Welcome to Houston's East End
Houston's Historic Cultural District is steadily being revitalized and many young Houstonians are flocking to the area for it's affordability and proximity to downtown. The East End is filled with 1930's Victorian Homes, Stunning Warehouses, & Colorful Murals in every Nook.
The East End is bounded on the west by downtown Houston and on the east by the Port of Houston. Buffalo Bayou flows past the site of Harrisburg, an early Texas trading post and seat of government for the Republic of Texas in 1836. Founded by John Harris, for whom Harris County is named, Harrisburg was initially considered by the Allen brothers for the initial development of Houston.
The East End was a primary area for relocation for Germans, Italians and Mexican Americans that settled in areas near the port of Houston. Second Ward and Magnolia Park, located in the district, are two of Houston's oldest Hispanic neighborhoods.
The Eastwood subdivision, established in 1913, is considered one of the first master-planned communities in Houston. Many well-known Houstonians including Howard Hughes lived in Eastwood as children. The district has become popular among those who restore many of its vintage homes. In the mid-to-late 2000s upper middle class residents moved into the East End to take advantage of houses that are less expensive than west side houses. Other neighborhoods include: Lawndale/Wayside, EaDo (East Downtown Houston), Broadmoor, Idylwood, Houston Country Club Estates, Forest Hill, Mason Park and Pecan Park.
Lori Rodriguez of the Houston Chronicle said that "a younger and more aggressive leadership is trying to revitalize the area and, to a touchingly discernible degree, it has succeeded."