Welcome to Medical Center
The growing residential community is centered around the world’s leading healthcare destination.
Tucked in the South-Central Houston area, the neighborhood known as Medical Center is both a growing, urban residential community as well as one of the nation’s forerunners in healthcare services. Its convenient location puts it adjacent to Hermann Park and the Houston Zoo, as well as mere minutes from the thriving metropolitan core of Downtown Houston.
At the heart of the Medical Center neighborhood is The Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest life sciences destination. Its campus contains 21 hospitals, 8 research, and academic institutions, the number one cancer treatment center in the world, and many of the globe’s leading doctors, scientists, and researchers. More than 7 million visitors come for treatment at The Texas Medical Center each year, proving that when it comes to the best healthcare, there’s nowhere better than Houston.
The residential real estate in the Medical Center neighborhood is best-known for its trove of opulent condos and high-rise apartments, replete with the finest luxury accouterments and breathtaking city views. Elegant and typically contemporary in style, these coveted abodes are perfect for urbanites who love being at the heart of the action.
What to Love
- Prime location 15 minutes Southwest of Downtown Houston
- Swanky condos and luxury high-rise apartments
- Surrounded by top medical and educational facilities
- MetroRail bisecting the heart of the neighborhood
Oriented around education and healthcare, the neighborhood of Medical Center isn’t limited to doctors, students, and researchers. As it continues to develop, Medical Center is evolving into a desirable residential location for all, due in part to its proximity to some of Houston’s top attractions. It’s a fast-paced environment brimming with progressive minds, all of whom take great pride in residing among the world’s elite medical professionals.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Residents of Medical Center are surrounded by a plethora of Houston’s greatest attractions, as well as ample retail and dining districts. Less than 20 minutes north, for instance, The Galleria Mall serves as one of the city’s finest shopping locations and houses more than 400 retailers including designer brands like Balenciaga, Versace, and Chanel.
The true star of the show in Medical Center, however, is its surplus of entertainment options, beginning with the massive expanse of the Houston Zoo set in Hermann Park. A leader in conservation and rehabilitation, the Houston Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals and serves as the second-most visited zoo in the nation.
Things to Do
More than just its vast green landscape and family-friendly zoo, Hermann Park is a tourism destination in its own right and has several of the city’s must-see spots. The Museum of Natural Science settled on the parks’ northern tip is a premier cultural institution — both for the city and the nation. Its educational exhibits transport visitors throughout the universe, from flora-dense tropical jungles to the starry cosmos above.
Entertaining shows bring in thousands of people throughout the year at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, which provides professional-level performances for free to the public. Dive into the sublime wonder of nature by visiting the park’s many gardens, including the 15-acre McGovern Centennial Gardens and the tranquil Japanese Garden.
Medical Center is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Roberts Elementary School, PK & K-5, highly rated public elementary school
Poe Elementary School, PK & K-5, highly rated public elementary school
Pershing Middle School, 6-8, highly rated public middle school
Lamar High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school