Skyline District

The Skyline District of Houston is a geographical location in Texas, Houston, Downtown, United States, that encompasses many blocks. When the old Houston was separated into three acute districts: the Market Square Historic District, the Houston Theater District, and the Main Street Corridor, the title “Skyline District” was coined.

The towers in this region provide the most impressive skylines or skyscrapers in the United States. This region contains the majority of Houston’s big modern structures, including the Wells Fargo Bank Plaza, and the JPMorgan Chase Tower are the two tallest buildings in both Houston and Texas. The original office of numerous financial and global corporations are housed in these structures.  The Houston Downtown Tunnel System connects various skyscrapers in the Skyline Houston District.


Houston’s geographical areas are often characterized as being either inside or outside Interstate 610, also known as “the Loop.” The Loop encompasses the downtown area as well as the “island cities” of West University Place (West U.), Southside Place, and a piece of Bellaire. (“Island cities” refers to the city of Houston’s practice of annexing around incorporated municipalities’ existing boundaries.)

Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, Hunters Creek Village, Piney Point Village, and Spring Valley Village are among the other “island cities.”

Outside the loop are Houston’s outskirts, as well as the rest of Bellaire, the Memorial Villages, the airports, and the city’s suburbs and enclaves. Beltway 8 (often known simply as “the Beltway”) encircles the city 5 miles (8.0 kilometers) away. State Highway 99, often known as the Grand Parkway, is a third road that runs around 10 miles (16 kilometers) beyond the Beltway, around the outskirts of Houston, and now connects Katy to Sugar Land via Interstate 69/US Highway 59.

Within the municipal limits of Houston, inside Beltway 8, the 713 area code had previously been utilized. Outside of Beltway 8 but within city limits, residents were given the 281 or 832 area code. The geographic distinction between 713, 281, and 832 have been removed, and newly issued phone numbers (particularly for cell phones and fax machines) inside that zone can now be given to any of the three codes. There’s also a new area code, 346. 936 and 409 are also used in areas far north, west, east, and south of the inner city. Houston’s zip codes vary from 77002 to 77099. Zipcodes 77339 and 77345 are used in a tiny area of northeast Houston.

Without zoning rules, Houston is the most populous city in the United States. Separate commercial and residential land-use districts were rejected by city voters in 1948, 1962, and 1993. As a result, Houston has experienced exceptional growth. Five more business districts have arisen across the inner city, including one for Houston’s medical center complex, rather than a single “downtown” as the city’s employment center. These business districts would make the third-largest downtown in the United States if they were merged. The city also has one of the largest skylines in the United States, but because it is spread out over a few miles, most photographs of the city focus on the central business district.

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