MIDTOWN HOUSTON REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Midtown Houston homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Midtown is a re-emerging, mixed-use neighborhood south of Downtown. It resides near Houston's best retail, entertainment, business, and employment hotspots.

Midtown real estate is in high demand thanks to:

Buying or selling a home in Midtown can be tricky. Be cautious of buying a Midtown home that is too close to a freeway. It might hurt resale.

A home on a major thoroughfare can have an issue with noise or street parking. There are also areas that serve as the "parking area" for one of the hip nightclubs.

It's also important to know there's no zoning. Some homes are built backing a bar/restaurant. Several new construction builders have been sued for quality concerns.

Condos in Midtown can also present unique challenges. Some have lower resale values and quality concerns.

For help in navigating this challenging market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston's Best Realtors. She’s one of Midtown's most active real estate agents.

"The Houston Properties Team helped make the purchase of our first home so much less stressful, especially in this market. They kept in constant communication and helped us navigate the process from beginning to end." - Meagan Joacim (Google Review)

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Table of Contents

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

Midtown Houston Home Sale Trends

Midtown Houston Real Estate Trends

Flooding Info: Midtown is not located on a floodplain and is also tagged as “Zone X” or low-risk in FEMA’s interactive flood map.

One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Midtown claims to be “right in the middle of it all”. It sits along Houston’s major freeways (Southwest and Gulf) and is beside major thoroughfares (Main Street, Fannin Street, and Alabama Street).

The Red Line Cuts through the neighborhood, offering easy METRORail access to key neighborhoods south and north of the community. Residents are also in close proximity to Downtown Houston and Texas Medical center, which are accessible via a 5-minute MetroRail ride, bike, or Uber.

Around 340 Yelp-rated establishments consider Midtown their home creating a vibrant street scene. Residents are minutes away from bars, coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants, lounges, and boutiques.

The neighborhood features a variety of affordable residential options, including condos, townhomes, patio homes, lofts, and single-family dwellings. Townhomes are the most common residential option in the neighborhood. They typically come with 2- to 4-story floor plans with options for 3 or 4 bedrooms.

Midtown homes are zoned to the Houston ISD. Students in the area are served by the Baylor College of Medicine Academy, a top-rated school in Houston.


Midtown Houston Best Realtor Insights

Nestled adjacent to Houston's central business district, Midtown is one of the city's most accessible neighborhoods.

Midtown Homes For Sale


Midtown Houston Maps, Location & Zip Code

Midtown Houston Map

Commute Time Midtown Houston
Downtown (min) 10
Med Ctr (min) 15
Energy Corridor (min) 30
Galleria (min) 15

Map of Midtown Houston

Highlights Midtown Houston
Amenities Midtown offers access to 340+ Yelp-rated dining, retail, and entertainment venues.

Several golf courses and trails are also accessible from Midtown homes.

The neighborhood is a short drive from Houston’s central business district. Residents enjoy an easy commute to major employers in Houston.
Golf Courses There are no golf courses within Midtown Houston. Golf courses within a short drive from Midtown include:

- Hermann Park Golf Course
- River Oaks Country Club
- Memorial Park Golf Course
Run / Bike Trails - Elizabeth Baldwin Park
- Bagby Park
- Midtown Park
- Peggy's Point Plaza Park
- Buffalo Bayou Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail & Grocery:

- The Plaza's at Midtown
- Midtown Centre
- Mekong Center
- Randalls
- Midtown Food Store
- Wholefoods Market
- Walgreens
- CVS

Dining:

- The Gypsy Poet
- Wanna Bao
- Harry's
- Pho Saigon
- Brennan's
- Gen Korean BBQ House
- The Breakfast Klub
- Gloria's Latin Cuisine

Entertainment:

- The Ensemble Theatre
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Major Employers Downtown is a short drive from Midtown. It is home to corporate offices of:

- EOG Resources
- Kinder Morgan
- CenterPoint Energy
- Cheniere Energy
- Targa Resource

Midtown Houston Schools

Midtown homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a "Met Standard" rating. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Lamar High School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



High Schools



Midtown Houston Private Schools


The following are some of the more notable private schools near Midtown.

To find an updated listing of all Midtown 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.


Midtown Houston Real Estate Market

Midtown Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Midtown Home Sale

Following a trend of new construction townhomes, the number of Midtown single-family homes for sale has decreased. Many of Midtown's older homes have been replaced with patio homes. These usually sit on small lots with 3-bedroom, two- to three-story floor plans.

