The Downtown landscape is a study in evolution. Through trials, tribulations, celebrations, booms, busts, floods, droughts, rain, sunshine and the inevitable passage of time, it’s ebbed and flowed into—and out of—various seasons of development.
As of 2020, Downtown is no longer simply a physical location. It’s a heartbeat, a hub, and when it comes to over 9,000 residents living in the boundaries of the District—a lifestyle. The number of people calling Downtown “home” has more than tripled in the last decade, with the residential population expected to more than double in the next few years.
And it’s not just young professionals moving in. The inner core of residents is a microcosm of Houston’s diversity, with families, empty nesters, people from all age groups, backgrounds and ethnicities. People are opting into lives of convenience and culture, cocktails and coffee, all (and so much more) of which converge Downtown.
For a neighborhood with change in its DNA, the start of a new decade is one brimming with opportunity, redefining what it means to be a Downtowner.
The Residential Rundown