Super Neighborhood 20 - Mid-West
NAME: 20 Mid-West
DATE RECOGNIZED: 09.09.2008
COUNCIL DISTRICT: G, F, J
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
2nd Monday, 7:00 pm, Quarterly
HPD Richmond Storefront
6310 Richmond Avenue, 77057
The Mid-West Super Neighborhood is composed of the area along both sides of Westheimer Road starting west of the Galleria at Chimney Rock and continuing to Gessner Road. It is flanked on the north by Buffalo Bayou and on the south by the Westpark Tollway. The area is recognizable because of its close proximity to the Galleria District, which bounds it on the east. On the west it is bounded by the Westchase Development District.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTON AND HISTORY:
The area was predominantly rural before 1950 with a few farm roads, most of them unpaved. Growing commercial development along Westheimer Road and other arterial streets over the years brought many new residents and businesses that flourish in this part of the city. A number of high-density residential developments have been built in and around the Galleria business and shopping district. There are a few neighborhoods that are predominantly traditional single family homes built from the 1960s to the 1980s. Some of those neighborhoods are seeing redevelopment with new, larger houses replacing the older ones because of the desirable location.
The schools are in the Houston Independent School District. There are several Elementary Schools, one charter school, and Robert E. Lee High School. Lee High School serves a diverse student population where students speak over 40 different languages. The student body is made up predominantly of Hispanic immigrants and sons and daughters of Hispanic immigrants.
Churches in the area include the non-denominational Unity Church, Westchase United Methodist Church, and Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist, a church with a long and proud history of serving its African-American membership in West Houston.
- Briarbend Community Improvement Association
- Briarmeadow HOA, Inc.
- Buffalo Bayou Bend Property Owners' Association
- Charnwood Civic Association
- Hammersmith Community Improvement Association
- Piney Point Civic Club
- Piney Point Estates HOA
- Stoney Brook Townhomes
- Tanglewilde Property Owners' Association
- Westmont Civic Club
- Woodbridge HOA
- Woodlake Forest Community Association
The business community is served by the West Houston Chamber of Commerce.