Hunters Creek Houston Real Estate And Neighborhood Guide

Hunters Creek Houston Real Estate Guide

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Hunters Creek is one of the most expensive suburbs in Texas. It is one of the independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages.

Homes in the city are constantly in great demand due to the area’s excellent location, superb schools, and beautiful luxury homes.

  • QUIET AND VERDANT LOCATION: Originally a farming community, the city has taken great care to maintain its wooded surroundings and preserve its tranquil charm.
  • PROXIMITY TO INNER LOOP: Nestled south of Katy Freeway, the city is minutes away from Loop 610 and Memorial Park. The Galleria is a short drive away, along with other key Houston districts like Downtown and the Medical Center.
  • ACCESS TO TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: The city is zoned to both the Spring Branch ISD and the Houston ISD. Award-winning schools like Hunters Creek Elementary School and Memorial High School serve the neighborhood.
  • LARGE LOTS: The average lot area of Hunters Creek homes for sale is half acre, or 21,780 square feet. Long driveways, sprawling lawns and backyards are common in the area, giving additional privacy to homeowners.
  • ELEGANT, LUXURY HOMES: Homes in the area range from older ranch-style homes to custom-built luxury homes. New construction and restoring old houses is a popular trend in the area.

Hunters Creek is an upscale neighborhood that preserves the charm for which the Memorial Villages are known: serene and stylish living a stone’s throw away from big city Houston.

With new construction on the rise, homebuyers will benefit from the advice and recommendations of the best Houston realtor.

Hunters Creek neighborhood mapFor any inquiries about Hunters Creek homes recommendations, or off-market MLS listings, get in touch with Paige Martin, Owner of HoustonProperties.com and one of the best realtors in Houston.

Hunters Creek Resources (Popular Topics)

Houston Hunters Creek Neighborhood Profile

Hunters Creek Real Estate Guide

Paige Martin – Hunters Creek Realtor

 

12 Things Hunters Creek Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Hunters Creek Village has some of the most expensive real estate in the state. It’s one of the six independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages, and is known for its luxury and affluence.

  • Protected by deed restrictions, the city has taken great care to maintain its wooded surroundings and preserve its tranquil charm.
  • Nestled south of Katy Freeway (I-10), the city is minutes away from Loop 610 and Memorial Park. The Galleria is a short drive away, along with other key Houston districts like Downtown and the Medical Center.
  • The city is zoned to both the Spring Branch ISD and the Houston ISD. Award-winning schools like Hunters Creek Elementary School and Memorial High School serve the neighborhood.
  • The average lot area of Hunters Creek homes for sale is half acre, or 21,780 square feet. Long driveways, sprawling lawns and backyards are common in the area, giving additional privacy to homeowners.
  • Homes in the area range from older ranch-style homes to custom-built luxury homes. New construction and restoring old houses is a popular trend in the area.
  • Like the other Villages, property values in Hunters Creek continue to soar despite slight fluctuations.
  • The median sales price of Hunters Creek homes clocks in at over $1,500,000.
  • Four- to five-bedroom homes are common in the city, though the most expensive Hunters Creek real estate can feature as many as seven bedrooms.
  • Many of the city’s original homes from the 1950s and 60s still stand. Traditional and ranch-style homes in the area range in size from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet.
  • Newer two-story custom-built homes typically offer more living space, from 6,000 to more than 8,000 square feet.
  • Homes in the city sit on large lots – from 22,000 to more than 40,000 square feet.
  • Hunters Creek homes for sale can start at around $800,000. The city’s most expensive real estate can go for more than $3,500,000.

 

Hunters Creek Maps and LocationHunters Creek houston map

Hunters Creek Village TX covers approximately 2 square miles, stretching south of Katy Freeway (I-10) and north of the Buffalo Bayou.

A small portion of the city juts out south of the bayou.

Located at the easternmost part of the Memorial Villages, the city has Katy Freeway to the north, Hedwig Village and Piney Point Village to the west, the Buffalo Bayou to the south, and Houston to the east. Spring Valley Village is across the freeway north of Hunters Creek.

The city boasts of 6.33 miles of hike and bike paths.

Hunters Creek homes have easy access to major Houston centers, including The Galleria, Downtown, Museum District, and Medical Center. Further west of the city is another major employment center, the Energy Corridor.

Hunters Creek Village has a 77024 Harris County zip code. The area south of the Bayou is under the 77063 zip code.

Zip codes near Hunters Creek Village include: 77055, 77008, 77007, 77019, 77027, 77056, and 77057. (View Houston zip code map.)

 

Fun Things To Do Near Hunters Creek

Like most of the Memorial Villages, Hunters Creek has deed restrictions in place that forbid commercial establishments in the general area of the neighborhood. Stores, shopping centers, and restaurants are relegated to the fringes of the city.

