Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 24 - Neartown / Montrose

Recognized 10.15.2001

Your super neighborhood at-a-glance:


The Neartown / Montrose Super Neighborhood is located in west central Houston. The super neighborhood is roughly bound by Highway 59 to the south, Allen Parkway to the north, Taft Street, Bagby Street and Main Street to the east, and South Shepherd Drive to the west. Neartown / Montrose is located in Council District C.

Community Description

Neartown is one of Houston's most eclectic communities. The area has a very distinctive Bohemian atmosphere where people from diverse backgrounds come together. The community has a history of attracting a free spirited creative class. The availability of affordable housing and close proximity to performance and entertainment venues made the area a prime location for artists and musicians. Houston's gay, lesbian, and transgender communities have also embraced Neartown as a destination neighborhood. These groups have come together to create a truly unique urban experience.

The Neartown living experiences, as well as proximity to downtown, has placed considerable growth pressure on the area. The demand for housing in and around Neartown is changing the look and feel of the community. In some areas of Neartown, old homes are being demolished to make way for high-end contemporary homes or multi-unit condominiums and apartments. However, many neighborhoods in Neartown fortunate enough to have deed restrictions have managed to retain their neighborhood character. Vintage neighborhoods with back yards and singe-family homes can still be found in Neartown. The mixture of new and old, traditional and contemporary and the variety of housing stock greatly contribute to the diversity that defines Neartown.

Neartown is an evolving community. Slowly, the second-hand stores, vintage shops and dinners are giving way to high end boutiques, coffee shops and trendy restaurants. The artist and musicians that once thrived in Neartown are finding it more difficult to find affordable housing as young professionals, students and families move into the area.


  • North Montrose
  • Hyde Park
  • Dearborn
  • Saint Thomas
  • Montrose
  • Avondale
  • Westover
  • Fairview
  • Mandell Place
  • Winlow Place
  • Cherryhurst

Homeowner's Associations and Civic Clubs

Community Schools

  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Lamar High School
  • Gregory-Lincoln Middle School
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Mac Gregor Elementary
  • Wharton Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary


  • Buffalo Bayou Park
  • Autry Park
  • Live Oak Park
  • Chew Park
  • Mandell Park
  • Cherryhurst Park
  • Lamar Park
  • Shiffick Park

Contact Info

  • Super Neighborhood Council #24 meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The council meetings start at 7:00pm in the Cherryhurst Park Community Room.
  • President: Greg Legrande
  • Super Neighborhood website:

Super Neighborhood Statistical Info