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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 Apartments for Rent

View all Houston apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,215 and the average home price is $212,955.

Rental info for Westchase Preserve in the Houston area
from $545
Studio
Walk Score 43
Rental info for Legacy at Champion Forest in the Houston area
from $699
1 bed
Walk Score 62
Rental info for AMLI City Vista in the Houston area
from $1,360
1 bed
Walk Score 76
Rental info for Villa Toscana in the Houston area
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1 bed
Walk Score 29
Rental info for Tree Tops at Post Oak in the Houston area
from $1,050
1 bed
Walk Score 70
Rental info for Westborough Crossing in the Houston area
from $750
1 bed
Walk Score 41
Rental info for Fairfield Ranch in the Houston area
from $1,039
1 bed
Walk Score 37
Rental info for Pebble Brook in the Houston area
from $574
1 bed
Walk Score 37

To view Houston homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Houston Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Midtown 81 82 71 8,461
2 Neartown - Montrose 79 53 78 28,790
3 Downtown 77 88 76 17,001
4 Greenway / Upper Kirby Area 73 51 59 19,937
5 Binz 71 63 73 4,535
6 Fourth Ward 70 78 70 3,905
7 Magnolia Park 66 46 64 17,310
8 Greater Heights 66 45 64 40,762
9 University Place 66 59 80 15,936
10 Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park 64 49 63 26,265
11 Second Ward 64 53 71 13,708
12 Gulfton 64 49 58 43,608
13 Northside Village 62 58 56 26,773
14 Pecan Park 62 38 54 16,899
15 Greater Third Ward 62 54 64 13,468
16 Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area 62 45 59 13,654
17 Greater Eastwood 60 51 62 11,050
18 Woodlake / Briarmeadow 60 45 53 47,572
19 Sharpstown 59 46 56 76,185
20 Spring Branch East 57 39 57 25,870
21 Denver Harbor / Port Houston 56 41 49 17,453
22 Macgregor 55 50 72 17,012
23 Greater Uptown 55 43 54 48,906
24 Westwood 54 42 43 18,691
25 Meyerland Area 54 43 55 19,930
26 Lawndale / Wayside 53 41 64 12,687
27 Greater Fifth Ward 52 52 54 19,683
28 Braeburn 52 47 52 19,013
29 Independence Heights 51 48 56 13,603
30 Northside/Northline 51 40 45 58,638
31 Park Place 51 39 53 9,265
32 Braeswood Place 51 46 63 20,975
33 Golfcrest / Bellfort / Reveille 51 40 54 49,671
34 Ost / South Union 50 44 52 20,225
35 Westchase 50 45 55 29,140
36 Medical Center Area 49 61 80 2,090
37 Edgebrook Area 49 11 44 20,194
38 Willowbrook 48 30 43 7,461
39 Gulfgate Riverview / Pine Valley 48 38 55 12,595
40 Lazy Brook / Timbergrove 48 40 54 12,496
41 Oak Forest / Garden Oaks 48 40 59 40,755
42 Langwood 48 39 52 8,950
43 Spring Branch Central 48 35 51 28,525
44 Alief 48 36 42 102,515
45 Spring Branch West 47 34 51 29,571
46 Spring Branch North 46 34 58 19,490
47 Hidden Valley 46 37 40 4,429
48 Northshore 46 24 44 28,044
49 Greater Greenspoint 45 38 48 41,901
50 Astrodome Area 44 55 69 17,368
51 Memorial 44 32 50 46,260
52 Fairbanks / Northwest Crossing 44 26 43 13,769
53 Meadowbrook / Allendale 44 32 42 23,241
54 Briarforest Area 43 35 55 39,345
55 Greater Fondren Southwest 42 40 41 58,288
56 Kashmere Gardens 42 49 55 9,591
57 Westbury 41 41 38 20,092
58 South Park 40 40 45 21,733
59 Sunnyside 40 40 43 20,443
60 Willow Meadows / Willowbend Area 40 40 41 12,733
61 Eastex - Jensen Area 40 36 44 28,383
62 Eldridge / West Oaks 38 31 51 57,248
63 South Main 37 41 42 7,038
64 South Belt / Ellington 35 15 38 55,914
65 Acres Home 33 34 37 25,084
66 Clear Lake 33 7 42 57,639
67 Harrisburg / Manchester 33 31 40 3,193
68 Addicks Park Ten 31 10 38 16,544
69 Greater Hobby Area 31 12 37 22,380
70 Carverdale 30 27 39 3,323
71 Trinity / Houston Gardens 29 44 39 17,425
72 Greater Inwood 29 24 36 33,726
73 South Acres / Crestmont Park 29 30 35 18,799
74 East Little York / Homestead 28 33 38 20,259
75 Fondren Gardens 26 34 34 2,833
76 East Houston 26 37 37 19,898
77 Settegast 26 37 36 3,846
78 Central Southwest 26 32 33 60,945
79 Fort Bend / Houston 24 27 33 34,642
80 Iah / Airport Area 21 14 38 10,486
81 Pleasantville Area 20 27 34 3,085
82 Kingwood Area 20 2 54 58,975
83 Westbranch 18 27 33 5,010
84 Clinton Park Tri-Community 15 28 32 2,408
85 Lake Houston 14 - 28 12,882
86 El Dorado / Oates Prairie 12 18 29 3,078
87 Minnetex 9 11 29 3,754
88 Hunterwood 3 0 27 2,446

Eating & Drinking

There are about 7,711 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Houston.

People in Houston can walk to an average of 0.8 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.

Rob Cornelius
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 106 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.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Houston? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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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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La Vista

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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

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Each year in Houston, 9 violent crimes and 50 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

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

Pick a neighborhood to see crime maps or type an address to see the Crime Grade for that location.

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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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TMC Transit Center

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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Village Greenery & Flowers

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Rice Stadium

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University Of Texas MD Anderson Trail

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The Plaza Museum District

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

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La Vista

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northbound on Kirby toward Westheimer

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Sam Houston Statue

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Fountain In Museum District

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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