Houston Neighborhoods Near The METRORail

Houston Neighborhoods Near The METRORail

Looking for a home with easy access to the Houston METRORail?


Houston Neighborhoods Near 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.

Carrying over 60,000 riders daily, the METRORail ranks as the second most-traveled light rail system in the Southern United States and 12th in the nation.

With over 18 million riders annually, the Houston METRORail – a 22.7-mile light rail system – adds further accessibility to some of the Bayou City’s neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods near the Houston METRORail enjoy this 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 Houston light rail lines can also enjoy long-term benefits–including increasing property values.

As shown on the map above, the Houston METRORail routes comprise three lines:

  • The 12.8-mile North/Red Line runs north to south, connecting several key Houston neighborhoods
  • The Green (East) and Purple (Southeast) lines, adding 3.3 and 6.6 miles of diverging tracks respectively, share a segment in downtown Houston.
    –After both lines opened May 2015, the Green line opened two more stations (67th Street and Magnolia Transit Center) on January 2017.

If you’re curious to find out what it’s like to live along the Houston METRORail, my team gathered relevant real estate statistics and data for 7 of the best Houston neighborhoods near METRORail stations where you can take advantage of this accessibility.

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Table of Contents

  1. Houston Neighborhoods Near METRORail Stations
  2. Best Houston Neighborhoods Near The METRORail
  3. Top Ranked Realtors: Paige Martin & The Houston Properties Team

Houston Neighborhoods Near METRORail Stations

Houston Neighborhoods Near METRORail Stations

We've included the summary of real estate statistics for the best Houston neighborhoods near the METRORail. Please contact Paige Martin, the #1 Houston Realtor in Keller Williams Memorial, for more data or for a custom analysis report of which neighborhood may be best for you.

Neighborhood Nearest Lines Nearest Stations Median Sales Price
Downtown Houston Red, Green, Purple UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square, Bell, Downtown Transit Center $298,000
EaDo/East Downtown Green, Purple EaDo Stadium $347,500
Lindale Park Red Lindale Park $336,000
Midtown Red Wheeler, Ensemble/HCC, McGowen $315,500
Medical Center Red Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo, Dryden/TMC, Texas Medical Center TC, Smith Lands, Reliant Park, Fannin South $275,000
Museum District Red Museum District, Hermann Park/Rice U $900,000
Northside Village Red Quitman Near Northside, Fulton North Central, Moody Park, and Cavalcade $309,400

Best Houston Neighborhoods Near The METRORail

Best Houston Neighborhoods Near The METRORail

Accessibility is one of the biggest factors to consider when choosing a neighborhood to live in. Contact us for updates about the Houston METRORail expansion, a more comprehensive guide for neighborhoods near the METRORail, or for a custom list of homes found in the best places to live in Houston.

1. Downtown Houston

Downtown Houston Map

About the Neighborhood

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, there are several Downtown Houston METRORail stations:

  • UH-Downtown
  • Preston
  • Street Square
  • Bell
  • Downtown Transit Center

Central Station, which has access to the Red, Green, and Purple lines, can also be found here.

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, which gives the neighborhood a “small community feel.”

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

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

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Landmarks and Key Places

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, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall, Aquarium

  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Vic & Anthony’s, The Rustic, Your Pie, Flying Saucer, Irma’s, The Grove, Treebeards, Zydeco Louisiana Diner, Main Kitchen, Hearsay on the Green, The Oyster Bar at Prohibition

  • Grocery Stores: Phoenicia Speciality Foods, Randalls

  • Trails & Parks: Discovery Green, Market Square Park, Buffalo Bayou Trails

Downtown Houston is a bustling district filled with residential and commercial skyscrapers, with streets lined up with restaurants, bars, and clubs. It also has large and spacious parks and an extensive network of pedestrian tunnels, making it one of the best places to live near the Houston METRORail. (See all Downtown Houston homes for sale.)

Map of Downtown Houston

2. EaDo / East Downtown

EaDo Map

About the Neighborhood

Thanks 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 the City,” 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 in every part of Houston.

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

Landmarks and Key Places

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

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: BBVA Compass Stadium

  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Ninfa’s, El Tiempo Cantina, Huynh Restaurant, Andes Cafe, District 7 Grill, Cafe TH, Nancy’s Hustle, Seaside Poke, Rodeo Goat, Truck Yard

  • Grocery Stores: Kroger

The reinvention of the EaDo area has propelled it among Houston Neighborhoods With Best Land Value Appreciation. (See all East Downtown Homes for sale.)

Map of EaDo

3. Lindale Park

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About the Neighborhood

Nestled above 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. (See all Lindale Park homes for sale)

Landmarks and Key Places

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Houston Center

  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Asia Market, Edison and Patton, Arabella Mediterranean Cuisine, Gorditas Aguascalientes, Taqueria Abasolo, Monkey’s Tail, Indigo

  • 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 Map

About the Neighborhood

Located between Downtown and the Museum District, Midtown is a mixed-use neighborhood featuring a lively street scene and relatively affordable homes. It is also considered one of the best Houston neighborhoods for families.

