Living in the Uptown area of Houston
Uptown is the term that Galleria area boosters have worked to establish for the entire neighborhood surrounding Houston’s most iconic shopping mall. Whether you call it Uptown or simply the Galleria area, it’s arguably the city’s most prolific spot for high-rise and mid-rise condominiums that are for sale rather than for lease. A good example is the Astoria, a 75-unit high-rise on Post Oak Boulevard. Nearly sold out before it was completed, this 29-story Art Deco style building is just one of many new high-rise developments in the area.
Just up San Felipe, the dense urban vibe of the Galleria gives way to sedate, well-planned neighborhoods such as Tanglewood, perhaps best known as the current neighborhood of former President George H.W. Bush. Filled with parks, shady esplanades and large leafy lots, Tanglewood has rambling ranch houses alongside newer Mediterranean and English style homes
Moving to Tanglewood
Just up San Felipe, the dense urban vibe of the Galleria gives way to the sedate, wellplanned neighborhood of Tanglewood, where development started in the 1930s. Perhaps best known as the current neighborhood of former President George H.W. Bush, Tanglewood has parks, leafy esplanades and large lots filled with oak trees. Original rambling ranch houses exist alongside newer Mediterranean and English style homes.
Sharpstown area of Houston
A few years ago, including Sharpstown on a list of revitalizing Central Houston neighborhoods would have been questionable, but today this former suburb inside Beltway 8 is outgrowing its label as one of Houston’s “best hidden neighborhoods” and is attracting newcomers who appreciate its mid-century homes, its relative value and convenient location.