Guide To Museum District Townhomes For Sale
Houston’s main center for culture and the arts, the Museum District features some of the most varied collections of homes within the Inner Loop.
New construction Museum District townhomes are becoming quite popular due to the following:
- Central location: The Museum District is centrally located within the Inner Loop, with key Houston hotspots like Downtown, Medical Center, and The Galleria within minutes of the neighborhood.
- Pedestrian-friendly and highly accessible: One of the most accessible neighborhoods in the Inner Loop, the Museum District offers a number of options for getting around, including the MetroRAIL and the Houston B-cycle program.
- Natural, scientific, and cultural centers: The Houston Museum District Association lists 19 member museums and institutions – all located within a 1.5-mile radius.
- Entertainment, dining, and retail options: As a mixed-use neighborhood, the Museum District has a wide variety of dining and retail establishments within its borders. Other options are located in nearby neighborhoods like Montrose.
Museum District townhomes can come in a variety of different architectural designs and types, from garden homes in gated communities to Contemporary-style townhomes.
With so many to chose from and some new construction on the way, homebuyers benefit from having the best Museum District Houston realtor while navigating this tricky market.
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 Museum District townhome.
Museum District Houston Resources:
- Museum District Neighborhood Guide
- All Museum District Homes For Sale
- Most Expensive Museum District Homes For Sale
- Best Value Museum District Homes Under $500,000
- 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.
Museum District Houston Neighborhood Guide
Located in Central Houston, the Museum District is one of the Bayou City’s key neighborhoods. It houses some of the most visited museums and institutions in the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Apart from having the second largest number of museums in a contiguous area, the Museum District is also one of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods. It is located along two major freeways, South and Southwest, and has three MetroRAIL stations within its borders.
Years of community-driven efforts have led to the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets and vibrant atmosphere. In the late 1970s, several civic organizations and associations came together to develop a pedestrian-friendly district around the Museum of Fine Arts.
Today, the Houston Museum District Association has 19 member museums and institutions scattered over a 1.5-mile radius.
Perhaps inspired by the collections of art and history, the Museum District has a wide variety of housing options, including townhomes.
Museum District townhomes can range from luxury units in gated communities to more affordable units. Luxury townhomes can come with amenities like pools, gated access, and parking, among other things. They feature 4/4 floor plans and can sell for more than $1,000,000.
The standard townhome, on the other hand, tend to have less living space, though can still feature 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. These are typically more affordable, starting at $300,000.
There are different architectural styles from which to choose, and with more new construction on the way, Museum District townhomes for sale are becoming a popular housing option.
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 Houston
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