Living by the Texas Medical Center
With over 106,000 employees, the vast Texas Medical Center – the largest medical center in the world, with 54 institutions covering more than one thousand acres – has long been a catalyst for residential development.
The Medical Center has played a major role in the booming growth of the suburban Highway 288 Corridor, which includes Pearland, and in recent years it has spurred a residential resurgence in its own backyard.
Hermann Park was one of the first areas in Houston to offer high-rise living, with buildings including the Spires, Parklane, Warwick Towers and the nearby 5000 Montrose.
Most recently, the 29-story twin towers of Mosaic on Hermann Park added to the area’s options. With sweeping views of the park and Downtown Houston, Mosaic offers luxury urban living with 24/7 valet and concierge services and the largest private wellness center in Houston. It is near the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, with many of Houston’s hottest restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues alsoclose to home for Mosaic residents.
Across Highway 288, the Riverside neighborhood along North and South MacGregor has a fascinating history. Developed in the 1930s as an alternative to River Oaks, which at the time did not allow Jewish residents, the neighborhood became home to many of Houston’s wealthiest families, with imposing homes in the style of French chateaux, English castles and Southern mansions. In the 1950s, Riverside became home to many of Houston’s elite African-American residents; after falling into disrepair decades later, Riverside is now enjoying a resurgence of newcomers who are restoring its stately mansions and more modest homes alike