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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 The Museum District.

Houston Apartments for Rent

Houston Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Midtown 86 83 72 8,364
2 Neartown - Montrose 82 52 77 29,175
3 The Museum District 79 64 73 6,172
4 Downtown 76 93 77 16,724
5 Greenway - Upper Kirby 75 50 59 18,892
6 Fourth Ward 72 82 70 4,113
7 University Place 70 58 80 13,964
8 Greater Third Ward 69 59 67 13,264
9 Gulfton 68 49 59 43,879
10 Greater Heights 67 45 65 40,156
11 Magnolia Park 67 46 65 17,683
12 Washington Avenue - Memorial Park 65 48 63 26,514
13 Great Uptown 64 43 55 51,484
14 Woodlake - Briar Meadow 64 45 52 47,868
15 Afton Oaks - River Oaks 63 43 58 8,454
16 Medical Center 63 63 80 2,910
17 Sharpstown 62 47 57 76,186
18 Pecan Park 62 38 56 16,963
19 Second Ward 61 66 72 13,465
20 Greater Eastwood 61 58 64 11,233
21 Spring Branch East 60 38 56 25,641
22 Denver Harbor - Port Houston 57 40 49 17,533
23 Westwood 57 41 44 18,540
24 Lawndale - Wayside 56 40 65 12,638
25 Northside Village 56 58 56 29,352
26 Gulfgate - Pine Valley 55 39 56 12,598
27 Northside - Northline 55 40 45 58,232
28 Braeburn 55 46 52 19,418
29 OST - South Union 55 47 53 20,134
30 Braeswood Place 55 46 63 20,899
31 MacGregor 55 52 72 16,729
32 Westchase 54 46 53 28,995
33 Golfcrest 53 40 59 25,487
34 Edgebrook 53 10 46 20,453
35 Meyerland Area 53 43 56 20,317
36 Hidden Valley 51 36 40 4,599
37 Independence Heights 51 48 55 13,395
38 Greater Fifth Ward 51 50 55 17,904
39 Oak Forest - Garden Oaks 51 40 58 41,065
40 Langwood 50 39 52 8,106
41 Lazy Brook - Timbergrove 50 39 56 12,733
42 Spring Branch West 50 34 50 29,682
43 Alief 49 35 43 102,183
44 Spring Branch Central 49 35 52 28,043
45 Park Place 48 39 55 9,420
46 Willowbrook 48 32 44 7,082
47 Meadowbrook - Allendale 48 32 42 22,897
48 Kashmere Gardens 48 49 58 8,180
49 Astrodome 47 55 68 17,304
50 Spring Shadows 47 34 59 20,098
51 Northshore 46 26 45 29,758
52 Greater Hobby Area 45 27 44 46,522
53 Briarforest 45 35 54 39,139
54 Fairbanks - Northwest Crossing 45 27 43 14,349
55 Greater Greenspoint 44 38 49 41,741
56 Willow Meadows - Willowbend 44 39 43 12,766
57 Energy Corridor 44 29 46 15,827
58 Eldridge - West Oaks 44 35 51 55,128
59 Memorial 43 33 49 33,533
60 South Park 43 41 48 21,322
61 Greater Fondren Southwest 43 38 41 63,016
62 Eastex - Jensen 42 37 44 27,438
63 Westbury 41 41 38 19,568
64 South Main 41 40 42 6,977
65 Sunnyside 41 40 44 20,995
66 Carverdale 38 27 35 3,632
67 Harrisburg - Manchester 37 28 40 3,163
68 Fondren Gardens 36 35 36 2,888
69 Southbelt - Ellington 35 11 34 82,810
70 Clear Lake 34 6 40 64,135
71 Acres Home 34 36 36 24,338
72 South Acres - Crestmont Park 34 34 35 18,955
73 Trinity - Houston Gardens 33 44 38 19,090
74 East Little York 33 33 40 19,871
75 Central Southwest 30 31 35 61,084
76 Greater Inwood 29 24 35 33,800
77 Fort Bend Houston 29 27 36 34,710
78 East Houston 25 37 37 19,943
79 Settagast 23 36 34 3,059
80 Kingwood 21 3 55 58,376
81 Addicks - Park Ten 21 1 35 4,656
82 George Bush Intercontinental Airport 20 12 37 10,526
83 Clinton Park Tri-Community 20 28 32 2,308
84 Westbranch 19 28 34 5,055
85 Pleasantville Area 14 25 33 2,996
86 El Dorado - Oates Prarie 13 19 29 3,145
87 Minnetex 11 9 28 3,502
88 Lake Houston 10 - 30 10,138
89 Hunterwood 2 0 26 2,482

Eating & Drinking

There are about 9,464 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Houston.

People in Houston can walk to an average of 1 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 53 bus and 3 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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Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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La Vista

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Fountain View Fish Market

Bike Score of Houston, TX

Houston is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Houston B-cycle.

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Canino Produce

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Ashford Elementary SPARK Park

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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 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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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 La VistaLa Vista might be the best kept secret in the area for traditional dining. It does t look like much on the outside but everything on the menu is four star gourmet, believe it it not. Also, you can bring your own wine; I recommend the mussels.

Rob Cornelius
on La Vista

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