Apart from having immediate access to the Southwest, South, and Gulf freeways, Midtown also has three Houston METRORail Red Line stations within its borders:

  • Wheeler
  • Ensemble/HCC
  • McGowen

Landmarks and Key Places

Midtown residents are a few blocks away from a number of 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, Artisans, Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, Front Porch Pub, Bistecca, Diced Poke, Jinya Ramen Bar, Weights + Measures

  • Grocery Stores: Randalls, Fiesta Mart, Whole Foods

  • Trails & Parks: Midtown Park, Bethel Park, Peggy’s Point Plaza Park, West Webster Street Park, Elizabeth Baldwin Park

Midtown also has an excellent reputation for having accessible public transportation and bike-ability. The METRORail runs through the neighborhood, providing residents easy access to the main city districts. (See all Midtown homes for sale)

Map of Midtown

5. Medical Center

Medical Center Map

About the Neighborhood

One of the largest medical complexes in the world, the Texas Medical Center boasts of over 50 member institutions in various medical specialties and hosts 10 million patient encounters annually. 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, there are a number of Medical Center METRORail stations:

  • Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo
  • Dryden/TMC
  • Texas Medical Center TC
  • Smith Lands
  • Reliant Park
  • 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. (See all Medical Center homes for sale)

Landmarks and Key Places

  • 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: Asahi Sushi, Tiny’s No 5, Common Bond, Dimassi’s, Houston’s Famous Deli, Two Guys Pizzeria, Glazed, Driscoll’s

  • Grocery Stores: Randalls, H-E-B

  • Trails & Parks: Hermann Park, Museum Park, Hermann Park Golf Course, Rice University Running Trails

Map of Medical Center

6. Museum District

Rice / Museum District Map

About the Neighborhood

Houston’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 offer educational, artistic, and scientific resources. A dozen of the member museums have free admission each day.

Located just north of the Texas Medical Center, it has MetroRAIL access to The Medical Center and Downtown Houston, with four METRORail stations in the area:

  • Museum District
  • Hermann Park/Rice University
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo
  • Dryden/TMC

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.”

Landmarks and Key Places

This neighborhood includes Rice University, Houston Zoo, Hermann Park Golf Course, three running trails, and Miller Outdoor Theatre.

  • 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, Barnaby’s Cafe Museum District, Raven Grill, Ambrosia, The Pit Room, MF Sushi, Kin, The Turkey Leg Hut, Java Lava Brew

  • Grocery Stores: Randalls, H-E-B

  • 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. (See all Museum District homes for sale)

Map of Rice / Museum District

7. Northside Village

Northside Map

About the Neighborhood

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 currently undergoing redevelopment, Northside features 4 stations:

  • Quitman Near Northside
  • Fulton North Central
  • Moody Park
  • Cavalcade

Burnett TC Casa De Amigos is just outside the neighborhood’s borders. (See all Northside Village homes for sale)

Landmarks and Key Places

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Hardy Yards

  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Asia Market, Bocca Deli, Edison and Patton, Arabella Mediterranean Cuisine, Gorditas Aguascalientes, Taqueria Abasolo, Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

  • 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

Map of Northside


Top Ranked Realtors: Paige Martin & The Houston Properties Team

Top Ranked Realtors: Paige Martin & The Houston Properties Team

The Houston Properties Team has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member. Each member is a specialist in their role – which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

Paige Martin, Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty, and the Houston Properties Team are ranked amongst the top residential Realtors in the world.

They have been featured on TV and in dozens of publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Reuters, Fox News in the Morning, Money Magazine, Houston Business Journal, Houstonia, and Houston Chronicle.

Paige Martin was just ranked as the #5 agent in the world with Keller Williams, and has completed over $500,000,000 in Houston residential real estate sales.

Recent awards include:

  • 2019: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
  • 2018: #5 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
  • 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
  • 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
  • 2018: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2018: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
  • 2018: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
  • 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
  • 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
  • 2017: #10 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
  • 2017: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2017: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
  • 2017: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
  • 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
  • 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
  • 2016: #20 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
  • 2016: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
  • 2016: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
  • 2016: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly
  • 2016: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2015: #9 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, United States
  • 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
  • 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
  • 2015: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2015: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
  • 2015: Five Star Realtor, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
  • 2014: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial

. . . in addition to over 318 additional awards.

Paige also serves a variety of non-profits, civic and community boards and was appointed by Houston’s Mayor to be on the downtown TIRZ board.

Benefits Of Working With The Houston Properties Team

Our Team, composed of distinguished and competent Houston luxury realtors, has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member.

We find team approach as the most effective way to sell homes. We have dedicated people doing staging, marketing, social media, open houses and showings. Each Houston Properties Team member is a specialist in their role – which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

The benefits of working with a team include:

  • ability to be in two or three places at one time: a member can handle showings, while another answer calls
  • collective time and experience of members
  • targeted advise and marketing of agent expert in your area
  • competitive advantage by simply having more resources, ideas, and more perspectives
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  • more people addressing field calls and questions from buyers and agents to facilitate a faster successful sale
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  • multiple marketing channels using members’ networks
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  • lower risk for mistakes. Multiple moving parts increase oversights. A team approach handles these “parts” separately
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  • increased Sphere of Influence and exposure to more potential buyers.

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