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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 10:07 PM
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Greenspoint-Houston

Greenspoint is a 12 square mile district North of downtown Houston at the intersection of Beltway 8 and I-45. There is a mall, hotels, businesses, and thousands of apartment buildings in this area. According to Wikipedia the district is home to 3,000 businesses, 55,000 employees, and nearly 900,000 residents. It also has 18,000sf of office and retail space. Back in the 80's and early 90's it was called "Gunspoint" because of the high crime rate. The area is mainly low income and working class apartments. My sister used to live here, and I would not recommend it. Cheap rent, but you definitely get what you pay for.





























There are a lot of oil and gas companies here along with many warehouses, because of it's location close to the airport.




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Yah, the only thing I like about Greenspoint are the fun freeway bridges to drive over. Other than that, it's a bit doomed...other than its proximity to the airport. Isn't Haliburton over there too? Ugg.
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Reminds me a bit of Schaumburg.
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Greenspoint is a 12 square mile district North of downtown Houston ....

According to Wikipedia the district is home to 3,000 businesses, 55,000 employees, and nearly 900,000 residents.
75,000 ppsm?
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Yah, the only thing I like about Greenspoint are the fun freeway bridges to drive over. Other than that, it's a bit doomed...other than its proximity to the airport. Isn't Haliburton over there too? Ugg.
Yup, Haliburton is up in that area. I would see it right along the Beltway every time I was driving to/from the airport. And you're right, the only good thing about that area is that it is sort of "fun" driving over the freeway bridges.

(btw, what lead to your relocation to Houston, Michi?)
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^^aramanO, that must be a misprint, my guess is that it is 90,000 ppl cause otherwise that district would be denser than Manhattan & there is NO way that can be right especially since it looks like a pretty low density area
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Nice shots!! It doesn't appear to be that densely populated. Maybe more so after you get off the highway!
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900,000 seems like a misprint, but the number of apartment complexes in the area is really high. ? This area is not easy on the eyes, with the freeway, power lines, strip malls, warehouses, etc. The mall has been horrible for quite a while, and people generally go to the area to work, then go home.
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The last two shots are from 45 approaching The Woodlands...far from a bad area...very affluent.
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That's why it says back to Montgomery County Captain Obvious.
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Thanks for the tour. It looks like a terrible place to live, definitely not human scaled.
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Houston has that gritty northern city look. the freeway system looks cool though
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Parking spaces galore.

Now, where is everybody?
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Not Hell. Class C. I think it's 18,000,000sf of office space. But northern Houston is miserable between 610 and the Sam. The airport is a mixed blessing.
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is this hell?
Yes.

Greenspoint sucks. Typical suburban business district. Except it has a ton of apartments. The Woodlands really hurt Greenspoint, but companies still like being close to a large international airport, so Greenspoint is still attractive.

They are trying to revitalize some of it though. Supposedly going to redevelop the mall into a big mixed-use development.

And I thought Haliburton's HQ were on the west side, near Westchase?
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And I thought Haliburton's HQ were on the west side, near Westchase?
Maybe they have multiple buildings? Though I can't recall ever seeing it in the Westchase area. But I did always get a snickle and then ended up rolling my eyes whenever I drove by Haliburton on the Beltway (somewhere between I-45 and the airport exit).
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According to the Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce, Greenspoint has a 2005 population of 185,000 in the 12 square miles....nearly all cheap apartment complexes and a couple of suburban neighborhoods. You have to get off of the freeways to see the dense neighborhoods. The area is surprisingly walkable (i guess it has to be since people here are really poor with no cars).

I grew up in that area.....it is no place for a child to live. The area is roughly 80% Hispanic and African American and drugs are a HUGE plague within this community. The promised mixed-use developments planned for the area should help.
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Just hearing "Bush Intercontinental" makes me shudder.
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Haliburton is just before the airport exit on the right heading East from Greenspoint. It is set back into the trees so you can miss it. ExxonMobil, Smith Services, BJ, and Hydril all have facilities in the area. Most of the major players in the oil patch have something here.
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