MacGregor is a collection of neighborhoods east of the Texas Medical Center. At one time the home of a large African-American population, it is now a more diverse residential community that has become known for its stately, elegant homes and gracious architecture.
Among its most prominent neighborhoods is Riverside Terrace, three miles from downtown Houston and east of the Medical Center and Hermann Park. It features art deco and mid-century modern architecture, and homes developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Riverside Terrace is also home to a diverse range of residents – including athletes, politicians, educators, and professionals – who are drawn to its beauty, family-friendly atmosphere, and affordable cost of living.
At the core of the neighborhood is MacGregor Park, 83 acres of shade trees, picnic grounds, and lush green lawns whose community center is a focal point of recreation in the area. Located next to the center are a covered basketball pavilion; the Homer Ford Tennis Center, a leading tennis instructional facility; a swimming pool; and a hike-and-bike trail.
MacGregor is not only close to the Medical Center, but also to Rice University, the Museum District, and the Houston Zoo. And the city’s interstates, major highways, and light rail system provide convenient access to all points throughout the metropolitan area.