Prior to being settled by German American farmers, this land was once the hunting grounds for Native Americans. For the next 100 years, the area was owned by the Fuchs family. In 1963, they sold the land to a real estate developer. This builder built homes
for families of employees for the local oil and gas company. In 1975, the city of Houston
annexed the land and added more than 2,000 more acres. Toward the late 1980s, the neighborhood experienced a slight decline. People started to migrate to other suburbs.
The neighborhood has picked back up and grown significantly since then. Apartment complexes were once only filled to 40 percent capacity, and now some are at 100 percent. Though new homes aren't often built, the older homes have been preserved.
Since Greater Inwood does not have much an arts scene, residents will have to travel to the inner city for museums and theater.