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What's the Best Neighborhood Near Downtown Houston?

Lancaster Homes - 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.

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