Many low-income apartment complexes are located in Southwest Houston. The apartment complexes bordered by U.S. Route 59 (Southwest Freeway) and Bissonnet Road, including properties along Bellaire Boulevard and Gulfton Drive, are dense and known for crime. Illegal immigrants came to the apartments, which began attracting low income tenants after the 1980s Texas oil bust. Hurricane Katrina refugees came to the apartments in 2005. About 1/5 of Houston's homicides in 2005 occurred in this area.
The Houston Metropolitan Chamber, formerly the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, serves several neighborhoods often identified as "Southwest Houston."
The corporate office for Rice Epicurean Markets is located on a lot in Southwest Houston. Rice established its headquarters there in 1960, and the current 16,000 square feet (1,500 m2) headquarters facilities opened on that land in 2005.
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Notable locations in zip code 77057: Houston Country Club (A), Houston Fire Department Station 2 (B), Houston Fire Department / Emergency Medical Services Station 28 (C), Houston Police Department - Richmond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Center: Briargrove Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Churches in zip code 77057 include: Unitarian Church of Emerson (A), Iglesia el Dios Vivo Pentecoste Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
Park in zip code 77057: Tanglewood Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Cambe Geological Services (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6300 Westpark Drive).