Best Neighborhoods in Houston

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At VeryApt we've created guides to help give you a sense of the different neighborhoods that Houston has to offer. Each of our guides is the product of our own research and renter reviews from our platform. If you're overwhelmed with choices, a good place to start is our apartment finder!
Houston, located in Southeastern Texas, is the hub of the oil and gas industries but it's also a major center for manufacturing, health care, and some of the state's best universities. The region is very affordable and according to U.S. News, ranks as the 20th best place to live in the country. Local residents would argue that it's number one since you'll be hard pressed to find a city that's cleaner, friendlier, and more on the rise than Houston.

Where to Live in Houston

Montrose
Houston's Most Eccentric Neighborhood
Braeswood Place Best of Suburbia and Citylife
Downtown Houston The Heart of the City
Galleria/Uptown Sophistication and Style
Greater Heights A Great Place to Live
Greater Third Ward One of Houston's Six Historic Wards
Lazybrook/Timbergrove Location, Location, Location
Memorial Villages Memorial Villages
Midtown Very Popular Spot for Young Professionals
Museum District One of the Top Cultural Districts in the Country
Oak Forest/Garden Oaks Quintessential Lifestyle
Rice University For Students and Young Professionals
River Oaks Pleasant Living
Spring Branch Best Spot for the Young at the Heart
Sugar Land A Growing, Lovely Neighborhood
West University Place Best for Families and Students Alike