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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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47 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 24th 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: Neartown - Montrose, Midtown and Downtown.

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Houston Neighborhoods

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 7,756 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Houston.

People in Houston can walk to an average of 0.6 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

36 Transit Score of Houston, TX

Houston has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Houston apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Houston has some public transportation and about 100 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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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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Texadelphia

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Big Woodrow's Bar & Grill

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La Vista

49 Bike Score of Houston, TX

Houston is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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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 Co.

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Ashford Elementary SPARK Park

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Urban Harvest Farmers 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

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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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