Home to 19 different museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, the vibe here is, well, cultured. It’s almost like a tiny pocket of East Coast – it’s been likened to places like Georgetown in D.C. With its tree-lined streets, well-maintained sidewalks, easy METRO access, and close proximity of attractions and restaurants, the Museum District boasts a walkability notoriously uncharacteristic of Houston.
PERFECT FOR: The refined pedestrian. The area is condensed and easily traveled by foot, but the real estate is upscale.
PERKS & QUIRKS: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (6th largest in the nation), Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Houston, Museum of Natural Science, The Menil Collection, and so many others!
FUN FACT: The Mecom Fountain in Hermann Park is the centrum of the Museum District, which refers specifically to the area within a 1.5-mile radius of the famous water feature.