The quaint neighborhood of Rice Military is a community located in the city of Houston, Texas. It got its name due to its proximity to Camp Logan, a United States Army training camp from the World War I era. When the war was over, the Army training camp became Memorial Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. The word "Rice" is for the Rice family who once owned the area. The most well-known names in the Rice legacy is William Marsh Rice who bequeathed all of his fortune and property to found Rice Institute, now known as Rice University. For the first 80 years, this area was primarily comprised of blue-collar workers, small neighborhood shops, and simple, affordable Bungalow-style homes. Nevertheless, during the 1990s, artists and creatives began moving to the area, causing it to transform into a "real urban center," as was quoted by Martha Turner to the Houston Chronicle. As the community grew, many young white-collar professionals moved to Rice Military to be close to trendy Houston restaurants, theaters, museums, nightclubs, and Memorial park.
Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy lunch or a somewhere cozy to go on a date, Rice Military and the Washington Corridor are full of all sorts of activities, attractions, and places to dine. From Texas steaks to fresh baked Italian pizza, Rice Military is only minutes away from all the best spots. For example, you have The Breakfast Club located at 3711 Travis at Alabama in Midtown, an excellent place to start your day. For lunch residents of Rice Military recommend Harry’s Restaurant & Cafe 318 Tuam at Bagby. For those nights out on the town with friends or someone special, there is Oporto Fooding & Wine House 2450 Louisiana Street offering everything from grilled burgers to fried oysters, as well as a great selection of wines. Furthermore, when it comes to arts and culture, the city of Houston doesn't miss a beat. One great example of this is the unique ArtCar Museum located at 140 Heights Boulevard. Founded by Ann Harithas, an art car movement supporter, the museum emphasizes fine art, art cars, and other sorts of art that don't get much attention in the mainstream art world. One other great place to mention is the Menil Collection located in Houston at 1533 Sul Ross Street. This museum houses the private art collection of its founders John de Menil and Dominique de Menil, as well as another 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books. Most of the collections are from the early to mid-twentieth century and feature works from Yves Tanguy, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and others.
Rice Military and the Washington Corridor, feature all styles of residential architecture including Colonial, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Cottage, Craftsman, Ranch, Tudor, Mediterranean, among many others. Property for sale in the Rice Military and Washington Corridor areas, for the most part, include floor plans with two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,276 square feet to nine bedrooms, 15 baths, and 23,870 square feet. Furthermore, Rice Military has townhouses for sale with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and 944 square feet to four bedrooms, five baths, and 4,048 square feet. On top of that, these homes in Rice Military and the Washington Corridor offer unique amenities such as Japanese soaking tubs, balconies, commercial-grade roofing, double paned windows, large walk-in closets, and much more. To learn more about the available real estate in Rice Military, please contact us today to schedule a tour.