Montrose Today

The Montrose of today is a mix of original, early-20th structures, renovated buildings and completely new construction. Development over the years has maintained, if not added to, the community’s distinctive personality.  Walking tours are popular in Montrose, because the area offers such an interesting selection of architecture.

Sites to see include Courtlandt Place Historic District, where six privately owned homes are designated as national historic places. The Houston Museum District is also a destination of choice, containing over 15 different museums and galleries focusing on various aspects of art, science, history and nature. This includes the Houston Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Antiques and unique wares can be found in the various retail pockets of Montrose. These are complemented by the West Gray/River Oaks shopping areas, which feature grocery stores, movie houses, entertainment venues, plus mainstream and independent retailers.

The River Oaks Shopping Center has two special designations as well, it is on the register of national historic places and it is Texas’ oldest shopping center.




District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.