Memorial Villages/Spring Branch - Homes for Sale and Community Info
The Memorial Villages/Spring Branch area is located along the Buffalo Bayou, west of downtown Houston. The Memorial/Spring Branch area is noted for its expansive lots, manicured lawns and some of the most upscale homes in the area. Even with very modern amenities like the CityCentre residential and business center, and the Memorial City Mall and Hospital system, it retains a quaint, small town charm. Schools are managed by the Spring Branch Independent School District, which is recognized as one of the best performing districts in the state of Texas while serving nearly 35,000 student at 46 campuses.
Those seeking the best that the near west side of Houston has to offer will love everything this location. One particularly attractive area is Memorial Villages, a development that started as sort of an "out in the country" haven for Houston's commuting executives. It's now a family-friendly and very upscale community of six "villages": Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, Hunters Creek, Piney Point, and Spring Valley. Take your time and explore everything that the area holds in store for you as a potential homeowner. There are charming single-family homes, modern condos, multifamily homes, and upscale townhouses. You will likely have many to choose from.
The history is quite interesting in that everything began in the 1930s when rich people owned larges plots of real estate because they owned horses or enjoyed hunting. During the 1960s, Houston exhibited a slow period of growth. They decided to expand beyond the Interstate 610 loop. After I-10 was constructed through the area in 1968, Memorial became the area that developers favored. Eventually the stable owners and hunters sold their properties and the buyers built multiple homes on what once were single plots. Some of these homes still exist. today giving the area charm and history. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the town began to develop and flourish, becoming the spacious, sprawling development it is today.
Parks and Recreation
Two of the richest nature areas in the state are in Memorial. Buffalo Bayou is a lengthy waterway that starts just west of Katy and winds through the suburbs of West Houston and Memorial. It's a popular spot for kayaking and canoeing. The Terry Hershey Park is a city park that runs parallel to Buffalo Bayou for approximately 6 miles allowing for 10 miles of hiking, biking, picnicking and more. At 1,466 acres, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. It features cycling paths, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a golf course and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.
Attractions and Events
On a scale smaller than the large parks, the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary has 17.5 acres of Memorial charm. A restored log cabin offers Educational programs, summer camps and the starting location for family hiking. For those who are looking for something relaxing to do, the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is literally for the birds. It's located on Rummel Creek and is the perfect place to bird watch and check out from the rat race for a while. Not only is it a quiet and inexpensive place to spend the day, but you'll learn a lot while getting back to the "nature."
You can find a world of events here in one vibrant arts and entertainment calendar, along with pop culture faire like Comicpalooza and the Free Press Summer Fest. You are sure to find something of interest, and make sure to check the schedule of the Houston pro teams (Astros, Rockets and Texans) to spend an afternoon or evening cheering on your favorite team.
Memorial Villages/Spring Branch offers Homes with Texas-Style Charm
Once you have the chance to explore Memorial properties, you'll be able to make an informed decision about which home is going to work the best for you. "Informed" is one word to describe J. Carter Breed, Memorial agent. Call him at 713-482-2222 and you'll have the expertise of a Texas pro at your disposal. He'll take the time and help you find what you want most in a Memorial home.