These 7 Neighborhoods Are the Hottest Places to Buy in Houston Right Now

These 7 Neighborhoods Are the Hottest Places to Buy in Houston Right Now

September 24, 2019 by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

Houston is rich with sought-after neighborhoods, each with its own style and vibe. Whether you crave the allure of West U, the history of the Heights or the hot spots of Montrose, there’s something for everybody. After all, location, location… you get it. Here is our roundup of Houston’s top seven ’hoods.

Garden Oaks

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An up-and-coming neighborhood with laid-back character and charm, Garden Oaks offers its residents more bang for their buck in a mix of ranch- and plantation-style homes. With tree-lined streets, oversize lots, an active civic club and a small-town vibe, the quaint community, founded in the late 1930s, appeals to growing families looking for a suburban lifestyle just north of the Loop. 1090 Lamonte Ln., Kay Harnden, kay.harnden@cbunited.com, coldwellbankerhomes.com

The Heights

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From buzzy 19th Street to the local arts markets and recurring events like Lights in the Heights, there is no doubt that The Heights is an active, tight-knit community. Founded in the late 1800s, the covetable area maintains unparalleled character and charm through its colorful Victorian and bungalow-style, often historic abodes. And with its picturesque hike and bike trail, The Heights is certainly one of the most walkable—and family-friendly—’hoods in town. 1618 Arlington St., Bill Baldwin, bill@yourblvd.com, yourblvd.com

Memorial Villages

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Situated just outside of the hustle of the city, it’s one of the most elite areas of Houston. Updated traditional-, Georgian-, Mediterranean- and ranch-style homes on larger lots comprise the collection of six independent villages, near highly rated schools and plenty of retail therapy. 705 Kuhlman Rd., Cara Moore, 713.784.0888, greenwoodking.com

Montrose

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New construction gravitates toward French-contemporary with an eye for modern trends, characterizing the artsy, offbeat vibe of this centrally located neighborhood. It’s home to a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, thrift stores and quaint coffee shops, as well as two local treasures—Rothko Chapel and The Menil Collection. 1414 Banks St., Rosie Meyers, 713.903.8107, johndaugherty.com

Museum District

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This pedestrian-friendly ’hood full of cultural institutions that attract tourists and residents alike provides a wealth of living options, from high-rise condos to traditional and gated estates. 5104 Caroline St., Ste. 801, Nicole Calderon, 281.652.5588; Sudhoff Companies, sudhoffco.com / Rendering by Bozga

River Oaks

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Historically recognized as the city’s most affluent neighborhood, River Oaks is a posh, old-money enclave in the heart of Houston. Traditional-style mansions, many of which are designed by world-famous architects like John Staub and Hiram Salisbury, are rooted mere minutes from top schools, shopping and art galleries. 1721 River Oaks Blvd., Walter Bering, walter.bering@sothebyshomes.com, sothebyshomes.com

West U

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In addition to being named Texas’ wealthiest neighborhood (according to finance site 247wallst.‌com), West University boasts a top elementary school, strong security, a singular sense of community and a centralized location. The “city within a city” also has its own zoning and deed restrictions to maintain its residential image, full of architectural diversity from original bungalows to new constructions. 5330 Cherokee St., Cathy Blum, 713.524.0888, greenwoodking.com













These 7 Neighborhoods Are the Hottest Places to Buy in Houston Right Now

September 24, 2019 by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

Houston is rich with sought-after neighborhoods, each with its own style and vibe. Whether you crave the allure of West U, the history of the Heights or the hot spots of Montrose, there’s something for everybody. After all, location, location… you get it. Here is our roundup of Houston’s top seven ’hoods.

Garden Oaks

Garden_Oaks.jpg

An up-and-coming neighborhood with laid-back character and charm, Garden Oaks offers its residents more bang for their buck in a mix of ranch- and plantation-style homes. With tree-lined streets, oversize lots, an active civic club and a small-town vibe, the quaint community, founded in the late 1930s, appeals to growing families looking for a suburban lifestyle just north of the Loop. 1090 Lamonte Ln., Kay Harnden, kay.harnden@cbunited.com, coldwellbankerhomes.com

The Heights

The_Heights.jpg

From buzzy 19th Street to the local arts markets and recurring events like Lights in the Heights, there is no doubt that The Heights is an active, tight-knit community. Founded in the late 1800s, the covetable area maintains unparalleled character and charm through its colorful Victorian and bungalow-style, often historic abodes. And with its picturesque hike and bike trail, The Heights is certainly one of the most walkable—and family-friendly—’hoods in town. 1618 Arlington St., Bill Baldwin, bill@yourblvd.com, yourblvd.com

Memorial Villages

Memorial_Villages.jpg

Situated just outside of the hustle of the city, it’s one of the most elite areas of Houston. Updated traditional-, Georgian-, Mediterranean- and ranch-style homes on larger lots comprise the collection of six independent villages, near highly rated schools and plenty of retail therapy. 705 Kuhlman Rd., Cara Moore, 713.784.0888, greenwoodking.com

Montrose

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New construction gravitates toward French-contemporary with an eye for modern trends, characterizing the artsy, offbeat vibe of this centrally located neighborhood. It’s home to a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, thrift stores and quaint coffee shops, as well as two local treasures—Rothko Chapel and The Menil Collection. 1414 Banks St., Rosie Meyers, 713.903.8107, johndaugherty.com

Museum District

Museum_District.jpg

This pedestrian-friendly ’hood full of cultural institutions that attract tourists and residents alike provides a wealth of living options, from high-rise condos to traditional and gated estates. 5104 Caroline St., Ste. 801, Nicole Calderon, 281.652.5588; Sudhoff Companies, sudhoffco.com / Rendering by Bozga

River Oaks

River_Oakscrop.jpg

Historically recognized as the city’s most affluent neighborhood, River Oaks is a posh, old-money enclave in the heart of Houston. Traditional-style mansions, many of which are designed by world-famous architects like John Staub and Hiram Salisbury, are rooted mere minutes from top schools, shopping and art galleries. 1721 River Oaks Blvd., Walter Bering, walter.bering@sothebyshomes.com, sothebyshomes.com

West U

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In addition to being named Texas’ wealthiest neighborhood (according to finance site 247wallst.‌com), West University boasts a top elementary school, strong security, a singular sense of community and a centralized location. The “city within a city” also has its own zoning and deed restrictions to maintain its residential image, full of architectural diversity from original bungalows to new constructions. 5330 Cherokee St., Cathy Blum, 713.524.0888, greenwoodking.com