Neighborhoods

West Houston

Geographically, West Houston is an area covering approximately 700 square miles. West Houston is home to over 700,000 residents. Between 1979 and 1983, 48 percent of Houston’s corporate relocations chose West Houston. Today, it offers employment to over 240,000 people.

Formed in 1979, the West Houston Association, a non-profit organization of major corporations, landowners, and professional consultants, provides leadership to assure that quality development continues by setting high standards for public services and environmental safeguards. Because of the commitment to quality expansion and development, West Houston’s population growth accounts for more than half of the region’s total growth. West Houston is growing at a rate of over 30,000 people per year. This growth accounted for 53 percent of the total population growth in the entire Houston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) which includes Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties. Today West Houston is home to almost one-quarter of all Houston PMSA residents!

Factors that contributed to this stunning growth include:

A balanced community.
Excellent public schools.
Higher education opportunities including the University of Houston/West Houston Institute and the Houston Community College System.
Recreational facilities.
Proximity to employment and major activity centers.
An effective and efficient transportation network.
Hospitals, parks, libraries, fire and police service.
West Houston is simply a great place to live!