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Memorial Forest Houston Real Estate Guide

Home to luxury estates and vintage traditional homes, Memorial Forest is one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Memorial Forest is a small residential neighborhood directly west of Bunker Hill Village. Like its affluent neighbor, the community is known for its luxury homes on large lots.

Residents enjoy:

  • EXCLUSIVITY: Memorial Forest features some of Houston’s most expensive real estate. Property prices are steadily increasing, with the median sales price peaking at over $1,000,000 in 2016.
  • LARGE LOTS: Like most Memorial area neighborhoods like Frostwood and Bunker Hill, Memorial Forest offers large lots with most adorned with great landscaping and mature trees. Sizes range from 8,000 to around 12,000 square feet.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Nestled just south of Memorial Hermann Medical Center and Memorial City Mall, the neighborhood has easy access to retail and entertainment centers. The Memorial City area (Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village) features more than 1,000 Yelp-rated restaurants, stores, and other commercial establishments.
  • PROXIMITY TO BUSINESS CENTERS: Memorial Forest homes are around 5 miles away from two of Houston’s major employment centers, the Galleria/Uptown area and the Energy Corridor. Westchase, a 2,700-acre district with more than 1,500 businesses and 16.3 million square feet of office space, is around 3 miles south of the neighborhood.
  • GREAT SCHOOLS: The neighborhood is zoned to the highly regarded Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD). Award-winning schools like Frostwood Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Memorial High School serve students in the area.
  • ACTIVE CIVIC CLUB: The Memorial Forest Civic Club enforces the community’s deed restrictions, maintains common areas, and organizes events for residents. Community amenities include a constable’s security patrol and the members-only Memorial Forest Club, among others.

Low inventories make the Memorial Forest real estate market tricky to navigate. Very few homes are put up in the market (there have been fewer than 20 public home sales in 2015). Older homes in the area may also need extensive renovations.

For help in navigating this tricky market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Memorial Forest’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Memorial Forest Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located inside Beltway 8, Memorial Forest is a small residential community known for its vintage homes, great schools, and luxury new construction homes.

  • Memorial Forest features some of Houston’s most expensive real estate. Property prices are steadily increasing, with the median sales price peaking at over $1,000,000 in 2016.
  • Like most Memorial area neighborhoods like Frostwood and Bunker Hill, Memorial Forest offers large lots with most adorned with great landscaping and mature trees. Sizes range from 8,000 to around 12,000 square feet.
  • Nestled just south of Memorial Hermann Medical Center and Memorial City Mall, the neighborhood has easy access to retail and entertainment centers. The Memorial City area (Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village) features more than 1,000 Yelp-rated restaurants, stores, and other commercial establishments.
  • Memorial Forest homes are around 5 miles away from two of Houston’s major employment centers, the Galleria/Uptown area and the Energy Corridor. Westchase, a 2,700-acre district with more than 1,500 businesses and 16.3 million square feet of office space, is around 3 miles south of the neighborhood.
  • The neighborhood is zoned to the highly regarded Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD). Award-winning schools like Frostwood Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Memorial High School serve students in the area.
  • The Memorial Forest Civic Club enforces the community’s deed restrictions, maintains common areas, and organizes events for residents. Community amenities include a constable’s security patrol and the members-only Memorial Forest Club, among others.
  • The neighborhood has Memorial City to the north, Bunker Hill Village to the east and south, and Frostwood to the west.
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  • Developed in the mid-1950s, the neighborhood was annexed by the city of Houston in 1956.
  • Memorial Forest still features many of its original traditional homes. Most of these homes have been extensively renovated.
  • Older Memorial Forest homes typically offer 3 to 4 bedrooms, spread over 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of living space.
  • The most expensive Memorial Forest real estate are newer custom-built homes. These homes often feature 4- to 5-bedroom floor plans with 3,000 to around 6,000 square feet. Luxury amenities like hardwood floors, pool-ready backyards, landscaped and wooded lots, summer kitchens, and game rooms are common.
  • Memorial Forest homes for sale typically start at around $600,000 (for older properties). New construction in the area can sell for upwards of $2,000,000.

Memorial Forest Maps and Location

Nestled at the heart of Houston’s Memorial area, Memorial Forest is a small residential enclave. It sits south of Memorial City Mall and Memorial Hermann Medical Center.

Bordered by Gessner Road to the west and Memorial Drive to the south, the neighborhood is located near the intersection of Katy Freeway (Interstate 10) and Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8). Residents have near immediate access to the area’s main roads and freeways.

Some of Houston’s most expensive and exclusive communities are nearby, including Frostwood, Bunker Hill Village (and the rest of the Memorial Villages), and Memorial Hollow. The residential neighborhood features around 300 single-family homes.

Two of the neighborhood’s streets, Rhett and Tara, are also part of the city of Bunker Hill Village.

Thanks to the neighborhood’s great location, Memorial Forest homes are easily accessible and have plenty of retail and entertainment options nearby. The Memorial City Mall, Town & Country Village, and the CityCentre Plaza are all within minutes of the neighborhood.

Major Houston business and employment centers, the Energy Corridor, the Galleria/Uptown area, and the Westchase Business District are also within a short driving distance from Memorial Forest.

Memorial Forest real estate is located within one of the country’s most expensive zip codes, 77024. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Memorial Forest Houston Schools

Memorial Forest homes are zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).

Headquartered in Hedwig Village, the Spring Branch ISD is a highly rated school district with a number of National Blue Ribbon Schools. Frostwood Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High School (in Hedwig) have received multiple awards.

