Midtown :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

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Midtown Houston is a walkable urban community in the heart of the arts and entertainment scene of Houston. There are tons of revitalization efforts happening to improve basic infrastructure and encourage the growth in commercial, retail, and residential areas.  Midtown consists of 325 blocks near Downtown, the Museum District, flanked by I69 and I45.

Midtown doesn’t have traditional neighborhoods, like some of the surrounding areas do. Neighborhoods.com still has you covered with great info about this area. This is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.

Why Moms Love it

Moms love Midtown because of the accessibility, culture, and events. There are numerous events listedon the Events page of the Midtown Houston Website:: Dance classes, yoga classes, and more. The culture of this area outweighs any other aspect of it. You are within walking distance of what most people travel for. You can walk to the local museums and enjoy the urban feel of Houston. 

Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

  • Minute Maid Park– Check out an Astros game! Each home game is full of kid friendly and family friendly events. Nothing beats running around the bases and eating a $1 hot dog or ice cream from a helmet! 
  • Downtown Aquarium has fun, family events, especially around holidays. The restaurant is on our list of family friendly restaurants, boasting a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland and home to over 200 species of aquatic life. Take the shark train to learn how they fared during Hurricane Harvey. 
  • Check out a Texans game or the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Stadium 
  • Toyota Center hosts Houston Rockets games and downtown hosts theatre events and ballets that kids love! 
  • Houston Public Libraries boast quite a few family friendly activities. Find your closest location here. Your kids will love the library and all of its FREE fun things to do. A few of us may even want to move into it! A lot of neighborhoods even boast Free Little Libraries that can help your kid keep their love of reading alive.  
  • Discovery Green has it all – just avoid it when there is a major event going on! This park is so unique to our city, and it has fun for kids of all ages. Whether it’s canoeing, reading, or jogging, attending movie nights, practicing at the putting green, or playing in the mist tree or on the playground, Discovery Green is a one-stop destination for all things FUN! This park has made our list of the BEST Parks in Houston!

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. La Branch CDC is one that the Midtown Houston website recommends. For grades K-12, the area is zoned to HISD and parents should research carefully how to navigate the HISD schools. Midtown Houston also has a great list of schools that can be found around Midtown, like Houston Academy of International Studies, Houston Community College, and many others. There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools.

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care.

In Midtown, there are over 140 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops within walking distance. For more information and specific options, check out this list from the Midtown Houston website. A couple of Midtown restaurants have made our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area! Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top off your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston!

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!

Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on Midtown in Houston, check out the Midtown section on Neighborhoods.com . There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on Midtown. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here.

Neighborhoods.com is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

Check out the other areas featured in our Houston Neighborhood Guide for Families and learn more about our guide sponsor, Neighborhoods.com.