Houston is booming just like it always has historically. The resiliency of Houston during a downturn never ceases to amaze us and these are just a couple of places in town where home values are still appreciating despite the low oil prices. Let us tell you what living in these inner city hotspots is like…

Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world and with every major hospital expanding, there is no stopping this growth now. With 54 medical institutions spanning over 50 million developed square feet all within blocks of one another, the Texas Medical Center is considered the 8th largest business center in the country. Both the largest cancer research hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the largest children’s hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, call the Texas Medical Center home.

The center has well over 160,000 visitors each and every day from patients, physicians and students alike. And with METRO rail in the heart of it all, you can opt out of that long commute because it’s now easier than ever to get from home to work in a matter of minutes. The cityscape and infrastructure will remind you of Lower Manhattan in New York City, but being adjacent to Rice University and Hermann Park make for a charming little getaway.

Away from hustle and bustle of the TMC is the Museum District of Houston where you have all of the museums and attractions right at your doorstep. It is a wonderful assembly of historical, educational and artistic exhibits for all ages to enjoy. So many things to see and do, its no wonder that this is also home to the famous Houston Zoo! And what’s more, you’ll find the Miller Outdoor theatre where locals gather on the spacious green grass to watch a free Broadway show or symphony performance. Yes, for FREE!

Located just southwest of downtown and nestled among great neighborhoods like West University and Midtown/Montrose, this part of the city is known for its beautiful tree-lined streets where residents relish in the rich cultural arts and tasty quaint restaurants. One might compare the area to ole New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

Children's Museum of Houston – Contemporary Arts Museum Houston – Czech Cultural Center Houston – DiverseWorks – The Health Museum – Holocaust Museum Houston – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Houston Center for Photography – Houston Museum of African American Culture – Houston Museum of Natural Science – Houston Zoo – The John C. Freeman Weather Museum – The Jung Center of Houston – Lawndale Art Center – The Menil Collection – The Museum of Fine Arts – Rice University Art Gallery – The Rothko Chapel – Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research – Hermann Park