Houston is booming and there is no stopping Texas’ largest city. From a red-hot job market to exclusive restaurants, Houston has a lot to offer. Houston’s median home sales price continues to rise, so now is the time to get in on this exciting city and America’s hottest real estate market.
Whether you are looking for the cachet of Houston’s most prestigious neighborhood, River Oaks, or something more laid back, odds are good that you will find what you’re looking for. Montrose has a reputation for attracting hipsters and other young, hip, urban types, but nowadays is much more mainstream. The Heights is making a run at River Oaks in prestige and price. Spring Branch subdivisions Spring Valley and Hilshire Village offer superior schools at a more affordable price. The Sugar Land neighborhood offers ethnic diversity, as well as its own minor league baseball team, and serves as the international headquarters of several corporations. There is a lot of variables to consider when looking for a neighborhood in Houston.
Proximity to retail outlets and restaurants is certainly something to consider when looking for a property. One of the most unique retail outlets is the Highland Village Shopping Center. Some of the retail establishments featured there include Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn. The shopping center also hosts many fine restaurants, including Smith & Wollensky and Escalante’s. Not to mention Up Restaurant. Up Restaurant was started by the dynamic Haidar Barbouti, who also owns the Highland Village Shopping Center. His refusal to compromise his vision has made Highland Village a true crossroads of tourists, locals, and business people. Other notable resturants include Corner Table, located in the River Oaks neighborhood, and Tony’s, which blends fine Italian dining with fine art.
So, as you can see, there is plenty to discover and consider when it comes to Houston. Houston has been very resilient in the face of the recent economic downturn and that is reflected in its solid housing market. There is no better time to get on board.