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Chinatown, Houston

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Chinatown is a community in southwestern Houston, Texas, United States. It is roughly bounded by Fondren Road, Beechnut Street, State Highway 6, and Westpark Drive, and lies between Alief and the city of Bellaire. The naming of the new Chinatown is disputed, as various ethnic groups, especially Vietnamese, live within the community. Portions of Chinatown lie within the Southwest, International, and Westchase management districts.
There is another Chinatown called "Old Chinatown" located within the East Downtown Houston district near the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The first businesses of the new Houston Chinatown opened in 1983. In the 1980s increasing numbers of Chinese were living in Southwest Houston and Fort Bend County and those residents were further away from the old Chinatown in what is now East Downtown. The new Chinatown began to expand in the 1990s when Houston-area Asian American entrepreneurs moved their businesses from older neighborhoods, especially the "Old Chinatown" on the eastern end of Downtown Houston (in the process of redevelopment), in a search for more inexpensive properties and lower crime rates (at the time).
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  • Wonderful assortment of Asian restaurants of all kinds. Lots of parking, although it can get pretty crowded. There are also several grocery stores. A really nice experience if you enjoy Asian food...  more »
  • There is no visible sign of 'Chinatown' at this 'Chinatown'. But there are certainly a lot of Chinese restaurants and lots of Chinese people at this friendly neighborhood. There are several big...  more »

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