Houston Housing Recommendations?

Hi, I will be working in the Energy Corridor this upcoming summer post grad and will have a car. Looking at old posts here it looks like Midtown has been popular in the past. Is this still the case? Would you have any recommendations?

Museum district? The small area between Woodland Heights and downtown?

Would love to be able to bike to the city regularly for baseball games and have access to nightlife. I really enjoy walkability. Aiming for one roommate with around a $1,000 budget +/- $200 (I think?). Thank you!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Apr 12, 2021 - 1:12pm

Bump - will be following

Hearing Midtown / Montrose are good options. Also looking at the Rice Military / Memorial Park area.

Does anyone know how far in advance we need to start getting serious about signing a lease? 60 days out? 30?

  • Associate 1 in CorpFin
Apr 12, 2021 - 5:58pm

If you are still in undergrad/ fresh out of college and want to go out a lot then live in midtown. If not, I would suggest Upper Kirby or Heights (both of these may be a but pricy). If you can't afford then go with Montrose or the Washington area. 

  • Associate 2 in PE - Growth
Apr 13, 2021 - 11:02am

If working in Energy Corridor, quick and easy access to i10 would prob be at the top of my list. That would rule out Montrose, Midtown, Upper Kirby, etc. The traffic in those areas can get pretty bad. I'd probably focus on Rice Military / Washington Ave and south parts of the Heights. Both will offer good access to i10 and there is a lot to do. Most underrated feature of the area is convenient access to Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou trails, MKT trails, etc.. They're really nice and provide welcome retreat from rest of the city. Walkability will really come down to where exactly your apartment is, but it should be pretty good. Can also easily uber to just about anywhere ITL for ~$10 

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Apr 13, 2021 - 6:42pm

Top 3 places to  live are as follows:

1. Heights - Good working young crowd with a vibrant bar scene. Most young people are moving into this area and these bars are starting to overtake (probably already have) Washington and Midtown bars

2. Montrose/Upper Kirby - Solid food and bar options and overall cool part of town. I lived here for 3 years and wouldn't have picked anywhere else. 

3. Downtown - It should start picking up soon, and if it does there are good food and bar options. The high rises are pretty new Downtown and cheaper than you would get in other cities. Also fun having the Astros in season. 

I wouldn't live anywhere close to the energy corridor. i-10 is massive and you will be able to get out there easily from any of the aforementioned areas. Hope this helps. 

  • Intern in S&T - Comm
Apr 13, 2021 - 9:53pm

Thank you for the detail! Definitely would not consider anything in/near the energy corridor. Would you have any thoughts on midtown/the museum district?

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