Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 24 - Neartown / Montrose

Recognized 10.15.2001

 

 

Your super neighborhood at-a-glance:

 

Location

 

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.

 

Neighborhoods

 

  • 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

 

Parks

 

  • 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: David Robinson
  • Super Neighborhood website: www.neartown.org

 

Super Neighborhood Statistical Info