Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 06 - Acres Home


NAME: Acres Home

DATE RECOGNIZED: 05.11.2000

STATUS: Active

COUNCIL DISTRICT: A, B

MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Northwest

CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
LaTisha Grant
3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Monthly
Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 West Montgomery Rd. 77091
Meeting Virtually at this time
acreshomessnc@gmail.com

LOCATION:
The community is located in the northwest part of Houston and is accessible via seven major thoroughfares, T.C. Jester, West Little, West Gulf Bank, Pinemont, Victory, Ella/Wheatley, and Shepherd. It is loosely bounded by the Houston City limits and West Gulf Bank to the north; Pinemont to the south, North Shepherd and Veterans Memorial to the east, and Greater Inwood.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTON AND HISTORY:
Acres Home was developed around the time of World War l when it was settled by African Americans mainly from rural areas. During this time, a few landowners sold homesites by acres, hence the original name Acreage Home. The area was attractive to African Americans because of inexpensive land prices, low taxes, and an agrarian lifestyle. Residential development occurred slowly until the late 1930s when W.W. Mount and the Wright land Company began building in the area. The community is predominately African American (86%). The community has a mixture of land uses, with single-family residential as the majority (54%), followed by undeveloped land. Multi-family residential, parks, office and transportation uses occupy the less than one percent of the uses.

CIVIC CLUBS:

•   Carver Estate Civic Club email
•   Ella Park Terrace Civic Club email
•   Green Meadows Civic Club email
•   Precinct 576 Civic Association email
•   White Oak Terrace Civic Club email web site

PARKS:

•   Highland Park 3316 DeSoto 77091
•   Lincoln Park 979 Grenshaw 77007
•   Stuebner-Airline Park 9201 Veterans Memorial
•   Winzer Park 7300 Carver 77088

BYLAWS:

Bylaws

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