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Luxury condo selections plentiful in Midtown, downtown areas

July 15, 2018

The hub of Houston’s excitement and activities can mostly be found in the downtown and Midtown areas, giving residents a front row seat to not only an incredible living experience, but also proximity to some of the area’s liveliest venues and well-known restaurants.

If you’re looking to live in this region of Houston, there is a great selection of luxury condos to choose from to accommodate your needs when enjoying the area.

Houston is currently ranked seventh in the U.S. for most number of new high-rise development, with more than 25 new high-rises that have either recently opened or are currently in development, according to Mary Vega, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty.

There are plenty of options to choose from if looking to live in one of Houston’s finest luxury condos, Vega said.

“One of the more exciting Houston high-rise luxury condos developments, located on the southern part of downtown, is The Marlowe, a 20-story luxury residential development from Randall Davis at 1311 Polk St.,” she said.

The Marlowe boasts 24-hour concierge service, valet parking, pool, hot tub, massage/steam rooms, fitness center, private garages, sauna and pied-a-terre for guests.

One of Houston’s first residential high-rises is the 26-story 2016 Main, which was built in 1965. Choices includes studios to 4,000-square-foot-plus penthouses.

Skyline views and numerous amenities await residents. Another is One Park Place, located directly across from Discovery Green, with quick access to a bevy of retail and amenities.

New to the area is Parc at Midtown at 2401 Crawford, recently opened in 2017 by Surge Homes. Four residential options are available, including condominiums. Residents can enjoy quartz countertops and breakfast bars in gourmet kitchens in addition to a 5,000-square-foot private park with designated pet areas in this gated community.

There many reasons to live in either downtown or Midtown.

Residents in these areas can partake in activities at Discovery Green, the urban green space in downtown that hosts more than 600 free events a year.

Past events have included the 2017 Super Bowl festivities and the Houston Korean Festival. Buffalo Bayou Park is nearby with 160 acres of walking trails and green space.

Vega said this area has seen incredible growth over the last 10 years.

The boom is credited to its retail stores, restaurants and lounges alongside midrise condos, apartments and townhomes.

Trip Advisor included numerous downtown and Midtown restaurants among its recommended dining choices for the area. They include The Lake House, The Grove, Xochi, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Hearsay on the Green, Brasserie du Parc, Biggio’s Sports Bar, Quattro at the Four Seasons Houston and Pappasito’s Downtown.

Don’t feel like driving?

According to Redfin.com, Midtown tops its list for one of Houston’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods with a walk score of 82, allowing residents to enjoy not only a minimal distance to work opportunities, but also the MetroRail, restaurants, clubs and gyms.

“Many are moving to Midtown area as a result because they find the walkability a real advantage compared to other areas of town,” Vega said.

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