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Welcome to your local Houston, TX homes for sale & real estate resource. As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is full of top-tier amenities and opportunities to buy a home. To request up-to-date information on homes for sale in Houston, including list price history, sold prices, property disclosures, or to arrange a private showing of any property listed below, contact your LOCAL real estate experts today. Read more about Houston real estate.

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Houston Real Estate Market

The Houston real estate market is one of the most affordable in the United States, and offers many great neighborhoods to invest in. The city offers a wide variety of homes for sale, from luxurious estates to modest starter homes, that attract new residents and investors alike.

Home prices typically start in the $100s in the most affordable neighborhoods and can go up to around $2 million, though some luxury homes for sale can surpass this. Homebuyers can find a selection of single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and more. Being such a large city, Houston has a huge inventory, even during times of the year when the market is slower.

Homebuyers can typically find a wide variety of price points, even within individual neighborhoods. Many of Houston's most expensive neighborhoods have median home prices of over $1 million, yet buyers looking in the right places can discover much more affordable listings in the same area. If you're looking for a home in a particular location, don't let the median home price discourage you.

Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Houston Heights, Lazy Brook/Timbergrove, Montrose, Rice Military, Washington Avenue Coalition, and Clear Lake. The relatively low cost of living in Houston comes in part thanks to its abundance of land, which allows for lower home prices even in these popular neighborhoods.

Homebuyers can also discover a number of gated communities, from the Italian-inspired Ravenna to the luxurious Carlton Woods. Older homebuyers may be interested in the prevalent gated 55+ communities.

When it comes to architectural styles, this city is diverse, offering dozens of styles. Common home styles here include Tudor, Georgian, ranch, bungalow, and contemporary. Houston's most popular condos run the gamut from renovated historic buildings to sleek modern skyscrapers. Homebuyers can find just about any style if they look in the right places. 

Houston also has a huge variety of fantastic suburbs surrounding the city proper. Don't want to live immediately within city limits? There are both expensive suburbs filled with beautiful luxury homes and affordable suburbs with budget-friendly builds, so homebuyers can find excellent homes for sale at every price point. Some of the fastest-growing suburbs include Fulshear, Sugar Land, and Conroe.

Dreaming of living by the water? There are a number of great lakes near Houston, and multiple master-planned communities in the metro area are built around artificial lakes. There are many opportunities to buy your dream waterfront home.

Houston Community Amenities

Houston is a city that offers plenty of amenities and things to do for its residents. Some of the most popular amenities include the Space Center Houston, Houston Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Hermann Park, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and the bevy of attractions downtown. Living downtown gives residents easy access to the Theater District, one of the largest in Texas. The district features 19 performance halls and over 40 theatrical companies. Many of Houston's most walkable neighborhoods are in and around the downtown area.

Hermann Park is a 1,500-acre park in the heart of the city. It features several attractions, such as the Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Zoo, which is one of the largest zoos in the United States. It features more than 6,000 animals from around the world. The zoo also has a number of exhibits, including a rainforest and an elephant forest.

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is one of the largest art museums in the country. It has more than 66,000 works in its collection, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs. If the Museum of Fine Arts isn't enough for art enthusiasts, the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is another one of America's largest collections of decorative art objects. The collection consists of over 16,000 works from American and English decorative arts dating from 1620 to 1860. The Museum District has a bounty of other institutions just waiting to be explored.

Houston has a number of transportation systems that make it easier for residents and visitors to get around, of which the METRO Light Rail and METRO Bus are the most popular. The METRO Light Rail is a 23.4-mile light rail system that features 45 stops along five different lines, making it easy for residents to take public transportation throughout the city.  METRO offers over 1,000 bus routes with nearly 2,000 buses in its fleet. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Houston is home to two airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. Located 35 miles north of downtown, Bush Intercontinental Airport offers nonstop service to over 100 destinations worldwide through 50 different airlines. 

Houston Local Highlights

  • The National Museum of Funeral History lets visitors view the largest collection of historical service items and learn about the history of funerals.
  • The Houston Botanic Garden features native and exotic plants that attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife for visitors to view.
  • Adrenaline junkies can go to Geronimo Adventure Park, where they can ride ziplines, go rock climbing, and throw axes.
  • The Theater District is the place to go for live entertainment—there's always a play or musical performance on one of the 19 stages.
  • Barbara Jordan Park features a jogging trail, a picnic area, lighted tennis courts, a volleyball court, and even a community center.
  • The Houston area is home to many great state parks, places to go camping, RV parks, and even scenic drives that make for great day trips.
  • Its proximity to other large Texas cities means residents have plenty of options for weekend getaways, girls' getaways, boys' nights, and more.
  • Houston is home to Rice Village, one of the best places to shop in the entire state. Living near Rice Village is perfect if you love being close to shopping and entertainment!
  • If it were counted as its own country, Houston's economy would be the 26th largest economy in the world.
  • Healthcare in Houston is supported by world-class medical facilities, such as the Texas Medical Center.

Houston School Information

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the eighth-largest school district in the United States, serving over 200,000 students. The district has almost 280 schools, including traditional public schools, magnet schools, and charter schools. Some of the schools in HISD include Carnegie Vanguard High School, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, and Lamar High School.

There are also a number of local charter schools that students may attend. Some of the city's charter schools include the Mastery School, KIPP: Houston, YES Prep Public Schools, Harmony Public Schools, High Tech High School, and Houston ISD Academy for Choice. Private school options include The Kinkaid School, St. John's School, Episcopal High School, and St. Thomas' Episcopal School, among others.

Houston is the home of several colleges and universities, including Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Southern University, South Texas College of Law Houston, and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). 

Houston is a city that offers everything from art to adventure. For homebuyers looking for an exciting place to live, moving to Houston may be the perfect choice. 

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Looking at Houston homes for sale? Allow our Houston, Texas real estate experts to help you navigate the unique aspects of buying a home in Houston or expertly negotiate the sale of your Houston residence. As local real estate agents, we have insider knowledge on the dynamics unique to Houston, Texas, real estate.

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