After years of fits and starts, it looks like Downtown is finally turning into a true residential neighborhood. Glossy new towers with luxurious amenities abound (and others are in the planning stages) from Market Square to the Minute Maid area and south to the Pierce Elevated. You can also live in the converted former Texaco headquarters at The Star! Downtown’s population is estimated to be at just over 10,000 people, and growing every day. Good thing food halls keep popping to feed the locals; the latest one, Lyric Center Market, will join the upcoming Bravery Chef Hall, Finn Hall at The Jones and the already open Conservatory.