Gulfton is located just outside of Loop 610, in southwest Houston, south of US 59. Although it includes two small areas of single-family homes, large apartment complexes dominate the area’s landscape along with scattered commercial and light industrial uses. Most of Gulfton was originally developed as a rural subdivision called Westmoreland Farms. The large acreage parcels and widely-spaced grid pattern of roads made it possible for very large apartment complexes to be built in the area starting in the 1960s, many of which were restricted to adults. Gulfton is home to many recent immigrants from Mexico and Latin America.
What is a Super Neighborhood?
Super neighborhoods were created to encourage residents of neighboring communities to work together to identify, prioritize and address the needs and concerns of the broader community. This creates a manageable framework for community action and allows the city to provide services more efficiently.
WHAT IS A SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL?
Residents and stakeholders (i.e. businesses, faith institutions, schools, etc.) of each super neighborhood join ranks and form a super neighborhood council. The council serves as a forum where residents and stakeholders can discuss issues impacting their super neighborhood, reach a consensus on projects and develop a super neighborhood action plan (SNAP) for community improvements. Super neighborhood councils are one way that City Departments and City Council can work more effectively with neighborhoods, be responsive to communities, and deliver city services and needed improvements promptly and courteously. We encourage continued participation through civic club or homeowners association, as it is essential to the success of the super neighborhood council. We also encourage citizens to access city government through their city council members and other existing service channels, such as 3-1-1 or the Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office