Houston METRO Rail Map: Neighborhoods Near METRORail

Houston Neighborhoods Near The METRORail Best Houston Neighborhoods with easy access to the METRORail.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, “Accessibility” is one of the most influential factors when choosing a neighborhood. (See the 10 Best Houston Neighborhoods For Accessibility.)

NAR’s Community & Transportation Preference Survey also noted that homebuyers consider walkability, proximity to the highway, a short commute and access to public transit among the top considerations when deciding where to live.

The METRORail adds further accessibility to some of Houston’s neighborhoods. Houston’s light rail system carries more than 56,000 riders daily making it one of the most travelled lines in the US.

The Houston METRORail, a 22.7-mile light rail system, adds further accessibility to some of the Bayou City’s neighborhoods. With more than 11.3 million riders annually, the METRORail is the second most-traveled light rail in the Southern United States.

Houston neighborhoods near the Metro Rail benefit from this “new accessibility.” Over 25,000 existing homes have convenient access to stations, providing easy commutes to and from major Houston retail, entertainment, cultural, and employment centers. (See Houston condos near the METRORail.)

Homes near existing and planned Metro Rail lines can also enjoy long term benefits – including increasing property values.

As shown on the Houston METRORail map above, the 12.8-mile North/Red Line runs north to south, connecting several key Houston neighborhoods. The Green (East) and Purple (Southeast) lines are recent additions, adding 3.3 and 6.6 miles of diverging tracks to the system. Planned expansions like the University/Blue Line and the Uptown/Gold Line will connect to west and southwest neighborhoods.

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HOUSTON METRORAIL MAP:
NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR METRORAIL STATIONS

Neighborhood Nearest METRORail Lines Nearest METRORail StationsMedian Sales Price
Downtown HoustonRed, Green, PurpleUH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square, Bell, Downtown Transit Center$255,000
EaDo / East DowntownGreen, PurpleEaDo Stadium$285,000
Lindale ParkRedLindale Park$238,000
Midtown RedWheeler, Ensemble/HCC, McGowen$410,000
Medical Center RedMemorial Hermann/Houston Zoo, Dryden/TMC, Texas Medical Center TC, Smith Lands, Reliant Park, Fannin South$301,900
Museum District RedMuseum District, Hermann Park/Rice U$785,750
Northside Village RedQuitman Near Northside, Fulton North Central, Moody Park, and Cavalcade$234,900

BEST HOUSTON NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR THE METRORAIL

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1. Downtown Houston

Downtown Houston Location

With over 3,500 companies and 200,000 employees, Downtown is one of Houston’s main employment hubs.

In addition to having convenient access to the METRO bus lines and the city’s main thoroughfares, Downtown has several METRORail stations, including UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square, Bell, and the Downtown Transit Center.

Central Station, which is on the Red, Green, and Purple lines, is located in Downtown.

One of the most unique aspects of this neighborhood is that it houses just under 3,000 residents, spread out through a collection of Downtown Houston lofts & condos, giving the neighborhood a “small community feel.”

There are 25 residential downtown Houston loft and condo buildings (see map and details below), which compose the majority of the available real estate options.

Many of its lofts and condos are minutes from key METRORail stations. To see Downtown Houston condos near METRORail, see map below.

Houston Condos Near METRORail

Residents enjoy living a few blocks away from Theatre District (also 2nd in the nation with the largest number of seats), numerous parks, Sundance Cinema, and the Bayou Center.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Central Business District, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, Convention Center, Revention Music Center, Wortham Center, University of Houston-Downtown, Hobby Center, Jones Hall, Aquarium
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Vic & Anthony’s, Flying Saucer, Quattro, Irma’s, The Grove, Conservatory, Treebeards, Main Kitchen, Hearsay, Prohibition
  • Grocery Stores: Phoenicia Speciality Foods, Randall’s
  • Trails & Parks: Discovery Green, Market Square Park, Buffalo Bayou Trails

Downtown Houston is a bustling district filled with residential and commercial skyscrapers; streets lines up with restaurants, bars, and clubs; parks; and an extensive network of pedestrian tunnels, making for an inviting and fantastic living experience in downtown Houston.

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Downtown Condo Map

2. EaDo / East Downtown

East Downtown LocationThanks to its great location near some of Houston’s major employment centers, East Downtown (or simply, EaDo) is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the Inner Loop. Dubbed the “Art and Soul of Houston,” redevelopment efforts have also made EaDo one of Houston’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Over the past few years, this community has seen one of the largest investments in capital projects of any part of Houston.

The Green and Purple lines share the EaDo Stadium station, located north of the BBVA Compass Stadium.

EaDo benefits from the new BBVA Soccer stadium, MetroRail expansion, multiple new apartment and townhome complexes and an explosion of (highly rated) new restaurants and bars.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: BBVA Compass Stadium
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Ninfa’s, El Tiempo, Huynh, Andes, District 7 Grill, Cafe TH, Kim Son
  • Grocery Stores: Long Sing Supermarket, Kim Hung

The reinvention of the EaDo area has propelled it among Houston Neighborhoods With Best Land Value Appreciation.

