Museum District Houston Homes For Sale Guide
True to its name, the Houston Museum District is home to 19 cultural, historic, and scientific museums and institutions.
A few miles southwest of Downtown, Museum District homes for sale are constantly in demand due to their:
- Centrally located: Located in bustling south central Houston, the Museum District has easy access to key areas including Downtown and the Texas Medical Center.
- Convenient accessibility: Pedestrian-friendly and located along South and Southwest freeways, the Museum District is among Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods. The district also has MetroRAIL access via three stops in the area.
- Access to various entertainment options: The Houston Museum District Association is comprised of 19 member institutions, 12 of which offer free admission. Retail and dining options are also available within minutes of the neighborhood.
- Bustling real estate market: Museum District offers a wide variety of housing options, including patio homes, townhomes, lofts, and condos. Historic estates are also available in the area.
The Houston Museum District offers great access and houses some of the most visited cultural centers in the country. This, along with its convenient location near major Houston hubs, makes it an ideal choice for homebuyers.
Contact Paige Martin, a top-ranked Houston realtor and head of the Houston Properties Team for questions and advice about Museum District homes for sale.
Museum District Houston Resources:
- Museum District Neighborhood Guide
- Most Expensive Museum District Homes For Sale
- Museum District Homes For Sale Under $500K
- Museum District Houston Maps
- Houston Neighborhoods Guide
For more information on available Museum District homes for sale call Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com
Neighborhood Guide: Museum District Houston
Among the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston, the Museum District is located along two freeways, South and Southwest. The district also has three MetroRAIL stations (Museum District, Hermann Park/Rice U, and Wheeler) and promotes alternatives for getting around its pedestrian-friendly streets, including a bike sharing program called Houston B-cycle.
The development of the Museum District was a collective community effort – several organizations banded together to revive the area. The Museum District Development Association of Houston created a multi-phase plan to develop a pedestrian-friendly area centering on the Museum of Fine Arts.
Today, the Houston Museum District Association is made up of 19 museums and institutions, all located within a 1.5-mile radius.
The neighborhood features a rich assortment of housing options interspersed among the museums of art, history, nature, science, and culture. Historic estates, chic condos and lofts, luxury townhomes, and patio homes line the neighborhood’s streets.
Museum District real estate have steadily appreciated over the past decade, from $438,075 in 2005 to $739,756 in 2014. This upward trend can be attributed to the steady number of new construction projects, along with increased interest in the area.
The Houston Museum District is under the 77004, 77005, 77006, 77030, and 77098 Harris County zip codes.
Nearby zip codes include 77002, 77003, 77019, 77021, and 77054. (View Houston zip code map)
Fun Things To Do In And Around The Museum District
The Houston Museum District Association lists 19 member museums and institutions inside an area within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain in Hermann Park. These member museums – each with its unique scientific, educational, and artistic exhibits – welcome more than 8 million visitors annually.
Located at 1001 Bissonnet Street, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is one of the largest museums in the country. Within its 300,000-square feet of space, the MFAH houses more than 60,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Visitors can take advantage of the cultural complex’s 2 gallery buildings, two house museums, sculpture garden, library, movie theatre, and cafe.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive, is one of the country’s most popular museums, with more than 2 million visitors per year. In addition to its natural science halls, HMNS features the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, the Burke Baker Planetarium, and the Cockrell Butterfly Center. The museum also plays host to numerous guest exhibits every year.
Forbes listed the Children’s Museum of Houston at 1500 Binz Street as one of the “Best Children’s Museums in the US.” With its exhibits and bilingual programs, the museum aims to inspire “a passion for lifelong learning” in all children.
Another popular Museum District destination is Hermann Park. The 445-acre public park is home to the Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Hermann Park Golf Course, the Miller Outdoor Theatre, and the Houston Garden Center. It features several attractions and amenities, including jogging trails, pedal boaths, playgrounds, and gardens, among others.
The Museum District also features plenty of dining, retail, and entertainment options, and its proximity to Montrose, Medical Center, and Rice University means that more choices are mere minutes away.
Listed below are some of the best places to visit in and around the Museum District:
- Asia Society Texas Center
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
- Children’s Museum of Houston
- Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
- Czech Center Museum Houston
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Houston Center for Photography
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Houston Zoo
- The Health Museum
- The Jung Center of Houston
- Lawndale Art Center
- The Menil Collection
- Museum of African American Culture Center
- Museum of Fine Arts , Houston
- Rice University Art Gallery
- The Rothko Chapel
In Hermann Park
- Miller Outdoor Theatre
- Houston Zoo
- Buddy Carruth Playground For All Children
- The Japanese Garden
- McGovern Lake
- Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center
- Hermann Park Mini-Train
- Hermann Park Trail
- Houston Garden Center
- Bayou Parkland
- Hermann Park Golf Course
- Maxwell Street Grill
- Number 1 Chicken Rice & Seafood
- Bowl Cafe
- Davis Street at Hermann Park
- Bowl Cafe
- The Raven Grill
- Bodegas Taco Shop
- Pax Americana
- Museum Park Cafe
- Reggae Hut
- Pinewood Cafe
- Black Hole Coffee Houst
- Green Seed Vegan
- The Lexington Grille
- Papa Mio Italian Cafe
- Monarch Restaurant & Lounge
- Grand Prize Bar
- Absinthe Brasserie
- Revelry on Richmond
- Ruthie’s Place
- Bar 5015
- Kaiser’s Korner Pub
- The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge
- Bosta Wine and Coffee
- Mosaic Bar and Lounge