List of Houston neighborhoods

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The city of Houston, Texas contains a large number of neighborhoods, ranging from planned communities to historic wards. There is no uniform standard for what constitutes an individual neighborhood within the city; however, the city of Houston does recognize a list of 88 super neighborhoods which encompass broadly recognized regions. According to the city, a super neighborhood is a "geographically designated area where residents, civic organizations, institutions and businesses work together to identify, plan, and set priorities to address the needs and concerns of their community."[1]

Map of the super neighborhoods of Houston

A list of the super neighborhoods, in the numerical order as assigned by the city, is shown below:

# Name Location relative to Downtown Houston Approximate boundaries
1 Willowbrook Northwest Along Texas State Highway 249 northwest of Beltway 8
2 Greater Greenspoint North Around the junction of Beltway 8 and Interstate 45 North
3 Carverdale Northwest South of the junction of Beltway 8 and U.S. Route 290
4 Fairbanks / Northwest Crossing Northwest Along U.S. Route 290 between Interstate 610 and Beltway 8
5 Greater Inwood Northwest North of Fairbanks / Northwest Crossing and east of Acres Home
6 Acres Home Northwest West of Interstate 45 North and south of State Highway 249
7 Hidden Valley North In a triangular area between Veterans Memorial Drive, State Highway 249, and Interstate 45 North
8 Westbranch West Along Beltway 8 south of Jersey Village
9 Addicks / Park Ten West Includes the entirety of Addicks Reservoir and a small area between the reservoir and Interstate 10 west
10 Spring Branch West West North of Interstate 10 west between Addicks Reservoir and Blalock Road
11 Langwood Northwest Between Hempstead Highway and U.S. Route 290 midway between Interstate 610 and Beltway 8
12 Central Northwest (formerly Near Northwest) Northwest East of U.S. Route 290 and north of Interstate 610
13 Independence Heights North West of Interstate 45 north and north of Interstate 610
14 Lazybrook / Timbergrove Northwest West of White Oak Bayou and south of Interstate 610 north
15 Greater Heights Northwest East of White Oak Bayou, south of Interstate 610, west of Interstate 45, and north of Interstate 10
16 Memorial West East of Texas State Highway 6, south of Interstate 10 west, west of the Memorial Villages, and north of Buffalo Bayou
17 Eldridge / West Oaks West West of Dairy Ashford Road, north of Westpark Tollway, and south of Buffalo Bayou; includes Barker Reservoir
18 Briar Forest West East of Dairy Ashford Road, south of Buffalo Bayou, west of Gessner Road, and north of Westheimer Road
19 Westchase West East of West Houston Center Boulevard, south of Westheimer Road, west of Gessner Road, and north of Westpark Tollway
20 Mid-West (formerly Woodlake/Briarmeadow) West East of Gessner Road, south of Buffalo Bayou, west of Voss and Chimney Rock roads, and north of Westpark Tollway
21 Greater Uptown West West of Interstate 610 between Interstate 10 and Interstate 69
22 Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park West East of Interstate 610, south of Interstate 10, west of Interstate 45, and north of Buffalo Bayou
23 Afton Oaks / River Oaks West Straddles Buffalo Bayou east of Interstate 610
24 Neartown / Montrose Southwest Straddles Montrose Boulevard east of Shepherd Drive
25 Alief Southwest West of Beltway 8 and south of Westpark Tollway
26 Sharpstown Southwest Trapezoidal area bound by Beltway 8 to the west, Westpark Tollway to the north, Interstate 69 to the east, and Brays Bayou to the south
27 Gulfton Southwest North of the city of Bellaire and south of Interstate 69
28 University Place Southwest East of Kirby Drive, south of Interstate 69, west of Main Street, and north of Brays Bayou
29 Westwood Southwest Triangular area between Beltway 8, Brays Bayou, and Interstate 69
30 Braeburn Southwest Along north bank of Brays Bayou immediately east of Interstate 69
31 Meyerland Southwest Along north bank of Brays Bayou immediately west of Interstate 610 west
32 Braeswood Southwest Along north bank of Brays Bayou immediately east of Interstate 610 west
33 Medical Center South South of Hermann Park between Main Street and Brays Bayou
34 Astrodome Area South South of Brays Bayou between State Highway 288 and Interstate 610
35 South Main South Between Highway 90 Alternate (Main Street) and Holmes Road along Interstate 610 south
36 Brays Oaks (formerly Greater Fondren S.W.) Southwest Inside Beltway 8 between Highway 90 Alternate and Interstate 69
37 Westbury Southwest North of Highway 90 Alternate and east of Post Oak Road
38 Willow Meadows / Willowbend Southwest Enclosed by Highway 90 Alternate, Post Oak Road, and Interstate 610
39 Fondren Gardens Southwest Enclosed by Highway 90 Alternate, Beltway 8, and Fort Bend Parkway
40 Central Southwest South Large area enclosed by Beltway 8, Fort Bend Parkway, Highway 90 Alternate, Holmes Road, and State Highway 288
41 Fort Bend / Houston Southwest South of Beltway 8 and east of Fort Bend Parkway in Fort Bend County
