Houston Downtown at a Glance:
But behind a recent decade-long, $4 billion push from developers, which includes amenities like Discovery Green Park, Houston Pavillions, and sports stadiums Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, downtown is once again vying for elite status among Houston’s fickle five million.
Houston Downtown on the Map:
Houston Downtown Transportation:
Houston Downtown Real Estate:
The award-winning Four Seasons Condos (1111 Caroline) offer accommodations below the million dollar limit -including easy access to Houston Pavillions and Discovery Green Park- but pack plenty of oomph! with separate floor plans that may be combined into one super unit because, well, sometimes you just need two condos.
If you’d rather lease, both the Keystone (1120 Texas) and Capitol Lofts (711 Main) occasionally have spaces available pricing between $1500 and $3000 a month.
Houston Downtown Nightlife:
Lone Star Saloon (1900 Travis) offers up its watered down mixed drinks and engaging atmosphere while the efficient Dean’s Credit Clothing (316 Main), a bar and clothing boutique, is around for those timesavers that like to get their drink and their shop on simultaneously.
The Jet Lounge (1515 Pease), Meridian (1503 Chartres), and Sammy's at 2016 Main all offer up qualty live music shows regularly.
Houston Downtown Bars:
705 Main finds a slightly less regale drunk favorite: The Flying Saucer. It’s clear to see why Houston Republicans have made this a favorite spot of theirs: The Saucer offers over 200 kinds of beer, 60 oz serving sizes, and munificent tax breaks for the wealthy.
Leon’s Lounge (1006 McGowen) is another place with history (opened in 1947), but the somewhat derelict appearance helps add to the lore.
Hearsay Gastro Lounge (218 Travis St.) was one of the first Houston bars to embrace the concept of uniting mixology with a full food menu. Come here for interesting cocktails and savory eats.
Houston Downtown Restaurants:
The 25-year-old Indian cuisine hangout Yatra Brasserie (706 Main) is never without a crowd. Sambuca (909 Texas), where daily live music works as an audio supplement to the impressive assortment of Seafood and Mediterranean-style pastas, is popular among the professionals as well.
Birraporetti’s (500 Louisiana), billed as “A great Italian restaurant… a heck of an Irish Bar,” benefits from its proximity to the Alley Theater (615 Texas), Jones Hall (615 Louisiana), and the Wortham Theater and Hobby Center (501 Texas).
Houston Downtown Shopping:
Houston Downtown Parks:
Houston Downtown Schools and Essentials:
J. Will Jones Elementary School
1810 Suart Street
Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (Elementary and Secondary combined)
Downtown Houston Secondary Schools:
E.O. Smith Education Center
Downtown Houston High Schools:
Reagan H.S. (not in downtown, but does take students from downtown)
413 East 13th
Downtown Houston Private Schools:
Incarnate Word Academy (girls only)
Zip Code: 77002
Postal Services: 77201-9998 (closest)