Unlike the often-generic, big-box reality of the outlying suburbs, our downtowns are richly-textured places that remind us where we came from, and help us define what we want to become as modern Texas communities.
The sense of place in historic downtowns is best experienced on foot. Pedestrian-friendly downtowns - those with benches, shade, good lighting, and landscaping - encourage people to linger. And where there are people, there is community.
Visit your own downtown or one of the over 90 officially-designated Texas Main Street cities across the state. You'll find historic buildings and town squares bustling with culture, cuisine, and commerce. A good place to spend the day or a lifetime.