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Kolbe Farms Houston Real Estate Guide

An “urban farmhouse community”, Kolbe Farms is a new construction gated community in Spring Branch. The subdivision is on-par with some of Houston’s Best Gated Communities.

Covering a 38-acre area in Spring Branch, Kolbe Farms is a gated community with farm-style homes with front and back porches.

Residents enjoy:

  • GREAT COMMUNITY AMENITIES: With 9 acres reserved for green spaces and other community amenities, Kolbe Farms features a 3-acre lake, an island, a jogging and walking trails, a pool, and a pavilion. The community will also have a dog park within its borders.
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES: Kolbe Farms homes are designed to be “eco-hip”, with features like radiant roof barriers, air-conditioning systems, and energy-efficient windows. Home in the community also feature stucco exteriors reminiscent of farmhouses, and front porches and back patios.
  • SBISD SCHOOL ZONING: The Spring Branch ISD is one of the most highly regarded school districts in Houston and features several award-winning schools. National Blue Ribbon schools Northbrook Middle and Northbrook High serve Kolbe Farms homes. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
  • EASY COMMUTES TO BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT DISTRICTS: Kolbe Farms is located about 6 miles away from Memorial City, a district with 20 office buildings and 24 retail centers. Memorial City Mall, Chase Bank Service Center, CEMEX, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center are all within the district. The Galleria, another major employment center is about 8 miles away.
  • MINUTES AWAY FROM VIBRANT RETAIL: Nearby Memorial area offers a great number of retail and entertainment centers, particularly along Interstate 10 and Beltway 8. Memorial City Mall, CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village offer everything from upscale shopping to cafes and fine dining.
  • SECURITY: Kolbe Farms features a 24-hour manned entrance off Emnora Lane. (See 16 Best Gated Communities Within 35 Minutes of Downtown Houston)

Buying a home in Kolbe Farms can be challenging. Many new construction communities have non-standard contracts that are very one-sided and benefit the developer. Unsuspecting buyers can be at a material disadvantage from the start.

In addition, since Houston recently issued more single family new home construction permits than the entire state of California, some new construction quality has suffered. It’s critical that buyers get help from a great Realtor to navigate the contract and inspection process.

For recommendations and suggestions about specific Kolbe Farms homes, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Kolbe Farms’ most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Kolbe Farms Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located in Spring Branch, Kolbe Farms offers a unique “eco-hip” lifestyle with its farmhouse-style homes.

  • With 9 acres reserved for green spaces and other community amenities, Kolbe Farms will feature a 3-acre lake, an island, a jogging and walking trail, a pool, and pavilion. The community will also have a dog park within its borders.
  • Kolbe Farms homes are designed to be “eco-hip”, with features like radiant roof barriers, air-conditioning systems, and energy-efficient windows. Home in the community also feature stucco exteriors reminiscent of farmhouses, and front porches and back patios.
  • Kolbe Farms is located about 6 miles away from Memorial City, a district with 20 office buildings and 24 retail centers. Memorial City Mall, Chase Bank Service Center, CEMEX, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center are all within the district. The Galleria, another major employment center is about 8 miles away.
  • Nearby Memorial area offers a great number of retail and entertainment centers, particularly along Interstate 10 and Beltway 8. Memorial City Mall, CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village offer everything from upscale shopping to cafes and fine dining.
  • Kolbe Farms features a 24-hour manned entrance off Emnora Lane.
  • The Kolbe Farms project is spearheaded by InTown Homes. InTown’s portfolio includes Upland Lakes (Energy Corridor area), Woodshire Village Estates (Braeswood Place), and Austin Isabella (Midtown).
  • Kolbe Farms homes are zoned to the highly regarded Spring Branch ISD (Edgewood Elementary School, Northbrook Middle School, and Northbrook High School).
  • Covering a 38-acre area, Kolbe Farms is nestled north of Emnora Lane and west of Hollister Road.
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  • Main roads and freeways are minutes away from the community, including US 290, Interstate 10, Beltway 8, and Loop 610.
  • Kolbe Farms’ master plan includes both detached single-family homes and townhomes. About two-thirds of the community will be dedicated to single-family homes.
  • Floor plans range from one- to three-story, 2- to 4-bedroom designs.
  • Prices for Kolbe Farms homes range from $300,000 to more than $500,000.

Kolbe Farms Maps and Location

Kolbe Farms is a 38-acre gated community located at the intersection of Hollister Road and Emnora Lane. Nestled within the Spring Branch area, the community will feature a 24-hour manned gated off Emnora Lane.

Upon completion, the community will feature single-family homes and townhomes, and will have 9 acres of reserved land. Kolbe Farms will have a 3-acre lake, an island (with a connecting bridge), a walking and jogging trail, a dog park, a swimming pool, and a pavilion.

Kolbe Farms is about 6 miles away from Memorial City, a mixed-use district with 20 office buildings and 24 retail centers. Popular destinations in the area include the Memorial City Mall, Town & Country Village, and the CityCentre Plaza.

The Galleria, another key employment and retail district, is about 8 miles away from the community.

Spring Branch is located in the area north of Interstate 10 and east of Beltway 8. Nearby neighborhoods include Spring Shadows, Hilshire Village, and Spring Valley Village.

Kolbe Farms Houston is under the 77080 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Neighborhoods Near Kolbe Farms TX

North of Kolbe Farms

  • Kempwood
  • Fairbanks / Northwest Crossing
  • Oakwood Forest
  • West Little York Park
  • Cole Creek Business Park

Kolbe Farms Schools

Kolbe Farms is zoned to schools from the highly regarded Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).

