Medical Center/Braes Bayou
It’s, uh, kinda self-explanatory. This little pocket of the city is just southwest of Downtown, and home to – you guessed it! – a vast number of medical centers and museums.
PERFECT FOR: Anyone who works in healthcare, or plans to need a lot of it. (Also, anyone interested in making a quick buck AirBnB-ing their place during football season/the rodeo.)
PERKS & QUIRKS: NRG Stadium (Houston Texans, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo), Hermann Park, Houston Zoo, Cockrell Butterfly Center, James Turrell Skyspace, Miller Outdoor Theater.
FUN FACT: More heart surgeries are performed in this medical district than anywhere else on the planet.