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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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Canino Produce

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Bedrock City Comics

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 $1,300 and the average home price is $305,975.

Rental info for Catalina Village in the Houston area
from $1,009
1 bed
Walk Score 68
Rental info for Discovery At Mandolin in the Houston area
from $913
1 bed
Walk Score 29
Rental info for Westgate Apartments in the Houston area
from $775
1 bed
Walk Score 62
Rental info for Cypress Parc in the Houston area
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2 bed
Walk Score 18
Rental info for Southpoint in the Houston area
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1 bed
Walk Score 61
Rental info for Redford, The in the Houston area
from $775
1 bed
Walk Score 65
Rental info for 2100 Memorial in the Houston area
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Studio
Walk Score 47
Rental info for Essex House in the Houston area
from $1,135
1 bed
Walk Score 74

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

Houston Neighborhoods

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Population

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

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.

icon for car shares in Houston

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 Comics

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Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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La Vista

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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Urban Harvest Eastside Market

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Levy Park

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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 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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The Plaza Museum District

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La Vista

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northbound on Kirby toward Westheimer

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Sam Houston Statue

thumbnail for Bedrock City ComicsThis 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 Comics

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Fountain In Museum District

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Fountain View Fish Market

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Children's Museum of Houston

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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