Medical center

Although Houston Southeast is steeped in tradition, it is also where the health care history is being made.

Museum park

The Museum Park neighborhood is a compact area of central Houston whose assets, visibility, and proximity to Rice University and the Texas Medical Center have made it one of the inner city’s true treasures.


Houston Southeast is home to two of the city’s leading universities, whose histories date back almost a century and whose legacy of academic excellence lives on in graduates throughout Houston and Texas, across the country, and around the world.

Historic Third Ward

Houston’s history lives in the Historic Third Ward, which extends south of downtown to Old Spanish Trail and east to the University of Houston. It is considered the city’s most diverse African-American neighborhood and has been called a microcosm of Houston’s broader black community.


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.

OST/Palm Center

The Old Spanish Trail/Palm Center neighborhood is home to one of the District’s most vibrant communities, a place where people and progress combine to shape a center of opportunity for residents and businesses.

Hermann Park

Hermann Park is a historic 445-acre space that is within easy walking distance to the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District – and the site of some of Houston’s most prominent cultural and recreational attractions.