Named one of the "ten great neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association in 2009, Montrose is a community in Neartown, Houston. This primarily residential neighborhood features renovated mansions, cozy cottages, and attractive bungalows with wide front porches located along tree-lined boulevards. Because of its All American feel, it has been called by some as being the "Heart of Houston." Even before the development of River Oaks, developer J. W, Link envisioned a master-planned suburban community connect to Houston via streetcar. Link owned the Houston Land Corporation, which advertised through a brochure "a great residential addition." Link designed the community to include four wide boulevards with extensive landscaping and the best curbing of any neighborhood in Houston at the time. Link also built his mansion in Montrose, known as the Link-Lee Mansion, which is presently located on the University of St. Thomas campus. Today, Montrose has become host to a number of progressive communities such as musicians, artists, and performers. In addition to that, Montrose is home to numerous vintage, thrift, and second-hand shops, as well as restaurants and LGBT-owned businesses. Montrose is also home to the nationally recognized nightclub Numbers, which was named one of the "50 Best Small Music Venues" in the United States.
The City of Houston, Texas, provides residents of Montrose with any and everything one would expect to find in a big city. With a long list of malls and shopping centers to choose from, all your shopping, dining, and entertainment needs can be satisfied all in one place, and you never have to drive far to reach one. There are The Shops at Houston Center located in Downtown Houston at 1200 McKinney Street, featuring a spacious plaza where people love to go during the lunch rush. The Shops at Houston Center are also a part of the Houston Center towers and totals 3,400,000 square feet of Class A office space and retail space. A little further out in the city Friendswood at 500 Baybrook Mall, you have the Baybrook Mall featuring anchor stores such as Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and a large-scale Forever 21. Another great thing about Houston is the abundance of natural spaces available to the public, like Bear Creek Pioneers Park located at 3535 War Memorial Street. Sometimes called Harris County Bear Creek Park or simply "Bear Creek Park," it's home to an abundance of wildlife such as duck, goose, peacocks, bison, emus, pot-bellied pigs, white-tailed deer, donkeys, sheep, and goats.
When it comes to single-family home plans in Montrose, you can find various styles of Colonial, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Cottage, Craftsman, Ranch, Tudor, Mediterranean, among many others. On average, properties for sale in Montrose feature home plans with one bedroom, one bathroom, and 795 square feet to six bedrooms, six baths, and 4,900 square feet. Furthermore, Montrose townhouses for sale are available with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and 1,925 square feet to four bedrooms, four baths, and 3,600 square feet. On top of that, residences in Montrose offer unique amenities such as Japanese soaking tubs, balconies, commercial-grade roofing, double paned windows, large walk-in closets, and much more. Then you have a great selection of apartments and condominiums to choose from in the Montrose area that range in size and offer various amenities. To learn more about the available Montrose - Neartown real estate in the City of Houston, please contact us today to schedule a tour.