The Houston Museum District is an association that encompasses more than 50 museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions, as well as residential neighborhoods, commercial and office properties, parks and the Houston Zoo. The collective attendance in 2012 was well over 8 million! The district beginning is found in 1977, when it became apparent that some action needed to be taken to provide easier access to the museums of the area. In 1988, a move toward recognition and appreciation of its cultural assets started and the a part of the inner city as officially designated at the Museum District. Some of the residential neighborhoods that make up the Museum District, include Boulevard Oaks, Broadeacres, Shadyside Shadow Lawn, Edgemont, Windemere, Wessex and Souhtgate. The offer varies styles of homes, with varies prices ranging from $150,000 to $4 million. Founding families and newcomers are combined in this culturally-rich community.