Your Expert Guide
Fifth Ward: A new beginning for a historic neighborhood
There are so many great places to live in Houston that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
East of downtown, the Fifth Ward area has long been overlooked as part of Houston's expansion, says real estate agent Keith Kaposta.
But the new East River mixed-use development is changing that with its vision for shops, restaurants, bars, apartments, and office space, all coming soon in 2023.
Kaposta is a true champion of the city and has made it his mission to understand its diverse neighborhoods like the Fifth Ward. He conducts meticulous research for his clients based on detailed conversations and what he calls “really listening.”
An honorary Houstonian with more than 20 years of real estate experience, Kaposta has been in the city for years and has seen it grow and change into a place he could never imagine leaving.
His unique point of view helps him place families, couples, and individuals in new settings that match and exceed their expectations.
Kaposta offered up a few of his personal favorites about the Fifth Ward. Here's his guide:
Where to eat & drink
Irma's Original has incredible Mexican homestyle cooking with new menu items every day. You’ll also love the quirky decor, including walls of autographed photos from celebs who have stopped by.
TheOriginal Ninfa’s on Navigation is another must for Mexican food — they’ve been serving the best fajitas around since 1973.
Where to play
It's going to be all about East River soon, according to Kaposta. This development, in collaboration with the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, will serve as a new gateway to enrich the lives of this deeply historic and proud community.
In the meantime, he mentions that East River 9 is opening soon in October 2022. It’s a new nine-hole, par 3 golf course and driving range with LED lights for night golf and six pickleball courts, too.
Kaposta also highlights Catherine Delce Park as a place to get outside.
Where to live
“Fifth Ward lots offer a blank-canvas opportunity to build what you want in this non-deed-restricted location,” says Kaposta. “This historic neighborhood showcases many different styles of homes.”
Keith Kaposta works and plays in the Fifth Ward. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email email@example.com, or call 713-269-6964.