Highland Village Houston TX Homes & Neighborhood Guide

Highland Village Houston Real Estate Guide

 Popular for its central location and great land value appreciation, Highland Village is a small deed-restricted neighborhood nestled between the Galleria and the Greenway Plaza.

Highland Village is one of the “pocket neighborhoods” near River Oaks and the Galleria/Uptown area. Deed-restricted and nestled just south of an upscale Houston retail destination, the neighborhood is a popular option. Residents enjoy:

  • PROXIMITY TO GREAT RETAIL AND DINING: The Highland Village Shopping Center, one of Houston’s earliest shopping destinations, is a stone’s throw away from the neighborhood. Landscaped and lined with upscale retail and dining options, the shopping center has been around since 1957. Today, it has more than 60 luxury boutiques, restaurants, and commercial establishments.
  • NEAR BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT: Nestled in the area between the Galleria/Uptown Houston and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza, Highland Village homes are blocks away from two of Houston’s key business and employment hubs. The 17th largest business district in the US, the Uptown/Galleria area features more than 2,000 businesses and 23 million square feet of office space.
  • GREAT IB WORLD SCHOOLS: Three of Houston ISD’s International Baccalaureate World Schools serve Highland Village homes. St. George Place Elementary, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School are among the best schools in the Inner Loop.
  • RISING LAND VALUES: Highland Village real estate have posted steady appreciation rates over the past decade. The median sales price is at over $700,000. Land value appreciation in the neighborhood are also among the best in Houston. (See also The Salary I Need To Buy A Home In Houston’s Best Neighborhoods)
  • QUIET COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE: Like most of Houston’s pocket subdivisions (Lynn Park and Oak Estates), Highland Village is deed-restricted. Architectural guidelines, deed covenants, and an active HOA (Highland Village Civic Club) have helped maintain the neighborhood’s overall look and feel.
  • SHORT COMMUTES: The neighborhood has easy access to main districts via major roads and freeways nearby, including Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, Willowick Road, and Westheimer Road. The Texas Medical Center and Downtown Houston are both conveniently accessible from the neighborhood.

Buying or selling a home in Highland Village can be challenging due to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions, older homes, and proximity to railroad tracks (which can affect resale values). Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Highland Village’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Highland Village homes for sale.

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12 Things Highland Village Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Highland Village is a deed-restricted residential enclave located about 6 miles west of Downtown Houston.

  • The Highland Village Shopping Center, one of Houston’s earliest shopping destinations, is a stone’s throw away from the neighborhood. Landscaped and lined with upscale retail and dining options, the shopping center has been around since 1957. Today, it has more than 60 luxury boutiques, restaurants, and commercial establishments.
  • Nestled in the area between the Galleria/Uptown Houston and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza, Highland Village homes are blocks away from two of Houston’s key business and employment hubs. The 17th largest business district in the US, the Uptown/Galleria area features more than 2,000 businesses and 23 million square feet of office space.
  • Three of Houston ISD’s International Baccalaureate World Schools serve Highland Village homes. St. George Place Elementary, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School are among the best schools in the Inner Loop.
  • Highland Village real estate have posted steady appreciation rates over the past decade. The median sales price is at over $700,000. Land value appreciation in the neighborhood are also among the best in Houston.
  • Like most of Houston’s pocket subdivisions (Lynn Park and Oak Estates), Highland Village is deed-restricted. Architectural guidelines, deed covenants, and an active HOA (Highland Village Civic Club) have helped maintain the neighborhood’s overall look and feel.
  • The neighborhood has easy access to main districts via major roads and freeways nearby, including Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, Willowick Road, and Westheimer Road. The Texas Medical Center and Downtown Houston are both conveniently accessible from the neighborhood.
  • Established sometime during the mid-1940s, Highland Park was spearheaded by S.N. Adams, who was also the developer behind Oak Estates and the Highland Village Shopping Center.
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  • Highland Village is a mixture of old and new, ranging from the neighborhood’s original ranch-style homes and new construction homes.
  • Other retail centers are also nearby, including River Oaks District, the Galleria, and Uptown Park.
  • Homes in the neighborhood can offer between 3 to 5 bedrooms, with around 1,700 to 8,000 square feet of living space. Traditional architecture – mostly ranch-style – is common in the area.
  • Lot sizes are mostly between 6,000 to more than 9,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Highland Village homes for sale can start at around $400,000. Newer homes are typically priced higher and can go for more than $3,000,000.

Highland Village Maps and Location

Highland Village is a small subdivision nestled just south of Westheimer Road. The Highland Village Shopping Center, one of Houston’s oldest retail destinations, is directly north of the neighborhood.

Located near the intersection where Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway meet, Highland Village is between two major employment centers: the Galleria/Uptown area and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza. River Oaks, Houston’s most expensive neighborhood, is a stone’s throw away.

The Uptown Houston district features about 23 million square feet of office space and some 2,000 companies. Greenway Plaza, on the other hand, is a mixed use development with 10 commercial buildings.

For retail, residents can walk the few blocks to the Highland Village Shopping Center, an upscale retail hub covering 15 acres. The River Oaks District, another high-end shopping center, is located a few blocks away from the neighborhood.

More options are available nearby, including the Galleria, Rice Village, and Uptown Park.

Though surrounded by some of Houston’s busiest hotspots, Highland Village is residential. Made up of around 80 single-family homes, the neighborhood covers six blocks (Chatham, Essex Lane, Betsy, Suffolk, West Alabama, and Drexel). Highland Village’s deed restrictions help maintain the neighborhood’s atmosphere.

Highland Village real estate have a 77027 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Highland Village Houston Schools

Highland Village 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, Lanier Middle School, and St. George Place Elementary School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • St. George Place Elementary School at 5430 Hidalgo St. Along with an IB program, St. George Place Elementary also features a Vanguard neighborhood program for gifted and talented students, an ESL program, and special education programs.

