Houston Neighborhoods


One of Houston's most rapidly flourishing suburbs, the Kingwood community east of Highway 59 and north of Humble is described as "the livable forest."

Clear Lake

Not only does the Clear Lake area regularly pump millions into Houston's economy, but this small city, located 35 minutes south on Interstate 45, is the gateway to the activity-rich Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Bay areas.

Medical Center

Houston's Medical Center is home to the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Ben Taub Hospital, the Baylor School of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.


Pearland's promotional motto is "Come for a Visit, and Stay for a Lifetime." The area, adjacent to Highway 288 on the south side of Beltway 8, is still largely undeveloped, but offers a 15-minute commute into Houston.

Museum District

The Museum District is a popular warm-weather destination, as tourists and locals alike stroll from the Museum of Fine Arts to the acclaimed Children's Museum.


The Galleria area is home to the Galleria Mall, world-class hotels and upscale restaurants.

The Woodlands

Just 40 minutes north of Houston on Interstate 45—and minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport—The Woodlands is Texas' fastest-growing master-planned community.

Rice Village

Rice Village, the area surrounding Rice University, is a social hub for college and graduate students, as well as a shopping epicenter.


Downtown Houston is a thriving social and cultural hub for all ages, home to the Houston Grand Opera, the Hobby Center, Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center.


Long known for its excellence in producing high school football championships and collegiate-level athletic talent, Katy has also blossomed into one of Houston's finest suburbs.

River Oaks

River Oaks is the home base for much of Houston's wealthy elite, from athletes based within the city to oil magnates, lawyers, and businessmen.

Sugar Land

One of Houston's best-known suburbs, Sugar Land was recently named one of Money magazine's "Hot Towns to Live In," as well as being profiled by CNN/Money as one of "America's Best Places to Live."


The Midtown area is spotted with affordable restaurants and bars, as well as a thriving Vietnamese population.


Every June, the largest Gay Pride Parade in the American southwest winds its way through the streets of Montrose.

The Heights

The Heights area is one of north Houston's more eccentric neighborhoods, featuring antique shops, unique dining options, food and vegetable stands, and rustic-looking homes.