Houston's Washington Avenue is a part of the original Houston to Brenham route and named for Washington County. Due to its proximity to Houston Heights and Downtown Houston, Washington Avenue became a chosen area for cultural and entertainment venues, especially nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, since the two communities forbade the sale of alcohol within their boundaries. During the 1990s, it was worried that the Richmond Strip, another buzzing party district, would suffer from Washington Avenue's growing popularity. Jitneys and other forms of transportation were soon added to ferry partygoers between districts. Since the entertainment scene began moving to Washington Avenue and East Sabine, the quality of restaurants and bars has increased to meet the higher class of people who now live and visit this area.
In 2014, Houston was named “Best City In America” by Business Insider. It’s no surprise either. That’s because Houston is home to 26 Fortune 500 Companies, many of them either in the energy business or tech industry. This makes Houston one of America’s top employers. But it isn’t only about jobs and big business; Houston was also named “America’s Coolest City” by Forbes magazine in 2012. Places like Washington Avenue is what makes Houston such a winning choice. Owning a home in the Washington Avenue and East Sabine Street district puts you in proximity to trendy places like The Shops at Houston Center located in Downtown Houston at 1200 McKinney Street, featuring a spacious plaza, perfect for brunch or even a late lunch. The Shops at Houston Center are also a part of the Houston Center towers and totals 3,400,000 square feet of Class A office space. A little further out, you have the Baybrook Mall located in the city Friendswood at 500 Baybrook Mall featuring anchor stores such as Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and a large-scale Forever 21. Another thing about Houston is the abundance of natural spaces available, like Bear Creek Pioneers Park located at 3535 War Memorial Street. Sometimes called Harris County Bear Creek Park or simply "Bear Creek Park," it's home to an abundance of wildlife such as peacocks, duck, sheep, bison, goats, emus, white-tailed deer, donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, and goose.
When it comes to single-family home plans in the Washington Avenue cultural and entertainment district, you can find different styles of Colonial, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Cottage, Craftsman, Ranch, Tudor, Mediterranean, among many others. Houses for sale near Washington Avenue / East Sabine offer floor plans with two bedrooms, two bathroom, and 1,635 square feet to six bedrooms, three baths, and 3,661 square feet. Furthermore, the Washington Avenue corridor has a selection of townhomes available with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 800 square feet to four bedrooms, four baths, and 3,332 square feet. On top of that, single-family residences in the neighborhoods that comprise Washington Avenue offer unique features such as guest suites, walk-in closets, storage rooms, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, and so much more. If you are interested in learning more about available real estate in the surrounding Washington Avenue and Sabine Street area, please contact us today for more information.