St. George Place is a Houston neighborhood that offers metropolitan living as well as the comfort of a pedestrian-friendly community. Nestled in the Galleria and Uptown areas, homeowners enjoy easy access to employers, fine dining, premier shopping, major sports venues, art museums, galleries, theaters, and more.
In 1990, developers and residents of St. George Place began buying up lots and started a massive cleanup effort in this prime location area that had gotten a bit run down. They sought and received approval of the City of Houston’s and Texas’ first Tax Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) and Public Improvement District, making it possible to institute zoning in place of deed restrictions that had expired.
Of all the TIRZ that have followed since in Houston and other Texas cities, St. George Place is often regarded as the most successful. In the years since St George Place was formed, the neighborhood has been transformed from a once blighted area of town into an attractive Uptown/Galleria area residential neighborhood full of new home construction, beautiful streets, and a fun and active neighborhood civic association (the SGPCA).
The SGPCA oversees and manages the community’s Security and Landscape Maintenance contracts and activities. Likewise, the SGPCA stays actively involved in issues and solutions that continue to ensure that St. George Place is an appealing, safe, friendly, and resident-focused neighborhood. Since its revival, only a smattering of original Lamar Terrace homes still stand and, when offered for sale, are sold for lot value.
Ideal for families and professionals alike, St. George Place is a complete metropolitan community with its own private security patrol, new streets and sidewalks, parks, and a new HISD elementary school. St. George Place provides the perfect symmetry between neighborhood living and cosmopolitan convenience.