Inside the Loop - Houston, TX Homes for Sale and Community Info
As the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston, Texas has over 2.1 million people. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, boasts a vibrant economy, flourishing job market, and is a top destination for all sorts of home buyers. This friendly, laid-back city blends Texas charm with contemporary amenities and a style all its own. It also has acclaimed public schools as well as a world-class transportation infrastructure that includes major highways, bus services and George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The communities of Houston are described as “Outside the Loop” or “Inside the Loop. ” The Loop is I-610, a circular access highway for travelers from all directions. “Inside the Loop” includes the Central business district, and Rice University is located nearby in University Place. The "island cities" of West University Place (West U.), Southside Place, the Houston Medical Center and a portion of Bellaire are also Inside the Loop.
Homes for sale Inside the Loop offer competitive interest rates and prices below the national average , and include single-family detached homes in suburban neighborhoods, modern condos, multifamily homes, and charming townhouses. Inside the Loop is known for charming communities like Bellaire (one of Houston’s original suburbs), and family-friendly neighborhoods like River Oak and Medical Center. West U is a tight-knit neighborhood of cottages and bungalows, it appeals to young professionals and even has its own fire department! River Oaks is an old money, affluent neighborhood featuring columned mansions. It’s also home to the Houston Country Club, established in 1908. Homes have easy access to downtown and maintain their value.
The city was founded in 1836 and formally incorporated in 1837. Houston built its economy on agriculture and railroad trade in its burgeoning years until the discovery of oil in 1901, which heralded its emergence as a major energy center. The city continued to growth throughout the 20th century, hosting NASA’s primary space control center, and today is known as a major center of trade and energy. It offers a high quality of life and one of the most affordable real estate markets in the country. Inside the Loop, in particular, has seen tremendous growth in recent years due to an influx of families and upscale young professionals.
Parks and Recreation
Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. It features cycling paths, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a golf course and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Terry Hershey Park, with the Buffalo Bayou waterway as a scenic backdrop, is another excellent recreational area with miles of hiking and biking trails. For a peaceful getaway, the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park offers shaded paths and a scenic waterfall.
Attractions and Events
The city offers a wealth of events and attractions, including world-class museums and some of the most acclaimed performing arts and cultural venues in the nation. Some of its top attractions include the Johnson Space Center, the Houston Zoo, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Bayou Bend and Gardens is a Museum whose paintings and classic American furnishings make it a center of the cultural arts. There’s also the Houston Greek Festival, the Houston International Festival, the Bayou City Art Festival. Sports fans can follow any of the 3 professional sports teams (the NBA Rockets, NFL Texans, and Baseball's Astros). Inside the Loop offers easy access to all of these popular events and much more.
Inside The Loop: Home Choices, Texas Style
With the home buying options available, it is imperative to find the right agent. The smart call is to J. Carter Breed, Inside the Loop RE/MAX agent, at 713-482-2222. He will help you match your home buying needs, and in no time, you will find your perfect home.