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East Downtown (EaDo) houston map

3. Lindale Park

Nestled north of Northside Village, Lindale Park sits near the intersection of Loop 610 and I-45. The neighborhood boasts of a small neighborhood atmosphere, located some 4 miles north of Houston’s Central Business District.

Residents can easily commute to Downtown and Texas Medical Center via the neighborhood’s Lindale Park station. As seen on the Houston METRORail map above, nearby Cavalcade station is just outside the neighborhood’s southern borders.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Houston Center
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Asia Market, Bocca Deli, Edison, Arabella Mediterranean Cuisine, Gorditas Aguascalientes, Taqueria Abasolo
  • Grocery Stores: Sprouts Farmers Market, Fiesta Mart, Jensen Supermarket, Gerardo’s Drive-In, Walmart Super Center, Phoenicia Specialty Foods
  • Trails & Parks: Moody Park, Irvington Park, Montie Beach Park, Woodland Park, Hogg Park, White Oak Park

 

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4. Midtown

Midtown Location

Located between Downtown and the Museum District, Midtown is a mixed-use neighborhood featuring a lively street scene and relatively affordable homes.

Midtown not only has immediate access to the Southwest, South, and Gulf freeways, the neighborhood also has three Red Line stations within its borders (Wheeler, Ensemble/HCC, and McGowen).

Midtown residents are a few blocks away from approximately 180 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Many of Midtown’s new construction homes were designed to accommodate and encourage retail activities on the first floors of multi-story buildings.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Houston Community College
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Brennan’s, Breakfast Klub, Reef, Artisans, CoCo’s, The Front Porch
  • Grocery Stores: Randall’s, Fiesta
  • Trails & Parks: Midtown Park, Bethel Park, Peggy’s Point Plaza Park, West Webster Street Park, Elizabeth Baldwin Park

Midtown also has an excellent reputation in public transportation and bike-ability. The METRORail runs through the neighborhood, providing residents easy access to the main city districts.

 

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Houston Midtown Map

6. Medical Center

One of the largest medical complexes in the world, the Texas Medical Center boasts of over 30 member institutions in various medical specialties. The Medical Center area is also one of Houston’s main employment centers, with over 100,000 workers commuting to the district daily.

Located south of Hermann Park, the Medical Center area has several Houston Metro Rail stations: Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo, Dryden/TMC, Texas Medical Center TC, Smith Lands, Reliant Park, and Fannin South.

Upscale condos and luxury townhomes are popular in the neighborhood, though single-family patio homes are also available in the Medical Center area.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Children’s Museum, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Zoo, Rice University
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Lucille’s, Bodegas, Monarch, The Park Grill, Barnaby’s Cafe Museum District, Raven Grill
  • Grocery Stores: Randall’s
  • Trails & Parks: Hermann Park, Museum Park, Hermann Park Golf Course, Rice University Running Trails

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Medical Center Map

6. Museum District

Museum District LocationHouston’s Museum District is 2nd in the country (only to Manhattan, NY) with the largest number of museums in a contiguous area.

Within a 1.5 mile radius, the Museum District includes 19 museums that offers educational, artistic, and scientific resources. A dozen of the member museums have free admission each day.

YourHoustonNews wrote, “Museum District represents world-class collections of art, history and science – all within a walkable area. The museums are one of the biggest draws to the city – and one of the reasons more and more visitors consider Houston a leisure destination.”

In addition, this area includes Rice University, Houston’s Zoo, Hermann Park Golf Course, three running trails, Miller Outdoor Theatre and MetroRAIL access to The Medical Center and Downtown Houston.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Children’s Museum, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Zoo, Rice University
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Lucille’s, Bodegas, Monarch, The Park Grill, Barnaby’s Cafe Museum District, Raven Grill
  • Grocery Stores: Randall’s
  • Trails & Parks: Hermann Park, Museum Park, Hermann Park Golf Course, Rice University Running Trails

Museum District is among the Houston Neighborhoods With Best Land Value Appreciation.

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Houston Museum District Map

7. Northside Village

Made up of several smaller communities, Northside Village / Near Northside is one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods.

Located a few minutes north of Downtown, Northside Village is nestled in the area south of Loop 610, east of I-45, west of I-69, and north of I-10.

One of Houston’s neighborhoods undergoing redevelopment, Northside features 4 stations: Quitman Near Northside, Fulton North Central, Moody Park, and Cavalcade. Burnett TC Casa De Amigos is just outside the neighborhood’s borders.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Hardy Yards
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Asia Market, Bocca Deli, Edison, Arabella Mediterranean Cuisine, Gorditas Aguascalientes, Taqueria Abasolo
  • Grocery Stores: Sprouts Farmers Market, Kroger, Fiesta Mart, Jensen Supermarket, Stop at Joe’s, Canino Produce Farmers Market
  • Trails & Parks: Moody Park, Irvington Park, Woodland Park, Hogg Park

Museum District is among the Houston Neighborhoods With Best Land Value Appreciation.

Northside Village

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