Middle Schools

  • Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead St. Opened in 1926, recently renamed Lanier Middle School is located in the Neartown/Montrose area. It is one of HISD’s IB World Schools serving the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The school also offers a neighborhood (non-magnet) and a Vanguard (gifted and talented) programs. The school has also received the Texas Gold Performance Award in 2011. It also features exemplary fine arts and athletics programs

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. One of Houston’s International Baccalaureate schools, Lamar boasts of having the most number of students to graduate with IB diplomas in the state. Lamar also features a Business Administration magnet program and a number of AP programs.

Highland Village Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Highland Village.

  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln. Named one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools” by Forbes and “the best private school in Houston” by the New York Times, St. John’s is one of the Bayou City’s most prestigious private schools. Known for its academic excellence and selectivity, St. John’s was founded in 1946 and has a rivalry with The Kinkaid School.
  • Afton Oaks School at 4739 Ingersoll St. Afton Oaks School is a coeducational Montessori school for students grades PK-3.
  • Presbyterian School at 5300 Main St. Presbyterian School is a co-education school serving Pre K to 8 students. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 5/5.
  • St. Anne Catholic School at 2120 Westheimer Rd. St. Anne Catholic School is an accredited Pre-K through 8th grade with a National Blue Ribbon Status from the Department of Education. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5 stars.
  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet St. It is a co-educational school with a curriculum based on academics, religion, fine arts, and athletics. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.

To find an updated listing of all Highland Village real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com 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.

Highland Village Real Estate Trends

Highland Village real estate have posted steady appreciation rates over the past decade, with median sales price of homes in the area clocking in at over $700,000.

Highland Village is also among the best Houston neighborhoods in terms of land value appreciation.

With its mix of updated ranch-style homes and larger and newer custom-built homes, homebuyers have a variety of choices. Several factors drive home values in the neighborhood, including its proximity to major retail and business districts, high accessibility, and high quality schools.

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

For updated information regarding Highland Village real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Highland Village Single-Family Home Sale Trends

A relatively small community, (data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors website indicates that there are only 85 single-family homes in the neighborhood), Highland Village is largely a collection of older homes from the 1950s.

A good number of these vintage homes have been updated and renovated, though some have been torn down during the 1990s and 2000s to make way for larger homes.

Ranch and traditional style homes are common in the area, though newer homes feature other architectural influences. Floor plans typically offer around 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3 baths.

Lot sizes can range from 6,000 to more than 9,000 square feet, while living areas can be between 1,700 to 8,000 square feet.

Pricing for Highland Village single-family homes for sale varies depending on size, location, and the condition of the home. Older and smaller homes can go for $400,000, while larger, and newer homes can sell for more than $3,000,000.

Highland Village Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

There are no townhomes in Highland Village. The neighborhood’s deed restrictions limits the construction of multi-family dwellings and townhomes. There are, however, townhomes available in other Inner Loop neighborhoods like Camp Logan, Rice Military, and Montrose.

Highland Village Condo Sale Trends

Due to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions, there are no mid- or high-rise condos available in Highland Village. Nearby neighborhoods like River Oaks and the Galleria/Uptown area, however, have several residential high-rises within their borders.

River Oaks:

Galleria:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.

Highland Village Houston History

S.N. Adams established Highland Village, so named for his native Scotland.

The neighborhood of Highland Village was built around the mid-1940s and early 50s, and like most neighborhoods established during the period, most Highland Village homes feature traditional and ranch-style designs. Some of these older bungalows still line the neighborhood’s streets, though others have since been replaced with new and bigger homes.

Adams also developed the Highland Village Shopping Center during the mid-1940s. One of Houston’s first shopping centers, Highland Village has undergone a lot of changes, though it remains a destination for retail, dining, and entertainment.

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Highland Village’s location along Westheimer Road gives its residents great access to Houston’s best shopping, entertainment, and dining centers.

The eponymous Highland Village is perhaps the neighborhood’s best landmark. The 50-year old shopping center was developed with the surrounding neighborhoods in mind. It has changed hands a few times, but has remained one of Houston’s retail destinations for its upscale boutiques, great collection of restaurants, and its variety of specialty stores. Establishments in the area include the Apple Store, Central Market, and P.F. Chang’s.

The River Oaks District is a few blocks away from Highland Village as well. The upscale shopping center features more than 250,000 square feet of retail space and a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and outdoor cafes.

Other retail, dining, and entertainment destinations like Montrose, the Galleria, Upper Kirby, and Rice Military are all within minutes of Highland Village homes.

Here are some of Highland Village Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • Smith & Wollensky
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Escalante’s
  • UP Restaurant
  • RA Sushi
  • Seasons 52
  • Liberty Kitchen
  • Weslayan Cafe
  • Relish Fine Foods
  • Pizzeria Solario
  • Tiny Boxwoods
  • Healthy Cow Pizza
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Bayou City Seafood and Pasta

Retail

  • Highland Village Shopping Center
  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • The Galleria
  • Uptown Park
  • Rice Village
  • River Oaks District
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Nightlife

  • Story Ultralounge
  • Seasons 52
  • Bar 12
  • Le Colonial
  • Revolve Kitchen + Bar
  • Swagger Lounge & Bar
  • Oporto Cafe
  • The West End
  • The Railyard
  • WXYZ Bar
  • UROPA
  • The Hideout Lounge
  • Dexel House
  • The Cellar Bar

Groceries

  • Central Market
  • Target
  • Westcreek Market and Deli
  • H-E-B
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Kroger
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Randall’s

Golf and Outdoor Entertainment

  • River Oaks Country Club
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Hermann Park Golf Course
  • Memorial Park

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