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Montrose Houston Apartments
Montrose Houston Apartments
Montrose Houston Apartments

What Its Known For

Usually referred to as oldest neighborhood in Houston.
Montrose is well-known for its artsy brunch spots, overall good eats, as well as Buffalo Bayou.
Also famous for its signature eclectic vibe!


Great walkability with a central location
Unique spots with tons of character
Rich in history


Apartment options are limited
And unfortunately that leads to higher pricing
Older infrastructure

Living in Montrose

Frequently referred to as the “Heart of Houston” and once named one of the “ten great neighborhoods in America,” Montrose is a neighborhood its residents are proud to call home. Smart City Locating is here to ensure your relocation efforts to gorgeous Montrose go off without a hitch.

When thinking of the Montrose neighborhood, several adjectives come to mind. We think they boil down to these few: eclectic, funky and long-standing. Established in 1911, envision century-old architecture mixed with ultra-modern townhouses, hidden hole-in-the-walls, awarded restaurants like Uchi and Pax Americana, zany bars with impressive patios like Boheme, musical dives, art galleries and theaters!

Montrose is dotted with numerous renovated mansions turned local businesses and restaurants, age-old trees, and some of the finest food in Houston. Also known for its artistic, vintage boutiques and thrift stores, it’s the ideal place to find a one-of-a-kind accessory or unique treasure considering the thrift scene along the Westheimer curve! There are tons of places within walking distance making it easy to hop around from one place to the next. From laid-back bars to full-on clubs, fine dining to casual, coffee shops to museums, patios to parks, it’s rather simple to find the perfect atmosphere here!

All that being said, it’s clear to see that Montrose has a great deal of variety to offer. An Arts District on all accounts, with its stunningly gorgeous homes, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping and energetic nightlife. When considering Montrose in all, think friendly and inclusive with an “anything goes” demeanor!

There’s a little something for everyone in Montrose. Whether you’re wanting to be within a stone’s throw of Stone’s Throw, biking distance to Whole Foods and the Buffalo Bayou, or just want to rent a small piece of the “Heart of Houston,” we can handle it for you.

Finding an Apartment in Trendy Montrose

Finding the right apartment for you can be a drag. If you’ve searched site after site but come up short, it’s time to turn to our top-notch team. Smart City Locating is willing and waiting to connect you with your future Montrose apartment.

Apartments in Montrose range from adorable renovations with tons of character to brand new, sleek high-rises! The properties within Montrose are just as eclectic and unique as the neighborhood itself- staying true to its colors.

We invite you to check out some of our local selections below to see if there’s anything that suits your fancy. If not, that’s okay. We’re not afraid of rolling up our sleeves and getting to work for you. Fill out our online form so we can get to know your individual preferences. Then, we’ll come at you with a variety of Montrose options you’re sure to love.

If you’re afraid that services like ours are too expensive, then you’re in luck. We do all this heavy lifting for free. That’s right — we will find you your dream Montrose apartment, and it won’t cost you a dime. All we ask is that you list us as your referral when you fill out your new apartment’s application. The property will then pay us out of their advertising budget. Everybody goes home a winner — especially you, since you’ll be calling beautiful Montrose home!

Ready to get started? Excellent! Give us a call or shoot us a text today. Our apartment locators can’t wait to help you find your perfect abode in Montrose.

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Houston's most eclectic and oldest neighborhood. Anything goes there... it's just full of character!

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