East Houston

East Houston lies northeast of downtown Houston between the 610 Loop and Beltway 8. The area is home to the East Houston Regional Medical Center.


Eastex/Jensen is a primarily low-income area north of downtown Houston, directly across the 610 Loop.

Fifth Ward

North of downtown, the Fifth Ward has a rich musical, artistic, and cultural history, and boasts six churches that are over 100 years old. The community’s Mount Vernon United Methodist Church was founded by former slave Rev. Toby Gregg in 1865. For more information, visit

Kashmere Gardens/Northeast Houston

This historically African-American community borders an industrial zone and railroad corridor.

Northside Village

The Northside Village area, also known as Near Northside, has historically been home to a primarily
Hispanic population. The community has seen a recent revitalization due to the area’s close proximity to downtown, skyline views, easy access to the North Freeway, and the METRORail’s new red line.


Northshore/Cloverleaf is located east of downtown Houston along Interstate 10, just outside the 610 Loop. Galena Park ISD ( serves Cloverleaf-area students.

Trinity/Houston Gardens

Trinity/Houston Gardens is a primarily African-American neighborhood located northeast of downtown Houston, just outside Beltway 8.