In the 1970s, energy industry corporations started making their move to Texas. Those companies that chose Houston ended up clustering on the city's west side where land was available for suburban office campuses. Other non-energy companies such as Sysco and the Gulf States Toyota Distributors are headquartered in the Energy Corridor as well. The district contains approximately 26 million square feet of office space and over 95,000 employees. Nearly 300 companies call the Energy Corridor home, such as BP America at Westlake Park, ConocoPhillips, Citgo, Technip USA, Becks Prime, and SBM Offshore USA. Though most of Energy Corridor thrives off Fortune 500 companies operating there, people who visit the region are often surprised to see how developers were able to combine industrialism and residential cohesively. Since most of the business complexes are home to corporate headquarters, a large number of those living and working in the Energy Corridor are mid to high-level employees, which is why you will find the largest number of unspoiled natural areas of any metropolitan region in the United States here in Houston. In addition to that, there are well-maintained bayous and reservoirs, 26,000 acres of lush parkland, and 50 miles of trails leading to various campuses throughout the district.
Energy Corridor was developed with comfortability and sustainability in mind every step of the way. Whether you want to play a few rounds of golf, go for a morning jog, take the bike for a spin, or play frisbee with the dog, residents have it all within walking distance. In addition to that, Energy Corridor is situated between two of Houston’s trendiest malls: Memorial City Mall and The Katy Mills Outlet Mall. Memorial City Mall was constructed in the 1960s and has grown to become one of Houston's favorite malls. Memorial City Mall features retail business such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Aerie, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple Store, and more. Katy Mills is an outlet shopping mall boasting 1.3 million square feet of retail space. It is home to stores like H&M, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, among others. Katy Mills also provides patrons with a large food court, rock climbing wall, and carousel. Furthermore, all of the indoor and outdoor family centers available in the city of Houston make it an excellent choice to raise a family. One such family center is Boomers! Houston located at 17190 TX-249. Boomers! is a part of a national amusement park chain and offers patrons mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, and arcades.
The various real estate in Houston, Texas, is indeed something about which to get excited. When it comes to single-family home plans in Energy Corridor, you can find different styles of Colonial, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Cottage, Craftsman, Ranch, Tudor, Mediterranean, among many other kinds of architectural plans. Properties for sale in Energy Corridor, for the most part, is comprised of houses with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,280 square feet to seven bedrooms, seven baths, and 6,200 square feet. Furthermore, Energy Corridor has townhomes available with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 900 square feet to three bedrooms, four baths, and 1,900 square feet. On top of that, these units in Energy Corridor provide unique features such as guest suites, walk-in closets, storage rooms, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, and so much more. If you want to know more about the available real estate in Energy Corridor, please contact us today for more information or, better yet, schedule a tour!