Texas Medical Center Houston Real Estate
Homes near the Medical Center have been some of Houston’s best performing real estate.
Homes near the Medical Center have been some of Houston’s best performing real estate.
The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world. The area also has one of the highest concentrations of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.
In addition to the healthcare facilities, Medical Center real estate is not only popular with doctors, residents, nurses, technicians and patients but is also in high demand thanks to:
Medical Center real estate is tricky to navigate given the neighborhood’s different school zoning maps, diversity of builders (some are far superior to others), and proximity to major thoroughfares (homes on certain streets sell at a discount). Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of the Medical Center’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Texas Medical Center homes for sale.
The Texas Medical Center is nestled along three major Houston thoroughfares: Southwest Freeway on the north, South Freeway on the east, and Loop 610 on the south.
Bordered by Museum District, West University Place and Rice University to the west, and Midtown to the north, the Medical Center Area is centrally located within the Inner Loop. With easy access to the best Houston has to offer, the district is an ideal location in which to live.
Transportation services in the area include several bus lines. The METRORail Red Line runs through the Houston Medical Center and has three stations in and around the district: TMC Transit Center, Dryden/TMC Station, and Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station.
The Medical Center area is under the 77030 and 77054 Harris County zip codes.
Zip codes near the Medical Center Area include: 77001, 77097, 77202, 77203, 77210, 77212, 77216, 77256, 77297, 77299. (View Houston zip code map.)
Medical Center homes are zoned to some of the best schools from the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
The HISD features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award winning schools. Bellaire in particular, have some of the best schools in the district zoned to its subdivisions.
Roberts Elementary, Poe Elementary, Pershing Middle and Lamar High School are among the highly rated public schools zoned to the neighborhood.
*Note: For a more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Bellaire areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.
Public Elementary Schools zoned to Medical Center include:
Public Middle Schools zoned to Medical Center include:
Public High Schools zoned to Medical Center include:
The Medical Center area has a number of early childhood and kindergarten schools. This includes:
The neighborhood has a number of private schools that offer primary and secondary education. Here are some of them:
Higher academic institutions, mostly in the medical field, are within the neighborhood. Among the most prominent are Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston, Rice University, and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
To find an updated listing of all Medical Center real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.
*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.
Medical Center real estate has been steadily appreciating over the years, both in terms of median sales price and average price per square foot.
Homes in the Medical Center area have become quite popular, selling better in recent years. This can be attributed to the fact that more people are moving to the Medical Center, as well as the increasing number of the newly constructed and under construction condos and townhomes in the neighborhood.
Upscale condos and luxury townhomes are popular in the neighborhood, though single-family patio homes are also available in the Medical Center area. Some of these homes date back to the 1940s.
A number of properties are located in gated communities and have deed restrictions in place.
(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
For updated information regarding Medical Center real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Though townhomes are the main housing attraction within the Medical Center area, single-family homes are also a popular option. Offerings range from patio homes to newly constructed two-story homes. Some homes in the area date back to 1940s.
Homes in the Medical Center are typically located within gated communities. Architectural styles vary.
Some Medical Center single-family homes feature 4 bedrooms with 4 baths and 3 half baths. These properties tend to be larger than townhomes and condos, with living areas ranging in size from 1,000 to 3,800 square feet.
Medical Center townhomes are typically located in gated communities.
These townhomes feature two-story construction and 4-bedroom, 4 ½ bath floor plans. The median size is at 1,000 square feet, but there are units available that are as spacious as 2,800 square feet. The average price per square foot is $119.32.
Townhomes are quite popular in the Medical Center, with some units spending just 13 days on the market. Others are not listed at all.
The Medical Center area has a number of high-rise and mid-rise condominiums. Sizes can range from 650 to 2,000 square feet. On average, the standard floor plan features 2 bedrooms with 2 and a half baths.
Price-wise, Medical Center condos can start from $150,000. Median sales price is at $290,000, while average price per square foot is around $260.
The Texas Medical Center was officially established in 1945, through the help of the M.D. Anderson Foundation. Monroe Dunaway Anderson, a wealthy businessman, famously started the foundation to prevent the dissolution of his partnership (Anderson, Clayton & Co) due to estate taxes.
Two years before his death in 1939, Anderson put in an initial $300,000 to start out the foundation and left an additional $19 million in his estate. In 1941, the foundation supplied funds and land to the University of Texas’ then planned cancer research hospital.
A number of developments followed suit, including the naval hospital Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-Medical Center, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Medical Center Library, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital, among others.
Recent expansion and renovation in the Medical Center Area started with The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s $248.6-million project. Other projects include the Baylor College of Medicine’s The Baylor Clinic, expansion of the Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System’s Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute.
Today, the Medical Center includes 21 hospitals, 8 specialty institutions, 3 medical schools, 8 academic and research institutions, 6 nursing schools, and other health-related institutions.
As the Medical Center Area grew, so did its neighboring areas. Also known as the Med Center and TMC, the district also has a number of communities located within it.
Luxury condominiums, upscale townhomes, and single-family homes in gated communities took root in the Medical Center area. This is to cater to the thousands of workers, medical personnel, students, and patients that frequent the premier healthcare facilities in the district.
The Medical Center area is not all about its fine institutions and healthcare facilities – the district also offers great entertainment options.
Thanks to the Houston Medical Center’s proximity to the Museum District, residents have convenient access to the city’s foremost arts and cultural center. The district also boasts of excellent access to entertainment hotspots like the NRG Stadium and Hermann Park.
The NRG Stadium, formerly known as Reliant Center, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is home to the Houston Texans and the Texas Bowl. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is also held at NRG.
Hermann Park is one of the city’s most visited public parks. The 445-acre park features the Houston Zoo, Houston Garden Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course.
Here are some of the best places to visit in and around the Medical Center Area:
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