Spring Branch ISD is known for its multi-award winning schools, most of which have been named National Blue Ribbon School. Headquartered in Kolbe Farms, the SBISD received a “Met Standard” accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency in 2016.

National Blue Ribbon Schools Northbrook Middle School and Northbrook High School serve Kolbe Farms.

Elementary Schools

  • Edgewood Elementary School at 8757 Kempwood Dr. Edgewood Elementary School features bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms, and offers programs like Gifted and Talented, Fine Arts, and Special Education. The school is a few blocks away from Kolbe Farms.

Middle Schools

  • Northbrook Middle School at 3030 Rosefield Dr. Located in Spring Shadows, Northbrook Middle School is one of the SBISD’s National Blue Ribbon Schools (1994-1996).

High Schools

  • Northbrook High School at 1 Raider Cir N. Established in 1973, Northbrook High School was originally built as a relief school for Spring Branch High and Spring Woods High. Like many SBISD schools, Northbrook has also been named National Blue Ribbon School (1998-1989).

Kolbe Farms Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Kolbe Farms.

  • The Regis School of the Sacred Heart at 7330 Westview Dr.
  • St. Jerome Catholic School at 8825 Kempwood Dr.
  • Awty International School at 7455 Awty School Ln.
  • The Parish School at 11001 Hammerly Blvd.
  • The Monarch School and Institute at 2815 Rosefield Dr.
  • Fair Haven United Methodist Day School at 1330 Gessner Rd.
  • The Rainard School at 11059 Timberline Rd.
  • Houston Christian High School at 2700 West Sam Houston Pkwy N.
  • St. Mark Lutheran School at 1515 Hillendahl Blvd.
  • Western Academy at 1511 Butlercrest St.

To find an updated listing of all Kolbe Farms 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.

Kolbe Farms Real Estate Trends

Note: Kolbe Farms is a new development and sales trends aren’t yet available.

The Spring Branch area (as a whole) has posted steady appreciation rates over the past decade. The median sales price of homes  in the area is at around $300,000.

Kolbe Farms, still in its first phase of construction, has been quite popular. Homes in the community have sold well, with only a few homes left. The community’s popularity may be attributed to a number of factors, including its unique new construction homes and relatively affordable prices.

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

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

Kolbe Farms Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Kolbe Farms is known for its farm-style homes, with front porches and back patios.

Kolbe Farms homes typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans, spread over 2,500 to around 3,400 square feet of living space. Two- to three-story homes are available in the community.

Apart from the community’s unique “urban farm” designs, Kolbe Farms homes were designed with eco-friendliness in mind, with energy-efficient windows and air-conditioning systems, and radiant roof barriers. Designs also incorporate thicker exterior walls to reduce the usage of lumber.

Kolbe Farms homes for sale can start at around $400,000. Bigger properties can sell for more than $550,000.

Kolbe Farms Townhomes Sale Trends

Kolbe Farms townhomes are typically smaller, coming in 2-bedroom 2-bath floor plans. Three-bedroom units are also available.

Home sizes are typically between 1,300 to 2,200 square feet. Attached 2-car garages, brick veneer exteriors, and high-quality finishes are common features.

Prices for Kolbe Farms townhomes for sale range from $270,000 to $360,000.

Kolbe Farms Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or highrise condominiums within Kolbe Farms. There are, however, some residential condos in nearby Memorial. The Galleria also offers a number of luxury condos.

Here are a few condos located in the Memorial area:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see more condos within and near the Memorial area, please see Memorial Houston Condos.

Kolbe Farms TX History

Kolbe Farms’ development started in 2011, under InTown Homes. Kempwood Investments and InTown acquired the property 10 years prior, when it was a horse stable called Spring Branch Stables.

Kolbe Farms’ first phase of development includes 250 homes, with 9 acres of the community reserved for amenities and green spaces. The community will include both single-family homes and townhomes.

The gated community is named for Karl Kolbe, Spring Branch’s earliest settler.

Fun Things To Do Near Kolbe Farms

Nine acres of Kolbe Farms is reserved for its community amenities. Residents can relax at the banks of the community’s 3-acre lake, and cross the bridge to visit the island. A community swimming pool (for both adults and kids) is also available, as well as a pavilion.

Walking and jogging trails wind around the area, while the dog park will allow pets and neighbors alike to socialize.

The community is about 6 miles away from Memorial City. The district is home to more than 20 retail centers, including Memorial City Mall, CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village.

Here are some of Kolbe Farms Texas must-visit places:

Dining

  • Las Tortas Perronas
  • Simply Greek Gyros
  • Crab Ave
  • Polonia Restaurant
  • Las Locas Fajitas Cafe
  • Pho Luc Lac
  • Tree Garden
  • Angie’s Country Kitchen
  • Korea Garden Restaurant
  • Golden Hunan II

Community Amenities

  • 3-acre lake
  • Island connected by bridge
  • Walking and jogging trails
  • Pavilion
  • Dog park
  • Swimming pool
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Nightlife

  • Nomad Tavern
  • Blue Lagoon Club
  • Faces Club
  • S Karaoke
  • Spring Branch Tavern
  • W Grill Margaritas To Go
  • Puerto Marquez Sports Bar
  • Robbie’s Lounge
  • Huetamo Sport Bar
  • Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

Recreation Spots

  • Speedy’s Fast Track
  • Sky High Sports
  • ABA Travel Park
  • Kidventure Camp Awty
  • Shadow Oaks Recreation Association
  • Pump it Up

Grocery

  • Super H Mart
  • H-E-B
  • Kroger
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • Sellers Brothers
  • El Ahorro Supermarket
  • Georgia’s Farm to Market

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