Houston’s Trendiest Neighborhoods Right Now
Houston’s home market is constantly in flux, so it can be difficult to know which neighborhoods are best for buying and flipping. The neighborhoods below are consistently rated among Houston’s most charming. They also provide great returns on your investment for flips and new builds. Most importantly, they are hot right now, so don’t wait!
When you think “classic Houston,” you think of this well-heeled neighborhood. With a central location, expansive lots, and beautiful homes, River Oaks is an ideal location for families. The newly-opened River Oaks Arts District is a bonus!
First organized in the 1900s, The Heights is well known in Houston for its small-town vibe set in the middle of the country’s fourth-largest city. Its streets are lined with trendy boutiques, and its elementary schools are some of the best in the city. It attracts young professionals with children, and home prices seem to go up here every year.
This popular neighborhood first gained notoriety as a haven for artists and intellectuals in the 1960s. It quickly became synonymous with Houston’s LGBTQ community, and it remains notable for its progressive reputation. Today, the neighborhood boasts the best restaurants in the city, a booming arts scene, and a near-perfect location for city dwellers.
Located in between Rice University and Montrose, Houston’s Museum District is also one of its hottest real estate spots. The lure of Hermann Park (home of the Houston Zoo) and world-class institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts have made this one of the city’s most popular places for new construction. The neighborhood’s restaurant scene is up-and-coming, and its location so close to downtown is difficult to match.
The Rice University neighborhood has been hot for many years, and it shows no signs of letting up. Rice is consistently ranked as the top university in Texas and one of the country’s most prestigious. The neighborhood that surrounds it matches its vibe with urbane sophistication and one of the most well-educated zip codes in the state. Located close to Montrose and the Museum District, the neighborhood offers easy access to culture, nightlife, and the city’s impressive restaurant scene.
Known for its burgeoning population of 20- and 30-somethings, Midtown is one of Houston’s busiest markets. Located just southwest of downtown, the neighborhood experienced a residential rebirth starting in the 1990s. Today, it is home to some of the best bars in the city and attracts a diverse group of residents eager to live in the heart of the city.
Located close to both River Oaks and Montrose, Upper Kirby offers a thoughtful blend of both neighborhoods. It is decidedly upscale, with some of the city’s best (and most expensive) shopping and a slew of high-end restaurants. Yet it also benefits from its proximity to Montrose in attracting a younger, more diverse constituency.