Houston Amenities: Walkability

image of Houston Galleria near Arabella

Houston Amenities: The Galleria, Uptown Park, and More

By now, you know how many luxury amenities The Arabella offers its residents. You also know that your designer home at The Arabella is steps away from the premier destination of Houston that is The River Oaks District. But what about the rest of the neighborhood? Where is the nearest grocery store or a great place to catch dessert? Luckily for you, this city has tons of hidden gems all within walking distance of your doorstep. Start your walkable Houston amenities tour!

Why Drive When You Can Walk?

Situated just behind The River Oaks District is the Galleria Target to serve all of your last minute needs like laundry detergent, Oreos and milk, or a holiday accent throw pillow. It does have an extensive grocery section, but if you have more specialty needs for your diet, one of the city’s largest Whole Foods is on the corner of San Felipe and Post Oak. Whether you want craft beer on tap, a delicious salad for lunch, or just need to go grocery shopping, Whole Foods promises fresh produce and savory items with a focus on health and well-being. As far as Houston amenities go, this Whole Foods is one of the city’s favorites!

BLVD Place is Your One Stop Shop

Pro-tip: just nearby Whole Foods are several landmarks you’ll want to see like Pinkberry! They feature delicious and almost guilt free frozen yogurt with flavors that change monthly. Next door is True Food Kitchen which features signature cocktails and dishes that feature vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Newly opened Peska Seafood Culture offers a more upscale evening. You can also use the in-house market with a variety of fish to choose from for your own preparations! Upstairs in the same complex known as “BLVD Place”, you’ll find two beauty destinations: Facade Beauty and Posh Salon. Get a fabulous blowout at Posh and then get all made-up at Facade for a night on the town! After all, you’re a quick walk or a quicker drive from the Galleria, Highland Village, and The River Oaks District, so why not?

Houston Fine Dining

You don’t have to be in New York City or Los Angeles to sample amazing food. Yia Yia Mary’s on the corner of San Felipe and 610 provides a lively Greek atmosphere with authentic-style Greek food. It’s just one of many Pappas family restaurants. Masraff’s is near San Felipe and Post Oak across from Whole Foods. Venture there for a trio of braised duck, herb-seared Hawaiian Tuna, or other New American dishes featuring various noteworthy ingredients. For a more traditional Italian evening, Maggiano’s is a great spot. Treat yourself with Marco’s Meal for Two for an unforgettable date night!

Luxury shopping, a high end movie theatre, two grocery stores, salons, and tons of restaurants all within walking distance? These Houston amenities aren’t an accident. Such is the mindset of The Arabella: design the future early and enjoy the benefits for the rest of your life.