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Spring Valley Village Texas Real Estate Guide

One of the six independent cities in the Memorial Villages, Spring Valley Village is popular for its vintage ranch-style homes on large, wooded lots.

One of the two Villages nestled north of Interstate 10, Spring Valley Village showcases an old-world charm. Many factors make the city a popular option, including:

  • MEMORIAL VILLAGES LOCATION: The six independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages have some of the best real estate appreciation rates in the area. Collectively, the median sales price of homes in the Villages is at over $1,700,000.
  • LARGE LOTS: Spring Valley homes typically sit on large lots, thanks to zoning ordinances within the city. Lots are mostly around 10,000 square feet and up. Well maintained lawns and wooded grounds are common in the area.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Nestled just north of Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway), the neighborhood offers great access to the Inner Loop to the east and to the Energy Corridor to the west. Other key districts like the Galleria / Uptown area and Westchase are both within 5 miles of Spring Valley Village.
  • NEAR JOB CENTERS: Memorial City, a mixed-use district, is a few minutes away from the Spring Valley. It is home to a number of retail, medical, and office complexes. The Galleria/Uptown area, on the other hand, has over 23 million square feet of office space and 55,000+ employees.
  • PROXIMITY TO RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: The Memorial City Mall is one of the oldest retail centers in the area. Anchor stores include Dillards, Target, Sears, JCPenney, and Macy’s. It has around 1.7 million square feet of retail space and 140+ stores, restaurants, and commercial establishments.
  • GREAT COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE: Like the other Villages, Spring Valley Village features a country-living atmosphere. Ranch-style homes on large wooded lots line the streets.
  • INDEPENDENT CITY: Incorporated in 1955, the city of Spring Valley Village operates its own police department and shares a fire department with the other Villages. Zoning ordinances are in place.

Spring Valley real estate can be tricky to navigate due to the city’s deed restrictions (which can be an issue depending on your plans) and older homes (which can sell at a discount but may need extensive renovations). In addition, the Memorial Villages located north of I-10 typically sell for lower prices than homes south of I-10 (it’s important to understand valuation trends within the Villages before making any offers). For more details or help in navigating this challenging market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Spring Valley Village’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Spring Valley Village Real Estate Buyers Should Know

One of the most desirable places to live west of Downtown Houston, Spring Valley Village is an independent city within the Memorial Villages.

  • The six independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages have some of the best real estate appreciation rates in the area. Collectively, the median sales price of homes in the Villages is at over $1,700,000.
  • Spring Valley homes typically sit on large lots, thanks to zoning ordinances within the city. Lots are mostly around 10,000 square feet and up. Well maintained lawns and wooded grounds are common in the area.
  • Nestled just north of Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway), the neighborhood offers great access to the Inner Loop to the east and to the Energy Corridor to the west. Other key districts like the Galleria / Uptown area and Westchase are both within 5 miles of Spring Valley Village.
  • Memorial City, a mixed-use district, is a few minutes away from the Spring Valley. It is home to a number of retail, medical, and office complexes. The Galleria/Uptown area, on the other hand, has over 23 million square feet of office space and 55,000+ employees.
  • The Memorial City Mall is one of the oldest retail centers in the area. Anchor stores include Dillard’s, Target, Sears, JCPenney, and Macy’s. It has around 1.7 million square feet of retail space and 140+ stores, restaurants, and commercial establishments.
  • Like the other Villages, Spring Valley Village features a country-living atmosphere. Ranch-style homes on large wooded lots line the streets.
  • Incorporated in 1955, the city of Spring Valley Village operates its own police department and shares a fire department with the other Villages. Zoning ordinances are in place.
  • The city is zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District. National Blue Ribbon schools like Memorial High School and Spring Branch Middle School serve Spring Valley homes.
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  • Spring Valley Village is mostly residential, but some commercial areas are located along the city’s borders.
  • Homes in the city can range from ranch-style homes from the 1950s and 1960s to custom-built new construction homes.
  • Architectural styles vary, but ranch-style is common. Mediterranean, Contemporary, and Georgian designs are also available, but are mostly seen in the area’s new homes.
  • Prices for Spring Valley homes for sale can start at around $400,000 to $600,000 (for teardowns, lots, and older homes). New construction and updated properties can sell for upwards of $1,600,000.

Spring Valley Village Maps and Location

One of the independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages, Spring Valley Village is located about 10 miles west of Downtown Houston and about the same distance east of the Energy Corridor.

