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Welcome to Southwest Houston!

The Houston Metropolitan Chamber serves a community of businesses and residences that is unsurpassed in the Houston area in quality of living factors. Easy
access to downtown Houston, as well as to the rest of the city via major freeways, makes the southwest area ideal for businesses. It is also home to major shopping, entertainment and educational venues including the Galleria, Reliant Center, Museum District, the Texas Medical Center, and other amenities.

Over the past 64 years, the Houston Metropolitan Chamber has grown with the communities around us. Progress in southwest Houston is continuous. Updating of roads and infrastructure, new and redeveloping shopping and business centers, and the ongoing renovation – house by house – of older, close-in neighborhoods, are constants for us.

It’s Happening in Southwest Houston
If it’s happening in Houston, it’s happening in Southwest Houston! Southwest Houston is a primary business and residential hub of the city. From the world-renowned Texas Medical Center to the vibrant Galleria area to dozens of terrific neighborhoods in-between, Southwest Houston is the place to live, work and play. Southwest Houston covers almost 60 square miles of charming neighborhoods, thriving businesses districts, exciting entertainment venues, and world-class medical care and educational institutions.

Business in Southwest Houston
With over 14,000 business establishments and approximately $13.5 billion dollars in annual payroll, Southwest Houston adds significantly to the Houston area economy. Its convenient, close-in location is traversed by most major thoroughfares in the city. Easy access to downtown and other business and residential areas of the city make Southwest Houston a great place to do business.

Living in Southwest Houston
Southwest Houston also boasts some of the first suburbs of Houston, although most of the area is now considered to be urban. The approximately 600,000 residents in Southwest Houston enjoy an enormous variety of choices in housing, shopping, entertainment, health care, public and private schools, higher education and worship.

Fingertip Facts

Zip Code/Area     Population Housing
Businesses Employees Annual  Payroll ($1000)
77401/Bellaire 18,436  6,502  764  7,621  $323,787
77005/West University  25,083  10,317  948  9,430 $305,231
77030/Medical Center
 6,373  765  58,645  $3,195,317
77031/Braeburn, Fondren Southwest  19,273  6,531  232  2,362  $71,248
77035/Westbury  44,851   15,444  395  4,268  $114,035
77036/Sharpstown 86,307  30,372  2,465  32,060  $912,199
77046/Greenway Plaza 533  380   473  21,062  $1,593,835
77054/Reliant Center, South Main 18,878  10,190  741  24,390  $889,810
77056/Galleria 15,903  8,610  2,482  53,813  $3,262,873
77057/Uptown 40,226  22,517  2,284   33,287  $1,491,276
77071/Fondren Southwest  28,359  9,756   247   2,004  $43,612
77074/Sharpstown, HBU  44,384  14,580  1,397  27,678   $908,653
77096/Meyerland  38,522  14,689  603  8,504   $228,590
Totals  393,204  160,880  14,159  289,535  $13,579,063