42 IAH Airport North North of Beltway 8 between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69
43 Kingwood Northeast East of Interstate 69 and west of Lake Houston
44 Lake Houston Northeast East of Interstate 69 and Beltway 8
45 Northside / Northline North North of Interstate 610 between Interstate 45 and Hardy Toll Road
46 Eastex - Jensen Northeast North of Interstate 610 between Hardy Toll Road and Hirsch Road
47 East Little York / Homestead Northeast North of Tidwell Road and east of Hirsch Road
48 Trinity / Houston Gardens Northeast North of Interstate 610 between Hirsch Road and Wayside Drive
49 East Houston Northeast North of Highway 90 Alternate and east of East Houston Road
50 Settegast Northeast North of Interstate 610 between Wayside Drive and East Houston Road
51 Northside Village North Enclosed by Interstate 10, Interstate 45, Interstate 610, and Elysian Street
52 Kashmere Gardens Northeast Inside Interstate 610 west of Elysian Street and north of Liberty Road
53 El Dorado / Oates Prairie Northeast East of Interstate 610 between Highway 90 Alternate and Highway 90 (Crosby Freeway)
54 Hunterwood Northeast West of Greens Bayou and east of Highway 90
55 Greater Fifth Ward Northeast North of Buffalo Bayou, east of Elysian Street, south of Collingsworth Street, and west of Lockwood Drive
56 Denver Harbor / Port Houston East East of Lockwood Drive, south of Liberty Road, and north of Clinton Drive
57 Pleasantville Area East Along the western (inner) edge of Interstate 610
58 Northshore East North of Interstate 10, west of Interstate 610, south of Wallisville Road, and west of Greens Bayou
59 Clinton Park / Tri-Community East Along the eastern (outer) edge of Interstate 610 north of Buffalo Bayou and south of Interstate 10
60 Fourth Ward West East of Taft Street, south of Buffalo Bayou, and west of Interstate 45
61 Downtown Enclosed by Interstate 45 to the south and west, Interstate 10 to the north, Interstate 69 to the east
62 Midtown South South of Interstate 45; north and west of Interstate 69
63 Second Ward East North of Harrisburg Boulevard, east of BNSF line, south of Buffalo Bayou, and west of Union Pacific line
64 Greater Eastwood Southeast Between Interstate 45 and Harrisburg Boulevard east of Velasco Street and west of Union Pacific line
65 Harrisburg / Manchester Southeast Between Brays Bayou to the west, Buffalo Bayou to the north, Sims Bayou to the east, and Texas State Highway 225 to the south
66 Museum Park (formerly Binz) South Between Interstate 69 and State Highway 288 north of Hermnan Park
67 Greater Third Ward South South of Interstate 45 and east of Interstate 69
68 Greater OST / South Union Southeast North of Interstate 610, east of State Highway 288, south of Old Spanish Trail, and west of BNSF line
69 Gulfgate Riverview / Pine Valley Southeast Triangular area bound by Interstate 45, Interstate 610, and Texas State Highway 35
70 Pecan Park Southeast Bound by Interstate 610 to the southeast, Interstate 45 to the southwest, Griggs Road to the northwest, and Lawndale Street to the northeast
71 Sunnyside South East of State Highway 288 and south of Interstate 610
72 South Park South South of Interstate 610 and west of Mykawa Road
73 Golfcrest / Bellfort / Reveille Southeast Between Interstate 610 and Sims Bayou east of Mykawa Road and west of Interstate 45
74 Park Place Southeast Bound by Sims Bayou, Interstate 45, Interstate 610, and State Highway 225
75 Meadowbrook / Allendale Southeast West of South Houston and Pasadena, south of State Highway 225, east of Sims Bayou, north of Interstate 45
76 South Acres / Crestmont Park South East of State Highway 288 and south of Sims Bayou
77 Minnetex South West of Mykawa Road and north of Beltway 8
78 Greater Hobby Area Southeast South of Sims Bayou, east of Mykawa Road, north of Beltway 8 and Almeda Genoa Road, and west of Interstate 45
79 Edgebrook Southeast South of South Houston, west of Interstate 45, north and east of Shaver Street
80 South Belt / Ellington Southeast Large area straddling the southeastern corner of Beltway 8 south of Almeda Genoa Road and Shaver Street
81 Clear Lake Southeast West of Interstate 45, south of Ellington Airport, and northwest of Clear Lake
82 Magnolia Park East East of Union Pacific line, south and west of Buffalo Bayou, and north of Union Pacific line to Galveston
83 MacGregor Southeast Along Brays Bayou south of Blodgett Street, east of Almeda Road, north of Old Spanish Trail, and west of State Highway 35
84 Spring Branch North Northwest East of Beltway 8, south of Clay Road, west of Campbell Road, and north of Hammerly Boulevard
85 Spring Branch Central Northwest Between Blalock Road and Bingle Road north of Interstate 10 and south of Clay Road
86 Spring Branch East Northwest Enclosed by Blalock Road, Highway 290, Interstate 610, and Interstate 10
87 Greenway / Upper Kirby Southwest Along Interstate 69 between Bissonnet Road and Westheimer Road
88 Lawndale / Wayside Southeast Northeast of Interstate 45 along Brays Bayou between Union Pacific line and Griggs Road

