East End Revitalized Homes For Sale & Real Estate Trends

2022 East End Revitalized homes for sale & insider real estate guide

EAST END REVITALIZED REAL ESTATE GUIDE

Nestled adjacent to Downtown Houston, the East Downtown (also known as EaDo) is only a few minutes away from the Texas Medical Center. The community features great accessibility, notable schools, and a wide range of housing options.

EaDo is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Houston, thanks to its:

The EaDo neighborhood includes new developments, railroad tracks, and proximity to a number of major thoroughfares. Due to the East Downtown's popularity and size, its real estate can be challenging to navigate.

To get personal advice on buying or selling an EaDo home, contact Paige Martin, one of the Top-Ranked Realtors in the United States.

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East End Revitalized Homes For Sale

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1923 La Magnolia Drive
$376,500
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$419,900
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East End Revitalized Homes For Rent

$1,500
2 Beds, 1 Bath
4718 Pease Street
$2,095
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89 Sidney Street
$2,500
2 Beds, 2 Baths
107 Riley Lane
$1,650
2 Beds, 1 Bath
1809 Roosevelt Street
$1,650
2 Beds, 1 Bath
1828 Forest Hill Boulevard
$2,850
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2617 Rusk Street

Table of Contents

  1. East End Revitalized Home Sale Trends
  2. East End Revitalized Best Realtor Insights
  3. East End Revitalized Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. East End Revitalized Schools
  5. East End Revitalized Real Estate Market

East End Revitalized Home Sale Trends

East End Revitalized Real Estate Trends

The East Downtown Neighborhood

East Downtown is one of Houston's most vibrant and rapidly growing neighborhoods. It is home to a 107,000 population. Located in what was once regarded as the outskirts of town, this inner-city community has dramatically turned over the past five years. Nowadays, EaDo is quickly becoming a hot spot for new home builders and developers while also attracting investors and landlords who are looking to acquire income-producing properties. Several reasons for choosing this neighborhood are the area's walkability and proximity to downtown, major employers, and shipping and industrial centers which make it highly sought after.

Six reasons why EaDo makes an interesting neighborhood:

1.) New Developments: New infrastructures and road projects for the redevelopment projects. Major freeways and thoroughfares are easily accessible from the neighborhood. With the building of MetroRail stations at the East End Corridor and Southeast Corridor, the district will soon be accessible.

2.) High Accessibility: There are a lot of accessible neighborhoods in Houston, but Eado's boundary lies with other small neighborhoods making it much accessible to other attractions such as restaurants, bars, breweries, and gyms.

3.) Strong Real Estate Market: Competing offers on properties continue to drive prices into record territory, solidifying Houston's reputation as a sellers' market. Mirroring the redevelopment efforts, property values have appreciated over the past decade. Median sales prices have increased by 23%, while prices per square foot have risen by $149%.

4.) Affordability: Despite being a reputable neighborhood, land value is half the cost compared to Downtown. EaDo homes for sale have price ranges between $200,000 to over $500,000.

5.) Proximity to Job Centers: Close to Downtown where commercial centers, Texas Medical Center, Houston Ship Channel, and Greenway Plaza are located.

6.) Broad Ranges of Housing Options: Eado offers various units such as townhouses, condominiums, and single-family homes.

If you're thinking of relocating to Houston, East Downtown is a great neighborhood to consider. It's centrally located, making it easy to get around, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the area. With numerous developments throughout the district, new construction homes that sold before they are even listed, and school zoning changes, homebuyers may benefit from consulting with the best EaDo Houston realtor.


East End Revitalized Best Realtor Insights

East Downtown is one of Houston’s re-emerging neighborhoods, prized for its central location, high accessibility, and relatively affordable home options.

East Downtown Community Developments


East End Revitalized Maps, Location & Zip Code

East End Revitalized Map

Commute Time East End Revitalized
Downtown (min) 5
Med Ctr (min) 15
Energy Corridor (min) 30
Galleria (min) 20

Map of East End Revitalized

Highlights East End Revitalized
Amenities The East Downtown (EaDo) is Houston’s vibrant neighborhood cultivated from its rich history in arts and music. The EaDo is also known for its various food selections from 10,000 established restaurants, influenced by a diversity of cultures. The neighborhood is also home to the best major league soccer club established, with PNC stadium as its sports sanctuary.

