The Southwest Houston region features the desirable residential areas of Sugar Land and Missouri City, which are also some of the fastest-growing cities in the state, along with nearby Pearland. The busy Southwest Freeway submarket falls within this territory, and office space in Southwest Houston provides access to an array of amenities, events, cultures and business opportunities radiating in every direction. Manufacturing, warehousing, energy, healthcare, engineering, software and retail are just some of the industries thriving in the region.
Southwest Houston in Three Adjectives:
Getting Around Southwest Houston
The Southwest Houston region runs southwest from the outer edge of Loop 610, with the Westpark Tollway serving as an approximate northern boundary and Highway 288 as the eastern boundary. The area extends southwest past Highway 6 to Missouri City and Sugar Land. Included in the area are the Sam Houston Parkway and US-59 – the busiest stretch of freeway in Houston. Missouri City, Bellaire, Sharpstown, and the neighborhoods of Brays Oaks and Meyerland can all be found in Southwest Houston, with Pearland just a stone’s throw away.
The Scoop on the Neighbors
Renting Southwest Houston office space puts you in close proximity to several of the most well-known neighborhoods in the city. Bellaire office space is home to Frost Bank’s Houston-area offices as well as AT&T Inc.’s Houston headquarters, Chevron and CenterPoint Energy. Brays Oaks offers some of the best values in the Houston housing market and is home to Foodarama’s corporate headquarters. Meyerland has become popular with young families, with property values continuing to increase. Meyerland Plaza’s outdoor shopping center pulls in shoppers from all over the city.
In Sharpstown, you’ll find Arena Place’s twin 21-story towers and 2,850-seat performance theater. With more than $16 million in capital improvements since 2007, Arena Place is setting the standard for Southwest Houston business space, with more than $16 million in capital improvements since 2007. PlazAmericas, formerly Sharpstown Mall, can also be found in the area. It features a Latin American-themed shopping center serving the Hispanic and Latino markets. Nearby, NRG Park’s five venues feature year-round events and conventions, the largest of which are the Houston Texans’ football games, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the Grand Prix of Houston.
The suburbs each have their own unique flavor, as well, and attract more and more residents and businesses each year. Sugar Land, one of the most affluent cities in Texas, is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar and Fortune 500 company CVR Energy, Inc. Missouri City, with some of the lowest crime rates in the country, features the 7,000-acre master-planned community Sienna Plantation. Pearland, on the eastern side of Highway 288, has averaged double-digit growth in retail sales from 2004-2009. It has attracted companies such as Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (170,000 square feet), Dover Energy (150,000 square feet) and Merit Medical Systems (118,000 square feet).
No matter where you choose to rent in Southwest Houston, you’ll encounter a bustling economy and a variety of industries!
SOUTHwest Houston by the Numbers
9 of Houston's top-rated public golf courses
Approximately 75 office buildings of 70,000 square feet or larger
#4 ranking for the Houston Heights on CNN Money’s Top 10 Big City Neighborhoods (2013)
10,000+ employees at Hewlett Packard
41,000 residents in the Greater Heights area
54,000 residents in Spring
122,000 residents in Cypress
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