Medical Center Area includes the original campus of the Texas Medical Center, Hermann Park, from which it was carved, and a fringe of private development. The Texas Medical Center itself has expanded its campus far beyond the original site north of Holcombe and east of Fannin, and has replaced the early restaurants and shopping centers on Main Street with high rise hotels, out patient clinics and professional buildings. Hermann Park, home of the city’s zoo, amphitheater, and museum of natural history is bordered on the north by several high rise condominiums, a private hospital and a medical museum.
- Houston City Council District C & D
- Houston Independent School District
- 746 acres (1.17 sq. miles)