Connected towards economic and social development, East Downtown is perfectly located nearby Houston’s large employment centers.
Golf Courses The East Downtown proves that its location is perfect for sports and outdoor activities. It is located near the following golf courses.

-The Houston Club
-Hermann Park Golf Course
-Gus Wortham Golf Course
-Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range
-Wildcat Golf Club
-F.M. Law Park
-Melrose Golf Course
-Crowley Golf Training
-Sharpstown Park Golf Course
-Glenn Childers
-Houston Golf League
-Pasadena Municipal Golf Course
-River Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails -Heights Hike and Bike Trail East Trailhead
-South Bank Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail - Jensen
-Discovery Green
-Baldwin Park
-Moses LeRoy Park
-Zurrie Malone Park
-Hawthorne Park
-Settegast Park
-Guadalupe Plaza Park
-Emancipation Park
-Quebedeaux Park
-EaDog Park
-Eastwood Park
-Marron (Tony) Park
-Sam Houston Park
Nearby Retail / Dining -Frost Town
-Launch
-Shops Down Under
-Diverscity Clothing Co.
-Gateway Newstands
-The Second Shop
-Grocery One
-Trudy's Hallmark Shop
-Labels Vintage Streetwear
-Xochi
-District 7 Grill
-Irma's Southwest
-Treebeards
-Lone Star Taco Co.
-The Rig Restaurant & Bar
Major Employers -Texas Medical Center
-Houston Ship Channel
-Lead Products Company
-Enuit, LLC
-McKinsey & Co
-Bain & Company
-C.E. Shepherd Co. LP
-OWDT
-Goldenlink Digital
-Tx Print Company Houston
-Contango Oil & Gas Company
-Nesh
-Houston Concrete Company
-True Anomaly Brewing Company

East End Revitalized Schools

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EaDo is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

The HISD features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award-winning schools.

Some of the schools zoned to parts of East Downtown include Dodson Elementary School, Rusk Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, and Austin High School.

*Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different East Downtown areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.


Elementary Schools


The school boundary for Rusk Elementary School runs from Polk Street, St. Charles Street, Lamar Street, and Ennis Street and continues east until it reaches the railroad tracks at McKinney Street. This zone stretches north up to the East End.

The rest of the district is currently zoned to the Dodson Elementary School, which is set to close amidst protests from residents. Students will be rezoned to Blackshear Elementary, just 2 miles from the neighborhood.


Middle Schools



High Schools


Residents located east of Velasco Street, Roberts Street, and Sampson Street are zoned to Austin High School. The rest are zoned to Wheatley High School in the Fifth Ward district.

To find an updated listing of all EaDo real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, the information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school’s website.


East End Revitalized Real Estate Market

East Downtown Single-Family Home Sale Trends


EaDo Single Family Homes

East Downtown Houston single-family homes have been decreasing due to a trend of replacing them with townhomes.

These homes are still on the cheaper side, with prices ranging from $120,000 to over $500,000. Since development is scattered, any property has good potential for commercial use. Lots in these price ranges can reach nearly 9,800 square feet of space.

EaDo Houston single-family homes can have living areas of over 4,800 square feet, and as many as 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

There are some new construction single-family homes available in the district, although not as common as townhomes.


East Downtown Townhomes Sale Trends


EaDo Townhomes

Luxury EaDo townhomes have been promoting activity in the East Downtown real estate market. Numerous projects have gone up in the neighborhood, with most units getting sold before completion.

For prices starting at mid $200,000, EaDo townhomes have proximity to everything, while still having a quiet neighborhood setting.

These luxury East Downtown townhomes for sale often come with upscale finishes, top-of-the-line appliances, gated security, and eco-friendly features.

A townhouse complex is being developed on the lot bounded by Lamar, Roberts, and the Southeast Line. These gated 2- to 3-bedroom EaDo townhomes start from $250,000.

