Super Neighborhood 37 - Westbury
DATE RECOGNIZED: 03.14.2005
COUNCIL DISTRICT: K
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Southwest
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Becky Edmondson, Chair
3rd Wednesday, 9:30 am, Monthly
St. John's Presbyterian Church
5020 West Bellfort Blvd, Room 205, 77035
Meeting Virtually at this time
LOCATION: Westbury is located in the southwest part of Houston; north of U S 90, west of South Post Oak Road and the 610 and adjacent to the Fondren Southwest and Meyerland neighborhoods.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: Westbury was originally created in the 1950's as a large suburban subdivision with 5,000 homes and was known for its shopping center "Westbury Square" which was considered to be the Galleria of its time. In addition, another 3,500 units of multifamily apartments and townhomes were built. Westbury Square was designed to look like the Italian squares that developer Ira Berne visited while traveling through Europe. However with the advent of air-conditioned malls in the 1970s and the recession of the 1980s, the iconic shopping center and heart of the neighborhood fell into ruin.
Recently, Westbury has experienced a rebirth as the area has become attractive to buyers forced out of pricier markets such as the Heights and Montrose. Westbury was named as the 2007 "Best Hidden Neighborhood" by the Houston Press. With little in the way of commercial development, the neighborhood began focusing on quality of life issues and greenspace and created a new green identity. . In 2004, ground was broken on the Willow Waterhole Greenway detention project which added 250 acres of greenspace to Westbury and will help to alleviate flooding. In 2010, another 7 acres of greenspace was added when the Westbury Community garden was built.
CIVIC CLUBS: (Updated 6/29/2022)
|•||Westbury Civic Club, Inc.||web site|
|•||Chimney Rock Park||11655 Chimney Rock|
|•||Hager (Lee) Park (Lease)||12100 Landsdowne||77035|
|•||Westbury Park||5635 Willowbend||77096||Bylaws|