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.
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. In 1999 the Houston city council created the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 19, which covers 15 acres (61,000 m2).
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.
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.
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.
It was one of the first communities to be built as a master-planned, automobile centered community and the first in Houston.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . The district is home to approximately 2000 companies and represents more than 11 percent of Houston's total office space.
Yorkwood/Cole Creek Manor-Yorkwood/Cole Creek Manor is a neighborhood of ranch style homes built between 1950-1970's, it comprises threes sections in the Fairbanks/Northwest Crossing area of Houston, bounded by West Tidwell road, between Bingle road and Langfield road. Cole Creek Park managed by the City of Houston is located in the back of the neighborhood.