Midtown Houston, Texas is a district area which can be found just south of Downtown Houston Texas, bordering the Montrose Area as well as the United States Highway 59. Midtown was the second residential neighborhood that was created in Houston, after settling Allen’s Landing. This area experienced a great amount of growth throughout the 1940s, but this explosive growth eventually declined in the 1980s. Midtown is the only district within Texas to ever experience a negative growth between the years of 1980 to 1990. Despite Midtown’s steep decline in growth, this was an area in Houston that was a strong magnet for French Indochinese refugees and Vietnamese American residents.