Montrose - Houston
Montrose is a diverse neighborhood located in the
heart of Houston with approximately 400 single
family properties that is adjacent to Midtown
and River Oaks.
Montrose TX Homes
Houston Texas History
Houston's Montrose features numerous and eclectic types of
entertainment in the form of bistros, cafes, diners,
outdoor patios, coffeehouses, brew pubs, art galleries,
antique shops, clothing boutiques and
Montrose is one of the older
neighborhoods of Houston although, like the emerging
Midtown section nearby, it has experienced many changes
in the last few years. Just west of
Downtown Houston, it
is a mix of old stately homes, brick bungalows, town
homes, high-rises, lofts and apartment complexes.
Many homes have been completely
renovated and updated while others remain almost
untouched by time. Still, a large percentage have been
torn down and replaced by higher density town homes and
Montrose Neighborhood History
The people, too, are a well-rounded
mix -- from artists, musicians and students to business
professionals and corporate executives. The shops in Montrose are
just as diverse, and the restaurants include a sampling
of fare from all over the world.
Named for an historic town in
Scotland, Montrose was developed in 1911 by J.W. Link,
of the Houston Land Corporation. Link's house is now the Administrative Building for St.
Thomas University on Montrose Boulevard. Buffalo Bayou
forms Montrose's northern boundary, with Highway 59 and
the Museum District to the south, Shepherd and the
Kirby District to the west, and Midtown and a
revitalized Downtown to the east.
Communities Near Montrose
So historic is the area, that in one
Courtlandt Place, all homes are listed in
the national historic registry. Other surrounding
neighborhoods, such as Westmoreland,
Avalon Place and
Cherryhurst, retain much of their original character,
and many homes have alley access to garages in back
generating a southern, small-town atmosphere. In nearby
areas such as Hyde Park, resale shops, beauty shops and
law offices are sprinkled in with houses, duplexes and
older apartment buildings.
Residents of Montrose appreciate
living near Downtown
Houston, the Museum District, and
the Medical Center, and enjoy easy freeway access to
other parts of Houston. For those who aim for this
lifestyle, the Montrose area offers the best of all
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