Greater Greenspoint takes its name from the shopping mall at its center. The original subdivisions here were developed for Houstonians seeking moderately priced homes in Aldine ISD close to the North Freeway. The opening of Intercontinental Airport in 1969 transformed the intersection of 1-45 and the Beltway into a commercial crossroads. The subsequent rapid development of office space around the mall provided the jobs to support massive construction of apartment complexes, which now dominate much of the landscape. The real estate bust of the last decade produced significant deterioration in those complexes, and led to the creation of a management district. Crime has been significantly reduced and renovation of the apartments led to a revitalized area.
Courtesy of Super Neighborhood 2, City of Houston website