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As the 4th largest US city and the largest Texas city, understanding Houston real estate can be overwhelming even for locals. Many locals may know that West University is west of Rice University and not in West Houston? We make it easy. We break Houston into 4 major geographies: Inner Loop, Outer Loop, Grand Parkway Loop and Metro Houston. Then we divide each geography by compass direction: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W & NW.

5 Major Highways

We use the following 5 major highways as reference points:
  • 1-10 traverses Houston East to West.
  • I-45 runs North to South.
  • I-610 is the interior/ original Houston ring road. It is referred to as the "Inner Loop." Everything INSIDE the Inner Loop is referred to as "Inner Loop."
  • The Sam Houston Tollway is the second ring road. It is referred to as the "Outer Loop." Everything OUTSIDE of the Inner Loop AND INSIDE the Sam Houston Tollway is referred to as the "Outer Loop."
  • The Grand Parkway is the third ring road. It is referred to as the "Grand Parkway." Development is occurring inside and outside of the Grand Parkway. Everything OUTSIDE of the Outer Loop to 5 miles OUTSIDE of the Grand Parkway is referred to as the "Grand Parkway Loop." 

Compass Directions

We then use the 8 primary compass directions: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W & NW

The Four Geographies

Inner Loop - INSIDE of I-610
Outer Loop - OUTSIDE of I-610 and INSIDE of Sam Houston Tollway
Grand Parkway LoopOUTSIDE of the Outer Loop to 5 MI OUTSIDE of the Grand Parkway
Metro Houston - OUTSIDE of the Grand Parkway Loop

Inner Loop

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Outer Loop

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Grand Parkway Loop

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"My background spans Wall Street, tech, international real estate development, multi-family development and high net worth family real estate transaction management. I have lived and worked in Europe, NYC, Chicago, DFW and Houston."

We are honored Laramie agreed to rejoin us as a SWPRE Houston Managing Partner. Laramie appreciates your recommendation of the very best Houstonians who also happen to be realtors.

Laramie’s experiences span a compelling balance of cosmopolitan and international cultural immersions plus finance, investment, technology, development and real estate expertise.

Laramie works primarily on referral. Her client base spans physicians, medical researchers, energy professionals, medical entrepreneurs, technology start-ups, executives, politicians and high net worth multi-generational family investments.

Laramie has been affiliated with the most prestigious Houston based real estate companies including Martha Turner/Sotheby’s and John Daugherty. These experiences have provided Laramie unmatched expertise in Houston's preferred luxury building, subdivision and community areas. 

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Laramie embraces our commitment to providing global leading products and services. She is an advocate for a business approach to real estate based on a multi-disciplinary team structure.



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