List of Houston neighborhoods

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This is an incomplete list of neighborhoods/subdivisions in Houston, Texas, listed in alphabetical order.

Management districts[edit]

Several management districts exist in the city:

Name Location Notes
Downtown Bordered by I-45, I-10, and Route 59 Original founding point of Houston. Areas which are, as of 2008, considered to be a part of Downtown Houston were once considered to be within the Third Ward and the Fourth Ward communities; the construction of I-45 in the 1950s separated the areas from their former communities and placed them in Downtown.
East Downtown East of Downtown and north of the Gulf Freeway, between the George R. Brown Convention Center and the East End district Includes Houston's original Chinatown - established by Cantonese immigrants in the 1930s and now called Old Chinatown. Not to be confused with the current Chinatown
East End Located between the eastern edge of Downtown and the Port of Houston and north of Hobby Airport. Site of Harrisburg, the seat of government for the Republic of Texas in 1836. The area also includes two of Houston’s oldest Mexican-American neighborhoods, Magnolia Park and Second Ward.
Greenspoint North- Airtex Boulevard; East- Hardy Toll Road; South- West Road; West- Veterans Memorial Drive Large business district located in north Houston. The district and the surrounding residential areas are a designated Super-Neighborhood
Memorial City
Midtown[1]
Northside Created by the Texas State Legislature in 2006 and Managed by the Greater Northside Management District
Southeast Houston Managed by the Greater Southeast Management District (GSMD). The Consulate-General of Mexico is located in Southeast Houston.[2] Communities within the district include the Third Ward, Texas Medical Center, Riverside Terrace, University Oaks, and Washington Terrace.[3]
Spring Branch North- Clay Road and Highway 290; East- the 610 Loop; South- I-10; West- Beltway 8 Large community in west-northwest Houston that is divided into four Super-Neighborhoods. Spring Branch has its own school district.
Westchase North- Westheimer Road; East- Gessner Road; South- Westpark Tollway; West- Wilcrest Drive.
Upper Kirby North- Westheimer Road; East- South Shepherd Drive; South- Bissonnet Street; West- Buffalo Speedway. Created by the Texas Legislature as the Harris County Improvement District #3, also known as the Upper Kirby Management District, which governs the Upper Kirby area.[4] In 1999 the Houston city council created the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 19, which covers 15 acres (61,000 m2).[5]

Alphabetical list of neighborhoods[edit]

A[edit]

Name Location (approx) Notes
Acres Homes Northwest Houston (North- Gulf Bank Road; East- North Shepherd Drive; South- Pinemont Drive; West- Antoine) Official City of Houston Super-Neighborhood
Addicks Western outskirts (Originally located at the intersection of Patterson Road and Highway 6.) Historic railroad town founded in 1884. Original settlement is the current site of the Addicks Reservoir
Afton Oaks Inside the 610 loop; North- Westheimer Road, East- Union Pacific Railroad, South- Southwest Freeway, West- 610 loop Developed in the early 1950s on farming and ranching land owned by the O'Meara and Stahlman families. Part of the Afton Oaks/River Oaks Super-Neighborhood.
Aldine Census-designated place (CDP) located in central unincorporated Harris County within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston
Alief Southwest Houston center of its own school district
Almeda
Audubon Place
Avondale East

B[edit]

Name Location Notes
Bay Forest
Bay Glen
Bay Knoll
Binz Referred to as the Houston Museum District, or colloquially as the Museum District. The area is considered a Super-Neighborhood
Blue Ridge Immediately east of Missouri City in Fort Bend County, this was once home to an active oil field.
Bordersville
Boulevard Oaks
Braeswood Place
Briar Meadow
Briargrove
Briargrove Park

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D[edit]

Name Location Notes
Denver Harbor Eastern Houston; bounded by Wallisville Road, the Houston Belt and Terminal Railroad, the Southern Pacific Railroad, the Port Authority Railroad Denver Harbor is a mostly Hispanic community.[6]

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I[edit]

Name Location Notes
Independence Heights The neighborhood boundary is based on Super Neighborhood #13. The boundaries are bordered by Tidwell to the north, Shepherd to the west, the 610 Loop to the south, and Interstate 45 to the east. The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the first city incorporated by African Americans in the State of Texas. The original city boundaries are Crosstimbers to the north, Yale Street to the West, Airline to the East and Interstate 610 to the south. The community is undergoing major changes including historic preservation and revitalization activities. The neighborhood is organized by the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council(www.ihrchouston.org). According to the Houston Post dated January 17, 1915, it was the first incorporated black city in Texas. The area was annexed into Houston on December 26, 1929.
Inwood Forest The community is located northwest of Houston outside of Interstate 610 Loop. It borders by north of Pinemont DR, west of Acres Homes, Hollister to the east and south of Texas State Highway 249.
Idylwood Idlywood is inside the 610 Loop and southeast of Downtown Houston. The neighborhood is bounded by the Brays Bayou, the Wortham Golf Course, and the Villa de Matel, a Roman Catholic convent and basilica. Forest Park Lawndale, a cemetery, lies on the other side of the Brays Bayou. Anjali Athavaley of the Houston Chronicle said that flooding is not a significant problem for Idylwood residents. In 2001 Tropical Storm Allison affected some houses located in proximity to North MacGregor Way.[7] The houses primarily consist of cottage bungalows. Idlywood is in proximity to the Texas Medical Center, the Houston Museum District, Hermann Park, the University of Houston, and Rice University.[4]