One of the two villages that sit north of Katy Freeway (I-10), Spring Valley has Hilshire to the west, and Spring Branch area to the north. Hedwig and Hunters Creek are located south of Spring Valley, just across the freeway. Piney Point and Bunker Hill are just a little farther south and southwest.

Spring Valley Village has about 1.6 square miles of land area and is minutes away from major freeways, including Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8) and Loop 610.

Memorial City is a few minutes away from Spring Valley Village. The district is home to both the Memorial City Mall and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. It is a mixed-use district with office, retail, and medical complexes. Major employers in the area include Chase Service Center, Memorial City Mall, and CEMEX.

The Memorial City Mall, opened in the 1960s, is one of the major retail centers in the Memorial area. With around 1.7 million square feet of retail space, the mall features Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Target as anchor stores.

Other retail centers, including the Galleria, Town & Country Village, and the CityCentre, are all within easy driving distance from Spring Valley Village.

Spring Valley Village Texas is under the 77055 and 77024 zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Neighborhoods Near Spring Valley Village TX

West of Spring Valley Village

North of Spring Valley Village

East of Spring Valley Village

Spring Valley Village Schools

Spring Valley Village 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 Spring Valley Village, the SBISD received a “Met Standard” accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency in 2016.

National Blue Ribbon Schools Spring Branch Middle School, and Memorial High School serve Spring Valley Village.

Elementary Schools

  • The Bear Boulevard School at 8860 Westview Dr. One of the SBISD’s 5 early learning centers, Bear Boulevard features a full-day educational program for young children. Bear Blvd is located in Spring Valley Village.
  • Valley Oaks Elementary School at 8655 Emnora Ln. Serving Pre-K to 5 students, VOE has been around since 1956. It offers several programs including Gifted and Talented and Bilingual/ESL. Valley Oaks has a GreatSchools.org rating of 8 out of 10.

Middle Schools

  • Spring Branch Middle School at 1000 Piney Point Dr. Located in nearby Hedwig Village, SBMS offers a special education program, along with several electives in Foreign Language, Technology Education, and Family and Consumer Science. It was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1997-98.
  • Cornerstone Academy at 9016 Westview Dr. Cornerstone Academy is a charter school located within Spring Valley Village. It has been named National Charter School of the Year in 2008 and is recognized as one of the top middle schools in Texas (Texas Business and Education Coalition & Just For The Kids). Cornerstone offers electives in CESIT (Career Explorations, Special Interests and Talents) and Foreign Language (French and Spanish).

High Schools

  • Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Like Spring Branch Middle School, MHS is also located in Hedwig Village. It has been named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89 and has been named one of Newsweek’s top high schools in the United States for several years. It has also been given the College Readiness Award, the Just 4 The Kids High Performing School award, and the TAKS Gold Performance Award. Memorial High also has a great athletics program and has a rivalry with Stratford High School.
  • Academy of Choice at 9016 Westview Dr. Also known as the Spring Branch School of Choice (SBSOC), this alternative school is located in Spring Valley. True to its name, AOC offers a number of program options for students in grades 9 to 12. The school also houses the Spring Branch ISD Virtual High School.

Spring Valley Village Houston Private Schools

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

  • Campbell Learning Center at 1440 Campbell Rd.
  • Spring Branch Presbyterian Learning Center at 1215 Campbell Rd.
  • Paratus Classical Academy at 1440 Campbell Rd.
  • St. Mark Lutheran School at Hillendahl Blvd.
  • School of the Woods at 1321 Wirt Rd.
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
  • St. Cecilia School at 11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
  • The Parish School at 11001 Hammerly Boulevard.
  • The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.

To find an updated listing of all Spring Valley 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.

Spring Valley Village Real Estate Trends

Hilshire Village and Spring Valley are the two Memorial Villages that are located north of I-10. The other four Memorial Villages are located south of the interstate.

Historically, there have been less than two dozen Spring Valley home sales per year and less than one dozen Hilshire Village homes sold per year.

On average, Hilshire Village and Spring Valley homes sell at a 5-15% discount (based on an average price per square foot) to home sales in Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Hunters Creek or Piney Point Villages.

Given the limited data set for these two Memorial Village properties (since we didn’t want to display non-statistically significant information), we’ve displayed pricing trends for ALL Memorial Village homes below.

Please note that this data below overstates the average and median pricing for Hilshire Village and Spring Valley.

Email me with any questions, or for more information on pricing trends, or specific property recommendations in Memorial Villages.

