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.[1]

In 2007 Kashmere Gardens was one of several Houston neighborhoods with a high concentration of felons.[3]

By 2010 the Harris County Flood Control District began buying houses in the district to reduce the effects of potential floods.[4]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Kashmere Gardens is in Houston City Council District B.[5]

The Houston Fire Department operates Fire Station 39 at 5810 Pickfair Street. It is within Fire District 34.[6]

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.[7]

Residents are zoned to Kashmere Gardens Elementary School,[8] Key Middle School,[9] and Kashmere High School.[10] In 2008 criminals systematically burglarized several area schools.[11]

Houston Public Library operates the McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library at 5411 Pardee Street.[12]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. Available from NewsBank, Record Number 3866881. Available from the Houston Public Library website with a library card.
  3. ^ Fehling, Dave. "The ex-cons next door." KHOU-TV. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  4. ^ Moran, Chris. "Caught in the path of expansion." Houston Chronicle. May 2, 2010. Retrieved on May 3, 2010.
  5. ^ City of Houston, Council District Maps, District B." City of Houston. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "Fire Stations." City of Houston. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  7. ^ "Trustee Districts Map." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  8. ^ "Kashmere Gardens Elementary School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  9. ^ "Key Middle School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  10. ^ "Kashmere High School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  11. ^ Connelly, Richard. "Someone Hates Kashmere Gardens Schools." Houston Press. Monday July 21, 2008. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library." Houston Public Library. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.