These are the most walkable neighborhoods in Houston

by Emily Marek

You don’t have to move to Manhattan to live in a walkable city — many neighborhoods right here in Houston are extremely pedestrian friendly.

Texas Real Estate Source examined the walkability scores of neighborhoods around greater Houston, looking at various factors, such as street networks/layouts, sidewalks, infrastructure, convenience and distance to amenities. Taking all that into account, the highest-scoring Houston suburb was Montrose, just west of the downtown area. The area has ample public transportation and bike access, as well as a number of attractions in walking-distance from bars, restaurants and residential buildings like the Menil Collection and Buffalo Bayou Park.

The second-most walkable area was Midtown, a portion of Houston’s downtown which is situated around commercial and medical districts. The neighborhood is full of shopping options, schools and recreation options as well as a vibrant nightlife scene, all within walking distance from the METRORail.

Unsurprisingly, downtown Houston also scored well for walkability. The city center is inherently pedestrian friendly thanks to its underground tunnel system and numerous public transit hubs.

Next on the list was Greenway/Upper Kirby, known for its small businesses, strip malls, art cafes and restaurants. The neighborhood also has ample green areas for residents to spend time outside. Greenway/Upper Kirby was followed by the Museum District, home to the Houston Zoo, Hermann Park and 19 museums. As an area designed for pedestrian traffic, the neighborhood is easy to navigate and is situated along the METRORail.

The Fourth Ward, Greater Heights and West University Place were also highlighted as more of Houston’s most walkable neighborhoods.

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