As the largest city in Texas, the Houston real estate market provides many apartments and homes. The best places to live in Houston are rich with things to do in areas like theater and dining.

Downtown Houston is a source for many jobs within walking distance of the best places to shop and great nightlife. Among attractions enjoyed by downtown visitors and residents are Discovery Green, a twelve acre park directly across from the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Houston Theater District, Aquarium, the Museum of Natural Science, and Hermann Park are also downtown. Among popular downtown Houston restaurants are Gravitas, Sambuca, and the Hubcap Grill.

Houston apartments are popular in the Theater District located conveniently near Downtown Houston. Top downtown shopping areas include the Tunnels, which connect 82 buildings across six miles. The Shops at Houston Center has about sixty stores. On the north side of downtown are rows of antique shops, art galleries, and coffee shops along nineteenth street near the AMTRAK rail station. The Houston Galleria is the biggest mall in town. Among rental areas with good Houston apartments include Montrose and Neartown, close to the Metro Rail lines and nightlife venues like Escobar, Continental Club, South Beach Nightclub, and Copa Cabana.

The best places to live in Houston for families wanting to be near suburban jobs and schools include The Woodlands and Sugar Land. Energy companies are prominent in Houston, which along with the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center provide a lot of high-tech jobs. Houston real estate choices include reasonably priced accomodations for students attending Rice University and the University of Houston. On the North side of town is the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which offers air service to every part of the world, while the old Hobby Airport near downtown is serviced by Southwest Airlines.