Both Frostwood and Bunker Hill are blocks away from Memorial Forest homes.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

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Elementary Schools

  • Bunker Hill Elementary School at 11950 Taylorcrest Rd. Located a few blocks away from Memorial Forest homes, Bunker Hill Elementary School is one of the SBISD’s highly rated schools. It was named a National Blue Ribbon School (1991-1992) and a Gold Performance School. The TEA gave the school an “Exemplary” rating.
  • Frostwood Elementary School at 12214 Memorial Dr. Frostwood Elementary is located just south of Memorial Forest. The school was named National Blue Ribbon School (1989-90, 2005) and received a “Met Standard” rating from the TEA in 2014-2015.
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Middle Schools

  • Memorial Middle School at 12550 Vindon Dr. The TEA gave Memorial Middle School a “Met Standard” rating in 2014-2015. The school features great athletics and academic programs, and was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89.
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High Schools

  • Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Located in nearby Hedwig Village, Memorial High School is one of the SBISD’s most highly rated schools. It was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School (1988-1989) and an Honor Roll School. It has also received the College Readiness Award (Texas ACT Council), Gold Performance Award (TAKS), and High Performing School Award (NCEA).
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Memorial Forest Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Memorial Forest.

  • Grace School at 10219 Ella Lee Ln.
  • Ascension Episcopal School at 2525 Seagler Rd.
  • River Oaks Academy at 10600 Richmond Ave.
  • Wesley Academy at 10573 Westpark Dr.
  • Alexander-Smith Academy at 10255 Richmond Ave.
  • Primrose School of the Westchase District at 3191 Briarpark Dr.
  • Saint Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.
  • Cecilia Catholic School at 11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
  • The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.

To find an updated listing of all Memorial Forest 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 Forest Real Estate Trends

Memorial Forest real estate have posted impressive appreciation rates in the past 10 years. Property values have steadily increased, with the median sales price peaking at over $1,000,000 in 2016.

Several factors contributed to the area’s great real estate market, including the neighborhood’s schools, deed restrictions, and active community organization. Its central location within the affluent 77024 area also helps draw homebuyers to the neighborhood.

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

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

Memorial Forest Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Memorial Forest is made up of around 300 single-family homes. The lush Memorial area community is deed restricted and features a mix of old and new homes.

Like its neighbors Frostwood and Bunker Hill, Memorial Forest offers large lots (by Houston standards). Sizes range from 8,000 to more than 12,000 square feet.

The area’s older homes are typically one-story traditional homes with 3 to 4 bedrooms spread over 2,000 square feet of living space. Larger two-story homes are also available. Most of Memorial Forest’s original homes have been extensively renovated and maintained. Some have been torn down in favor of new construction homes.

The most expensive homes in the area tend to be recent to new construction. These custom homes often offer up to 5 bedrooms, with 3,000 to more than 5,000 square feet of living space. Luxury amenities like large masters bedrooms, summer kitchens, pool-ready backyards, and hardwood floors are common.

Memorial Forest homes for sale typically start at around $600,000, while the neighborhood’s bigger and newer properties tend to go for upwards of $2,000,000.

Memorial Forest Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

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Memorial Forest Condo Sale Trends

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To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see all Houston Galleria/Uptown area condos, see Galleria Houston Condos.

Memorial Forest TX History

Like most neighborhoods within the Memorial area, Memorial Forest was once rural. The area where the neighborhood now sits was part of the Settegast Farm, which stretched from Memorial Drive to Katy Road.

During Houston’s housing boom in the 1950s and 1960s, developers started buying up land around the Buffalo Bayou and creating subdivisions for mid- and upper-class families.

In 1954, Greg MacMillan and Mr. Puig (of Memorial Bend Utility Company) started developing what is now known as Memorial Forest. The City of Houston annexed the area in 1956.

Today, many of the area’s original traditional homes still line the neighborhood’s streets.

Fun Things To Do Near Memorial Forest Houston

Memorial Forest is near some of Memorial’s best shopping and entertainment hubs. The Memorial City Mall is just north of the neighborhood, while other retail centers like the CityCentre Plaza and Town & Country Village are within easy driving distance.

Built in the early 1960s, the Memorial City Mall is home to more than 140 stores, restaurants, and other commercial establishments. Its current anchors include Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Target. Sears is one of the mall’s original anchor stores. The two-story mall has around 1.7 million square feet of retail space.

Town & Country Village is an upscale shopping center, while the CityCentre Plaza is a bustling mixed use development. Both are located along Beltway 8. The CityCentre features offices, stores, restaurants, a hotel, luxury penthouses, townhomes, and lofts.

Lantern Lane, a smaller retail center, is along Memorial Drive.

Located at the corner of Plantation Road and Memorial Drive, the Memorial Forest Club is a members-only club that features three tennis courts, a volleyball court, a clubhouse, three swimming pools and a mini basketball court.

Other points of interest in the area include Bendwood Park, the Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail, and the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.

Here are some must-visit places in Memorial Forest Houston:

Dining

  • The Union Kitchen
  • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
  • Empire Turkish Grill
  • Goode Company Seafood
  • Izakaya Wa
  • Taste of Texas
  • Sultan Pepper
  • Caliente
  • Kim Son Cafe
  • Reginelli’s Pizzeria

Retail

  • Lantern Lane Shopping Center
  • Memorial City Mall
  • CityCentre Plaza
  • Town & Country Village
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Nightlife

  • Pour Society
  • Monnalisa Bar
  • 024 Lounge
  • The Method
  • Yard House
  • The Marque
  • Milano Club
  • Vine Wine Room
  • Blue Lagoon Club
  • The Capital Grille

Groceries

  • The Fresh Market
  • Randall’s
  • H-E-B
  • Rice Epicurean Markets
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • Kroger

Parks

  • Terry Hershey Park
  • Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

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