The Museum District Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Houston’s Museum District in Houston, Texas has many unique attractions including several noted museums, the Houston Zoo and Rice University within its borders. The popular Main Street runs through this area allowing quick, easy METRORail access to Downtown, Midtown and other points of cultural interest.
The Museum District gets its name due to the large number of museums and arts locations within the area’s boundaries. Major attractions include the Houston Museum of Natural History, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Photography and even the Houston Zoo. This area is ideal for pedestrians and cyclists. It has access to every type of public transportation Houston has to offer and is bordered by two major Houston thoroughfares.
The boundaries of the museum district end with the northern half of Hermann Park in the south, South Shepherd Drive to the west, and Highways 288 and 59 to the east and north; respectively. In the 77004 zip code, Rice University is located in the southwestern corner of the Museum District. This rigorous, private college is known for its work in applied sciences and nanotechnology and is also home to the Rice University Art Gallery.
Because of its central location, the Museum District has more commercial than residential development. Geared more toward tourists, this area has several luxury hotels including local favorite Hotel Zaza. Main Street is also home to upscale restaurants and boutiques.
Despite being focused on tourists, locals can make their residence in one of the condominium complexes near the perimeter of the neighborhood. Hermann Park, one of Houston’s largest park areas, ensures that residents and visitors alike have plenty of green space.