What's the Best Neighborhood Near Downtown Houston?

Monday, December 30, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the best neighborhood near downtown Houston is? Whether you’re relocating to Houston for work or just looking for a new place to call home, the choices can be overwhelming.

Communities like Montrose, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, West University, and Midtown, may come to mind when thinking about the best neighborhood near downtown Houston, but are these communities really the best?

Utilizing multiple criteria, we have assembled this list of the best neighborhoods in the Houston area.

Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes

Tucked away in the Oak Forest/Garden Oak area is the only enclave of new construction homes near the loop. Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes is a hidden gem where families and thriving professionals can move into a custom home community that combines the benefits of suburban living with the convenience of being near downtown.

Candlelight Place features:

  • Enforced deed restrictions
  • Beautiful homes from 1 Million
  • Zoning to the award-winning Oak Forest Elementary
  • Wide sidewalks and large front yards
  • Community events

Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes only has a few lots left. If you are interested in living in one of Houston’s best neighborhoods, visit Candlelight Place today!


If you are looking for a demographically diverse and eclectic neighborhood in the heart of downtown Houston, then Montrose is worth investing. Known for its thriving LGBTQ and fine-art community, Montrose has also taken on new notability as a foodie’s paradise.

From bars and restaurants to clubs and coffee shops, there’s plenty for younger professionals to do on the weekends. However, crime rates and lack of green space often keep families away.

Montrose features:

  • Eclectic homes
  • Close proximity to nightlight
  • Diverse population

River Oaks

Spanning more than 1,100 acres on the western side of downtown is Houston’s most exclusive place to live. River Oaks is the Beverly Hills of Houston and is the place many of Houston’s rich and famous call home.

If you enjoy a lavish lifestyle and can afford the high home prices, then take a look at River Oaks. For many of us, admiring the extravagant Christmas light displays during the holiday season is the only interaction we have with the exclusive community.

River Oaks features:

  • High-end art galleries and boutiques
  • Private security patrols
  • Lavish country club

Overall, there are many areas in Houston that would be great to call home. Only you and your family truly know what is the best for your unique situation.

3 Reasons Why Families Love Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Families are moving to Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes in droves. What is attracting this sudden burst of new home buyers to the area, and should your family consider making the move?

#1: It’s the Only New Construction Neighborhood in Oak Forest

Moving into a new home with a warranty gives families peace of mind. There’s something to be said for the desirability of moving into a home that nobody has lived in before. Everything is perfectly clean and pristine, and every detail, from the biggest appliances to the molding along the baseboards was put there specifically for your use. 

The quality craftsmanship and elegant designs of a Lancaster Home means you can possibly go decades without any major repairs or renovations. Imagine that, a perfect home that might not need any work until your kids are out of the house. 


#2. Living in Candlelight Place is Extremely Convenient

Most homeowners care about location almost as much as price. They want to live somewhere safe and convenient, where their family can thrive.

Located minutes from Downtown Houston, The Galleria, and The Energy Corridor, Candlelight Place is near the heart of town but is still tucked away from the busy streets and maintains a community feel.

“I was happy to find Candlelight Place. The neighborhood feels like a safe suburb but my commute to work is less than 25 minutes during rush hour,” says Georgianna, Candlelight Place Resident.

#3: The Homes are Beautiful

Each home is built with the attention to detail every homeowner deserves. These custom homes can include family-friendly amenities such as a large, open floor plan and specialty rooms like a library or home theater. 

Don’t worry about your neighbor home detracting from your curb appeal and resell value. 

Candlelight Place is a new neighborhood with enforced deed restrictions. 

The neighborhood is zoned to an excellent elementary school and because it’s tucked away, it’s safe for kids to play in the street and front yards. We also love our neighbors, who have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. We got exactly the neighborhood we were looking for without having to move far out into the suburbs,” says Tom, Candlelight Place Resident.

There are only a few lots left in this perfectly-located community, so come take a tour today.

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