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Overview of Neartown, Houston

Rent an apartment in Neartown Houston, TX, and you will be part of a neighborhood with a rich residential history. The area between downtown Houston and the Houston Medical Center has some of the city's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. One of these is Montrose, which was first surveyed in 1911. Neartown is often compared to Greenwich Village in New York because it attracts an diverse mix of people and businesses. Some famous individuals have called Neartown home, including actor Clark Gable, business magnate Howard Hughes and newsman Walter Cronkite, who grew up there.

Today, Neartown has undergone a renaissance. From its Bohemian days in the 1960s and '70s, the area declined for a time. It was rediscovered in the '90s and new construction brought an influx of new residents, mainly young professionals and young marrieds with and without small children. They are attracted by the upscale, close-to-downtown location and the neighborhood's artsy, eclectic feel.

Neartown, Houston Lifestyle and Entertainment

Neartown, with its trendy feel, offers a variety of cafes, outdoor patio dining, restaurants, bars and night clubs. Adding to the vibrant night scene are the many college students who live in the neighborhood. They attend nearby schools like the University of Houston, Rice University and the University of Saint Thomas.

Pedestrian-friendly Neartown also is bustling with fashionable boutiques and shops. Anchoring retail activities is the historic River Oaks Shopping Center. Originally built in 1927, this Neartown landmark has undergone extensive renovations in recent years. It was an innovator at the time for appealing to new automobile culture. The mall features the River Oaks Theater. This historic movie house, built in the 1930s, specializes in screening foreign and independent films on its three screens.

Neartown is home to the Menil Collection, a private family art collection open to the public. The park-like setting offers space for cultural institutions and gallery spaces. Neartown also is adjacent to Houston's Museum District with its many attractions. Among these are: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Children's Museum.

Neartown, Houston Rental Market

The rental market in Neartown, with its many new and renovated buildings, is more expensive than other Houston neighborhoods. One-bedroom apartments range from $900 to $1,250 and up. Two-bedroom apartments in a newer low-rise can range from $1,250 to more than $1,800 monthly. Most of these buildings offer a wide range of amenities and a great location for community to downtown.

The area also offers a limited number of condos, townhomes and single family homes. Condo and townhome rents are somewhat higher, about $2,000 for a two-bedroom with one and a half baths.

Neartown, Houston Resources

Residents of Neartown live in Houston City Council District D. Visit Houston city government for more information. The area is served by the Eleanor K. Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library. Children living in Neartown attend schools operated by the Houston Independent School District.

Neartown, Houston Zip Codes

Zip codes serving the Neartown area include: 77006 and 77019.

Gables West Avenue - Houston, TX 77098
14

Houston, TX 77098

$1424 - $3043

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Alabama Place, Upper Kirby)


$1424 - $3043

699 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Upper Kirby - Houston, TX 77098
24

Houston, TX 77098

$1270 - $2410

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Alabama Place, Neartown-Montrose...)


$1270 - $2410

230 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Post 510 - Houston, TX 77006
19
(2)

Houston, TX 77006

$1370 - $2965

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Audubon Place, Museum District...)

(2)

$1370 - $2965

242 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

21eleven - Houston, TX 77098
10

Houston, TX 77098

$1451 - $4046

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Houston, TX (Afton Oaks - River Oaks, Alabama Place...)


$1451 - $4046

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Westheimer - Houston, TX 77098
8

Houston, TX 77098

$1297 - $2450

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Cherryhurst, Museum District...)


$1297 - $2450

244 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Midtown Grove - Houston, TX 77004
19

Houston, TX 77004

$1410 - $2200

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Midtown, Museum District)


$1410 - $2200

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

2411 Washington - Houston, TX 77007
6

Houston, TX 77007

$1449 - $2807

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Houston, TX (Cottage Grove, Houston Heights...)


$1449 - $2807

222 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

La Maison River Oaks - Houston, TX 77098
25

Houston, TX 77098

$1478 - $3286

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Alabama Place, Neartown-Montrose...)


$1478 - $3286

423 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Virage - Houston, TX 77007
23

Houston, TX 77007

$1663 - $4269

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Houston, TX (Afton Oaks - River Oaks, Memorial...)


$1663 - $4269

372 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Skyhouse Houston - Houston, TX 77002
25

Houston, TX 77002

$1430 - $3965

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Houston, TX (Downtown)


$1430 - $3965

336 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Gables River Oaks - Houston, TX 77098
29
(111)

Houston, TX 77098

$1066 - $4670

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Afton Oaks - River Oaks, Alabama Place...)

(111)

$1066 - $4670

302 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

230 West Alabama Apartments - Houston, TX 77006
6

Houston, TX 77006

$850 - $2350

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Audubon Place, Museum District...)


$850 - $2350

98 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

MUSE at Museum District - Houston, TX 77006
32

Houston, TX 77006

$1495 - $2630

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Castle Court, Museum District...)


$1495 - $2630

270 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Boulevard - Houston, TX 77098
12

Houston, TX 77098

$1035 - $1495

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Boulevard Oaks, Southside...)


$1035 - $1495

113 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

HOUSTON HOUSE - Houston, TX 77002
15

Houston, TX 77002

$1075 - $3015

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Downtown)


$1075 - $3015

396 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memorial Heights at Washington - Houston, TX 77007
41
(294)

Houston, TX 77007

$1295 - $2020

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Magnolia Grove, Memorial)

(294)

$1295 - $2020

616 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AMLI Memorial Heights - Houston, TX 77007
62

Houston, TX 77007

$1380 - $3071

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Memorial)


$1380 - $3071

380 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Camden Midtown - Houston, TX 77006
22

Houston, TX 77006

$1419 - $2899

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Midtown, Neartown-Montrose)


$1419 - $2899

337 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Camden Heights - Houston, TX 77007
15

Houston, TX 77007

$1309 - $2609

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Houston Heights, Norhill)


$1309 - $2609

352 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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