North Houston intrigues many newcomers because of the value and the variety available in this area that contains a mixture of cultural influences, new and older housing. With the completion of the Hardy Toll Road, North Houston residents can enjoy a hassle-free commute. The area offers restful suburban/rural living as well as immense shopping and recreational opportunities.
Along 1-45 North from Loop 610, newcomers will find old, smaller neighborhoods built in the late 1930s and 1940s. Many of these older neighborhoods, including Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and Inwood Forest, are attracting professional couples who are intrigued by the tree-lined streets and easy commute to downtown. These homes are popular with residents who have caught the renovation bug and are interested in restoring the simple charm these neighborhoods offer.
Shopping centers and malls abound, with the Greenspoint Mall anchoring a large area of shopping centers and restaurants. Northline and Northwest malls also are convenient to residents in North Houston.