Nearly 100-years-old, this centrally-located Houston neighborhood of a scant four square miles, is one of the most established, culturally diverse sections of Houston. Among others, the LGBT community has a strong presence in Montrose, though it’s hardly an exclusivity.
Montrose on the Map:
Generally speaking, Montrose is enclosed by Allen Parkway to the north, Highway 59 on the south, Shepherd Drive on the west and Bagby Street on the east.
Montrose Real Estate:
Housing in Montrose is as varied as its populace, as bungalows and cottages are peppered in among upscale renovated houses and townhomes. Older properties typically fall in the $250,000-$400,000 range while new construction prices typically sit between a $200,000 and $600,000 price tag. High end mid-rise condominiums can be had for $700,000 to $3,000,000.
The nightlife scene is just as mottled in opportunity as everything else in the area. Dive bars like Lola’s Depot (2327 Grant), West Alabama Ice House (1919 West Alabama), and Poison Girl (1641 Westheimer) co-sign the area’s artsy feel. Dance clubs and lounges like Numbers (300 Westheimer), Boheme (307 Fairview) and Etro (1424 Westheimer) provide a bit of sheen. And alternative bars (read: gay) like Rich’s (2401 San Jacinto), South Beach (808 Pacific), and Pacific Street (710 Pacific) are near guaranteed to be packed.
Montrose also offers up an abundance of eateries for your exploitation. If you’re looking for Mexican, Hugo’s (1600 Westheimer), Berryhill Baja Grill (3407 Montrose), and La Mexicana (1018 Fairview) are among the many available. Looking for breakfast or brunch? Hit up Baby Barnaby’s (604 Fairview) or Empire Café (1732 Westheimer). Or go with Mark’s American Cuisine (1658 Westheimer), Da Marco (1520 Westheimer), or Indika (516 Westheimer) for American, Italian, or Indian respectively.
Shopping in Montrose is a must-see for those with an eclectic taste. There’s a renowned antique store presence, with locales like Rosenkavalier (1715 Westheimer), Antique Pavillion (2311 Westheimer), and Maison Maison (2129 Westheimer) offering up the finest in used relics. Book stores like Domy Books (1709 Westheimer) and Half Price Books (1011 Westheimer) are around for the academics. And Mega Marshalls (1450 West Gray) and the 99 Cent Store (2030 Westheimer) compliment a strong vintage store population. This area is also a great place to hunt for vinyl records and audio equipment.
The Menil Collection (1515 Sul Ross) is a museum that houses the private art collection of founders Jean and Dominique de Menil.
West Gray Recreation Center
1475 W Gray, Houston, TX 77019
MacGregor Elementary School
4801 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004
5100 Hazard St, Houston, TX 77098
900 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
2100 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006
Lanier Middle School
2600 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77098
Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
1101 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019
Lamar High School
3325 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
4001 Stanford, Houston, TX 77006
3600 Yoakum Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
University of St Thomas
3800 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
The closest Post Office is located at 1319 Richmond, adjacent to Montrose.