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Houston is one of the most progressive cities in the country. With thousands of industries such as petroleum, manufacturing, and engineering firms headquartered in the area, residential units in Houston became one of the most sought-after properties in the country. Furthermore, Houston’s strong identity and culture lures a lot of buyers into buying homes in the city.

Houston’s diversity paved way to several neighborhoods, all with their own characteristics and appeal depending on the needs of the people. For instance, upscale communities such as River Oaks, Afton Oaks, and Oak Estates belong to a group of neighborhoods called Central Houston. These groups of communities in Houston are grouped according to their location and not according to their geographical administrative division.

Below is a brief description of Houston neighborhood information according to their divisions. Click on the links below to get more detailed information regarding the communities inside Houston.

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Central Houston

Central Houston is comprised of some of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods with a median appraised value of $1.5 million. This affluent area shaded by tall oak trees and verdant lawns is one of the most renowned groups of communities in Houston, primarily due to the luxurious allure of huge Victorian and Gilded mansions with fine attention to every detail.

Another appeal to the buyers is peaceful and quiet living—all without leaving the boundaries of Houston. Among the communities that belong to Central Houston are Afton Oaks, Avalon Place, Camp Logan, Crestwood, Highland Village, Hyde Park, Memorial Park / Rice Military, Montrose, Museum District, Oak Estates, River Oaks, and Upper Kirby.

Memorial / West

Formerly a vast expanse composed of empty lots and farms, the Memorial area saw rapid transformation as an extension of the suburban development inside the 610 Loop. Catered mostly to upper-middle class families in Houston, Memorial quickly prospered as real estate developers saw the potential of the community despite it being beyond I-610.

While some of the houses built in the 1950’s and 1960’s still retain their original appearance, other properties were demolished to give way to newer developments such as townhomes and low to mid-rise condominium complexes. Communities included in the Memorial / West area are Briargrove Park, Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hunters Creek Village, Memorial, Memorial Villages, Piney Point / Shady Lane, and Royal Oaks.

Downtown / Neartown

The Downtown area serves as the beating heart for the entire city of Houston. The city’s central business district belongs to the area, which is comprised of more than 150,000 employees on 3,500 companies. Because of the continuous progress experienced by Houston, the area also saw a rapid transformation from merely an outskirt of the district to lively and buzzing ecosystem.

Currently, the housing options Downtown and Neartown are a combination of loft-type residential buldings, townhomes, and single family units.

Southwest

Southwest is a group of communities that is primarily composed by the Texas Medical Center, University Area, and surrounding neighborhoods.Southwest caters to people with business at the Texas Medical Center, the biggest medical facility in the United States.

As the second largest employing area in Houston with more than 106,000 employees, Southwest’s main appeal is proximity to the medical complex. However, the increasing number of students in the University Area also paved way to Southwest communities as a home to students and employees of the universities in Houston. Areas covered by Southwest are Bellaire, Braeswood, Collegeview, Medical Center, Pembleton, Southampton, Sunset Terrace, and West University.

Central West

Central West communities are just some of the well preserved communities in Houston despite the unprecedented changes in the city. Because these communities are mostly exclusive, they managed to protect the integrity of their neighborhood and keep the spirit of their community intact.

With houses following the aesthetics of Victorian manors and traditional American units, Central West neighborhoods are just some of the most well-known areas in the city. The enclaves included in Central West are Briargrove, Broad Oaks, Pine Shadows, and Tanglewood.

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