Walking around in the Houston heat can be rough, and it takes a truly thriving neighborhood to inspire the kind of street-level, urban community life that Houston Midtown does so well. Midtown, conveniently surrounded by freeways but tucked away between downtown and the medical center, is one of the most diverse and exciting places to live in this city today. The area website cites five different colleges and universities nearby with a combined enrollment of over 50,000: that plus the 200,000 jobs located in the downtown and med center hubs is perhaps the force that’s made Midtown thrive.
Say you live in Midtown. Imagine waking up and starting your day at the wildly popular, Austin-esque Tacos A Gogo, or getting some donuts from the reliably delicious Shipley’s off main. Then you take the light rail down to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then return to Midtown for some lunch at the cult favorite Les Givral (reviews state: “BEST. BANH. MI. OF. MY. LIFE”). Then, squeeze in an exercise break at Yoga One, where you can sweat through a Bikram class or relax with a vinyasa flow. Finish your day off with a cocktail at the revolutionary T’Afia restaurant and then go back to your midtown home.
Where would that midtown home be? Look no further.