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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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Treebeards on Market Square

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Texadelphia

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 9,074 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

Photo of Sam Houston Statue in Houston

Sam Houston Statue

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Fountain In Museum District

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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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Sam Houston Statue

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Westchester Swim and Tennis Club

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Levy Park

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Canino Produce

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Ashford Elementary SPARK Park

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Urban Harvest Eastside Market

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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Levy Park

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Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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TMC Transit Center

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Village Greenery & Flowers

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

Houston is Talking About...

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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 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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