The grand residences of Monte Vista, the largest historic district in America, were built between 1890 and 1930 to represent Georgian, Moorish, Antebellum, Victorian, Queen Anne, Spanish and Hollywood Bungalow styles. And, nearby Olmos Park history dates to the mid-1920s, when prominent oilman H.C. Thorman purchased property from an Austrian count to develop the exclusive suburb of magnificent manors. Prior to that development, the site served as training grounds for U.S. Army balloonists. Monte Vista is the largest historic district (and one of the oldest!) in the United States. But don’t let its age fool you. There’s newness popping up on every corner as locals reinvest in the neighborhood to keep shops and eateries fresh and fun. Adjacent to Monte Vista, Olmos Park is tucked into lush landscaping and boasts unique architecture on every block. Just south, Alta Vista (another historic neighborhood) borders Pearl and is filled with locally-owned restaurants and bars off the beaten path. What’s old is new again in this neighborhood. Come see what we mean.