The East End is its neighborhoods
Clinton Drive winds its way through the northernmost part of the East End, and is adjacent to some of the area’s most eccentric and interesting landmarks. While a drive down Clinton will take you past many a truck lot, scrap yard, and various kinds of industry, it’s what lies just off this road that makes it a gem. Japhet Creek, a community and conservancy built around the creek of the same name, works to restore and preserve this tucked away bit of nature. Enjoy hiking around the creek, or stop in to the small community to see the gardens and chickens. Further down Clinton are the locally famous silos, where recent Houston Arts Alliance celebrations were held as part of Transported + Renewed.
This residential community was once a destination for farmers moving into the city. Denver Harbor is bisected by the bustling Lyons Ave to the north, and Market and Clinton Streets to the south. Generations of Latino families utilize its multi-service center, library, transit center and various schools.
EaDo is a growing entertainment and technology district situated between Hwy 59 and I-45 on its western and southern boundaries, and extending out to the Congress Yard train tracks on its eastern border. You’ll find everything you need here, from coffee and music to MLS Soccer and a burgeoning tech and co-working scene, and a couple of Houston’s up and coming craft breweries, 8th Wonder and EaDo Beerworks. You’ll also be able to access all of this by light rail when METRO opens their Southeast and East End lines.
This residential neighborhood is home to a diverse range of residents. Bordered by I-45 to the southwest, and the train tracks to the northeast, this area is home to historic homes and some of Houston’s best-kept local business secrets. From neighborhood beer garden Bohemeo’s to mom and pop BBQ Oakleaf Smokehouse or the family-run Mandola’s deli, Greater Eastwood has something for everyone. Eastwood will also have expanded transit options in 2015 when METRO’s Southeast Rail Line opens.
Home to the first regional mall in Houston (currently being redeveloped), Gulfgate/Pine Valley is a bustling hodge podge of commerce and sleepy neighborhood streets. It is home to some of Houston’s earliest highways, like Telephone Road and the Old Spanish Trail byway, and will be on the cusp of METRO’s Southeast Rail Line in 2015. Look for unique Houston landmarks like The Orange Show and Harmony Wedding Chapel, and enjoy the bayou views in this vast, Latino neighborhood.
Associations in the community
- Second Ward Super Neighborhood
- A super neighborhood is a geographically designated area where residents, civic organizations, institutions and businesses work together to identify, plan, and set priorities to address the needs and concerns of their community.
- Japhet Creek
- Learn more about this community and Japhet Creek Nature Park at their website.
- Harrisburg Civic Association
- Fullerton Place Civic Club
- Country Club Place Civic Club
- Part of Super Neighborhood 88 - Lawndale / Wayside, Country Club Place Civic Association is named for Houston's first country club, formerly located at the municipal Wortham Golf Center.
- Greater Magnolia Park / Pineview Place Civic Club
- The Magnolia Park community is located east of Downtown Houston, south of the Brays Bayou and Buffalo Bayou junction, and west of Brady's Island. Learn more on their website or on Facebook.
- Eastwood Civic Association
- The ECA serves more than 2,400 homes in 19 neighborhoods in Houston's historic East End. Visit them on their website or on Facebook.
- East Lawndale Civic Association
- East Lawndale Civic Association was organized on April 1, 1971 and is an active organization committed to preserving the beauty and character of the neighborhood for future generations. Find them on their website.
- Idylwood Civic Association
- "The Idylwood Civic Club works to advance the civic and cultural welfare of Idylwood, to conserve its natural beauty, to provide a forum for community participation and interaction and support the needs of its residents. The Idylwood Civic Club is a non-political, non-partisan, non-profit organization. " Learn more about the club on their website.