Most Welcoming Neighborhoods for Houston Newcomers


Let’s face it, moving to and living in a new city can be overwhelming to say the least. Since everything is new to your sights and senses, you’ve likely yet to discover your new go-to take-out joint, you don’t know where to go for a quick weekend trip, and to some, the local watering hole has yet to be discovered. If you’re new to Houston or thinking about making it your new city, this guide will give you a virtual tour of the most welcoming neighborhoods for newcomers.

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How these Neighborhoods Made it to Our List

No, we didn’t pick them at random. We’ve looked into different neighborhoods all over the city and chose these areas based on:

  • Walkability
  • Accessibility to Amenities
  • Sights and Attractions

Houston’s Most Welcoming Neighborhoods

East Downtown (EaDo)

If you’re new in town, you should definitely take advantage of East Downtowns convenience and proximity to some of the city’s most celebrated attractions. It’s a mere 15-minute walk from the city’s professional sports stadiums: the BBVA Compass (Houston Dynamo), the Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros), and the Toyota Center (Houston Rockets). This part of the city also boasts of local bars, bistros, and other dining destinations. While a day out will let you enjoy anything from a lively farmers market to public arts and murals, you’ll also get to enjoy scenic views of the city’s skyline anywhere you are. Plus you can also take a ride at EaDo’s easily accessible buses, rail lines, or trails to get in and around the neighboring areas faster.

The Heights

While Greater Heights, Norhill, and Woodland Heights make up a huge part of the neighborhood, the Heights is also home to several bars, restaurants, and other dining destinations. Tree-lined streets complement the vintage vibe of the neighborhood. For pet-loving residents, the dog-friendly Heights Bier Garten is a great place to hang and German beer in their huge shaded courtyard. There’s also the King’s BierHaus, a branch of Pearland’s renowned King’s Biergarten and Restaurant where locals can enjoy live music, table tennis, corn hole, and a wholesome game of themed trivia. Topping off the list of attractions is The Heights Theater, where audiences get to enjoy private shows and concerts in a fully-restored movie house that’s over 100 years old.


It takes its name quite literally being sandwiched by Downtown, EaDo, and the high-end Neighborhood of Montrose. Midtown is quite popular (and welcoming) with a balanced suburban and nightlife scene that rivals its neighbors. Newcomers will certainly enjoy something at the midtown park from music festivals, to food truck parties, even yoga sessions in the green. The busy nightlife scene offers a broad range of choices for every new Houstonian from a laid-back evening in a piano bar to a livelier evening of music and beer. The Houston MetroRail is one convenient way to get around but it’s scenic routes and pedestrian-friendly streets may encourage new residents to see and enjoy the neighborhood on foot.

Finding a welcoming neighborhood is the tip of the iceberg, the real challenge is in balancing the factors based on your budget, needs, and preferences. If you’re on the market for a new home in Houston, you can narrow down your search for the perfect home with these available properties.

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