Surviving Houston Without a Car

Surviving Houston without a car

Living in Houston without a car can be quite the challenge. With Lodgeur’s apartments at Mid Main Lofts in Midtown, there are plenty of options for those who don’t own or rent cars. From bike-sharing programs to public transportation, this bustling city has something for everyone looking to get around quickly and conveniently.

In this blog post, we will explore the different methods you can use to navigate Houston without relying on your own wheels!


With Lodgeur’s Midtown location boasting a WalkScore of 91, you can easily walk to many destinations within the city. This is a great way to get some exercise while exploring the city. Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts boats 10 restaurants, coffee shops and bars downstairs or within one block of Lodgeur’s furnished apartments. There is even a barber shop, dentist and optometrist downstairs. If you’re willing to venture out for a 5-minute walk, you can reach dozens of places to eat and drink. Check out the full list of walkable stores and businesses.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Houston offers a light rail system that travels through downtown, Midtown, and the Museum District. This is a great option for commuters and visitors alike as it runs regularly throughout the day and night. The Metrobus also operates in Houston with several lines that run throughout the city, often connecting to light rail station. All you need to do is purchase a MetroQ card from any of the transit centers around the city, and you’re ready to go!

Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts is situated directly on the METRORail Red Line (Ensemble Station), with direct access to downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, NRG Arena/Reliant Park, and the Museum District. It doesn’t get any faster, cheaper or easier to explore Houston. (Our travel nurse guests almost always choose to use METRORail over their own cars to get to TMC quickly and cheaply.)

The easiest way to explore Houston is to stay in apartments with a METRORail station. Check out our blog post on exploring Houston by METRORail.

Bike Sharing

Houston is home to several bike-sharing programs: B-Cycle, LimeBike, and Mobike. All of these services allow you to easily find a nearby bike station, check out a bike, and pay for it with a credit card. You will find bike-sharing programs all over downtown and the Museum District.


Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are also available in Houston. All you have to do is download the app, enter your payment information, and request a ride. This is an easy way to get around the city without having to worry about parking or other transportation fees. Just look for the Uber/Lyft pickup spots at the parking garage.

Park your ride

If you arrive in Houston by car, we have gated garage parking available for you. Even if you’re going to take the METRORail to downtown or TMC for work, you have complimentary garage parking available for your car.

With Lodgeur’s furnished apartmnts at Mid Main Lofts, you can explore Houston without relying on your own car. From walking and bike-sharing to public transportation and ridesharing, Lodgeur has all the options you need to make getting around the city easy and convenient. (If you need to park at an event, the Lodgeur Guide to Houston Event Parking has the best close, cheap or free options for every major venue.)

We’ve compiled a list of all the grocery stores, shops, bars, restaurants, salons, dentists, and medical offices within a 5-minute walk of Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts. Learn more about staying in Midtown for downtown events.

Make preparations for your Houston travels

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