Land Use in the District
The majority of the acreage in the Montrose District is in single-family residential use, almost one-fourth in retail use and slightly over one-tenth in high density residential (apartments and condominiums) use.
As is typical for older areas near major urban centers, the Montrose District has experienced little growth in recent years with 2012 population estimated to total less than 28,000. A national economic forecasting service, ESRI, projects that little growth will occur in the near future. However, recent new upscale apartment development in the District points to higher growth than was forecast. The District’s popularity among single adults is made evident by the fact that family households only made up 28% of total households in the District in 2012.