Home to numerous corporations leading the energy industry, including Citgo, Wood Group, BP, the Shell Oil Company, and ConocoPhillips, the Energy Corridor has remained a bustling business district for nearly half a century.
An abundance of available land with no shortage of nearby housing developments prompted some of the biggest energy corporations to move to Houston in the 1970s. Situated on the west end of Houston, the district has grown to employ almost 100,000 industry workers across 300 different companies.
The school zoning of an Energy Corridor’s home depends on whether it lies in the south, west, or east area of the district. These three divisions include Houston ISD (Ray K. Daily Elementary School, West Briar Middle School, and Westside High School), Katy ISD (Wolfe Elementary School, Memorial Parkway Junior High, James E. Taylor High School), and Spring Branch ISD (Nottingham Elementary School, Spring Forest Middle School, and Stratford High School).
Energy Corridor Farmers Market
A popular place to access locally grown and seasonal fresh foods is the local Farmer Market. It also provides a community gathering place, promotes relationships with food producers and artisans, encourages local food production in and surrounding the Houston area, and educates the community about the nutritional health and culinary benefits of consuming locally-grown and seasonal fresh foods.
Despite many of the finest eateries surrounding the Galleria only being five miles away, the Energy Corridor has no shortage of cherished restaurants from which to choose highlighting many different ethnicities.
George Bush Park
Originally known as Cullen-Barker Park but later renamed George Bush Park in honor of the 41st President of the United States, this massive wildlife sanctuary spans nearly 8,000 acres of land. As the home of numerous biking and running trails, soccer fields, little league baseball diamonds, and even the American Shooting Centers gun range, the park remains incredibly popular among locals.
Terry Hersey Park
A stunning 500 acre park with over 12 miles of “Hike and Bike” trail system. A perfect end-of-the day unravel as the park can be surprisingly quiet for that time of the day – right before sunset. You can truly feel you are in nature on your own if you go through the non-paved paths.