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Cottage Grove Houston Real Estate Guide

Located just south of The Heights, Cottage Grove is one of the Best Houston Neighborhoods in Land Value Appreciation.

Cottage Grove is located in Houston’s Inner Loop, just north of I-10 and is popular thanks to:

  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY HUBS: Memorial Park, Houston’s largest urban park, is mere minutes away from Cottage Grove. Residents have plenty of outdoor activity options: Memorial Park Golf Course, miles of multi-use trails, picnic areas, tennis courts, and other facilities.
  • NEAR RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Residents have plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, lounges, and retail centers nearby. Cottage Grove is located near the Heights and Rice Military, both of which offer great entertainment options.

Cottage Grove real estate is challenging to navigate thanks to train tracks (you don’t want to live too close to one), major thoroughfares (noise and street parking can be an issue – especially close to I-10), uneven development (no zoning laws and some blocks are still in development), school zoning (some areas are zoned to different schools). New construction can also present challenges, including quality issues from certain builders.

Get help navigating this tricky real estate market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Cottage Grove’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Cottage Grove Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Cottage Grove is one of Houston’s burgeoning neighborhoods. With new construction custom-built homes, townhomes in gated communities, and old single-family homes, homebuyers have a bevy of options.

  • Cottage Grove is a popular option thanks to its location. It is minutes away from employment, retail, and entertainment hotspots, including Downtown, Memorial Park, Medical Center and the Galleria.
  • The neighborhood is nestled south of the Houston Heights and Lazybrook/Timbergrove, and north of Rice Military. It is 3 miles away from both downtown and the Galleria.
  • Residents have plenty of outdoor entertainment options as well. Memorial Park, a 1,500-acre park, is just south of the neighborhood. The Memorial Park Golf Course, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Park, and the Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail are all within the park.
  • Vintage cottages and new construction townhomes line the streets of Cottage Grove. Traditional single-family homes and townhomes in gated communities are also available in the area.
  • Exclusive gated communities, like Larkin at Cottage Grove, Patterson Heights, Reserve on Kansas, and Reserve at Washington, are all located within the neighborhood.
  • Several main thoroughfares run near or through the community, including Shepherd Drive, TC Jester Boulevard, Washington Avenue, and 11th Street. Homes in Cottage Grove have near immediate access to Katy Freeway (Interstate 10).
  • Cottage Grove is the Top Houston Neighborhood in terms of Land Value Appreciation. The neighborhood has a fast growing real estate market, thanks to steady demand.
  • The neighborhood is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Lamar High School and Hogg Middle School both serve portions of Cottage Grove.
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  • Cottage Grove homes typically feature 3-bedroom floor plans, with home sizes between 1,000 to more than 3,500 square feet.
  • Lot sizes are between 3,000 to 10,000 square feet.
  • Due to rising demand, a number of the neighborhood’s older homes have been torn down to make way for new townhomes and custom-built single-family homes.
  • Prices for Cottage Grove homes for sale can start at around $150,000. New construction homes and townhomes in luxury gated communities are more expensive and can go for more than $700,000.

Cottage Grove Maps and Location

Cottage Grove is located in west central area of the Inner Loop. It sits north of the Katy Freeway (Interstate 10), with Timbergrove and Lazybrook to the north and west and Houston Heights to the north and east. The White Oak Bayou is at the northeast border of the neighborhood.

The neighborhood is made up of around 1,100 homes, a mix of townhomes, vintage cottages, new construction homes, and townhomes within gated communities.

Memorial Park, Camp Logan, and Rice Military/Washington Avenue are just south of the neighborhood across the freeway.

The neighborhood is also near the intersection where Katy Freeway and Loop 610 so other important Houston areas are very easily accessible from Cottage Grove. Downtown Houston and the Galleria are both 3 miles away, while the Texas Medical Center is around 5 miles south. Employment, retail, and entertainment centers are all within a comfortable driving distance from the neighborhood.

Centrally located, the neighborhood is an ideal choice for those who like having schools, parks, malls, restaurants, bars, shops, and offices within minutes of their homes.

Cottage Grove real estate have a 77007 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Cottage Grove Houston Schools

Cottage Grove homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a “Met Standard” rating in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Lamar High School and Hogg Middle School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:


Elementary Schools

  • Memorial Elementary School at 6401 Arnot St. Located in a former boot camp (Camp Logan), Memorial Elementary School was established in 1926. It has a TEA “Recognized” rating.
  • Love Elementary School at 1120 W 13th St. Love Elementary School offers several services and programs for its students, including a Neighborhood Vanguard Gifted/Talented program, an Bilingual/ELL program, and a special education program. Activities offered at Love include Early Act First Knight and a Lego-based robotics program.

Middle Schools

  • Hogg Middle School at 1100 Merrill St. Hogg Middle School is one of HISD’s International Baccalaureate World schools. It features the IB Middle Years Programme, as well as a STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) magnet program.

High Schools

  • Waltrip High School at 1900 West 34th St. Stephen Pool Waltrip High School features Houston ISD’s Research and Technology magnet program and houses a child development center for low income preschool students. Apart from a great academics program, Waltrip also offers a full complement of girls’ and boys’ varsity teams.
  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar is one of Houston ISD’s seven International Baccalaureate schools and it has the biggest number of students who graduate with the IB Diploma in Texas. Lamar is also home to the Texans (formerly the Redskins) and have a great athletics program.

