Downtown Houston, Texas Apartments
Downtown Houston City Information:
Downtown Houston is Houston's largest business district,
the seventh largest in the United States and has the third
most concentrated skyline after New York City and Chicago.
Downtown Houston contains the headquarters of many prominent
companies. The streets are not as full in downtown compared
to other cities, as there is an extensive network of tunnels
and skywalks connecting the buildings of the district.
in general are reluctant to live in downtown. Few large high-rises
exist for those looking for a downtown living alternative.
Many whom want to live in the area like to live from often-stylish
townhouses in Midtown. Realtors and developers had noticed
this trend over the years, and started the trend of converting
older buildings into more modern and luxurious loft spaces.
A number are located around the performance halls of the theatre
district and near Main Street.
Downtown Houston from Buffalo BayouA noticeable trend is
that Houston is becoming more "downtown-centric".
The baseball, basketball, and hockey teams had moved into
downtown facilities. January 1, 2004 marked the opening of
the "new" Main Street, a plaza with many eateries,
bars and nightclubs, which brings many visitors to a newly
renovated locale. To complete the scene, Main Street Square
offers dancing fountains throughout the day and offers a dramatic
scene as one of the METRORail trains pass under. Along the
Main Street corridor is the original Foley's department store.
two sports stadiums, the Minute Maid Park (formerly Astros
Field, Enron Field, and the Ballpark at Union Station), being
built from 1997 to 2001, and the Toyota Center reside in downtown.
Downtown's Theatre District, operating out of the Alley Theatre
is second in size to that of New York City's district. The
George R. Brown Convention Center is also widely used in the
city by conventions of various types.
Fountain at Tranquility Park in DowntownIn comparison to
other cities, there aren't many major hotels downtown, partly
because demand for lodging exists for other parts of the city
that have other attractions. Two notable hotels downtown are
the Hilton Americas hotel which is connected to the George
R. Brown Convention Center, and the Hyatt Regency Houston,
which has the Spindletop restaurant, which is on the 30th
floor and revolves. A number of upscale, botique hotels are
also around the Downtown Core.
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