Museum Homes for Sale
Houston's Museum District is a hub of culturally significant attractions for the greater Houston Area. Parks, museums, cultural centers, theaters, gardens - the list goes on and on. And all of this within a walkable neighborhood with excellent rail and road access. Homes here are limited in number, but growing thanks to new condo and townhome developments coming in at regular intervals. So, make sure to keep a lookout for fantastic new properties in this one-of-a-kind area.
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Real Estate in Houston's Museum District
Houston's Museum District is a highly desirable area, with a central location and many of the city's finest attractions nearby. Real estate in the Museum District varies between modern flats, townhomes, and condos, and more heritage buildings in solid brick, occupying relatively large lots. Some older buildings in frame and board style can also be found in the area.
Many recent developments have taken advantage of the relatively large lot sizes and fantastic location to construct up-market townhomes and condo buildings. Meanwhile many lots retain their original structures, primarily early 20th century brick buildings of one kind or another - flats, bungalows, Foursquares, and so on.
In addition to the condos, townhomes and apartment buildings in Houston's Museum District, there have also been a number of luxury detached homes cropping up. Usually rendered in a contemporary modernist style, these homes represent high quality construction and design, containing only the best in modern features and fittings.
As for the condos and townhomes, these are also well equipped for comfort, convenience, and style. For the more conventional, units can be found with tray ceilings, crown moldings, and clean, sleek internal design.
For the trendier set, there are more industrial loft-type units, with exposed brick and tall, unadorned ceilings. Many such buildings come equipped with decks, game rooms, exercise centers, and even pools in some cases.
There is also a variety of properties available in heritage homes, and more economical modern condo buildings. And the older properties in Houston's Museum District represent excellent investment opportunities too - given the outstanding desirability of the area.
Houston Museum District - Area Information
Houston's Museum District is a loosely defined area, situated southwest of Downtown Houston and clustering mostly around the Mecom Fountain at the intersection of Main Street and Montrose Boulevard.
Some proposed boundaries for the area are Highway 288 to the east, Texas Medical Center or Harmann Park to the south, and Interstate 69 or Alabama Street in the north. Other measures put it anywhere within 1.5 miles of Mecom Fountain.
Whatever the case, the Museum District is only minutes from the downtown area, and nearby roadways give quick access to outlying regions as well. The area scores highly for biking and walking, and a number of MetroRail stops dot the area for added accessibility.
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Museum District Attractions
The big highlight for this area is the many city attractions that it hosts. For a start, as the name suggests, there are many museums here - 19 in total - serving millions of visitors every year.
Some highlights include:
- Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Houston Center for Photography
- Houston Museum of African American Culture
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- The Rothko Chapel
Other attractions in the area are:
- McGovern Centennial Gardens
- Mecom Fountain
- Miller Outdoor Theatre
- Houston Zoo
The Museum District of Houston was formally recognized in 1989 after a community led effort to improve the area and provide access to its numerous museums and attractions started in 1977.
Museum District Schools
Students here are served by the Houston Independent School District. Nearby schools include:
- Lamar High School
- Cullen Middle School
- Lanier Middle School
- Pershing Middle School
And, of course, the area borders Rice University to the west, a well-regarded private instutition specializing in engineering and scientific research.
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Listing information last updated on May 30th, 2020 at 3:55am CDT.