Buyers of homes for sale in Montrose are attracted by the diversity of the community and the charm of its vintage architecture. Montrose is the most Bohemian area in the City of Houston, varying from honky-tonk bars, thrift stores, and antique shops to stately homes and mansions. Deed-restricted residential neighborhoods include Winlow Place, Mandell Place, Rosemont, Castle Court, and Hyde Park. In addition, the neighborhoods of Audubon Place, Avondale, Courtlandt Place, and Westmoreland are protected by historical districts.
Many of Houston's best restaurants, cafes, and clubs are located in this eclectic neighborhood. Artists, musicians, business executives, and people of all ethnicities and persuasions mix in an atmosphere of urban sophistication. The Westheimer Street Festival began here as an improptu, free-spirited, sidewalk art show. It has since morphed into the Bayou City Art Festival. The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral hosts the annual Houston Greek Festival in Montrose.
Montrose is home to the University of St. Thomas and the Menil Collection. Both institutions have worked hard to blend their architecture with the surrounding residential neighborhoods, featuring outdoor sculptures and park-like grounds. Montrose is also the site of the nationally-known High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. HSPVA was the pilot school for the federal Magnet School Program, and was the first public high school in the nation to combine a comprehensive academic program with performance-track training in the arts.
Homes for sale in Montrose are located in an eclectic community of restaurants, clubs, and colleges.