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

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

Spring Valley Village Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Spring Valley real estate share a lot in common with the other Villages, though some characteristics are unique to the neighborhood.

Older Spring Valley homes, for example, are commonly ranch-style bungalows on large wooded lots. This is due to the area’s early zoning ordinance that limited dwellings to single-story homes built on lots no smaller than 10,000 square feet. Two-story homes were only allowed after the ordinance was amended in 1981.

Some of the area’s older homes are sold either as lots or as tear downs, though even at lot value, these properties can still sell for over $400,000.

A number of Spring Valley homes for sale are beautifully updated and maintained.

Though new construction homes are not as prevalent in Spring Valley as in the other Villages, there are a few available in the neighborhood.

Spring Valley features single-family homes in various architectural styles, including Mediterranean, Contemporary, Modern, and Georgian, though Traditional and ranch-style homes are more common in the neighborhood.

Spring Valley Village Townhomes Sale Trends

The zoning ordinance in Spring Valley Village only allows for detached single-family homes. There are, however, some Spring Branch townhomes for sale just north of the village.

Spring Valley Village Condo Sale Trends

Like most of the Memorial Villages, there are no condos within Spring Valley Village’s borders. There are some mid- and high-rise condos in nearby areas including Spring Branch, The Galleria, and the Memorial Area.

Here are a few condos located near Spring Valley:

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.

Spring Valley Village TX History

Like the other Memorial Villages, Spring Valley Village is a city steeped in history – in fact, some of the neighborhood’s early settlers and landowners are commemorated in its street names.

In 1848, Spring Valley was home to a number of German settlers who built farms and sawmills in the largely wooded area.

By the 1950s, the neighborhood still housed a collection of small farms and homes. However, interest in the area was growing and rumors swirled around that Houston was looking to annex the neighborhood. Concerned about zoning, residents – some of whom were descendants of Spring Valley’s original settlers – filed for a petition for incorporation.

After two elections, Spring Valley Village was incorporated with a mayor-city council type of government in 1955.

Zoning was the major factor in the city’s incorporation, and its first ordinance was for the regulation the issuance of building permits. Other ordinances followed, including one for governing subdivisions. Under the old zoning ordinace, homes were limited to one-story single-family dwellings with a 10,000-square foot minimum lot area.

In 1981, major changes were made to allow for the construction of 2-story homes.

Today, Spring Valley Village is one of the most desirable places in which to live west of Downtown Houston. It operates its own police department. The Village Fire Department and the water authority serves all six villages.

Fun Things To Do Near Spring Valley Village

Though Spring Valley Village is largely residential, it does have some commercial establishments located along its borders.

It also has easy access to retail, dining, and entertainment centers in Houston, including The Galleria, the Memorial City Mall, and the CityCentre. Nearby neighborhoods Hedwig and Spring Branch also have plenty of offerings.

The Memorial City Mall, a few minutes away from Spring Valley, features Target, Sears, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Dillards. A pedestrian-friendly mall, the CityCentre, is farther west. It features several dining and retail options as well.

Memorial Park, a vast 1,466-acre urban park, is a short drive away from the neighborhood. It features an 18-hole municipal golf course, along with several nature trails. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is also located within Memorial Park.

The city also hosts several events for its residents, including the annual Spring Valley Village Fall Fest. This festival features fun activities like carnival games, booths, and a pumpkin patch, among other things.

Here are some of Spring Valley Village Texas must-visit places:

Dining

  • Patagonia Grill & Cafe
  • Vietnam Poblano
  • Hollister Grill
  • Jonathan’s The Rub
  • Daddy and Daughter
  • True Food Kitchen
  • EurAsia Fushion Sushi
  • Orange Lunch Box
  • Izakaya Wa
  • Pappy’s Cafe
  • Go Hyang Korean Restaurant
  • Korean Noodle House
  • Collina’s Italian Cafe
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Pappy’s Cafe

Retail

  • The Galleria
  • Highland Village
  • Memorial City Mall
  • CityCentre
  • Katy Reed Shopping Center
  • Hedwig Village Shopping Center
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Country Clubs and Golf Courses

  • Lakeside Country Club
  • Houston Country Club
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Houston Racquet Club

Parks

  • Memorial Park
  • Spring Valley Village City Park
  • Bracker Street Baby Park

Grocery

  • Kroger
  • H-E-B
  • Super H Mart
  • Trader Joe’s Central Market
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • Randall’s

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