Residents, nevertheless, have plenty of entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activity options.

Located in Hunters Creek, the Houston Racquet Club is a historic landmark, especially for tennis fans. It is cited as the birthplace of the modern WTA Tour. It still offers tennis and fitness facilities at its grounds at 10709 Memorial Drive.

Courtside Cafe and The Grill cater to members of the club. The club went into a reciprocal relationship with the Westwood Golf Club, located at 8888 Country Creek Drive. It features an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities (driving range and short game area).

Located at 1 Potomac Drive, the Houston Country Club is located just south of the Hunters Creek, across the Buffalo Bayou. Lakeside Country Club, another members-only club, is located at 100 Wilcrest Drive.

Memorial Park Golf Course is just a short drive away from Hunters Creek. This 18-hole golf course is a top-rated municipal golf course. It has a 122 slope rating and a 73 course rating.

The Galleria, a major Houston shopping destination, is also a few minutes away. Other shopping hubs like the Memorial City Mall and the CityCentre are equally accessible from the neighborhood.

Hunters Creek residents also have convenient access to entertainment, retail, and cultural hubs in Houston, including the Museum District and Downtown Houston.

Here are some of the must-visit places in and around Hunters Creek Village:

Sports and Outdoor Recreation

  • Houston Racquet Club
  • Houston Country Club Golf Driving Range
  • Lakeside Country Club
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Forest Club
  • Westwood Golf Club

Restaurants

  • Vietnam Poblano
  • Masraff’s
  • Thai Gourmet
  • Muscle Maker Grill
  • Orange Lunch Box
  • Cafe Mezza & Grille
  • Muiishi Makirritos
  • Zabak’s Mediterranean Cafe
  • Buffalo Grille
  • Carrabba’s
  • Escalante’s
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Goode Company Barbeque
  • Sweet Tomatoes

Cafes

  • French Riviera Bakery & Cafe
  • Barnaby’s Cafe
  • Argentina Cafe
  • Collina’s Italian Cafe
  • La Madeleine Country French Cafe
  • Cafe Express

Shopping

  • Katy Reed Shopping Center
  • Memorial Antiques & Interiors
  • Trader Joe’s
  • The Galleria
  • Memorial City Mall
  • CityCentre

Parks

  • Hunters Creek Village Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Terry Hershey Park
  • Bendwood Park

 

Hunters Creek neighborhood map

 

Neighborhoods Near Hunters Creek

Neighborhoods near Hunters Creek include:

 

Hunters Creek Houston History

Like most of the Memorial area, some of Hunters Creek Village’s early settlers were farmers. Sawmills and a handful of homes were in the area during the 1930s.

Growth in Hunters Creek started in earnest a couple of decades later, during the 1950s and 60s.  The completion of the I-10 and Houston’s housing boom led to developers building subdivisions and homes for upper-middle-class families along the Buffalo Bayou.

During this period, Houston was looking to expand its borders to include unincorporated neighborhoods. Looking to prevent annexation and preserve residential zoning, Hunters Creek, along with 5 other villages, petitioned for incorporation.

In 1954, Hunters Creek was incorporated with a mayor-alderman type of government. By the mid-1960s, Hunters Creek Village had a school and a church.

From 1960 to 1980, the village’s population almost doubled, from 2,478 to 4,580.

Today, Hunters Creek Village operates as an independent city. It also co-operates the Memorial Villages Police Department with Bunker Hill and Piney Point. The Village Fire Department and the Memorial Villages Water Authority serves all 6 villages.

Forbes lists Hunters Creek as one of the “Top Suburbs to Live Well” in 2008. In 2010, a BusinessWeek study named Hunters Creek Village as the most expensive suburb in Texas.

Among the most expensive neighborhoods in west Houston, Hunters Creek features gated subdivisions, upscale homes, and grand estates.

 

 

Hunters Creek Schools

The city is zoned to both the Spring Branch ISD and the Houston ISD. Homes north of the Buffalo Bayou are under SBISD, while the southern portion is served by HISD.

All pre-schoolers are sent to Wildcat Way School. Hunters Creek Elementary is located within the city boundaries. Some residents are zoned to Memorial Drive Elementary located in Piney Point Village. Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School, both in Hedwig Village, serve students in Hunters Creek.

Residents south of the Buffalo Bayou are zoned to the HISD’s Briargrove Elementary School, Grady Middle School, and Lee High School. Students may opt to attend Lamar High School or Westside High School.

