Lazybrook Houston Neighborhood Guide
Lazybrook is a quaint, tree-roofed neighborhood located just inside Houston’s Inner Loop.
With roughly 700 homes, Lazybrook is a deed-restricted neighborhood found 7 miles northwest of Downtown Houston.
The residential area lies west of the Houston Heights and along the wooded banks of White Oak Bayou in the near northwest quadrant of the city.
Lazybrook is commonly tied to its nearest neighbor, Timbergrove. Both neighborhoods boast of rolling terrains, large lots and tree-lined winding streets.
The Houston City Council also officially recognized the Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super Neighborhood Council a few years ago. This puts Lazybrook among the approximately 60 Houston neighborhoods carrying the “Super Neighborhood” recognition.
Lazybrook homes for sale are mostly mid-century, one-story ranch style brick homes. The neighborhood is also surrounded by upscale townhome developments such as Heritage Creek, Timbergrove Heights, Timbergrove Terrace, Timbergrove Point, and Timbergrove Gardens.
At 84%, Lazybrook had one of the best appreciation rates in Houston over the last decade.
Lazybrook is also one of few Inner Loop Houston neighborhoods with homes in the $250,000 to $350,000 price point.
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Located right within Houston’s Inner Loop, Lazybrook is a quiet neighborhood made accessible by its nearness to main city freeways.
Lazybrook is flanked by North Loop Freeway on the north, Loop 610 on the east, and Katy Freeway on the south. About 10 minutes away from Downtown Houston, Memorial, and Galleria, Lazybrook is also known for its lush foliage, tree-lined streets, and large lots.
Lazybrook homes are nestled within the heavily forested boundaries of West 18th Street from Ella to 610, 610 to West T.C. Jester, T.C. Jester to Ella Blvd. and on the South side of West 18th the streets of Willowby, Haverhill, Tannehill and Guese off of Ella Blvd.
Lazybrook was named after the White Oak Bayou, which forms the neighborhood’s eastern boundary. During the early ’40s and ’50s, Lazybrook remained largely wooded and undeveloped. Development of the major Houston freeways spurred the neighborhood’s suburban growth.
Today Rice Military features mid-century, one-story ranch style brick homes and new construction properties ranging between $250,000 to $400,000.
With a “Walkability” rating of 53, Lazybrook is the 36th most walkable neighborhood in Houston. Walkscore notes that “some errands can be accomplished by foot” in Lazybrook.
There are about 213 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Lazy Brook/Timbergrove. On average, Lazybrook residents encounter 0.5 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops for every 5-minute walk. Some of the most popular include:
- Pappa Geno’s at 1801 Ella Blvd (American Diner)
- Tia Maria’s at 4618 Dacoma St (Mexican Food)
- Hughie’s at 1802 W 18th St (Vietnamese Food)
- Demeris Barbecue at 1702 W Loop N (Barbeque)
- Stalla’s Deli at 10520 NW Fwy (Greek Deli)
- Pizza Inn at 1801 Mangum Rd (Pizza Place)
- Live Oak Bar and Grill at 10444 Hempstead Rd (Sports Bar)
Lazybrook also has decent “Bikability” scores. The West White Oak Bayou Trail begins in Timbergrove Manor and runs along the banks of the bayou and through Lazybrook and Oak Forest. The White Oak Bayou Trail provides bicyclists and pedestrians a 7.4-mile (11.9 km) long mostly concrete and asphalt trail.
Parks near Lazybrook homes include:
- West 11th Street Park
- Timbergrove Manor Park
- Jaycee Park
- T.C. Jester Parkway
Other popular neighborhoods within a 5-10 minute drive include Memorial, Downtown Houston and River Oaks.
Named after the White Oak Bayou which forms the neighborhood’s eastern boundary, Lazybrook is one of Houston’s “late-bloomers”. During the early ’40s and ’50s, Lazybrook remained largely wooded and undeveloped. Development of the major Houston freeways spurred the neighborhood’s suburban growth.
Back in the 1800s, German farmers originally owned the Lazybrook and Timbergrove area. It was also the site for a major oil discovery during the 1930s. Eureka Yard (a nearby railroad yard) and St. John’s German Lutheran Church (one of the first churches built in Houston) serve as a reminder of these years. Both establishments remain standing today.
Similar to many Inner Loop neighborhoods, Lazybrook underwent major residential and urban development in the 60s and 70s. About 20-30 years ago, many young professionals started to buy the ranch-style homes in the area. Some built newer, more modern homes while others opted to renovate them.
