MEDICAL CENTER REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Medical Center homes for sale & insider real estate guide

The Texas Medical Center offers much more than world-class healthcare centers. Due to its excellent accessibility, great location, and multi-award-winning schools, it’s become one of the most desirable places to live in Houston.

The Texas Medical Center area remains to be sought after thanks to:

The demand for homes in the Medial Center area is increasing thanks to the healthcare industry boom. The different school zoning maps, proximity to major roads, and drainage infrastructure are three important considerations in home buying.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Texas Medical Center area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

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Table of Contents

  1. Medical Center Home Sale Trends
  2. Medical Center Best Realtor Insights
  3. Medical Center Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Medical Center Schools
  5. Medical Center Real Estate Market

Medical Center Home Sale Trends

Medical Center Real Estate Trends

The Texas Medical Center offers so much more than its reputation for world-class healthcare centers. Due to its excellent accessibility, great location, and multi-award-winning schools, it’s become one of the most desirable places to live in Houston.

The Texas Medical Center area remains to be sought after thanks to:

The demand for homes in the Medial Center area is on a steadily increasing pace thanks to the healthcare industry boom. The different school zoning maps and the proximity to major roads should be two considerations in home buying.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Texas Medical Center area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.


Medical Center Best Realtor Insights

The Texas Medical Center is known for its world-class healthcare centers. However, it also offers a great location, excellent accessibility, and multi-award-winning schools.

Medical Center


Medical Center Maps, Location & Zip Code

Medical Center Map

Commute Time Medical Center
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) Unknown
Energy Corridor (min) 35
Galleria (min) 25

Map of Medical Center

Highlights Medical Center
Amenities The Museum District offers plenty of venues for entertainment and social activities.

Hermann Park is popular among visitors. It features a golf course, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a zoo, a garden center, and an outdoor theatre.

The NRG Stadium is the venue for the Texas Bowl and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It is home to Houston Texans.
Golf Courses The Hermann Park Golf Course is open to the public daily. The facility is lighted all year round. This golf course is nestled within Hermann Park.
Run / Bike Trails - MD Anderson Prairie
- Brays-Bayou Greenway Trail
- Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park
- McGovern Centennial Gardens
- Old Braeswood Park
- Hermann Park
- Holloway Field
- Reckling Park
Nearby Retail / Dining The Med Center has posh restaurants within and around the area.

For dining and drinking, the list includes:

- Poblano's
- Miller's Cafe
- Hungry's
- Third Coast Restaurant
- Terrace 54
- The Halal Guys
- Chacho’s – Loop 610
- Hank’s Ice Cream Parlor
- Mo’s Knockout Grill
- Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
- Pappasito’s Cantina
- Smash Burger
- Trevisio Restaurant and Conference Center
- Whataburger Restaurant
- M&M Grill
- Antone’s Import Co Original
- Le Donut
- Sleepy Po-Boys
- Houston’s Famous Deli
- Asahi Sushi
- Bar 9
- Bar Esperanto
- Daiquiri Explosion

The shops in and around the area are:

- Walgreens
- The UPS Store
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Main Street Place
- Shops at Three Corners
- South Main Shopping Center
- Ross Dress for Less
- The Volunteer Gift Shops
- Texas Hookah
- Target
- Toys R Us
- Ten Thousand Villages
- Cavender’s Boot City
- Suitmart

The NRG and Hermann Park hosts entertainment and/or outdoor activities.
Major Employers Most of the major employers in the Med Center come from its member institutions:
- CHI St. Luke’s Health
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston Methodist Hospital
- Texas Heart Institute
- Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- HarrisHealth System
- Texas A&M University Health Science Center
- Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Ben Taub Hospital

Medical Center Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Roberts Elem 9

Medical Center homes are zoned to some of the best schools in 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 more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Bellaire areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.


Elementary Schools


Public Elementary Schools zoned to Medical Center include:


Middle Schools


Public Middle Schools zoned to Medical Center include:


High Schools


Public High Schools zoned to Medical Center include:


Medical Center Houston Private Schools


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 PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, the information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school’s website.


Medical Center Real Estate Market

Texas Medical Center Maps And Location


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, 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 Map


Medical Center Real Estate Trends


Medical Center Real Estate Trends

Medical Center real estate has been steadily appreciating over the years, both in terms of the 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.

Several 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 PMartin@HoustonProperties.com.


Medical Center Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Medical Center Single-Family Home

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 the 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 Sale Trends


Medical Center Townhomes Sale Trends

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 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.


Medical Center Condo Sale Trends


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. The median sales price is $290,000, while the average price per square foot is around $260.

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. For condos in the Museum District area, see our Museum District Condos page.


Medical Center TX History


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, the 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.


Fun Things To Do Near Medical Center


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 are also held at NRG.

Medical Center Fun Things

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:

Dining

Parks

Museums

Shops

-Texas Hookah

Map of Medical Center


Best Medical Center Houston Realtor – Paige Martin


As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.


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