Where are the coolest neighborhoods in the U.S.? And are any of them located in Houston?
Real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield set out to locate those neighborhoods with its “Cool Streets Report,” and one Houston area – Lower Westheimer/Montrose – made the cut.
Surveying hundreds of real estate professionals throughout the country, Cushman & Wakefield rated neighborhoods with several factors, including: the area’s Millennial population; its level of college education; its walkability; its diversity; and the food, music, and arts scene.
Most importantly, the survey also rated the neighborhoods on a scale of coolness – Lower Westheimer/Montrose was rated “prime hipness”; the crest of a bell curve scale that begins at “edgy cool” and ends at “gone mainstream.”
Here is a detailed chart on the survey’s rankings for Houston’s coolest neighborhood; note that amenities are rated on a scale of one to four, with four being the highest.
|Neighborhood Features||Lower Westheimer/Montrose|
|Average Household Income||$118,760|
|% College Educated||83.40%|
|Access to Higher Ed||2|