The Greater East End of Houston, Texas, is a thriving area with a long, rich history. Its roots date back to 1837 when the steamboat called The Constitution traversed Buffalo Bayou with one hundred and fifty passengers. That landmark voyage validated the Port of Houston as an economic trading hub on the global stage. As more ships sailed into East Houston, development increased resulting in new housing, businesses, jobs, and more. By the 1920s Houston, especially the East End and East Downtown, was a veritable melting pot. The influx of immigrants required the establishment of new neighborhoods, and thus Eastwood, Idylwood, and Magnolia Park were born. Throughout the years the East End has seen the addition of several other developments, both residential and commercial. And today the Greater East End continues to be a very diverse community in Houston.
Adding to the appeal of the East End, it has fantastic access to major transportation routes. Interstate 45 crosses to the south of the area and Highway 90 wraps around to the north, with several other transportation arteries in proximity. Furthermore, there is an extensive public bus system in the East End with major routes on Clinton, Polk, Lawndale, Canal, and Navigation. East End residents also enjoy easy access to the light rail, and Hobby Airport is only a few miles south of the community. The Metrorail also serves the East End, its Green Line traveling four miles from the historic Magnolia Transit Center to Harrisburg to downtown. Biking is also popular in the area, and through urban renewal, the community grows more and more pedestrian-friendly. In fact, in 2013 Houstonia Magazine described the East End as one of Houston’s most walkable neighborhoods.
Speaking of neighborhoods, the Greater East End community encompasses several smaller neighborhoods including East Downtown, sometimes called EaDo, Denver Harbor/Port Houston, Pecan Park, Harrisburg Manchester, Magnolia Park, Idylwood, Eastwood, Country Club Estates, Lawndale/Wayside, East Lawndale, Fullerton, Oak Lawn, and Second Ward. Each of these areas offers prospective homebuyers unique advantages and housing options. For example, the Greater East End real estate found in Idylwood is comprised of condominiums, townhomes, and apartments, as well as stately mansions, wood frame bungalows, and everything in between. The East End properties found in the Eastwood neighborhood are slightly different, comprised primarily of custom-built homes in Mission, Foursquare, Craftsman, and Arts & Crafts styles. These are just a few examples of the diverse properties available in the Greater East End. If you would like more information regarding East End homes for sale, we would love the opportunity to assist you, so please contact us when it is convenient.
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