It’s sometimes amusing to remember that the Bayou City is the 4th largest city in the United States. But it is, and it is also one of America’s most diverse cities. With a metro population of 6,177,035, and 627 square miles of occupied space, the city must be divided into several sections to manage it properly. This makes each distinct region of the city unique in its own right, and that is especially true for midtown Houston.
Midtown is typically considered to be right beside Neartown, Highway 59, and Interstate 45. In the early 70’s, midtown was interchangeable for Little Saigon, due to the massive influx of Vietnamese immigrants that moved to the area during the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese in the area transformed the neighborhood into a home away from home, and the town retains that cultural touch today with street signs in Vietnamese across the area. However, since the incorporation of the Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone in 1995, Midtown Houston has undergone a transformation that has unfortunately forced the Vietnamese population out due to construction and higher rent costs. The majority of Vietnamese have relocated since 2004, but the area now boasts some of the most modern buildings and roads in all of Houston.
With all that said, Midtown still retains significant historical charm. The Trinity Episcopal Church has been sitting in Midtown since 1893, and remains an integral image of Midtown Houston. The neighborhood even retains some impressive green space. Tranquil gardens in the form of Midtown Park, Elizabeth Baldwin Park, as well as other work-in-progress projects adding to the once sleepy neighborhood. The neighborhood even features some intriguing elements of culture. For instance, the Ensemble Theater, an African-American Theater Company, is the largest theater of its kind in the United States. There are many things to discover in Midtown Houston, so the next time you’re in the area, definitely check this part of town out.
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For a business locating in an urban environment, it’s important to really embrace the city’s essence. Part of being able to do that is learning about the city’s various regions and neighborhoods, and what makes them distinct. People in cities are often very proud of their neighborhoods, and learning about the city can always give you a leg up over the local competition. But, before you decide to start interviewing the Midtown locals, consider purchasing Houston commercial real estate first. What’s the point of doing the research if you don’t intend to actually do business in the area? For more information on commercial real estate opportunities in the area, contact Capital Realty Group at 713-9000.
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