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Downtown Houston

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Downtown Houston Apartment
Downtown Houston Apartment
Downtown Houston Apartment

What Its Known For

Downtown Houston is literally the "heart" of the city.
It is the center of business, sports & performance arts.
Also the home to 9 different Fortune 500 corporations. Color us impressed!


During the daytime, the streets of Downtown Houston tend to seem quiet for being a bustling place of business — but don’t be fooled. At lunchtime, professionals ditch the Houston heat and one-way streets and head 20 feet underground to use the 7-mile tunnel system lined with coffee shops, lunch spots, and retail (there’s even a Whataburger down there!). If you don’t work in one of the connected buildings but still want to explore, you can access the tunnels through the Wells Fargo Plaza.

While Downtown Houston is primarily a business hub, there’s a ton to see and do in the heart of the city other than clocking in for your 9-5. We recommend visiting the Theater District, hanging out at Discovery Green on Tuesdays for free group yoga, seeing what events are on the calendar at the Historic Market Square Park, or checking out the views and food situation at POST Houston. During baseball season, heading Downtown to root for the Astros at Minute Maid Park is a staple Houstonian pastime.

Downtown’s nightlife options line Main Street, where you’ll find everything from new nightclubs, Reggeaton dance spots, sports bars, and lounges with speakeasy vibes. After a night out, nothing hits like pizza by the slice from Frank’s!


The apartments in Downtown Houston range from an old hotel that JFK visited the day before he died to brand new high rises with super luxe amenities. If you can snag an apartment with access to a rooftop view you won’t regret it — there’s something special about looking out at the third largest skyline in the country.

Ready to find your new digs in the heart of Houston? Let an apartment locator help you with your search for the perfect apartment — for free!


Don’t just take our word for it. See what our friends say!

Downtown has an energy that no other part of the city has. I love the walkability.. what's better than having 50+ restaurants in my backyard?

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