Super Neighborhood 5 - Greater Inwood
NAME: Greater Inwood
DATE RECOGNIZED: 05.11.2000
COUNCIL DISTRICT: A, B
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Northwest
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Philip Salerno, President
3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m., Quarterly
Forest Lake Townhouse Assoc. Clubhouse
5805 Lumberdale Road, 77092
LOCATION: Greater Inwood is located in the northwest part of Houston. It is accessible via six major thoroughfares: Antoine, West Little, West Gulf Bank, Pinemont, Victory, and Tidwell. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad bisects the community. It is 30 minutes away from downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, the Galleria, and the George Bush International Airport.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTON AND HISTORY: Greater Inwood area was developed in the early 1960s for oil executives during the Houston oil boom. During this period, the Inwood Forest Country Club was built, a private golf course, later became a community gathering place. The club, located on Antoine is no longer used as a golf course. This ethnically diverse community has a mixture of land uses, with single-family residential comprising the majority (85%) of the land uses. These homes are located in 35 neighborhoods including Inwood Forest, Candlelight Oaks, Woodland Trails, Candlelight Forest, Forest West and Antoine Forest Village. Industrial uses account for the second highest (9%) land use and are concentrated primarily along two major thoroughfares, Bingle Road and Houston Rosslyn. The International Paint Company is one of the major employers in the area. Office uses, which account for the least (2%) land use, are scattered throughout the area. Several large apartments in the area are located along Antoine, Tidwell, De Soto, Holly View, West Little York and Gulf Bank.