The Lamar Live Oak Crest is another quiet subdivision at the corner of Lamar and Live Oak. The site has 3- to 4-bedroom townhomes of Brownstone style architecture, and has a swimming pool. Prices start at almost $365,000 for living spaces around 2,500 square feet. Some go as high as nearly $700,000 for a 3-bedroom and 3.5 bathroom townhome with over 3,800 square feet of living area.

Capitol Oaks is another fairly new EaDo townhome complex. They offer 3- to 4-bedroom units of contemporary design starting at $549,000 for 3,300 square feet homes, to almost $570,000 for 3,700 square feet.

Other EaDo townhomes include:


East Downtown Condo Sale Trends


Developers in EaDo have also been moving from townhouse-level constructions to multi-family projects such as East Downtown Houston apartments, dorms, and condos.

A private University of Houston dorm is set to be built on the southeast corner of EaDo along Cullen Blvd. This would be beneficial to students going to UH as Cullen provides a better entryway into the campus, especially for those who walk or bike to school.

While there are no high-rise condominiums within the district, mid-rise EaDo condos can be acquired for $250,000 to high $400,000.

Some of the EaDo condo buildings include:

Condos near EaDo include:

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East Downtown Houston TX History


East Downtown was once home to Houston’s old Chinatown. Seeking more affordable land, many Cantonese immigrants moved to the district from Downtown Houston in the 1930s. They established several businesses, attracting other East Asian immigrants.

These Chinese merchants moved to the southeastern edge of Downtown Houston in the early 1950s. It took a while for everything to settle, but by the 1990s many of these businesses have relocated to the current Chinatown near Bellaire and Alief.

The district was left with abandoned warehouses and several bars, but with little development activity. In recent years, however, with the increase in property taxes in Houston’s business districts and the lack of housing in the city, the district started to get the attention it deserves.

In 2008, the East Downtown Management District called for suggestions for a new name to baptize the up-and-coming district. They have a vision of a well-planned, high quality community.

Following the hip trend that’s characteristic of this neighborhood, they named it EaDo, short for East Downtown.


Fun Things To Do Near East Downtown


The neighborhood offers a variety of ethnic grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. EaDo is one of the 10 most accessible Houston neighborhoods.

Nightlife and sporting events draw crowds to the district. The BBVA Compass Stadium, home of the Houston Dynamo and the Texas Southern University football team was completed in 2012 and has been the anchor for EaDo Houston development.

Warehouse Live on 813 St. Emanuel Street is a 1920s warehouse that’s been converted to a live entertainment venue. It was named “Best Musical Venue” in 2008 by Citysearch and has hosted many popular music acts.

Among the many unique shops in EaDo are Aerosol Warfare, an art gallery, and an urban wear boutique.

Another unique concept that fits well with EaDo’s growing creative culture is Houston Makerspace. Through crowdfunding, the facility is a space where creatives can gather to learn and fabricate their ideas into highly-valued works. Their facilities include a wood shop, metal shop, rapid prototyping lab, screen printing studio, jewelry studio, and textiles lab, among others.

The Houston Food Park sits on a parking lot at 1504 Saint Emanuel St., beside the vacant Meridian Sports Bar. This food truck park opens from lunch daily and celebrates Houston’s vibrant food scene.

East Downtown Houston restaurants have some of the best Asian, Mexican, Cajun, and Texan food—though it’s not just humans that are fans of EaDo’s food scene. The Green Bone is a doggie espresso bar on 2104 Leeland and offers healthy snacks and drinks for both pets and their owners.

The neighborhood has a bike score of 70, making it a favorite among many Houston cycling groups. The area is very flat and is home to the Columbia Tap Rail Trail. This 4-mile stretch starts from the south, passes through the scenic Hermann Park, and ends at Dowling Street.

EaDo Stadium

Houston’s first protected, dedicated bike lane will open on Lamar Street in Downtown Houston to effectively connect the Buffalo Bayou Trails and Columbia Bike Trails. Residents who bike to work will have an easier time going to Downtown during rush hour.

Other fun places to visit near EaDo include:

Dining

Arts And Entertainment

Nightlife

Shopping


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