Real Estate and Community Information
If you are looking to live in an area that is not too big, but is near shopping and entertainment venues, check out the Tanglewood area. This upscale, cosmopolitan neighborhood is located just outside the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8 along San Felipe Road. Tanglewood is a residential community nestled among tree lined streets that provide a peaceful park-like setting. It's also in the heart of the development known as theGalleria
, a retail and business complex whose lynchpin is the famed Galleria shipping center.
Developed in the 1930s and opened in 1949, the 300 acres was developed by William Giddings Farrington and named after his daughter's favorite book.
Some of the Tanglewood houses are still the rambling ranch houses, though a larger number of newer houses are being built. Newer homes began replacing the older homes in 1980's and now newer homes make up the majority. The Tanglewood Homes Association
is in charge of the neighborhood today. Former President George H. W. Bush once called Tanglewood home and still lives nearby.
The neighborhood is served by the Houston Police Department and Tanglewood Patrol . Tanglewood's public schools are operated by the Houston Independent School District
and several private schools, St. Michael School
, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
and Saint Agnes Academy
, Episcopol High School
, St. John's School
and the Kinkaid School
While you are checking out all the properties available
in town, take a look at the parks and recreational areas
available as well. Within the neighborhood itself is the Tanglewood Park, with many recreational opportunities that include tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, a fitness center and much more. There are town sponsored youth sports activities and senior sports events to take part in as well. There is also a dog walking area and bike trails available. Two unique Houston treasures are located near Tanglewood. Bayou Bend and gardens is a Museum whose paintings and classic American furnishing make it a center of the cultural arts. 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.
Because of its close proximity to the city of Houston, there are many professional and amateur sporting venues within a short drive.
As you are looking at homes for sale
, check out all the activities and attractions
located nearby. Within just a few minutes drive you will find activities like the downtown Aquarium, the Houston Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Houston Arboretum. Half way between Houston and Galveston, is the Johnson Space Center where you can see many exhibits and real spacecraft as you walk through the 183,000 square foot complex.
When you are checking out the local properties and homes for sale
in town, take a look at all the local events
available nearby as well. You will find plenty of exciting things to do, ranging from farmers markets and workshops to craft shows, performing arts, movies and a whole lot more. The Texas Rangers ballpark is close by as well as NRG Stadium where the Houston Texans NFL team plays. There are nine different sports arenas within a few minutes drive where you can enjoy all types of sports.
When you are ready to purchase real estate in the town, contact J. Carter Breed. He knows the local real estate market and can help you get the best price for your new home. Contact J. Carter Breed
for more information and details.