Homes for sale in the Houston's Museum District are intermingled with more than fifty cultural institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Contemporary Arts Museum, the Children's Museum of Houston, and others. The spreading live oaks which frame the entrance to Rice University extend outward to shade the adjacent streets, creating some of the most beautiful boulevards in Houston. As a matter of fact, several movies have been shot in the neighborhood, including Terms of Endearment, Rushmore, and Sidekicks. Museum District neighborhoods include Southgate, Southampton, Boulevard Oaks, Broad Acres, Shadyside, Cherokee, Old Braeswood, N Edgemont, Ormond Place, Remington Place, and Chevy Chase, among others.
The Museum District is home to many of health care workers from the Texas Medical Center. Composed of over forty non-profit hospitals, research facilities, and teaching institutions, the Texas Medical Center is one of the largest concentrations of health care and medical research in North America. Over five million patients are treated at the Texas Medical Center every year, and more heart surgeries are performed here than anywhere else in the world.
Hermann Park, the largest park in the city, is located in this neighborhood and includes the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Burke Baker Planetarium, and a public golf course. A trio of circular fountains is located adjacent to the Museum of Fine Arts, and the playful Children's Museum is a short walk away.
The Museum District include an eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants, new townhouses, older brick homes, stately mansions, and exclusive gated communities. Running through the center of the neighborhood is the new light rail line, making transit to downtown Houston extraordinarily fast and simple. With so many museums, galleries, and schools nearby, residents can always find an interesting lecture or a new exhibit to tour. Or they can pack a blanket and a picnic to attend a free concert at Miller Theater in Hermann Park. Homes for sale in the Museum District are located just north of the Texas Medical Center and next to Rice University.