Montrose

As mega-mansions go up alongside midcentury bungalows in Montrose, PhDs and hippies happily coexist. You can find them mingling at any of the coffeehouses that dot the Westheimer Curve, an area that has garnered national acclaim for its culinary scene thanks to locavore-savvy Underbelly and sushi standby Uchi. Bespectacled, Converse-clad art lovers mingle with young families on the verdant lawn at the Menil Collection, or meditate in the renowned Rothko Chapel on its campus.