QUAINT. DIVERSE. ECCENTRIC. ALL IN THE HEART OF HOUSTON.
If you like quaint and eccentric, Montrose is four square miles of charming bungalow homes, cottages, and luxury homes from the early 1900s — many of which are newly renovated — mixed in with newer condos, townhomes, and apartments coming on the market. This central pocket of Houston’s inner loop is sometimes considered the very heart of Houston, with its festive nightlife and treasure trove of vintage shops, antique stores, and art galleries. Aside from its decades at the center of Houston’s LGBTQ community, the area’s bohemian culture has attracted artists, musicians, and other diverse communities to explore and live here.
WHAT’S THERE TO DO IN MONTROSE?
Because Montrose is located between River Oaks, Downtown, the Heights, and the Museum District, you’re at the center of everything including Houston’s arts and culture scene. Merely steps away, you’ll find many of the area’s amenities, including a variety of hip cafes, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment destinations.
Organic grocers like Whole Foods are just the tip of Montrose’s rich and innovative food culture; some of Houston’s most famous Beard award-winning bars and restaurants dot the Westheimer strip, the neighborhood’s main drag which bustles with activity day and night. Take a short stroll to view the Menil Collection, one of the most famous private art collections in the United States, which is free to the public daily. Menil Park is also a favorite weekend picnic spot for Montrose residents. If you’re up for a longer stroll, you can make your way toward the Contemporary Arts Museum in the Museum District. On your way home, stop at the much-loved Rothko Chapel for a unique, meditative experience. And when you’re ready to venture just a bit further, River Oaks, Midtown, and a host of museums are all within a two mile radius of your home.
Attractions and Amenities Near Montrose: