The neighborhood of Mission Bend North is intriguing. Though the over 30,000 inhabitants are tightly packed in, the neighborhood doesn’t give this sense. This could be because most of the house lots have trees and shrubs, giving the whole area an almost park-like feeling.
Mission North Bend is a long way from being without recreational activities. For example, nearby Mission West Park features a walking trail, a baseball field that is paved, a volley ball court, a playground, and picnic tables. There are also a number of trees to add to the shade, which is handy during the heat of summer.
Nearby is George Bush Park, named after the 41st President. This park is a large one, which also functions as a wildlife refuge. It is fed by the Buffalo Bayou. The entire park has a long history, though the name isn’t as old. This park serves the neighborhood by providing two practice soccer fields, six baseball fields, two of which are public, over 500 acres for shooting, as well as trails for walking, biking, and jogging. All of this is good for the community as well as for the wildlife.
Rice University is only about 15 miles away, and there are six other colleges within 20 miles. There are also 3 medical centers or hospitals within five miles, easily caring for the health concerns of the community.
Various trees and vegetation are all plentiful in the parks, and Mission Bend North. In the parks, sometimes the swamp areas are quite thick growing and almost impassible.
Mission Bend North is close to Interstate 10 and is a very diverse community.