Medical Center Area Townhomes Guide
The Texas Medical Center Area is home to some of the most renowned medical institutions in the world.
It is one of Houston’s major employment centers, and is minutes away from Downtown Houston.
Also known as the “TMC” and “Med Center”, the Texas Medical Center is zoned to the Houston ISD. Lamar High School and Whidby Elementary serve the neighborhood. Higher education institutions like the Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, and Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences are also located within and around the Medical Center Area.
Located along three major freeways, the Medical Center Area is highly accessible to and from other Inner Loop neighborhoods. The Museum District is adjacent to the Medical Center, while Downtown Houston is a short drive away.
The district’s central location within the Loop provides its residents access to Houston’s best cultural, entertainment, and retail hotspots. Hermann Park, with its slew of outdoor amenities, and the NRG Stadium, formerly Reliant Stadium, are highly accessible from the Medical Center Area.
Though hospitals, research centers, universities, schools, and organizations are the Medical Center Area’s main draw, the district also features a range of housing options. Apartments, luxury townhomes, condos, and single-family homes are available in the area.
Contact Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177 for help buying or selling a Medical Center Area townhome.
Medical Center Area Houston Resources:
- Medical Center Area Neighborhood Guide
- All Medical Center Area Homes For Sale
- Houston Neighborhoods Guide
For more information on available Medical Center Houston townhomes for sale call Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Medical Center Area Houston Neighborhood Guide
Founded in 1945, the Texas Medical Center spans more than 1,000 acres in Southwest Houston.
Establishment of the district is attributed to one Monroe Dunaway Anderson, a wealthy businessman and founder of the M.D. Anderson Foundation. He left $19 million of his estate to the foundation, and thus partly funded the Texas Medical Center, along with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
These two developments helped the surrounding neighborhoods grow. The Medical Center Area of today is a bustling district and is one of Houston’s largest employment centers.
Both the name of the organization and the area in which it sits, the TMC is along three major Houston freeways: Loop 610 on the south, Southwest Freeway on the north, and South Freeway on the east.
The Medical Center Area features around 49 member institutions, including the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute, the Texas Children’s Hospital, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The Metro bus service and the MetroRAIL Red Line serves the Medical Center Area.
The Texas Medical Center Area is under the 77030 Harris County zip code.
Medical Center Area Townhomes
Townhomes in the Med Center are usually located within luxury, gated communities. Some Medical Center Area townhomes also feature walk-in closets and high ceilings, plus access to park, pool, and other amenities.
Townhomes in the district are smaller, averaging 1,127 square feet. Standard floor plans feature 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, while bigger units can feature 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Median sales price is at $120,000, while median price per square foot is at $106.10.
The Medical Center Area features townhomes as a main housing option. New construction townhomes tend to sell for much higher, while smaller and older units are comparably cheaper.
Medical Center Area Schools
The Medical Center is zoned to some of the best schools from the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
- Roberts Elementary School at 6000 Greenbriar Street. Oran M. Roberts Elementary School is both an IB World (International Baccalaureate) School and a Fine Arts Magnet school. It serves students in EE to 5 grade levels. It also offers a Vanguard Program.
- Whidby Elementary at 7625 Springhill. Whidby is a magnet school for “Leadership in Health Science.” Its academic program aims to prepare its students for a career in the medical field or their career of choice. It serves students from early education to 5.
- Cullen Middle School at 6900 Scott St. E. W. Cullen Middle School offers Pre-AP, Spanish, and Gifted and Talented academic programs. It also offers a music program as wells as an aquatic program.
- DeBakey High School for Health Professions at 3100 Shenandoah. Named after Michael E. DeBakey, a famous heart surgeon, DeBakey is a National Blue Ribbon School (1997-98, and 2003) that offers one of the best academic programs in Houston. It offers PAP classes and 18 AP classes.
- Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar is probably best known for its Athletics program. With one of the oldest lacrosse teams in Texas, this high school offers a variety of other sports. It is home to The Lamar Redskins, one of the highest-ranked teams in Greater Houston.
The Medical Center area has a number of early childhood and kindergarten schools. This includes:
- Children’s Hour Montessori School at 2227 Dorrington Street
- Sheridan Montessori School at 2433 Sheridan Street
- Diamond-A-Cat-A-Me at 6955 Almeda Road
- Creative Minds Development Center at 2479 S Braeswood Blvd.
The neighborhood has a number of private schools that offer primary and secondary education. Here are some of them:
- St. Nicholas School at 1920 North Braeswood Boulevard
- Beresford School at 2501 W Holcombe Boulevard
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 Area 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.
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For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, homes or properties based upon your personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177.