Shannon O'Hara

Montrose, Houston

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Montrose
is Texas, eclectically: rents are affordable, yet the 16-block neighborhood is rich
in tradition. Howard Hughes grew up in a brick mansion at 3921 Yoakum Street,
now part of the University of St. Thomas, and LBJ’s former three-bedroom
Victorian home complete with porch swing went on the market in 2011 for just
$425,000. The Arts and Crafts bungalows, patio houses, and galleries attract a
gay community that strives to keep that Main Street America feeling. Even the
dogs are allowed to run free in Ervan Chew Park. “You don’t think of Houston as
a city of neighborhoods, but actually it is,” says Jeff Soule of the American
Planning Association. “They’re just surrounded by big highways.”

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Montrose, Houston

Montrose
is Texas, eclectically: rents are affordable, yet the 16-block neighborhood is rich
in tradition. Howard Hughes grew up in a brick mansion at 3921 Yoakum Street,
now part of the University of St. Thomas, and LBJ’s former three-bedroom
Victorian home complete with porch swing went on the market in 2011 for just
$425,000. The Arts and Crafts bungalows, patio houses, and galleries attract a
gay community that strives to keep that Main Street America feeling. Even the
dogs are allowed to run free in Ervan Chew Park. “You don’t think of Houston as
a city of neighborhoods, but actually it is,” says Jeff Soule of the American
Planning Association. “They’re just surrounded by big highways.”

Shannon O'Hara

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