The biggest draw of the downtown Houston area is proximity to jobs. Houston is America’s fourth largest city, and sprawls in every direction. Dozens of large companies, including Chevron and Shell, are located downtown, and living nearby eliminates an exasperating commute on the city’s frequently crowded highways. This being said, there’s a healthy contingent of people moving downtown for the lifestyle who work in employment clusters elsewhere, with the knowledge that their commute will be in the opposite direction of most others’ and therefore a whole lot quicker.
There are plenty of other reasons, it’s sharing in the trend seen nationally of professionals moving back to city centers where action and “character” can be found. The Montrose area is a prime example of an eclectic, sometimes eccentric and very interesting in-town neighborhood that’s attractive to those turned off by more generic, suburban-looking parts of town. The Theater District and Museum District supply a steady stream of culture, and restaurants and shops abound. A number of universities are in and around the area, adding a youthful element.
Opened in 2004, the Metro Rail light rail system is giving downtown residents easy access to most parts of our far-flung city, with new routes currently being added. Major highways border the downtown area for those who prefer to drive.
Excerpt taken from Property Management Insider - MPF Research
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