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Expats Living Inside the Loop


Bellow is a compilation of great links to help with the transition to Houston, TX!

Highland Village

A Houston Retail Tradition. Some places have it. Most do not. That indefinable aura of quality that belongs to Highland Village. From the time of its creation more than 50 years ago, Highland Village has been Houston’s most distinctive and appealing retail venue. Learn more…www.shophighlandvillage.com

River Oaks Shopping Center

It has been said, the key to success is balance. River Oaks Shopping Center provides a wonderful balance of nationally recognized stores, eclectic shops, and dining options that showcase unique local and regional flair. With over 75 stores and restaurants to choose from, you can shop for works of art, savor delicious cuisine, browse for a great new book and indulge in an afternoon of pampering all in one place. Short on time? River Oaks Shopping Center offers easy access with valet, curbside parking and garage parking.
Learn more…www.riveroaksshoppingcenter.com


Sandwiched between Downtown and the Museum District, the trendy Midtown neighborhood offers a range of restaurant opportunities, energetic nightlife options and boutique shopping that attracts a bevy of young professionals to the area. There, loft-dwellers share vistas of the Downtown skyline to the north and a view of the Museum District’s century-old oaks to the south. On Saturday mornings, locals flock to the area for spectacular brunch options or gallery hoping at one of the 24 art venues located in this diverse community, but after the sun goes down pretty young things return for nights at Midtown’s live music venues, dance clubs and dive bars. Learn more…Midtown

Uptown Houston

Anchored by Post Oak Boulevard, Uptown Houston is an urban community of exceptional beauty, sophistication, style and international prominence in the heart of Houston. Defined by its unique blend of prestigious business and residential addresses, with the best in shopping, hotels, dining and entertainment, Uptown Houston is the one place where….You Can Have It All. Learn more…www.uptown-houston.com

River Oaks Theatre

3 Screens DLP Digital Projection and Sound. Built in 1939. Operated by Landmark since 1976. Located in the upscale River Oaks Shopping Center at the corner of West Gray and Shepherd, the River Oaks is one of Houston’s last true movie palaces, having kept its beautifully ornate Art Deco interior since it opened its doors in November, 1939, with the film Bachelor Mother starring David Niven and Ginger Rogers. The Houston Post described the theater as “. . .thoroughly modern in every respect. Quiet dignity rather than garish display is reflected in the color scheme and appointments of the interior.” At its inception, the theater was operated by the Interstate Theater chain, run by Karl Hoblitzelle, who once said, “the entertainment industry, more than any other business, is built upon good relations with the public.” That policy still exists today as the management team of the River Oaks works very closely with many community groups in marketing independent and foreign language films. Learn more…https://www.landmarktheatres.com

Theater District

The Theater District is an impressive cultural and entertainment center. The district features nine renowned performing arts organizations, and many smaller ones, in four venues – Jones Hall, Wortham Theater Center, Alley Theatre and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more…www.downtownhouston.org

Scottish Expats Meetup

432 Scottish Expats on Meetup. Learn more…www.expatscottish.meetup.com

The Real Expat Wives of Houston (Inner Loop/Memorial)

This group is a spin-off from a more established coffee morning group which tends to meet in the western suburbs of Houston. There was a demand for a similar group to be formed for expat wives living more centrally, specifically inside the 610 loop and the memorial villages – to allow members to establish connections with other expat wives within a 20 minute drive of each other.  Learn more…http://www.meetup.com/The-Real-Expat-Wives-of-Houston-Inner-Loop-Memorial/