If you are looking for a neighborhood with eccentricity and diversity this is it. Montrose is best known for its culture of abundance and exciting dining and social scene. Also, it is the center of Houston’s GLBT community. Montrose is a walkable neighborhood with everything from bars, restaurants and coffee shops to art galleries, tattoo parlors and an international hostel. An ideal location for the artsy individual, this neighborhood is home to the Menil Collection and is only a couple miles away from the Museum District. In addition to art and museums, you have within a 3-mile radius the Houston Zoo, Memorial Park, Hermann Park, Texas Medical Center, Rice University, St. Thomas University, and downtown Houston.