In addition to the recognized super neighborhoods, Houston is further divided into a number of other formal and informal regions, including special districts and individual subdivisions. An incomplete list of these communities and jurisdictions is provided below.

Management districts[edit]

In Texas, municipal mangement districts (MMDs) are independent government agencies created by the Texas Legislature to provide an additional layer of funding for infrastructure and public services in urban areas.[2] Since the creation of the management district system in 1999, a variety of MMDs have been established in various business districts and neighborhoods across Houston; these organizations have taken visible roles in "branding" different areas of the city.[3] Management districts are funded by ad valorem taxes on commercial properties within their boundaries.[2]

As of 2016, there are 51 management districts in Greater Houston.[3] An incomplete list is provided below:[4]

Official district name Encompassed neighborhoods Boundaries
5 Corners District Almeda, Fondren Gardens, Winchester Interstate 610 to the north, Beltway 8 to the south, and Texas State Highway 288 to the east
Baybrook Management District Baybrook Mall Farm-to-Market Road 528 to the south, Interstate 45 to the east and north
Downtown District Downtown Enclosed by Interstate 45, Interstate 10, and Interstate 69 (U.S. Highway 59)
East Downtown Management District East Downtown East of Interstate 69 and north of Interstate 45
Generation Park Management District Undeveloped area Summerwood subdivision to the north, Deussen Parkway to the east, Lake Houston Parkway to the south, Beltway 8 to the west
Greater East End Management District East End, Magnolia Park, and Harrisburg East of the East Downtown Management District, north of Interstate 45, south of Clinton Drive, and east of Interstate 610
Greater Northside Management District Near Northside, part of the Heights, Independence Heights, Northline Generally east of Interstate 45 and west of Interstate 69 from Interstate 10 north to Little York Road
Houston Southeast Third Ward, the Texas Medical Center, Riverside Terrace, South Union / OST East of Main Street and Interstate 69, south of Interstate 45, and west of Texas State Highway 35 (Spur 5)
International Management District Alief and the western portion of Chinatown Westpark Tollway to the north, Beltway 8 to the east, Bissonnet Street and Bellfort Street to the south, Texas State Highway 6 to the west
Memorial Management District Memorial City Adjacent to Interstate 10 east of Beltway 8
Midtown Houston Midtown[5] South of Interstate 45, west and north of Interstate 69
Near Northwest Management District Greater Inwood Tomball Parkway to the north, T. C. Jester Road to the east, Pinemont Road to the south, Hollister Road to the west
North Houston District Greenspoint Centered around the junction of Interstate 45 and Beltway 8
Southwest Management District Sharpstown, Mahatma Gandhi District, portions of Chinatown Westpark Tollway to the north, Hillcroft Road to the east, Bissonnet Street to the south, Beltway 8 to the west
Spring Branch Management District Spring Branch Tanner Road to the north, Hempstead Highway to the east, Interstate 10 to the south, and Beltway 8 to the west
Upper Kirby District Upper Kirby Westheimer Road to the north, Shepherd Drive to the east, Bissonnet Street to the south, Buffalo Speedway to the west
Uptown Houston District Uptown Houston Woodway Drive to the north, Interstate 610 to the east, Westpark Tollway to the south, Sage Road (approximately) to the west
Westchase District Westchase Generally Westheimer Road to the north, Gessner Road to the east, Westpark Tollway to the south, and Wilcrest Drive to the west

Alphabetical list of neighborhoods[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Neighborhoods". City of Houston. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Management Districts" (PDF). Texas Legislature Online. Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP. Retrieved May 31, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Jansen, Steve (2016-12-13). "Landmark Legal Decision Exposes the "Clubby" Nature of Management Districts". Houston Press. Retrieved 2018-05-31. 
  4. ^ "City of Houston - Management Districts" (PDF). City of Houston. April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine.." Midtown Management District. Retrieved on April 5, 2009.
  6. ^ SN #51 Archived 2007-06-24 at the Wayback Machine.

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