Archive for December, 2009
Popular Areas for Apartments in Houston
Midtown apartments can be summed up in one word, TRENDY. Residents can typically walk to anything they need including restaurants, bars, and plenty of convenience stores. Popular clubs in this area include Howl at the Moon, Pub Fiction, and Christian’s Tailgaters. $1 beers at Christian Tailgater’s on Thursdays, you can’t beat it! If I had to pick one apartment to rule them all in this area it would be 2222 Smith Street apartments. If there was a perfect location within an awesome location this place would be it. Of course all of the incredible things Apartments in Midtown have to offer come at a price…literally. Midtown is definitely one of the most expensive areas to live in Houston, TX.
Apartments in the Galleria area are a bit cheaper than the aforementioned. Being next to a famous mall will leave you with plenty of shopping options. Westheimer has a long strip of restaurants with something to please the taste buds of any man, woman or transsexual. If you’re thinking about renting an apartment or condo in this area you would be wise to call an apartment locator first as there are literally hundreds of options. Most properties south of Westheimer can be hit or miss, meaning the location is a little sketchy. The biggest drawback of living in the Galleria would be the traffic, but if you work in this area then it’s almost a no-brainer.
My favorite location in all of Houston is Downtown. Lofty Downtown apartments are definitely some of the coolest and most unique properties in town. Houston Downtown Lofts are usually old warehouses that have been converted into living spaces with lots of character. You may be able to catch an out of the park home run from your favorite Houston Astros’ player if you’re thinking about living here. One property in particular, Hogg Palace Houston downtown apartments are hard to beat in terms of price and amenities because in addition to being affordable, they are within walking distance to Minute Maid Park. Check out our database of Lofts in Houston.
Finally, Houston Medical Center apartments are popular because of the city’s large number of health professionals and hospitals. Lofts at Hermann Park is a popular rental community in the Texas Medical Center among TMC employees. Because doctors and nurses work long hours it’s important for them to be able to get home quick which is what apartment in the Houston Medical Center provide. Also, many University of Houston students find that an apartment in the Medical Center allows easy access to school and fun (study hard play hard). Of the four major areas, the Medical Center is my least favorite. In my opinion, it doesn’t have as much appeal as Midtown apartments, but is definitely on its way up.
Houston can be an incredible and overwhelming place to live. Take your time and research all your options, or better yet make your life easier and call an apartment locator.
By Adam Shrum
Villa D’Orleans Apartments in Houston, TX
Villa D’Orleans establishes the modern living lifestyle you deserve. Located in one of Houston’s prime Inner Loop locations, you’re within minutes of the Medical Center, downtown, University of Houston and Houston Community College, parks with hike and bike trails, museums and the Reliant Stadium. You’ll also be just minutes form the Galleria, Bellaire and Meyerland Plaza for shopping and dining. Choose a contemporary style that includes newly upgraded interiors, designer touches and premium features to create a perfect home just for you. Visit our Houston apartment listings page for more information on Villa D’Orleans and other Houston apartment rentals.