Greater Inwood

Greater Inwood is a part of Houston, Texas' Fifth Ward, located east of downtown Houston. Its boundaries are loosely defined as the 610 Loop to the south and west, the Hardy Toll Road to the north, and the White Oak Bayou to the east. The area has become a hotbed of activity in recent years, with new developments all around it.


Greater Inwood is home to a diverse range of people from all walks of life. The area has a population of about 10,000 people and includes the neighborhoods of Settegast, Lazybrook/Timbergrove, Pleasantville, Northshore, Brookhollow West, Inwood Forest, and Shetland Park. The majority of residents are Hispanic or Latino (72%), followed by African-American (18%) and White (8%). There is also a vibrant immigrant community with many immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Furthermore, Greater Inwood is becoming increasingly popular with young professionals looking for affordable housing near downtown Houston. This influx has brought new businesses to the area as well as an influx in cultural diversity and vibrancy.

Living in Greater Inwood

Greater Inwood offers residents a unique mix of urban and suburban lifestyles. Residents enjoy easy access to the top-notch amenities offered by downtown Houston while still being able to retreat from the hustle and bustle to their neighborhood.

The area boasts excellent restaurants and parks, abundant shopping options, art galleries, museums, live music venues, sporting events, festivals, and theater performances. Public transportation is also plentiful and makes getting around town a breeze. Additionally, Greater Inwood sits on White Oak Bayou, just minutes away from outdoor activities like kayaking or fishing.

House Pricing

Home values in Greater Inwood are on the rise. The median home value is currently $151,400, and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year alone. Homes are mostly single-family dwellings, with prices ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 depending on location and size.

Rent is also rising in Greater Inwood, but it's still relatively affordable compared to other parts of Houston. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Greater Inwood is $1,300, and $1,700 for two bedrooms.

Local Attractions

Some of the great spots you can visit here include:

  • Caveman Coffee & Kitchen: A cozy corner cafe serving espresso and pastries
  • The Plaza Theater: An old-school movie theater with classic film screenings
  • White Oak Bayou Trail: A great place to hike, bike, and stay active outdoors
  • Houston Zoo: one of the top zoos in the country
  • The Menil Collection: A world-renowned art museum