Airport access, multiple access routes, easy access to the Port of Houston and a host of hotels and conference centers heighten north Houston’s appeal as a center of commerce, a fact not lost on the many companies which have located here. Among those on the lengthening list are Chevron Pipeline, Friendswood Development, Exxon Exploration and Hewlett-Packard. For those considering a move, consider also that with a large variety of developed and undeveloped land, businesses have many prime
sites from which to choose. Additionally, office lease space in north Houston offers not only diversity, but also some of the lowest rental rates in the country.
Commercial activity and properties in Northwest Houston are widely distributed geographically. However, FM 1960 and 2920 have proven to be the major focuses of business activity. Large commercial centers are located at the main intersections: Interstate 45, Kuykendahl, Veterans Memorial/Stuebner Airline, Champions Forest, State Highway 249, and U.S. 290. The large Greenspoint/Airport complex is located in the eastern part of the area, as well as a technology corridor located along State Highway 249.
Following explosive population growth caused by new residential subdivisions, retail demand prompted extensive retail development. In turn, the new commercial activity produced demand for service and office buildings.
Willowbrook Mall, located within the area served by the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, provides extensive shopping opportunities at major department stores. Willowbrook Mall contains 1.5 million square feet of space. The mall’s large department store anchors include Dillard’s, Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Sears. The retail center is completed by 147 smaller stores. A newcomer to the retail profile is The Vintage Park, a 84.62 acre complex of high-end shopping and professional office space in a wooded setting. This newer development is part of a larger project to encompass a 640 acre master development to be known as The Vintage. Retail shopping centers and stores are conveniently located throughout the northwest area in neighborhoods and along major retail thoroughfares such as FM 1960. There are 40 shopping centers and freestanding stores of 100,000 square feet or larger. An AMC theater complex offers movies on 24 screens to the Willowbrook area and the Movie Tavern now offers a unique combination
of dining and movie-watching in two area locations.
Many office buildings have been constructed in the local area during the past 20 years. Office complexes throughout the area provide convenience and scenic, tree-shaded environments. About 75 office buildings of 70,000 square feet or larger provide an excellent range of location, type and size.
One of the greatest assets of Northwest Houston for the company or organization which may wish to construct its own facilities is the existence of excellent business parks. We have available within the area literally thousands of acres of developed land with streets, storm sewers, and all utilities in place, ready for building. Deed-restricted business
parks are available for industrial buildings, distribution facilities, service and research centers, office buildings and apartments. In some locations, developers are ready to provide turn-key build-to-suit construction, including buildings for lease or sale. For more information or to receive a business relocation packet, please contact the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce at 281-440-4160 or visit www.HoustonNWChamber.org.
The scope of housing choices in Houston’s Great Northwest is broad. Virtually all types of housing are found within the area. Included are new custom homes, new production/builder homes, townhouses, apartments, rental homes, and homes on the resale market.
Health and wellness are of the highest priority in Northwest Houston. This is evidenced by the large number of hospitals, emergency and specialty clinics, assisted living and senior care facilities and associated health services. Additionally, there are fitness and health food centers in every part of the region and they are all well-utilized.
Houston Northwest Medical Center
A full-service medical facility founded in 1973, Houston Northwest Medical Center is a 508-bed hospital serving northwest Houston residents for 34 years. With a medical staff of approximately 600 members, it offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic imaging services. The newly dedicated Ed Roberson Heart Center is supported by over 40 cardiologists and provides comprehensive cardiac services such as diagnostic imaging, nuclear stress testing, digital catheterization labs, open-heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. The Women’s Atrium provides a variety of services dedicated to the healthcare needs of women, from digital mammography to fitness, wellness and educational services, providing health care for every stage in a woman’s life. The medical center has a complement of modern imaging equipment to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions and traumatic injuries such as MRI and CT scanners, a PET scanner, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and other imaging technology. Surgical services include specialties such as orthopedics, cardiovascular, urology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, and bariatric surgery.
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Methodist Health Care System opened Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in 2003, a full-service hospital providing quality health care in a home-like setting. The 68-bed hospital has added a new tower with an additional 350 beds, offering state-of-the-art technology, the latest advances in diagnostic and treatment services, and an array of services including inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care, 24-hour emergency care center, a birthing center, diagnostic testing, and an intensive care unit.
Tomball Regional Hospital
Tomball Regional Hospital is a tax-exempt municipal hospital authority serving the northwest Houston, Tomball, Waller, Cypress and Magnolia areas.They provide quality healthcare to the northwest Houston area in an ethical, compassionate, cost-efficient manner. The ultimate purpose of the organization is to improve the health status and quality of life for all citizens of our region through delivery of professional care with warmth. Tomball Regional Hospital is recognized as top 10% performing hospitals in the country in cardiac care and achieves center of distinction for Acute Coronary Care Syndrome by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Kindred Spring Hospital
Kindred Spring Hospital is a privately-owned hospital company, based in Houston, Texas, formed to develop and operate acute long-term care hospitals. Kindred hospitals specialize in providing services to medically complex patients for whom the short-term care hospital is no longer the most appropriate or cost-effective setting for necessary continued care. Triumph’s hospitals focus on the medically complex patient. Their staffing and technology have been designed to meet the unique needs of those who are catastrophically injured or chronically ill.
Kelsey Seybold Clinics
Kelsey Seybold Clinics now offer three beautiful locations in the northwest Houston area: Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center located on Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Cypress Clinic located on 1960 West at Highway 290; and The Vintage Clinic located on Vintage Preserve Parkway near The Vintage, a master-planned development. These facilities offer the convenience and quality that patients have come to expect from Kelsey-Seybold.
For more information or to receive a business relocation packet, please contact the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce at 281-440-4160.