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Don’t Let Traffic Make You Cry: Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods

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Smart City
Nov 22, 2017

Lets be honest, traffic in Houston can be the absolute worst. Its a complete hassle scheduling social outings and errands around times where traffic is at its best. So, finding an apartment in a neighborhood with easy access without spending hours in a car is a must! Therefore, we’ve complied a list of the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston depending on where you work or what your social life looks like. Take a look at our top pick neighborhoods which allow you all the excitement of the big city minus traffic.


The Heights is honestly one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city. With tons of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, retail stores, and parks to choose from, you’ll never be without entertainment in the area. This neighborhood is a low-key destination inside the Loop for foodies and creative types to come together; its location north of I-10, south of 610 Loop, and west of Highway 45 makes it one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the entire city of Houston.

The Heights Theater


This neighborhood is in the center of Houston’s Inner Loop. Located just minutes from downtown and the Med Center neighborhood, it has one of the best commutes of any neighborhood to the biggest employment hubs in the greater Houston area. In addition to its crazy accessibility, you’re honestly drowning in bars and restaurants. Uchi, Anvil, Brasil, Underbelly, and Hugo’s are all in the neighborhood. You’re close to an HEB, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, too; especially if you’re the ambitious and self-sufficient type that cooks at home rather than going out.

The Hay Merchant


The Museum District is one of the most accessible districts in the city for all those with an appreciation for the arts. Second only to Manhattan, the Museum District offers the most significant number of museums in a contiguous area. If you’re not up for a museum trip, you can also hit up the Houston Zoo, Hermann Park Golf Course, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and a handful of running trails in the area. METRORail access to the Med Center and Downtown Houston makes this an awesome neighborhood to live in if you have to commute to work as well!

Miller Outdoor Theatre


This neighborhood sits comfortably in the corner where the Southwest and Gulf Freeways come together allowing residents quick and easy access to most other areas in Houston. Midtown also has an excellent reputation in biking and walkability which is perfect for when you want to head to one of the 180 nearby bars, restaurants, or coffee shops but don’t feel like driving! If you’re not living in the neighborhood but want to stop by for dinner or drinks, it’s a quick 5-10 minute Uber ride from all the surrounding neighborhoods. Did we mention the METRORail runs right through the neighborhood?



While you probably could’ve guessed, it’s still worth the mention; Downtown Houston and all its swag is SUPER accessible!! Conveniently located in the city’s Inner Loop and surrounded by all the main freeways. What more could you ask for? Oh, wait! It has it’s only METRORail Station! So, you can hop on a train or bus to get to your favorite Downtown hangout. Just because you’re downtown doesn’t mean you’re far from nature either. This neighborhood allows residents access to Buffalo Bayou trails, Discovery Green, and Market Square Park.

Visit Downtown Houston

Every neighborhood in Houston has so much to explore and offer. Each one makes it easy for residents to enjoy all of what the city has to offer. So, don’t let traffic get you down! Whether you’re looking to discover something new in your backyard or venturing out to a new neighborhood, driving shouldn’t hold you back in this town!

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