Posted in: Entertainment Living Posted on: Jun 5th, 2015

Midtown, Houston Neighborhood Overview

There is plenty to keep you entertained at Ashton on West Dallas—beach entry pools, cabanas, outdoor grills, tanning ledges. This, however, is only the beginning. Situated in the heart of Midtown Houston, this luxury apartment community has as much to offer on the outside as it does within. Here’s a list of things to do in your new neighborhood, Midtown Houston:

Root for Your Team!
Play ball! For the baseball fan, Ashton on West Dallas’ proximity to Minute Maid Park is sure to please. Don your Astros jersey and head over to the park for beer, French fries, and some good old-fashioned baseball. Be sure to lookout for special events like $1 hotdog night, free tee shirt giveaways, and after-game fireworks displays.

With close proximity to the Toyota Center, Ashton on West Dallas is the perfect choice for those who love to be entertained. This 19,000 seat venue offers everything from comedy to live music to sporting events. With such easy accessibility from home, you can catch every Rockets game, or rock out to live music whenever you please. August 2014’s lineup includes Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Katy Perry, and comedian Aziz Ansari.

Catch a Flick!
Few things have the charm of a vintage movie theater. Built in 1939, the River Oaks Theatre is “one of Houston’s last true movie palaces,” complete with the shimmering light up marquee to prove it. Stop in to catch the latest blockbuster, or brush up on your French and join River Oaks for one of their special foreign film engagements. If you’re a night owl seeking some fun after dark, lookout for special events like midnight screenings.

Go Outside!
A sprawling 12-acres right in the heart of Houston, Discovery Green is an innovation in urban development. This park, which opened in April 2008, is more than just your average seesaw and picnic table neighborhood park. Discovery Green boasts multiple performance spaces, a wintertime ice-skating rink, and a curated selection of public art installations. Check the park’s online schedule for information about family festivals, dog days, and events like free yoga.

Wine and Dine
At only 26-years old, chef Kevin Naderi may be young, but the food at his new restaurant, Roost, is anything but immature. This unpretentious eatery offers a wide variety of tastes inspired by the chef’s diverse experience working in kitchens around the world. Try interesting flavor combinations such as the barley and lentil-stuffed red pepper with cinnamon ratatouille, or the pan-seared Patagonian salmon with red beet and yuzu puree. For the dessert, don’t skip out on Naderi’s take on the classic coffee and donut hole combo.

No neighborhood is complete without a good, classic Italian restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal or a quick slice to go, Romano’s Pizza is the place to be. Stop in for hearty portions of Italian-style favorites such as veal francese, chicken piccata, and eggplant parmigiana. Be sure not to miss their wide variety of homemade pastas.

Midtown Houston is a lively neighborhood with plenty to keep you entertained, much like the Ashton on West Dallas community itself. Find out more about apartment rentals at Ashton on West Dallas.