ajhoffman wrote:How do you like living in Montrose?
Honestly? I love it. I live on the "northern edge" of Montrose, closer to Allen Pkwy. There's an amazing diversity of restaurants now on lower Westheimer, surface streets aren't too too crowded and it's easy enough to get to all the major interstates (10, 45, 59). The community and culture in Montrose as shifted from the predominantly gay culture to more yuppie, but right now it's a good blending of both in most of Montrose. If gay culture is something you are looking for, this is still the area to be, but overall it's not as dominanting presence in Montrose as it used to be since so many other people have now moved in. As far as "Yuppie" - Well, we do have two different Whole
Foods within 5 miles while the Woodlands doesn't even have one yet... So yea, I think it's definitely trending towards yuppie.
It's overall a pricey real estate area given that what it takes to buy a nice home in Montrose could easily get you 5 bedrooms, a pool, and a pool boy out in the burbs. Apartments in the larger communities aren't cheap, but if you search HAR.com, it's possible to find some duplexs and smaller units for rent - the good ones priced right go fast (like in a matter of hours).
Food wise -- I think we have the rest of town completely beat. Between Hugo's, Backstreet, Uchi, Dolce Vita, Feast, Anvil (for drinks), etc it's great. That's the one thing I'll miss the most when I officially move to the Heights (The Heights though are just starting to boom in the foodie world so we're be getting better every day, and it's only a few minutes back to Montrose).
Buffalo Bayou has plenty of walking, running, and biking trails that are still being expanded and Memorial Park is only a few minutes away.
Get used to valet parking at a lot of restaurants and places, parking is limited in a lot of places, but I've never been inconvenienced by it yet.
FYI- I originally started looking towards Galleria and Highland Village area, but am glad I ended up where I did since traffic is frustrating there a lot of the time
Overall, it was a great place, convenient to just about everywhere, and perfect for me being new to Houston.