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Best Neighborhoods in Houston for Singles & Young Professionals

Considering living in Houston? H-Town is a great city for singles and young professionals thanks to its diverse job market, mix of real estate options, trendy beer gardens, and more. Here are the best neighborhoods in Houston for singles and young professionals!

Downtown

  • Home Price: $63,900 median purchase price; $1,816 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 73% of Houston neighborhoods

Downtown Houston is a perfect neighborhood for singles and young professionals who want modern, trendy apartments, lofts, or condos in the heart of Space City. Being in the Central Business District, there is a slew of performing arts venues, sports arenas, and bars nearby— As well as job opportunities that provide easy commutes for young professionals living in the area! In addition to its accessible public transportation, Downtown Houston is extremely walkable and bikeable!

Things to Do in Downtown Houston

Check out Discovery Green, one of the top spots in Downton Houston known for its various garden sculptures, relaxing Jones Lawn, and scenic runs on the McNair Jogging Trail. Cheer on the Houston Astros (MLB) at Minute Maid Park or head to the Toyota Center to watch the Houston Rockets (NBA) major acts like Harry Styles and Elton John. See and learn about underwater creatures like clownfish, groupers, sharks, and more at Houston’s Downtown Aquarium. Enjoy a night of theatre with shows like The Nutcracker and Madame Butterfly at the Houston Ballet. Get Mexican bites like Taquitos Dorados, Enchiladas, or a Mole Tasting at Xochi. Order a Texas Charcuterie Board, TX Wagyu Corndog, and Crab Crusted Red Fish from Hearsay Gastro Lounge. Grab a cocktail or two at High & Dry and try their Ginger Flame or Mai Girl mixed drinks.

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Greater Heights

  • Home Price: $362,028 median purchase price; $1,040 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 58% of Houston neighborhoods

If you’re looking for a cool Houston neighborhood with more of a residential feel, consider Greater Heights! Just northwest of Downtown Houston, this historical area is one of the best places to buy a home in H-Town, and offers a mix of real estate options, from Victorian-style housing, to charming bungalows and modern apartments. Greater Heights has eclectic vintage shops and beer gardens scattered throughout the neighborhood, and plenty of parks and green space to take advantage of the warm Houston weather!

Things to Do in Greater Heights

Enjoy a day on the town while biking along the tree-lined trails of the Bayou Greenways. Check out the shops on 19th Street and find new or vintage records from Vinal Edge Records. Discover foreign films and new releases shown at 14 Pews—a church-turned-movie theater. Go to live music performances from up-and-coming artists at The Heights Theater, or support local artists at the First Saturday Arts Market. Start your day off right with a Matcha Latte and Sausage Kolache from EQ Heights. For lunch, try Chinese-American eats from The Rice Box like General Tso Chicken, Cumin Beef, and Vegetable Dumplings. Munch on Southern dishes like Creole “Cheesecake” and Gumbo at La Lucha. Or relax on the weekend and order a Red Sangria or Flavored Ranch Water at Drift.

Midtown

  • Home Price: $230,220 median purchase price; $1,235 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 92% of Houston neighborhoods

Midtown sits just south of Downtown Houston and is a bustling neighborhood perfect for singles and young professionals in HTX! The neighborhood offers a variety of housing options, with modern townhomes interspersed with hi-rise condos. Though Midtown’s main draw is its great walkability and access to Houston’s METRORail, this Houston neighborhood provides amazing nightlife spots for young professionals wanting to relax after work. If you want to get to know your neighbors and be involved in your community, Midtown also offers many local events like Brunch & Books, Chalk on the Block, and more.

Things to Do in Midtown

Play lawn games or see the art wall while relaxing in the green space at Midtown Park. Visit the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston to watch local theater and dance productions. Shop for new and vintage home goods like decor, candles, essential oils, and more at All The Feels. Attend the Midtown Wine Fest where you can experience live music while tasting local and international wines. Order Nachos A Go Go, the Spinach/Mushroom Quesadilla, or a Tater Taco from Tacos A Go Go. Try Vietnamese dishes from Simply Pho like Grilled Pork Vermicelli, Steak Pho, and Tofu Banh Mi. Bring your four-legged friend out for dinner at Barkley’s and get a Caliente Rojo Burger or an Ahi Sandwich for yourself, and some Pupcorn for your doggo. Sip on local craft brews and specialty cocktails like the Frankly Strawberry Basil Lemonade at Axelrad Beer Garden.

Montrose

  • Home Price: $378,377 median purchase price; $1,128 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 8% of Houston neighborhoods

Montrose is a young, artsy community with tons of local shops, street murals, galleries, boutiques, and more. This is also one of Houston’s most walkable neighborhoods, making it easy to explore what the area has to offer. Plus, Montrose is one of the best LGBTQ neighborhoods in Houston, so you can support an array of LGBTQ-owned businesses and attend Montrose’s annual Pride Celebration! This area offers homes of all sizes and price points—from luxury apartments and condos to modest bungalows and cottages—making it a great place in Houston for singles and young professionals. It’s also just east of Downtown and Midtown, so commuting is a breeze!

Things to Do in Montrose

Hike and bike ten square miles of bayou at Buffalo Bayou Park. See curated works of Contemporary art from a number of artists at The Menil Collection. Walk through the calming green space or meditate on the unique works of art found at Rothko Chapel. Find your new favorite piece of clothing at major Houston thrift store, Pavement. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of printing, or take a workshop to learn the art yourself at The Printing Museum. Enjoy a drag show brunch on the patio at Boheme and order the Baked Brie, Barbacoa Breakfast Tacos, or Filipino Biscuits & Gravy. Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich or Brisket Tacos at The Pit Room. Or sip on $5 drinks like Frozen Margaritas and Texas Pints during happy hour at Revelry on Richmond.

Museum District

  • Home Price: $230,220 median purchase price; $1,235 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 92% of Houston neighborhoods

One of the most popular Houston neighborhoods is the Museum District. Named after the many unique museums in the area, this is an ideal spot for singles and young professionals looking for arts and culture. Within Museum Park, you’ll find plenty of luxury apartments, condos, and townhomes, as well as historic bungalows. And for those seeking job opportunities and education in STEM programs or the medical field, the neighborhood is close to Rice University and the Texas Medical Center.

Things to Do in Museum District

Spend a day at the Houston Zoo and see animals in habitats like African Forest, Galápagos Islands, Texas Wetlands, and more. Visit Hermann Park, a major green space in Houston, where you can tour the McGovern Centennial Gardens and see plants, sculptures, and public art. Schedule a tee time at the 18-hole Hermann Park Golf Course. Spend an afternoon at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see marvels like the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals and the Hall of Ancient Egypt. Stop at Mo’ Better Brews on your way to work and grab a Cold Brew Coffee and Almond Butter Croissant. Have Southern comfort food for lunch like Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits, or a Hot Chicken Sandwich at Lucille’s. Head to Bodegas Taco Shop for Mexican eats like Fish Tacos, Mexican Pizza, or Fajitas. Or go out for date night and pair Sam Houston’s Salmon with a glass of Pinot Noir at City Cellars HTX.

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