Real estate developers also started numerous townhome projects around Lazybrook. Among these townhome developments are Heritage Creek, Timbergrove Heights, Timbergrove Terrace, Timbergrove Point, and Timbergrove Gardens.
Residents founded The Lazybrook Civic Club in 1960. The organizations main goal is to enforce “any and all building restrictions and to advocate and bring about improvements that will be conducive to the progress of the community and the well-being of its citizens”. The Civic Club is an active and volunteer-based group.
Today Lazybrook is a quiet but sprawling neighborhood with 9 Civic Club-designated sections. The 9 sections map out the neighborhood’s deed restrictions, paving the way for a well-developed and carefully master-planned community.
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) serves Lazybrook. The public schools associated with homes in Lazybrook include:
- Sinclair Elementary
Named after Thomas Albert Sinclair, founder of the Heights Hospital, Sinclair Elementary is among the top public elementary schools in Houston. It has a “Met Standards” rating by the Texas Education Agency. GreatSchools also gives it a 6 out of 10 score, with its students scoring above the state average in Math and Reading.
- Frank Black Middle School
- Hamilton Middle School
Frank Black Middle School is best known for its Vanguard Magnet program. Vanguard is a program that offers advanced and accelerated academic curriculum for students who have been designated as “Gifted & Talented” using the HISD GT matrix.
- Waltrip Highschool
Waltrip High School is rated 5 out of 10 by Greatschools.org. While it remains average in most subjects, its Grade 11 students got between 91% to 98% test scores in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Waltrip is also one of the few urban HISD high schools named “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency.
Lazybrook Private Schools
Notable private schools within a 10-15 minute drive of Lazybrook include:
- St Rose Of Lima Catholic School
- Lutheran High School
- Immanuel Lutheran School
- Houston Heights Charter School
Lazybrook homes vary from traditional ranch style homes to more modern single-family homes. The median appraised value of Lazybrook homes is around $250,000, but some properties sell in the neighborhood of $650,000 to $750,000.
Lazybrook homes for sale have undergone significant appreciation rates over the last 10 years. 2004’s median sales price has increased by 84% after just 10 years. This year’s $344,262 median sales price is almost double the amount recorded a decade ago.
(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed).
For an updated Lazybrook Houston real estate pricing or trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Lazybrook Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Lazybrook homes for sale are mostly new construction single-family properties with a neighborhood value range of $210,000 to $343,000. The average home size is 1,715 square feet with the average number of bedrooms and baths at 3.10 and 1.83 respectively.
With a median lot size of 7,640 square feet, Lazybrook homes have some of the biggest yards in Houston.
At 20%, Lazybrook had one of the strongest recorded appreciation rates in Houston last year. Median sales price of Lazybrook homes this year is $344,262. This is almost $60,000 higher than 2012’s $287,700 median sales price.
Most of the homes in Lazybrook were built in the 1950s. Much like other neighborhoods near or within Houston’s Inner Loop, Lazybrook went through a shift in home architecture during the 1990s to early 2000.
Residents formed The Lazybrook Houston Civic Club in 1960. The organization then divided the neighborhood into 9 sections to better oversee its community development. Strict implementation of deed restrictions helped facilitate the building and renovation of better homes.
Lazybrook remains one of the few Inner Loop Houston neighborhoods with homes available in the $200,000 – $300,000 price point. Young professionals and empty-nesters seek homes in the area mainly due to its proximity to Downtown Houston, Galleria, and Museum District.
Most of the homes for sale in Lazybrook are single-family properties. However, the neighborhood is surrounded by upscale townhome developments such as Heritage Creek, Timbergrove Heights, Timbergrove Terrace, Timbergrove Point, and Timbergrove Gardens.
The standard townhomes for sale in these areas can go anywhere between $250,000 to $500,000.
Biggest difference between townhomes and single-family homes is that townhomes share a wall with one or more neighbors. However, similar with single-family homes, you still own the dirt from the center of earth to infinity.
Houston townhomes have become very popular as a cost-effective alternative to single-family homes or condominiums.
There are currently no residential mid- and highrise building in Lazybrook. However there are condo buildings within or near Lazybrook’s 77008 zip code.
Condos within the 77008 zip code include:
Condos within the 77009 zip code include:
Other condos within 10-20 minutes of Lazybrook include:
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