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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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48 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 21st most walkable large city in the US with 2,099,451 residents.

Houston has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Houston's most walkable neighborhoods: Neartown - Montrose, Midtown and Greenway - Upper Kirby.

Houston Apartments for Rent

Houston Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 7,733 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

37 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 114 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

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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

51 Bike Score of Houston, TX

Houston is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Canino Produce Co.

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Ashford Elementary SPARK Park

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Urban Harvest Farmers 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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Central Market

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northbound on Kirby toward Westheimer

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Sam Houston Statue

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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