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Our Guide to the Best Houston Neighborhoods to Call Home

Houston is a huge city with many job opportunities and significantly lower housing costs than other populous metros. It’s the hub of the oil industry, a major center for healthcare, and the home of NASA. Dining is considered a pastime here, and having no state income taxes means extra money in your pocket to enjoy one of the city’s 11,000-plus restaurants. The “City with No Limits” isn’t limited when it comes to housing. No matter your age or lifestyle, you are sure to find just what you need in the Houston area. Explore Houston living with this list of Houston’s best neighborhoods to call home.


Sometimes called Neartown, Montrose is a trendy neighborhood called the Artistic Capital of Houston. It is well-established, friendly, and has a variety of housing options – from single-family homes on tree-lined streets to lofts and high-rises. The area serves as Houston’s Museum District and houses the Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Arts Museum. All the major streets in the area are lined with restaurants, vintage shops, and places to enjoy a lively nightlife.

The Montrose neighborhood attracts mainly singles and retirees, but you will also find young families living here. The University of St. Thomas is in Montrose, and there are public and private schools nearby.

Afton and River Oaks

Afton and River Oaks is an affluent neighborhood located in the heart of the city near the 610 Loop and Interstate 10’s Katy Freeway. Home to former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, it is a prime area in the city near plenty of jobs, dining, and shopping. Nearby Memorial Park and Hermann Park provide plenty of green space for joggers and dog walkers.

The Afton and River Oaks community is close to Downtown Houston, the Galleria area, and the Houston Medical Center. Growing families, college students, and retirees will all find this an attractive neighborhood to live in.


Eastwood is perfect for young professionals who want to be near Downtown Houston at lower prices than Montrose or Afton and River Oaks. This neighborhood on Houston’s Industrial side was established in the early 1900s and features appealing architecture types that attract young urbanites. Homes here can cost up to 50 percent less than other Houston neighborhoods. It’s only three miles from the skyscrapers and Theater District downtown.

Hunters Creek Village

Hunters Creek Village is one of the Memorial Villages, six townships on the west side of Houston. It was incorporated in 1954 in Harris County. Although it is one of the wealthiest districts in Texas you will find a wide range of home prices from about $100,000 to several million. Lots are spacious since Hunter’s Creek has a minimum lot size of a half-acre.

Hunter’s Creek is a haven for corporate executives and is characterized by big homes, lakes, and country clubs. Higher property values have allowed Hunter’s Creek along with surrounding villages to establish their own school system, the Spring Branch Independent School District. This neighborhood mainly attracts young professionals with families and wealthy empty nesters.

We hope this neighborhood helps you get your bearings as you make the transition to Houston. For all your moving needs, give Cheap Movers Houston a call! Whether you opt for a luxurious home in River Oaks or a quirky loft in Montrose, we have the crew and equipment to make your move go smoothly. If you’re looking for the best and cheapest movers in Houston – you know where to find us: www.cheapmovershouston.net!

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