Ingrando Park

J[edit]

Name Location Notes
Jeanetta The neighborhood is located west of Bellaire in southwestern Harris County. Jeanetta used to be a distinct unincorporated community in Harris County.

K[edit]

Kashmere Gardens is located just northeast of downtown Houston. The neighborhood was established after the turn of the century. There are remnants of old industrial factories along the eastern border. The Liberty Road Rail Line runs along the southern border of the neighborhood. Interstate 59 is the western border and the northern border is Kelly Street. Harris County Hospital District is housed in one of the largest facilities in the community along Kelly Street. Homes in the community were built along the Huntington Bayou. Tropical storm Allison devastated portions of the community causing widespread flooding that destroyed many of the original homes. Residents in the neighborhood enjoy gathering at the Kashmere Gardens Multi-Purpose Center. Children in the community attend schools in the Houston Independent School District.

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M[edit]

Name Location (approx) Notes
Magnolia Grove Inside the 610 loop; North- Washington Avenue, East- South Heights Boulevard/Waugh Avenue, South- Memorial Drive, West- Shepherd Drive
Magnolia Park
Manchester Southeastern Houston (outside, though bordering the 610 loop) Began as a railroad switch in the 1860s. Part of the Harrisburg/Manchester Super-Neighborhood
Maplewood
Maplewood South/North
Marilyn Estates Southwest Houston (outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8) South of Braeswood Bayou and West of Chimney Rock. Named after his Daughter, S.W. Bennett began development of Marilyn Estates in 1957. Four of the Cold War Era homes were built with Nuclear bomb shelters that had access from inside the home.
Memorial West Houston; North- border with Westview (just north of the Katy Freeway), East- Interstate 610, South- Buffalo Bayou, West- Highway 6 Contains an area called "The Villages" (Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Spring Valley Village, Hilshire Village, Piney Point Village, and Hunters Creek Village), independent cities that operate autonomously of Houston. Areas of Memorial inside the city are divided between the Memorial and Greater Uptown Super-Neighborhoods
Memorial Park
Meyerland Southwest Houston (outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8) Named for the Meyer family, who owned 6,000 acres (24 km2) of land in southwest Houston. The land was developed by George Meyer in 1955
Midtown Southwest-central inside loop 610, between Binz and Downtown (bordered by Neartown and U.S. Highway 59) High density section with METRORail.
Montrose West-central residential area inside the 610 loop. Established in 1911. Also home to the University of St. Thomas.
Moonshine Hill Northeast Houston (located on the Humble oilfield) Once a distinct Harris County community prior to its annexation.
Morningside Place Inside the 610 loop; North- Shakespeare Road, East- Greenbriar Drive, South- Holcombe Boulevard, West- Kirby Drive Subdivision of the University Place Super-Neighborhood
Museum District Inside the 610 loop, south of 59 and north of Hermann Park. Home to the museums of Natural Science, Fine Arts and Contemporary Arts, among others.
Mykawa South Houston; Area around Mykawa Road (south of the 610 loop between I-45 and SH 288) Named for a Japanese immigrant and nurseryman Shinpei Mykawa who introduced rice cultivation into the area by 1906.

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Rivercrest Estates

S[edit]

