A Guide To Museum District Luxury Real Estate
Tree-lined and pedestrian-friendly, the Museum District is Houston’s main cultural center.
Museum District luxury real estate are in great demand largely for their central location within the Inner Loop. One of the city’s most accessible neighborhoods, the district is a stone’s throw away from Downtown and the Medical Center, giving residents easy access to Houston’s major business and job centers.
Numerous retail, dining, and entertainment hubs are also within minutes from the Museum District.
The neighborhood features elegant mansions, luxury townhomes, and European-inspired condos – all within a short distance away from the natural, cultural, and art museums scattered throughout the district.
The Museum of Fine Arts, the Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Natural Science are among the 19 institutions that make up the Houston Museum District Association.
A vibrant neighborhood with a community committed to its ongoing improvement, the Museum District has one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the Inner Loop. Vibrant, yet peaceful, it is an ideal choice for those who want to live in the midst of it all while having a quiet place to kick back and relax.
Contact Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177 for more information about Museum District luxury real estate.
Museum District Houston Resources:
- Museum District Neighborhood Guide
- Museum District Homes For Sale
- Museum District Maps
- Houston Neighborhoods Guide
For more information on available Museum District luxury real estate call Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Museum District Houston Neighborhood Information
Nestled among major Houston hubs, the Museum District has Midtown and Downtown to the north, Rice University and West University to the west, the Medical Center to the south, and the Third Ward and EaDo to the east.
Located along both South and Southwest freeways, the district has convenient access to other Inner Loop neighborhoods.
In the 1970s, a number of organizations participated in the early efforts to build a pedestrian-friendly area around the Museum of Fine Arts. Several years later, the district has become one of Houston’s major hubs, welcoming more than 8 million visitors each year.
Today, the Houston Museum District Association is comprised of 19 member museums all located within a 1.5-mile radius. This high concentration of cultural, natural, and science centers influenced the area’s growth and development.
Museum District luxury homes showcase both the neighborhood’s past and its way forward, as well as illustrates its various sensibilities and tastes.
Stately mansions from the 1920s, gorgeously restored and maintained, are some of the most expensive Museum District luxury real estate. Built on sprawling lots, some of these mansions feature manicured lawns, pools, multi-car garages, and circular drives.
Townhomes and condos are also popular luxury housing options in the Houston Museum District area. A number of new construction brought about townhomes in gated communities, as well as lofts and condos in European-inspired mid- and high-rise buildings. These offer their own set of luxury amenities including parking, 24/7 staff and security, pools, jogging paths, and gyms, among other things.
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)
Museum District: Fun Things To Do In And Around The Neighborhood
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
Museum District Houston Realtor – Paige Martin
As featured on Fox News in the Morning, the Houston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin – a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team – is ranked amongst the very top Keller Williams agents in the Houston area.
Paige is ranked as one of the top realtors in Museum District Houston and the state of Texas. Read more about the over 65 awards she’s won in the last few years.
Paige works with a tremendous number of buyers and sellers within the Inner Loop.
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.