Houston Sprawl

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sure, Houston Has Sprawl. But Some Areas Have East Coast Levels of Density

Houston and Harris County have well-deserved reputations for built environments that are spread out and low density. The region’s sprawling suburban, single-family subdivisions support this image and numbers bear this out –single-family detached homes make up 61 percent of all housing stock in the county. However, digging deeper into the county’s residential building stock complicates the notion that its built environment should be defined solely by its low-density housing. [Read more]