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EaDo/East Downtown Houston Real Estate

EaDo is one of Houston’s most exciting neighborhoods thanks to great access to downtown and fantastic new development projects.

East Downtown (affectionately known as EaDo) is one of Houston’s most interesting neighborhoods, thanks to:

EaDo real estate can be tricky to navigate given the neighborhood’s new construction (some builders have very low quality and/or reliability scores), railroad tracks (you don’t want to live too close to one), amount of major thoroughfares (you don’t want to live on one). Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of EaDo’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell EaDo homes for sale.


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12 Things EaDo Real Estate Buyers Should Know

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

  • EaDo is immediately adjacent to Downtown Houston. The district is also a few minutes from the Texas Medical Center, Houston Ship Channel, and Greenway Plaza.
  • The BBVA Compass Stadium is within the district, and the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park are just across the freeway. The neighborhood is also minutes away from Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center.
  • EaDo real estate is some of the most competitively priced properties in the Inner Loop. EaDo benefits from the new BBVA Soccer stadium, METRORail expansion, multiple new apartment and townhome complexes, and growing list of (highly rated) new restaurants and bars.
  • EaDo is one of 10 most accessible neighborhoods in Houston due to its proximity to Downtown Houston and recent surge of commercial development within the area.
  • East Downtown features a number of housing options, including single-family homes, townhomes, and condos.
  • Previously home to Houston’s Chinatown, East Downtown is in the process of reinvention. Dubbed EaDo, the district is now a hotspot for residential and commercial development.
  • The neighborhood is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Austin High School and Wheatly High School are among the schools serving EaDo homes.
  • EaDo features a number of single-family homes, but most have been torn down in favor of luxury townhome development.
  • Luxury townhomes are common in the area. Most are newly constructed and are from reputable Houston builders.
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  • Condos and lofts are also popular in the neighborhood. East Side Lofts and Herrin Lofts are both near the BBVA Compass Stadium and the METRORail EaDo/Stadium Station.
  • EaDo homes typically feature a 3-bedroom floor plan, spread across 1,500 to 2,500 square feet of living space.
  • Prices for EaDo homes for sale can start at around $150,000, with the most expensive homes fetching more than $500,000.

East Downtown TX Maps and Location

EaDo spans 213 acres of mostly industrial land between the George R. Brown Convention Center, East End, and the Third Ward.

The triangle-shaped district is bordered by Gulf Fwy to the southwest, Eastex Fwy to the northwest, and the Union Pacific rail line that runs from Commerce to Cullen.

Much of the area is undergoing development toward retail and residential use. It is common to see new construction in the neighborhood.

Aside from the residential and business sites, the EaDo promenade is also being built on Bastrop Street, spanning 5 blocks between Bell and McKinney.

This 80-foot-wide area will be paved with granite and lined with trees, converting it into the only green space and pedestrian promenade within the neighborhood.

The district offers quick and easy access to major freeways I-45 (Gulf Fwy) and US-59 (Eastex Fwy). The neighborhood is also minutes from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.

The area also offers good transit with buses plying Cullen and Polk St, and buses going to University of Houston and Texas State University.

New METRORail expansion routes have opened in the neighborhood. Both the Green and Purple Lines pass through the Eado/Stadium Station.

This vibrant neighborhood continues to grow and attract homebuyers and businesses.

The East Downtown Houston zip codes are 77003 and 77023.

Nearby zip codes include: 77004, 77011, 77002, 77010, 77019, and 77006. (View Houston zip code map)

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– “One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” Real Trends
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Neighborhoods Near EaDo Houston TX

North of EaDo

East of EaDo

  • Eastwood
  • Second Ward

East Downtown Houston Schools

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 a 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, 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.

  • Dodson Elementary School at 1808 Sampson St. The Dodson Montessori Magnet School accepts children from Pre-K to 5th grade. The school fuses montessori theories with HISD’s curriculum goals.
  • Rusk Elementary School at 2805 Garrow St. The Rusk School offers a Science, Technology, & Mathematics magnet services to students from PK-8th grade. The school has an award-winning robotics and CSTEM team due to its  great Integrated Technology Program.

Middle Schools

Public Middle Schools zoned to East Downtown include:


  • Jackson Middle School at 5100 Polk St. Jackson Middle School is one of Houston’s most historic schools. The school is located in the University district and offers a great athletics program, as well as classes on Engineering, Robotics, Math, Science, and Writing. The school is home to a 3-time defending champion of the International C-STEM Challenge.

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.

  • Austin High School at 1700 Dumble St. The Stephen F. Austin High School is located in the Eastwood area and serves students in grades 9 to 12. The school offers a magnet program for teaching professions and is one of the most architecturally beautiful campuses in Houston.
  • Wheatley High School at 4801 Providence St. The Phyllis Wheatley High School offers a technology magnet program. The school also excels in athletics, with a highly-rated football and basketball team.

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

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

East Downtown Real Estate Trends

East Downtown Houston real estate prices have dramatically increased in the past few years. Median sales price and average price per square foot have posted steady increases. Some homes stay on the market for less than 20 days.

The commercial development boom appears to push real estate prices up.

For the past decade, artists and makers have been transforming the district’s industrial warehouses into living spaces or art canvases. It continues to attract younger crowds looking for EaDo Houston rentals or cheaper East Downtown Houston lofts.

The block surrounding Capitol, Rusk, and St. Charles street across the BBVA Compass Stadium is also being cleared with the possibility of being turned into a mixed-use development.

This hip district is also getting the attention of businesses and startups, attracted to its young crowd. Houston’s leading mobile app development agency, ChaiOne, is moving their headquarters to a historic building at the corner of Leeland and Delano. The company recognizes EaDo’s need for retail spaces and intends to rent out the first floor of the building for retail tenants.

With this, Houstonians are looking at the possibility of EaDo becoming a non-energy tech district. START, a co-working space dedicated to startup companies and freelancers of web and mobile apps, is located at a 5,000-square-foot lot on 1121 Delano St. This is also where the East Downtown Management District holds office.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding EaDo real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at [email protected].

East Downtown Single-Family Home Sale Trends

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 much 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

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:

  • EaDo Trails
  • Modern EaDo
  • McKinney Landing

East Downtown Condo Sale Trends

Developers in EaDo have also been moving from townhouse-level constructions to multifamily 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 entry way into the campus, especially for those who walk or bike to school.

While there are 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:

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 is Aerosol Warfare, an art gallery and 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 to 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.

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:


  • Cafe TH
  • The Cajun Stop
  • Huynh
  • Brothers Taco House
  • Sparkle’s Hamburger Spot
  • Kim Son
  • District 7 Grill
  • Not Jus’ Donuts

Arts And Entertainment

  • Canal Street Gallery
  • Texas Art Asylum
  • Mercury Houston
  • Studio 101
  • Blue Box Theatre
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  • Club 2020
  • Cork Soakers
  • D & W Lounge
  • Dionisio Winery
  • Little Woodrow
  • Mojeaux’s Louisiana Drinkery
  • Walker Street Gastropub
  • 8th Wonder Brewery
  • Super Happy Fun Land


  • Club 2020
  • Cork Soakers
  • D & W Lounge
  • Dionisio Winery
  • Little Woodrow
  • Mojeaux’s Louisiana Drinkery
  • Walker Street Gastropub
  • 8th Wonder Brewery
  • Super Happy Fun Land

East Downtown Houston Realtor – Paige Martin

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