Colorful, bohemian and artsy, Montrose is a Houston treasure. Located just west of downtown, it brims with culinary delights, eclectic shops and notable art galleries. In short, Montrose is a mix of relaxed ambiance and upscale living. It is truly unique, offering a vibrant cross-section of the best of Houston.
John Wiley Link envisioned the area in the early 1900s and invested $1 million to develop the park-like atmosphere. Avenues lined with native trees, palms and oaks add a natural ambiance. The famed Montrose Boulevard is a landmark rich in history, and many of the more than 40 stately residences built during the early 20th century still stand.
Today the architecture includes a charming mix of small brick bungalows, two-story brick homes, art deco buildings and 21st century townhomes. Downtown lies to the east, the Galleria to the west, and the Heights to the north making this unique urban community particularly attractive.