Name Location Notes
"Second Ward" 
Scenic Woods 
Settegast This neighborhood is located outside the 610 Loop on the northeast side of Houston. The area is surrounded by the largest train yard in northeast Houston. The area was served by the North Forest Independent School District before July 1, 2013.
Shady Acres Its boundaries are 610 Loop North, Ella Boulevard, West 15th Street, and North Durham Drive. It is located between the Houston Heights and Timbergrove Manor.[10]
Sharpstown It was one of the first communities to be built as a master-planned, automobile centered community and the first in Houston.
Sherwood Forest Located in north-central Houston. Sherwood Forest is bounded by Candlelight Forest on the north, Shepherd Dr on the East, and Ella St. on the west. Sherwood Forest is a master planned community built as an upper-middle class community in the 50's and 60's. The area experienced decline in the 80's and 90's but has been an area of investment by property developers and many homes are now updated and sold at increasing value due to the area's close proximity to Downtown and low crime rate relative to some surrounding areas
Old Sixth Ward This neighborhood lies on the western edge of downtown Houston, bounded by Memorial Drive to the south, Glenwood Cemetery to the west, Washington Avenue to the north, and Houston Avenue to the east.
South Acres
Southampton It is located inside the 610 Loop, near Rice University and Downtown Houston. It is located South of Bissonnett, West of Ashby, North of Rice Blvd and East of Kirby. It borders Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District and Hermann Park. Homes in Southampton, always expensive by Houston standards, have increased considerably in value in the past several years.[citation needed]
Southbelt/Ellington
Southgate Southgate is located inside the 610 Loop west of the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, north of Old Braeswood and Reliant Park, south of Rice Village, and east of the city of West University Place and the neighborhood of Braeswood Place. The neighborhood is bordered by West Holcombe, Greenbriar, University, and Travis.
South Main This is an area in the southwestern part of Houston, Texas that straddles the 610 Loop Freeway and is inside Beltway 8. South Main is bounded by Main Street and Old Spanish Trail on the northwest, Reliant Park on the northeast, Holmes on the south, and Almeda on the east. It is located east of the Willowbend, Willow Meadows, and Westwood neighborhoods, and southwest of Braeswood Place. In 1976, South Main became the focus of Houston's first area association. In 2005, the South Main Center Association (SMCA) was renamed the South Main Alliance.[11]
South Park This is located in the south-central area of the city, just south of MacGregor Park (from which it gets its name) and the 610 Loop.
St. George Place This is located outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8 in the Uptown Houston area. St. George Place was formed out of portions of an older subdivision, Lamar Terrace, in the early 1990s.
Sugar Valley 
Sunnyside This is outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8 off State Highway 288 south of Downtown Houston. Sunnyside is a predominately African American community.
Sunset Terrace/Montclair This is an inner Loop neighborhood of Houston, Texas, United States in an area roughly bounded by Westpark Drive to the north, Weslayan Street to the west, Bissonnet to the south, and Edloe Street to the east. The neighborhood was created in the late 1940s and annexed by the city shortly thereafter.
Spring Lakes 
South Bank 
South Union,Houston, Texas
Shepard Park Plaza A neighborhood located on ella street near 610

T[edit]

Name Location Notes
Tanglewood 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush retired with his wife, Barbara, to a home near this exclusive neighborhood.
Greater Third Ward The Third Ward, located inside the 610 Loop is immediately southeast of Downtown Houston and to the east of the Texas Medical Center. It is one of the six historic wards of Houston, Texas, United States. The ward became the center of Houston's African-American community.
Timbergrove Manor Timbergrove Manor is located inside of the 610 Loop, north of Interstate 10, and west of Shady Acres, and the Houston Heights The deed-restricted neighborhood is named after the many pine trees sheltering the area. It was developed in the 1950s.
Tanglewilde

U[edit]

Name Location Notes
University Oaks University Oaks is located inside the 610 Loop and is north of the Brays Bayou. The subdivision is bounded by Wheeler Avenue to the north, Cullen Boulevard to the west, South MacGregor Way to the south, and Calhoun Road to the east. University Oaks is adjacent to the campus of the University of Houston. The subdivision has approximately 240 homes. The neighborhood was first platted in 1939. The land that the neighborhood occupies was formerly owned by Ben Taub.
Uptown

The Uptown District is bounded by Woodway Drive to the north, the I-610 (West Loop) to the east, U.S. Highway 59 to the south, and Yorktown Street to the west.[12]

At 23.6 million square feet (2,193,000 m²) of office space, the Uptown District is the 17th-largest business district in the United States, comparable in size to the downtowns of Denver, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles .[13] The district is home to approximately 2000 companies and represents more than 11 percent of Houston's total office space.[13]

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V[edit]

Name Location Notes
Village at Glen Iris Village at Glen Iris is located in southern Houston outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions." Midtown Management District. Retrieved on April 5, 2009.
  2. ^ "INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL CONSULADO." Consulate-General of Mexico. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  3. ^ "Area Maps." Greater Southeast Management District. Retrieved on May 22, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Harris County Improvement District #3." Upper Kirby. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  5. ^ "Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #19." City of Houston. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  6. ^ "Community Profile." Denver Harbor/Port Houston Super Neighborhood Community Health Assessment Report. St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities.
  7. ^ Athavaley, Anjali. "INSIDE THE LOOP Finding happiness as an Inner Looper." Houston Chronicle. July 10, 2004. Retrieved on January 7, 2011.
  8. ^ Warren, Susan, Jennifer Liebrum, and Cindy Horswell. "Allison leaves destruction, 1 death." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday June 28, 1989. A1. Retrieved on January 7, 2012.
  9. ^ SN #51
  10. ^ "Shady Acres Neighborhood Shines Bright." Shady Acres Civic Club. Retrieved on February 15, 2009.
  11. ^ "SMA's History." South Main Alliance: History. Retrieved on February 23, 2010.
  12. ^ "Uptown District Map." Uptown Houston District. Retrieved on January 30, 2009.
  13. ^ a b "Office." Uptown Houston. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.

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