Eado/ East End
East Downtown—or EaDo, as locals call it—is budding with a diverse mix of restaurants, bars, art galleries, and ethnic grocery marts. The area’s close proximity to the heart of downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, and the Houston Ship Channel continues to attract new residents. Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, and the Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium add to the area’s walkable entertainment options. A new METRORail line is in the works to
improve connectivity. For more information, visit eadohouston.com.
Galena Park is located on the north bank of the Houston Ship Channel just east of the Houston city limits. With a population of 10,592, the city is home to an Olympic-size swimming pool, two
recreational facilities, a public library, and numerous parks. Galena Park ISD (galenaparkisd.com) serves students here. For more information, visit cityofgalenapark-tx.gov.
The keys to Pasadena’s economy are closely linked to the city’s proximity to the Houston Ship Channel, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the Bayport Industrial District. Pasadena is home to
several museums, the Pasadena Philharmonic, a community theater, and a famous Strawberry Festival. The city and its old honky-tonk, Gilley’s, were made famous in Urban Cowboy. Pasadena ISD (pasadenaisd.org) serves students here. For more information, visit ci.pasadena.tx.us.
Sunnyside/South Acres-Crestmont Park/South Park/Southeast Houston
The Sunnyside area is located south of downtown Houston, outside the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8, off State Highway 288. The area is predominantly African-American with suburban-style housing.
Third Ward/Hobby Airport
The Third Ward, home to Texas Southern University and the University of Houston, is rich in culture and history. The Third Ward is adjacent to Hobby Airport, southeast of downtown, and east of the Texas Medical Center.