Linda Bridges at Texas Pro Real Estate
Uptown Condos in Houston's Second Downtown
Often referred to as Houston's “second downtown,” the Galleria area has many of the advantages of a downtown neighborhood but with a different atmostphere. Also known as “Uptown,” this area is among the city's most vibrant and energetic neighborhoods, including much of the western edge of Loop 610, a major freeway that encircles the city's core. Galleria Area residents enjoy easy access to a wide range of activities and a diverse array of venues. Here are several reasons our clients like the Galleria area:
Newer Highrises and Midrises
Over the past two decades, the Uptown/Galleria Area has evolved from just a commercial area to a residential area as well. Numerous townhome and condominium development have sprouted up to take advantage of the convenient location. Many mid-rise condominium communities sit within easy walking distance of many of the area's attractions. Built in 2003, the trendy Lofts on Post Oak condominiums, also offer breathtaking views of the local parks during the day, as well as the spectacle of the downtown Houston skyline at night.
Easy Drives and Short Walks
Houstonians understand the importance of easy access to the city's major freeways. The Galleria Area serves as a major transportation hub, allowing residents to cut their daily commute times by a significant margin. The neighborhood provides residents with connections to Loop 610, Interstate 10, and U.S. Highways 59 and 290, all of which act as major traffic arteries. The Mark highrise is a few blocks away from the highway and from shopping
Since its opening in 1970, the Galleria Mall has served as one of Houston's primary shopping destinations. The indoor mall houses more than 400 retail outlets, including clothing stores from Abercrombie to Zara. You can practically roll out of bed into the Galleria if you live at the Oxford condominiums across the street. Shopping in the Galleria Area extends beyond the mall itself with the addition of the River Oaks District just across Loop 610.
Casual Meals or Dress Up Dining
From casual meals to high-end fine dining, Uptown Houston has it all. Houston has more than 10,000 restaurants, and many of them are found in and around the Galleria Area. Inside the mall itself, the fare ranges from food court staples to fine dining at the Oceanaire Seafood Room. Steakhouses like The Capital Grille and Del Friscos serve up the top cuts of prime Texas beef, while Ciao Bella and Tony's create some of the finest Italian dishes in the city.
Movie Theaters and Music
In this neighborhood, the fun doesn't stop when the stores close. Many entertainment venues help keep the party going. The iPic Theaters provide a luxurious movie-going experience, with leather recliners and table service during the film. The Concert Pub and the Firehouse Saloon host live music from both original acts and tribute bands.
Enjoy the Outdoors
For those who would rather enjoy Houston's mild weather, the Galleria Area also hosts many outdoor attractions and activities. The Hines Waterwall near the Galleria is a fountain on steroids. Next to the Manhattan highrise and the Empire midrise condo building is a set of small man-made lakes, inserting a little nature in the city.
A short drive north on Loop 610 takes residents to Memorial Park, one of the city's leading destinations for hiking, biking, and other outdoor sports.
This neighborhood is a busy place, so it won't appeal as much to someone looking for a quieter area. But if you want to be next to the action, you'll definately want to consider condos in Uptown Houston.
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Last Updated: 2021-09-19 05:31:06