelphia

Transit Score of Houston, TX

Houston has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Houston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Houston has some public transportation and about 105 bus and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Houston on public transit.

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Houston has about 49 car shares from RelayRides and Hertz On Demand.

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Sam Houston Statue

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Fountain In Museum District

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Bedrock City Comic Company

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Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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Berings Hardware

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Bike Score of Houston, TX

Houston is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Houston B-cycle.

Crime in Houston

Each year in Houston, 8 violent crimes and 47 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

Use our crime maps to find an apartment for rent in a safe Houston neighborhood.

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Canino Produce Co

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Bedrock City Comic Company

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Urban Harvest Eastside Market

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Levy Park

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Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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Berings Hardware

thumbnail for Westchester Swim and Tennis ClubThe neighborhood facilities located at Pinesap and Chadbourne include two, lighted tennis courts; a large, newly renovated swimming pool with diving area; bathroom/showers/dressing rooms, and a covered pavilion available for use by residents who pay their annual usage fees

Lisa Arthur
on Westchester Swim and Tennis Club

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TMC Transit Center

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Village Greenery & Flowers

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Rice Stadium

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University Of Texas MD Anderson Trail

thumbnail for Bedrock City Comic CompanyThis neighborhood institution will cure all your fanboy needs. Up to date and classic comics with a helpful staff and an assortment of graphic novels as well.

Rob Cornelius
on Bedrock City Comic Company

Houston is Talking About...

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The Plaza Museum District

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La Vista

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northbound on Kirby toward Westheimer

thumbnail for Big Woodrow's Bar & GrillKind of an indoor/outdoor bar. Great crawfish, relatively cheap drinks, a pool table, attentive staff. Trivia on Tuesdays and a great place to catch any game. Huge patio.

Rob Cornelius
on Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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