Public:

PK and Elementary

  • Wildcat Way School at 12754 Kimberley Ln. Located beside Bendwood Park, this school is under the Spring Branch Independent School District. It serves early education for nearly all Memorial Villages area students.
  • Hunters Creek Elementary School at 10650 Beinhorn Rd. This school is located within the borders of Hunters Creek Village. HCE was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1993-94. It has an 8 out of 10 rating at GreatSchools.org.
  • Memorial Drive Elementary School at 11202 Smithdale Rd. Located in Piney Point Village, MDE is also a National Blue Ribbon School (1996-97). Serving students in grades PK to 5, it has a GreatSchools.org rating of 10 out of 10.
  • Briargrove Elementary School at 6145 San Felipe St. Accepted as a candidate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme in 2013, Briargrove is looking to be authorized as an IB World School. It has an excellent academic program and offers afterschool programs as well.
  • Briarmeadow Charter School at 3601 Dunvale Rd. Like Briargrove, Briarmeadow is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School. It is an alternative charter school with Pre-AP, after school, and gifted programs. It has a GreatSchool.org rating of 9 out of 10.

Middle School

  • Spring Branch Middle School at 1000 Piney Point Dr. Another National Blue Ribbon School (1997-98) from the SBISD, SBM was a TEA Recognized Campus (2008 to 2010) and a TBEC Honor Roll School in 2008.
  • Grady Middle School at 5215 San Felipe St. Henry W. Grady Middle School is a TEA Recognized, International Baccalarreate World School (Middle Years Programme). It features excellent academic and athletics programs.

High School

  • Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Located in Hedwig Village, Memorial High School has received a number of awards. Like Spring Branch Middle School, it is an Honor Roll School and a National Blue Ribbon School (1988-89). The school’s excellence also extends to its athletics programs. The Memorial tennis team was in the state finals from 2010 to 2012, while its football team is considered one of the best in the area.
  • Lee High School at 6529 Beverly Hill St. Houston ISD’s Lee High offers an AP/Magnet program and its courses include Macroeconomcs, Calculus, Chemistry, and World History, among others. It houses a number of clubs, as well as a full complement of girls and boys varsity teams.
  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Located in Upper Kirby, Lamar High offers AP and neighborhood programs, as well as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Its great academics programs is complemented by the school’s athletics programs. The Lamar Texans football team, formerly known as Redskins, is considered as one of the best teams in the Greater Houston area. Lamar also has one of the oldest lacrosse teams in Texas.
  • Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr. As HISD’s Magnet School for Integrated Technology, Westside’s academic program is divided into 5 strands: Fine Arts, Media Relations, Business, Applied Science/Health Science, and Computing Sciences. It also offers a 3-year entrepreneurial program.

Private Schools:

A number of private schools are located in and around Hunters Creek Village. The following are a few of them:

  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
  • Chapelwood Pre-School at 11140 Greenbay St.
  • St. Cecilia Catholic School at 11740 Joan of Arc
  • Montessori Morning Glory School at 737 Bunker Hill Rd.
  • Campbell Learning Center at 1440 Campbell Rd.
  • The Kincaid School at 201 Kincaid School Dr.
  • Second Baptist School at 6410 Woodway.
  • School of the Woods at 1321 Wirt Rd.

To find an updated listing of all Hunters Creek 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.

 

Hunters Creek Real Estate Trends

Hunters Creek real estate is among the most expensive in the Houston area. Property values have remained strong over the years. Homes in the area have median sales price of over $1,500,000.

Like most of the Memorial Villages, growth is not possible for Hunters Creek Village. This, however, has led to homeowners replacing old ranch-style homes with custom-built homes equipped with modern luxuries.

Updating and maintaining the area’s original homes are also keeping the prices up.

 

Despite slight fluctuations, Hunters Creek homes have steadily appreciated over the years. Tight inventories and high demand also contribute to the city’s strong appreciation rates.

 

Hunters Creek real estate trends

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

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

 

Hunters Creek Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Hunters Creek Village homes are built according to deed restrictions and zoning ordinances. Much like the neighboring Villages, these standards maintain the look and feel of the area.

Some homes are within gated subdivisions that strictly comply to building regulations.

Most properties occupy large lot areas, ranging from 22,000 to more than 45,000 square feet. Architectural styles also vary. Some homes feature contemporary or French styles, though most lean toward traditional designs.

Floor plans may include 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. Larger estates, however, can feature as many as 7 bedrooms, with garage space for 4 cars.

A number of factors affect pricing in Hunters Creek Village, including location, size, and age. Older homes on smaller lots tend to sell for lower prices, while newer construction homes and updated estates can sell for more than $3,000,000.

 

Hunters Creek Townhomes Sale Trends

Townhomes are not very popular in Hunters Creek Village due to deed restrictions and local building codes.

There are, however, some townhomes within the vicinity and neighboring Houston districts.

 

Hunters Creek Condo Sale Trends

There are no highrise and midrise condos in Hunters Creek.

There are, however, a few condo buildings in the Memorial area, including:

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.

 

Hunters Creek Houston Realtor – Paige Martin

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