Cottage Grove Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Cottage Grove.

  • River Oaks Baptist School at 2300 Willowick Rd. River Oaks Baptist School is a coed, non-sectarian school for students in grades PK to 8. Affiliated with the NAIS, it has a community rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
  • St. Theresa Catholic School at 6623 Rodrigo St. St. Theresa is a co-educational school and is part of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. It is also a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
  • St. Thomas High School at 4500 Memorial Dr. St. Thomas is an all-boys Catholic school at that serves students from grades 7 to 12. It is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the NCEA.

To find an updated listing of all Cottage Grove real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Cottage Grove Real Estate Trends

Cottage Grove real estate have been posting strong appreciation rates. Over the past decade alone, the median sales price has nearly doubled – from $193,030 in 2005 to $384,900 in 2014. The neighborhood tops our list of Best Houston Neighborhoods for Land Value Appreciation.

Cottage Grove’s growing market is due to the large number of new developments as newer construction homes tend to sell for higher prices.

Another interesting trend is the growing number of Cottage Grove homes sold. The number of homes sold per year in the neighborhood has surged to more than 4 times (from 49 in 2005 to 261 in 2014). This trend can also be attributed to Cottage Grove’s increasing popularity.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Cottage Grove real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at

Cottage Grove Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Not much different to Camp Logan, a trend in multi-level living has sweeped Cottage Grove.

New construction custom-built homes in the neighborhood tend to feature two- or three-stories of living space, built over a small lot. Lot sizes of these types of homes can range from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet.

Amenities can vary, though most feature 2-car garages and second-floor living. Some new single-family homes are located in gated communities with 24/7 security and other luxury amenities.

Older Cottage Grove homes for sale on the other hand range from vintage cottages that date back to the 1930s to traditional-style patio homes. Lot areas are typically more generous, ranging from 5,000 to about 6,500 square feet.

Architectural styles vary, though Traditional is more popular than other aesthetic designs.

Cottage Grove Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Like neighboring Camp Logan and Rice Military, there are plenty of townhomes in Cottage Grove.

Increased demand for Cottage Grove homes drove new development in the neighborhood. Some of these newer construction townhomes are located in gated communities, including Larkin at Cottage Grove, Patterson Heights, Reserve on Kansas, and Reserve at Washington. Some of these luxury developments feature secure access and great amenities. Other units are also available in varying designs and floor plans.

Townhomes are a relatively new addition to Cottage Grove’s housing options. Between the 90s and the 2000s, developers started building townhomes in the area, squeezing two or more units in one parcel of land. As a result, some Cottage Grove townhomes for sale tend to sit on smaller lot areas.

Cottage Grove Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Cottage Grove condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in surrounding areas like the Galleria. Museum District condos are also a popular option.

River Oaks (77019):

Downtown Houston (77002 / 77010):

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Museum District area, see Museum District Area Houston Condos.

Cottage Grove TX History

Starting out as an independent city, Cottage Grove was once a rail stop for the Eureka Junction of the Houston and Texas Central Railway.

The stop served the then bustling Eureka Oil Field, which during the 20s and 30s had brought thousands of jobs into Timbergrove/Lazybrook as well as Cottage Grove. The area grew as a result of the wave of workers and hundreds of cottages were built during the period – hence the name, Cottage Grove.

Another surge of development, this time during the 90s and 2000s, was brought about by increased demand for housing near Downtown, Memorial, and Rice Military. Young professionals were moving into Cottage Grove, and developers quickly answered the demand with new construction townhomes.

A number of old cottages were torn down to be replaced by new single-family homes or multi-family dwellings.

Today, development continues in Cottage Grove. Gated communities, custom-built homes, and chic townhomes are slowly changing the neighborhood’s character. The area’s rustic cottages, however, still define much of Cottage Grove’s flavor.

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Cottage Grove is conveniently located near shopping, entertainment, and dining hotspots.

Outdoor recreation areas aren’t in short supply either, as Memorial Park is just across the freeway from the neighborhood. One of the largest urban parks in the country, Memorial Park features several jogging, hiking and biking trails, and picnic areas, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and playgrounds. It also features the Memorial Park Golf Course, the Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail, and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Park.

The neighborhood also features green spaces of its own, Cottage Grove Park. The park has a covered basketball court, a baseball field, and a playground. Future improvements to the park, as well as the addition of more hike and bike trails around the neighborhood are expected.

With the Galleria, Montrose, and Rice Military within driving distance of the neighborhood, residents won’t run out of places to visit. Be it upscale boutiques, restaurants, bars, lounges, coffee shops, and second-hand stores, they are all within easy reach from Cottage Grove.

Here are some of Cottage Grove Houston must-visit places:


  • Rainbow Lounge
  • Zelko Bistro
  • Bourbon and Bacon
  • Mascalzone
  • Urban Eats
  • Hughie’s
  • Provisions
  • Backstreet Cafe
  • Truluck’s
  • Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse


  • The Galleria
  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • Marq*E Entertainment Center
  • Uptown Park
  • Highland Village
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  • Ibiza
  • Eleven
  • Lei Low
  • The Boot
  • Down the Street
  • Underdogs Pub
  • Liberty Station
  • Julep
  • Anvil Bar and Refuge
  • Poison Girl


  • Kroger
  • Revival Market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • H-E-B


  • Memorial Park
  • Cottage Grove Park
  • Spotts Park

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