The economy of Houston is diverse in the industrial markets, with a few large sectors in addition to a strong health care industry. The only city with more large public companies than Houston, is New York City. On top of that major feat, the city is home to the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest concentration of health care and research institutions in the country. Located in the Houston Museum District which pulls in over 6 millions visitors a year, this area just south west of downtown Houston is littered with cultural institutions.
Museum District has a bunch of selling points, aside from the amazing rental market and ideal location for living. The area is the home of the country’s sixth largest art museum with a vault containing the largest emerald crystal to be found in North America.
Living in this neighborhood is ideal for the family that enjoy’s a lot of activity. You can leave your leased loft in Houston’s Museum District and walk one way toward a gallery, a children’s museum across the street or take a quick 2 min walk to the zoo. If you have a family with small children, renting in this pristine neighborhood is ideal.
This area is filled with attractions. You can live inches away from Hermann Park; tucked away between the museum district, the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, this park provides Houstonians with a huge amount of greenspace to enjoy the beautiful urban planning. Not to mention it is one of the oldest parks in the city. The park holds within it a 18-hole golf course, conveniently called the Hermann Park Golf course, the Houston Zoo and the pretty recent Lake plaza which doubled the size of the plaza and increases access to the Houston Zoo.
The Houston Zoo is a huge swatch of land with many amenities for children and grown ups alike. With over 50 acres of park within Hermann park, the Zoo has over six thousand animals that get gawked at by over 1 million visitors every year. The Houston Zoo’s mission statement is “The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.” Activities like Zoo yoga ,Boys and Girl Scouts and Zoo Overnights make living in and around the Musuem District fantastic for young families who want to educate and culture their children; even themselves.
Other unique attractions are the Japanese Garden’s inside the park. This scenic resting point was designed by renowned architect Ken Nakajima to represent the alliance between the US and Japan, and to acknowledge the Japanese community in Houston.
Is there a shortage of activities to embark on when you live in this town ? NOPE. Even if your children are grown up, Houston is still filled with delightful pastimes to indulge. We love to promote the best of the best in Texas, and if you are coming to Houston, connect with Urban Leasing and Realty for the best of the best in city real estate tours.