Midtown Houston is the Place to Be

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Midtown is becoming one of the trendiest and ever growing areas in Houston. Sandwiched between Downtown Houston and the hipster neighborhood of Montrose, Midtown Houston creates an urban vibe that’s sustainable, walkable to many restaurants, parks, and in the heart of a thriving arts and entertainment scene. And with a 50% increase in growth since 2012 (according to Midtown Houston), it continues to attract new residents and visitors. And since it’s one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Houston, it makes sense why people are flocking here. 

Here are some of the top reasons people choose Midtown:

  1. Walkable 
  2. Bikeable 
  3. Excellent Transit Options
  4. Awesome Restaurants & Bars
  5. Entertainment
  6. Modern Apartment Communities


When people think of Houston or Dallas, the term Concrete Jungle often comes to mind. These cities are commuter cities and often require a vehicle to get around. Public transit is an option, but you can spend half your day in the car depending on where you’re going. The best part about Midtown Houston is that it’s very walkable. According to Walkscore.com, most errands can be accomplished by foot in Midtown. With a walkscore of 86/100, you’re close to great restaurants, parks, gyms, and stores. This sets Midtown apart from many neighborhoods in Houston. Grab your Fitbit, and enjoy how many steps you’ll get in each day! 

PRO TIP: Calais Midtown is within walking distance of many awesome restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and even the Light Rail. Save some gas and instead set off on foot. 


If you enjoy biking or wish to go somewhere a little farther than walking distance, Midtown is very bike friendly. In fact many people will rent a shared bike or grab their own and hop on over to Montrose area, which is another cool eclectic neighborhood in Houston. According to Visit Houston, the area’s street grid, historic districts, and eclectic architecture make it a fun (and easy) place to peruse by bike. And if you make it to Montrose or another neighborhood and don’t feel like biking back, simply grab your bike and head to the B-Station to ride the light rail back. 

PRO TIP: Grab your bike and ride over to Baldwin Park or Discovery Green for some nice relaxing green space. 

Excellent Transit Options

When you don’t feel like walking, biking, driving, or getting a ride share, Midtown has many transit options to choose from. With more than 28 bus route options and a light rail, you can get to Downtown, Montrose, Uptown and other neighborhoods in 30 minutes or less. The METROrail is the light rail option in Midtown. With access to 3 different lines, you can get to where you go with little fuss and cost. 

PRO TIP: Calais Midtown is only a 10 minute walk from the Ensemble HCC or McGowen METROrail stops. 

Awesome Restaurants and Bars

Midtown is home to nearly 216 different restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. And according to Walkscore, people in Midtown can walk to an average of 10 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes. Whether you’re looking for waffles, tacos, burgers, or Vietnamese cuisine, Midtown has no shortage of options to ignite your palette. 

PRO TIP: Calais Midtown is close to some of the best restaurants in Midtown. Enjoy being right across the street from JINYA Ramen Bar, Brennan’s, Maple Leaf Pub, and Gaslamp Gastropub.


Midtown is home to an array of entertainment options. Enjoy live music at The Continental Club, check out a show at The Ensemble Theatre, or enjoy some comedy routines at Howl at the Moon. There are also a variety of museums to spend a rainy afternoon. You can also test your detective skills and enjoy an outing to the Escape Room. 

PRO TIP: Calais Midtown is within 10 minutes of all of these entertainment venues. 

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Modern Apartment Communities

So you’ve had some time to scope out Midtown and you’re ready to call it home. Awesome! You’ve picked the right neighborhood. Midtown has more than 200 apartment communities to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a luxe high rise or mid rise apartment or something a little more vintage and seasoned, Midtown has an impressive selection to choose from for your next home. 

PRO TIP: Don’t feel like spending hours on end looking? Look no further than Calais Midtown. Calais Midtown is a mid rise that offers one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes with full size washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, city views, upscale interiors, and more. Community features of Calais Midtown include garage parking, a resident pavilion, a dog park where you can host up to 3 dogs, fitness center, SMARTPACKAGE Lockers for storing your packages when they arrive, swimming pool, fitness center, and more. 

And the best part about living at Calais Midtown is that it’s part of the Venterra Realty family. 100% of Venterra’s apartment communities are Top Rated on ApartmentRatings.com, and Calais Midtown is high above the city score! 

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