Washington Avenue Apartments
What We Love
Bayou Bend – This museum is literally like stepping back in time. Set in the former home of philanthropist Ima Hogg, visitors can see antique furniture, art, and paintings while also learning the history of the pieces. There are also 14-acres of sculpted gardens to enjoy, featuring native plants, sculptures, and outdoor art pieces.
Beer Can House – A popular tourist spot, the Beer Can House started life as a fairly typical house. Then, in the 1960’s local artist, John Milkovisch began covering his house and yard in metal. Over 50,000 beer cans cover the property and it is open to visitors every Saturday.
Kung Foo Saloon – This is the perfect place to relax with friends after a busy day at work or to enjoy the weekend. Kung Foo Saloon combines both an arcade bar and sports bar with great music and a dance floor; it even has private karaoke rooms which can be hired for parties. The Kung Foo Saloon is famous for its selection of arcade games, featuring vintage offerings such as Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat, and Mario Kart.
Catalina Coffee – This is no ordinary coffee shop. At Catalina Coffee, baristas take the art of creating the perfect coffee very seriously. Locally sourced, freshly roasted beans can be enjoyed alongside fresh-baked pastries. With eat-in and take-out options available, you can enjoy a coffee on your way to work or as part of a lazy Sunday morning.
Spring Street Studios – Houses 80 artists, designers, and creative studios in a large brick warehouse that was once a storage facility. The remodeled interior features a sleek hallway gallery displaying artists’ work during events. Spring Street hosts several events every month including plays, film screenings, gallery events, and interactive exhibits.
Memorial Park – Known as Houston’s Central Park and is one of the largest urban parks in the United States covering 1466 acres. The park includes Memorial Park Golf Course, Tennis facilities for tennis, softball, swimming, track, croquet, volleyball, skating, cycling, and a running course (2.93 miles. Very popular with Houston joggers, the running course is the Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail, a crushed granite pathway that sees almost 3 million visits annually.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – The center contains 155 acres of native Texas plants and wildlife. Visitors can explore the arboretum trails, each suited to different types of Texas trees and plants. As you explore, you will find ponds, gardens, and boardwalks. The arboretum also hosts several fundraising and educational events for adults and families.
Washington Avenue Neighborhood Feel
Spend any time at all in Houston and odds are, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself on Washington Avenue with an adult beverage in your hand. The Washington Corridor is where Houston goes to unwind after a day’s work in the Galleria area, Downtown, Greenway Plaza, or pretty much anywhere else in or around the Loop. To work off all the eating and drinking you’ll be doing in this area, follow the joggers to famous Memorial Park at the western end of Washington Avenue. There’s no shortage of terrific luxury apartments on Washington Ave as well, where you’ll be sharing a building with neighbors who will no doubt shortly turn into drinking buddies. Not sure about what complex is best for you, reach out to McKenzie Drake as your Washington Ave apartment locator!