Kashmere Gardens, Houston

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Kashmere Gardens is a historically African-American neighborhood in the northern 610 Loop area in Houston, Texas, United States. A group of single-family houses, many of which have large lots, Kashmere Gardens is between an industrial area and a rail corridor.[1]

History[edit]

Between 1990 and 2000 the Hispanic population of Kashmere Gardens increased from around 19% of the population to around 31%.[2]

A study by the Evert Crawford of Crawford Realty Advisors, in conjunction with the Institute for Regional Forecasting, stated that Kashmere Gardens' population increased by 10.5% each year from 2000 to 2005.

In 2007 Kashmere Gardens was one of several Houston neighborhoods with a high concentration of felons. By 2010 the Harris County Flood Control District began buying houses in the district to reduce the effects of potential floods.[3]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Kashmere Gardens is in Houston City Council District B.[4]

The Houston Fire Department operates Fire Station 39 at 5810 Pickfair Street. It is within Fire District 34.[5]

Education[edit]

The Houston Independent School District operates local public schools. Kashmere Gardens is within and Trustee District II, represented by Carol Mims Galloway as of 2009.[6]

Residents are zoned to Kashmere Gardens Elementary School,[7] Key Middle School,[8] and Kashmere High School.[9] In 2008 criminals systematically burglarized several area schools.[10]

Houston Public Library operates the McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library at 5411 Pardee Street.[11]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Madere, M. "Kashmere Gardens enjoys resurgence in home values." Houston Chronicle. May 9, 2006. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Lori. "SHIFTING DEMOGRAPHICS / Latinos bringing change to black neighborhoods / Newcomers are finding acceptance comes gradually." Houston Chronicle. Monday May 2, 2005. A1. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Moran, Chris. "Caught in the path of expansion." Houston Chronicle. May 2, 2010. Retrieved on May 3, 2010.
  4. ^ City of Houston, Council District Maps, District B." City of Houston. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Fire Stations." City of Houston. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  6. ^ "Trustee Districts Map." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  7. ^ "Kashmere Gardens Elementary School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  8. ^ "Key Middle School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  9. ^ "Kashmere High School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  10. ^ Connelly, Richard. "Someone Hates Kashmere Gardens Schools." Houston Press. Monday July 21, 2008. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  11. ^ "McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library." Houston Public Library. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.