Home sizes can range from 2,000 to more than 4,000 square feet. Midtown homes feature lots ranging from 1,000 to about 3,000 square feet in size.

Some of the most expensive Midtown real estate properties are mostly new construction homes featuring as many as 4 bedrooms.


Midtown Houston Townhomes Sale Trends


Midtown Houston Townhomes Sale

Townhomes have revitalized the Midtown real estate market. Having replaced most of the area's older homes, new construction townhomes are the main housing attraction in the neighborhood.

Midtown townhomes for sale typically have 2- to 3-story, 3-bedroom floor plans. Second- to third-floor living, 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, and 2-car garages come standard.

Most townhomes in the area are located within small gated communities. Amenities within these communities can include 24-hour security and controlled access.

Midtown townhomes typically feature 2,000 to more than 3,000 square feet of living space. Lot sizes can range from 1,500 to about 3,000 square feet.

Pricing for Midtown homes for sale can start at around $300,000 to upwards of $800,000.


Midtown Condo Sale Trends


Loft living is popular in the district. A number of Midtown luxury lofts, like the Rise Lofts on 2000 Bagby Street, offer views of the Downtown Houston skyline, open floor plans, and great accessibility.

Midtown condos typically offer 1- to 2-bedroom floor plans. Many features 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of living space with 2 parking spaces and access to great amenities like lounges, pools, and garden terraces.

Some Midtown lofts and condo buildings include:

Pricing for Midtown condos for sale typically starts at $130,000. Some units in the area's luxury condos can sell for more than $900,000.

Condos near Midtown include those in the Downtown Houston and the Museum District areas:

Downtown Houston Condos:

Museum District Area Condos:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Museum District area, see Museum District Houston Condos.

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Midtown TX History


Back in the 1940s, Midtown was one of Houston's most popular residential districts.

The neighborhood flourished due to the Humble Oil and Refining Company, though the surge of commercial establishments in the district led to some residents moving to less busy Houston neighborhoods.

In the 1970s, Vietnamese immigrants and Vietnamese Americans established Little Saigon on Travis, Milam, Webster, and San Jacinto streets.

The oil production decline during the 80s and 90s hit Midtown hard. The neighborhood saw a decrease in population and an economic slowdown. Boarded-up buildings and graffiti lined the district's streets.

In 1995, Houston established the Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). Four years later, the Midtown Management District was born.

Redevelopment initiatives effectively increased Midtown's population, along with condos, apartments, townhouses, restaurants, bars, and retail stores in the area.

Today, the neighborhood has distinct street signs, landscaping, lights, and paved sidewalks. Midtown's resurgence, however, is not over yet. With more and more people moving to the trendy and highly accessible district, more improvements are expected to follow.


Fun Things To Do Near Midtown Houston


Thanks to the neighborhood's active street scene, residents have great options right by their doorsteps.

True to its new "trendy" reputation, Midtown houses a number of bars and lounges, including a dog-friendly bar called Saint Dane's Bar and Grille. Double Cross Lounge is quite popular for serving craft beers and cocktails. The Nouveau Antique Art Bar, on the other hand, serves cocktails alongside eclectic art choices.

Owing to its history as Little Saigon, Midtown is also home to several banh mi and pho restaurants like Kim Tai and Thien An Sandwiches.

Retail options are equally eclectic. Though there is a curious lack of big-box retail stores in Midtown, the district does offer a large variety of smaller stores.

There's Adkins Architectural Antiques, a store that sells vintage home decor and also does restorations. The Tinderbox Craft Collective sells art and craft items from local artists and provides craft workshops for interested patrons.

Fun Things Midtown Houston

Midtown also has a number of parks within and around the district. Elizabeth Baldwin Park, a 4.88-acre area between Crawford and Chenevert streets, has a Vietnamese Heritage Plaza.

Peggy's Point Plaza Park is also located in the district, while Discovery Green in Downtown Houston is just minutes away from Midtown.

Due to the neighborhood's central location, Midtown homes are also minutes away from Houston's best retail, dining, and entertainment centers.

Here are just some of the must-visit places in and around Midtown:

Dining

Retail

Nightlife

Groceries

Parks

Map of Midtown Houston


Midtown Houston Realtor -- Paige Martin


As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.


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