East End Revitalized
The East End of Houston boasts a long and proud history of successful immigrants and transplants from neighboring states who weathered economic depression by working hard in Texas to achieve the American dream. Billionaire business magnate Howard Hughes grew up in the Eastwood subdivision in the early part of the 20th century. Today, many titans of the energy and banking sectors have rooted corporate branches and headquarters in Central Houston.
Both the Central and East End of Houston are zoned to the Houston Independent School District, with multiple high schools serving the area, including Eastwood Academy and the High School For Performing, Visual Arts. The Second Ward is home to the prestigious Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary and Middle School. The University of Houston is also located southwest of Interstate 45 on the southern end of this district.
East End Farmers Market
The East End District hosts a local farmers market on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents throughout the community and beyond gather outside the first Ninfa’s Restaurant to buy and sell some of the freshest produce available in the city.
The Shops at Houston Center
This elite shopping plaza is surrounded by residential construction, making it a perfect hub for one’s daily routine. In addition to multiple Starbucks and a variety of dining options ranging from Murphy’s Deli to Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, there is also a Fit Athletic Club as well as several health clinics.
Considering that Discovery Green is just off Highway 59 behind the George R. Brown Convention Center, the vibrant, nature-rich color of its namesake might surprise you. A total of 12 acres combine to provide a fun filled experience for those looking to exercise, enjoy special events, or just plain relax. There are hundreds of parking spaces directly underneath the park too, adding an extra layer of convenience for attendees.
Houston Theatre District
A full 17 blocks of performing arts connect in one of the finest areas of cultural entertainment in the country. In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Houston Symphony playing at Jones Hall and the Tony Award-winning acting troupe at the Alley Theatre, the district also hosts multiple traveling performances, including hit Broadway shows.