Memorial Villages Houston Real Estate Guide
The Memorial Villages house some of the top ranked neighborhoods in the United States.
The Memorial Villages house some of the top ranked neighborhoods in the United States.
One of the most expensive areas in Texas, Memorial Villages presents a unique blend of upscale homes, tree-lined streets, and great schools.
Memorial Villages cover a large area with each village having its own set of deed restrictions. The real estate market is competitive and the area can be challenging to navigate.
The six independent villages collectively known as the Memorial Villages are located along Interstate 10.
The Buffalo Bayou borders the Villages on the south. Two villages, Spring Valley and Hilshire, rest north of the I-10. Hunters Creek, Piney Point, Hedwig, and Bunker Hill are south of the freeway.
Hunters Creek, Piney Point, Hedwig, Bunker Hill, Spring Valley, and Hilshire Village feature joint police and fire departments.
The Hunters Creek, Bunker Hill and Piney Point operate the Memorial Villages Police Department, while the Village Fire Department serve all six villages. Memorial Villages also has its own water authority.
Each village elects their own mayor and city council members.
Memorial Villages are mostly residential, as commercial establishments are only allowed outside the villages’ borders. Shopping centers are notably found on the fringes of Memorial Villages.
These restrictions help in keeping the area a private, quiet enclave just outside the hustle and bustle of Houston.
Memorial Villages TX is under the 77024 zip code of Harris County. Forbes has listed 77024 as one of the most expensive zip codes in the country.
Zip codes near Memorial Villages include: 77055, 77008, 77007, 77019, 77027, 77056, and 77057. (View Houston zip code map.)
Member neighborhoods include:
Memorial Villages is known for its exemplary schools. The majority of students in Memorial Villages attend schools from the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).
The SBISD has a 5-year plan known as a T-2-4 that aims to prepare its students for college or post secondary training. The school district has several award-winning schools, with many recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
*Note: Due to the number of schools serving Memorial Villages homes, we opted to list them and highlight those that have been named National Blue Ribbon School. For full list of schools in the area, please check our Best Houston Schools guide.
Memorial Villages also has several private schools within its borders. Here are some of them:
To find an updated listing of all Memorial Villages 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.
Memorial Villages is one of the most affluent areas west of Houston. It features grand estate style homes that sit on sprawling lots. Manicured lawns and tree-lined drives are common in the area.
New construction homes are common as well, though there are some single-family homes that survived the teardown trend. A number of these homes were either updated or restored
Memorial Villages is often compared to Houston’s most expensive neighborhood, River Oaks. The neighborhoods are indeed similar to some degree, but have a number of differences.
Lot sizes in Memorial Villages are comparably larger – some properties boast of 100,000 square feet of land area. Memorial Villages homes also boast of a more private, quiet atmosphere, being independent from the metropolis.
Memorial Villages feature older ranch-style homes, beautifully updated homes, and sprawling estate-style homes. Prices start at $500,000 for older homes, while newer construction country estates can sell for as much as $12,000,000.
(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
For updated information regarding Memorial Villages real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Single-family homes are the Memorial Villages’ main housing attraction. The Memorial Villages features a wide variety of homes, ranging from patio homes to grand estate-style homes.
Memorial Villages homes for sale typically feature larger lot areas, with an average of 4 bedrooms, and 4 and a half baths.
Architectural sensibilities vary from traditional, French, Georgian, and other styles.
Pricing depends on a number of factors, including size and location. Beautifully restored and updated homes and newer construction homes tend to be more expensive than older homes in smaller lots.
There aren’t many townhomes in the Memorial Villages area. Some have survived the teardown trend, most of which date back to the 1980s. Memorial Villages townhomes for sale can feature 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, and 2-car garages.
Prices depend mainly on size and location, with older and smaller properties going for as low as $120,000. Others, located within gated communities, are more expensive at around $500,000 or higher.
There are no high-rise or mid-rise condos in the Memorial Villages. There are, however, some units available in older complexes.
Some of the notable condo buildings in the Memorial area include:
During the 1930s, the Memorial Villages were a group of large farms and country estates west of Houston. In the 1950s and 60s, Houston experienced a suburban boom and started extending its borders outside the Inner Loop (Interstate 610).
To prevent annexation by the city of Houston, the six independent villages, Hunters Creek, Piney Point, Hedwig, Bunker Hill, Spring Valley, and Hilshire, joined together to be collectively known as the Villages, or Memorial Villages.
The construction of Interstate 10 in 1968 sparked an interest in the area. It was during this period in the late 1950s that development of upper-middle-class subdivisions along the Buffalo Bayou started in earnest.
Commercial establishments bloomed along main roads, most notably Memorial Drive. Government facilities, including schools and fire and police services, followed suit.
The Memorial Villages continued to prosper, and the area saw more upscale developments. More people moved to the Villages during the 1980s.
Development in the area is a bit uneven and this has resulted in a number of housing styles in Memorial Villages. Single-family homes range from Georgian-style houses, smaller cottages, and bungalows. Townhomes and condominiums are not as common, but are present in the neighborhood.
Today, the Villages are some of the most luxurious and expensive neighborhoods in Texas. Gated subdivisions, upscale homes, and sprawling estates have replaced the old farms and stables that used to populate the area.
Memorial Villages has plenty of green spaces in and around its borders. There’s Bendwood Park, located beside the Wildcat Way and Bendwood School. It features two children’s playgrounds and tennis courts, and is large enough to play team sports in.
The 1,466-acre Memorial Park is located east of Memorial Villages. It features the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, the Memorial Park Golf Course, and several nature trails. The 18-hole Memorial Park Golf Course has a course rating of 73 and a slope rating of 122.
Apart from this public golf course, Memorial Villages also has members-only country clubs, including Lakeside Country Club and Houston Country Club.
Memorial Villages also presents plenty of shopping options. The Memorial City Mall is a large shopping mall located along the I-10. Its anchor stores include Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, and Target.
The CityCentre is located along the West Sam Houston Parkway N (Beltway 8) and Interstate 10. The new pedestrian-friendly mall now features several restaurants including RA Sushi and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood.
Here are some of the must-visit places in and around Memorial Villages:
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