Enjoy The Amenities And Serenity Of Living In An Apartment Near Discovery Green
With 49,643 acres of total park space, Houston stands out among large urban areas for having 22 acres of green space per thousand residents as compared to the national average of 12.4 acres. Though the City of Houston has several large beautiful parks in the downtown area, Discovery Green is one of the more popular, inviting green spaces with something to appeal to everyone.
This 12 acre park is located on Avenida de las Americas, right across from the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel. The diversity of activities at the park attracts convention goers, downtown workers, and residents in the high-rise and loft apartments in the area. If you live in one of the nearby apartments, you will have easy access to an interesting piece of Houston history and a convenient, serene outdoor space.
From Parking Lot To Urban Oasis
Discovery Green was most recently a parking lot that served the convention center. Today, the park is a far cry from its old days as a parking lot and is now a mix of playgrounds, dog parks, promenades and stages for special events, sports areas, fountains, and more. You can go there to putt a few holes of golf, play shuffleboard, bocce, or croquet, or enjoyed motorsport such as sail boating, kayaking, or ice-skating, in season.
The park beckons you to picnic with your own basket or perhaps feast on something you bought from one of the many nearby restaurants. With fountains, unique features such as the sound-focusing stone sculptures known as the Listening Vessels, or other expressions of public art, such as the Synchronicity of Color, (the “art boxes,”) you can take a break from everyday life.
What’s Behind The “Green” In Its Name
As its name connotes, Discovery Green uses “green” building methods wherever possible and is committed to energy conservation, sustainability, and environmentally-friendly park operating practices. The park has earned LEED credits for its accessibility to public transportation and bikes, for the construction materials and energy efficient systems used in building, indoor environmental quality sustainability, water efficiency, and design innovation.
There is another type of “green” associated with Discovery Green. The acquisition costs for the park were $57 million, while $125 million was spent to build it. It has generated over $500 million in downtown development including residential, office and hotel projects. The “multiplier effect” is not over yet, so the park is likely to spur other interesting developments that further boost the prosperity of the area.
Living Near Discovery Green
The high-end apartments near Discovery Green offer the amenities you want at home and so much more. You can literally walk out your door and enjoy the beauty of a smartly designed park. With other attractions such as the convention center, Toyota Center, Minute Made Park, and Phoenica Market all within walking distance, you can enjoy a great life with minimal dependence on your car.
If you’re looking for an apartment that will give you access to entertainment and restaurants, relaxation and exercise opportunities, and convenience to work, Apartment Link Houston can help you find the perfect Discovery Green location. Visit our website to see available properties and then contact us at 832-717-5465 to learn more about our free apartment locator services in Houston.