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Ask any tourist what area they intend to visit during their trip to Houston and you’ll probably hear the “Houston Museum District.” With 19 museums, including 12 that are free, this is one of the “must-see” areas for those visiting the city. Yet, for Houston residents, this area, which also includes the area around Rice University, is an section of the city to consider when shopping for a home. Located close to the medical center, Rice University/Museum District real estate offers many opportunities for those shopping for a home in Inner Loop Houston.
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Houston’s museums are not new players, but the Rice / Museum District as it stands today dates back to 1977, when the city realized that they needed to provide people with easier access to the city’s museums. Alexandra R. Marshall formed an organization, the Montrose Project, that worked to create a pedestrian-friendly district centered around the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Montrose Project eventually evolved into the Museum District Development Association of Houston. This group worked hard, and in 1989 the Museum District was officially recognized by the city. In 1994 the MDDAH dissolved, and it was followed by the Houston Museum District Association in 1997. Since that time, this group has continued to grow and develop the area, with expansions, tree planting and beautification projects constantly underway, and this intersects well with the tree-lined streets and homes that connect the museums to the Rice University area, creating a desirable
What Makes the Rice /Museum District Special?
The Rice University/Museum District is distinctive because of the museums that serve as the core of the area. Yet that’s not the only reason that the area appeals to those in the market for Inner Loop Houston real estate. It’s also strategically located near most of the major areas inside the Inner Loop. From a home in the Rice University/Museum District, you can easily catch the METRORail to Midtown, drive over to the Medical Center or connect with businesses in Midtown and Montrose. The area also has some of the city’s most popular restaurants.
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