Discovering a walkable lifestyle in Houston – Aris Market Square makes the best of the city your playground


In a city like Houston, where the automobile reigns supreme, it can be hard to imagine spending days exploring shops, restaurants, parks and events without ever taking your car out of the garage. Only, it’s really not that far-fetched. In fact, it is a reality for the people who live in Aris Market Square.

This luxury Hines skyscraper is located in the heart of downtown Houston, directly across from Market Square Park at 409 Travis Street. Historic Market Square offers a vibrant community right outside the front door – with the rest of the short walks or train rides to downtown as well.

Proof of Aris’ pedestrian lifestyle can be found in the numbers. The skyscraper’s walking score is 95 out of 100. Walking is determined by factors such as safety, security, and comfort when it comes to a person’s decision to walk.

This Houston skyscraper is a walker’s paradise. Yes, residents of this luxury rental tower can do their daily shopping without a car.

Hopping on the rail is another easy option, and the Aris scored 88 out of 100 for its “Excellent Transit” options. Another advantage of Aris is going somewhere on two wheels instead of four. The cycling score reaches 85 out of 100, which means that it is “very cyclable” for residents to get around the city center. Aris equipment makes cycling even easier, with on-site bike storage and even a dedicated bike repair room.

Of course, sometimes you don’t want to stray too far from your home. And having world-class restaurants within easy reach is no small plus. Bravery Chef Hall is a 9,000 square foot dining hall located on the ground floor of Aris Market Square. Modern Vietnamese dishes at The Blind Goat, run by winner Christine Ha Chef Season 3, from Italian cuisine at BOH Pasta & Responsibly sourced Beef & Pork Pizza at Cherry Block Craft Butcher + Kitchen and to the talents of former sushi chefs Uchi Patrick Pham and Daniel Lee at Kokoro Sushi and Yakitori, you really have all. Right down there.

In addition to chef-run restaurants, Bravery Chef Hall also offers easy access to coffee, cocktails, and wine. There is even a Secret Garden to discover.

Just beyond Bravery Chef Hall, other downtown Houston restaurants and bars await. Dip into Tex-Mex favorites at El Big Bad, a naughty slice or two at Franck’s Pizza Where wine, beer, cocktails and hearty bites at Bovine & Barley. And these are just a few of the countless restaurants nearby. No matter what you fancy, there is a place within walking distance of downtown to satisfy the taste buds.

Bravery Chef Hall brings its own secret garden.

The city center as a playground

Fortunately, the amenities are just as practical inside this skyscraper. Aris’s state-of-the-art fitness center is always a top-notch workout option. But with much of the city right outside the door, why not discover new ways to exercise and soak up vitamin D at Buffalo Bayou Park?

The sprawling 160-acre park is an urban oasis where visitors can rent bikes, kayaks, and canoes and hike the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, the 10-foot-wide concrete trail. located on either side of the bayou. Run or jog along the Kinder Trail, located along the shores of the bayou. Or find a relaxing shaded spot at Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Do you like live music with your green spaces? Discovery Green, the lush 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, is easily accessible and features a program of events throughout the year with music, art exhibits, markets, ice skating in the winter – and, of course, plenty of places to relax and get green.

Astros Minute Maid roof
With the roof open, Minute Maid Park makes baseball a dream downtown. (@astros)

From Houston Astros baseball to ballet, there’s always an event a short walk or subway ride from Aris Market Square. Sports fans can head to Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center and see the Astros and Rockets in action. Fans of live performances can head to Houston’s affluent Theater District for the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet at the Wortham Center, a play at the Alley Theater or the Broadway favorites at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Yes, this high-end skyscraper offers easy access to everything. By design, Aris Market Square is ideally located to accommodate those who appreciate thoughtful, luxurious architectural design and an adventurous spirit. So put on those sneakers and walk out the door.

Car keys are certainly not required for residents of Aris. It’s a different lifestyle in Houston, maybe one you didn’t even realize you could have.

For more information on Aris Market Square and all it has to offer – or to plan your own visit – check out the full website for this revolutionary downtown skyscraper.


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