Welcome to Rice Military/Cottage Grove
A professional neighborhood located in the inner loop of Houston
Both nestled within the inner loop, Rice Military and Cottage Grove are perched west of Downtown Houston, rising from the banks of the Buffalo Bayou. With Rice Military bounded by Washington Avenue to the north, Memorial Drive to the south, Westcott Street to the west, and Cottage Grove to the north, the area is known for direct, short commutes and a bustling lifestyle that perfectly suits young professionals.
Rice Military’s name is derived from nearby historic Camp Logan, a World War I-era U.S. Army training camp. In its place now stands the verdant Memorial Park. A once rural community full of bungalows and staid streets, Rice Military and the Cottage Grove area have blossomed into an artsy, lively neighborhood throughout the developments of the late 1900s and early 2000s.
Today, Rice Military and the expanding Cottage Grove are both havens of ideal urban living — all the amenities, culture, and atmosphere, without the smog, traffic, and lack of green spaces. The area is replete with single-family homes, modern condominiums, gated communities, and two- and three-story townhouses, particularly in Rice Military. Enchanted by a wealth of new homes, a short commute, and modern living, young professionals and couples are proud to call the Rice Military/Cottage Grove area their home.
Things to Love
• Iconic Rice Military “Beer Can House”
• Lush Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou, and other gorgeous green spaces
• Excellent school systems ideal for setting children up for success
People and Lifestyle
Rice Military and Cottage Grove, though picturesque, are by no means monotonous. The area thrums with an eclectic vibe, complete with a variety of home architecture, a blossoming art scene, and fantastic quality of life.
With Houston as the Energy Capital of the World, it makes sense that some of its top neighborhoods, Rice Military and Cottage Grove, flawlessly encapsulate the innovative lifestyle. Highly educated, most residents of Rice Military and Cottage Grove own their homes and love to take advantage of the inner loop location by enjoying the abundance of nearby amenities.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
As professionals flocked to the Rice Military and Cottage Grove area, they brought with them a prospering community of delightful eateries, top retail options, cute mom-and-pop shops, and more.
Take advantage of the central location by visiting Lucy’s Gift Boutique, a one-stop-shop for any celebration, or head south of Rice Military to stroll along the pleasant, walkable streets of the Rice Village Historic Shopping District, which is brimming with stores, stylish boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.
After a successful day of shopping, dinner at the Houston mainstay El Tiempo Cantina is a great way to cap off the night, while the B&B Butcher Shop offers excellent meats, top-rated drinks, and is home to a delicious steakhouse. The Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company boasts a rich restaurant, but even better are its many refreshing taps and unique beers. Of course, there’s no better way to start your day than by stopping by the sweet Voodoo Donuts on your way to work.
Things to Do
There’s never a dull moment in Rice Military and Cottage Grove. From a flourishing art scene to a plethora of museums, the area is absolutely teeming with opportunities for fun.
Plan for any special occasion with the Hughes Manor event venue. With a sophisticated atmosphere, the venue is both versatile and inviting. There’s no better way to insert yourself into the entertainment scene than by securing tickets to live music at Rockefellers, which hosts a myriad of top musicians.
Houston’s largest urban park, Memorial Park is awash with nature. Home to everything from food trucks and playgrounds to picnic areas and nature walks, you can’t go wrong spending an afternoon at the park. Find some fun at the Kung Fu Saloon, which has a great happy hour as well as games and entertainment.
Military Rice and Cottage Grove are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
• Spring Branch ISD Schools
• Memorial High School
• Stratford High school