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Raintree Place Houston Real Estate Guide

One of Houston’s Best Gated Communities, Raintree Place is tucked away in a secluded area between River Oaks and the Galleria area.

Raintree Place is a quiet gated community made up of around 80 homes. Known for its secluded location a stone’s throw away from the city’s best retail and entertainment hotspots, the community is often called one of Houston’s “best-kept secrets”.

  • SECLUDED AND SECURE LOCATION: The 24-hour manned gate is just of South Briar Hollow Lane (with a second gate at the end of East Briar Hollow Lane), which leads to a wooded drive into Raintree Place. Most of Raintree Place is adorned with mature trees. (See also 16 Best Gated Communities Within 35 Minutes of Downtown Houston)
  • CENTRAL LOCATION: Located within Briar Hollow, the community is minutes away from several retail, entertainment, and business centers. Commutes to and from the neighborhood are fairly easy, thanks to its location near main roads and freeways, including San Felipe Street, Post Oak Boulevard, Loop 610, and Westheimer Road.
  • PROXIMITY TO THE GALLERIA AREA: The Galleria/Uptown area is less than a mile away from Raintree Place. The district is home to over 23 million square feet of office space, with 2,000+ businesses and 50,000+ employees. The Greenway Plaza/Upper Kirby area, another business and employment center, is also nearby.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: River Oaks District (along Westheimer Road) is located about 5 minutes away from Raintree Place. The upscale outdoor shopping center covers around 250,000 square feet, and offers a range of restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. Highland Village, also located along Westheimer, features more than 50 dining, retail, and entertainment options.
  • PROXIMITY TO MEMORIAL PARK: Memorial Park covers a 1,400-acre area just north of Briar Hollow. The park is home to one of the state’s best municipal golf courses, the Memorial Park Golf Course, as well as a variety of sports facilities (tennis, swimming, baseball, softball, and croquet). Miles of multi-use trails, varying in difficulty, surface, and size, wind around the park’s lush and vast expanse.
  • ACTIVE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Founded in the 1970s, the Raintree Place Property Owners Association is responsible for maintaining the community’s overall look and feel. The RPPO Association enforces the community’s deed restrictions, and maintains lighting, roads, common areas, parking areas, and 24-hour security.

Raintree Place real estate can be challenging to navigate as very few homes are put up on the market every year (>20 public home sales in the past 2 years). Apart from the tight home inventory, some homes are located near train tracks. The community’s deed restrictions may also be a challenge, depending on your long-term goals.

Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Raintree Place’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Raintree Place homes for sale.

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12 Things Raintree Place Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Nestled beside a small tributary to the Buffalo Bayou, the picturesque community of Raintree Place is one of Houston’s best gated communities.

  • The 24-hour manned gate is just of South Briar Hollow Lane (with a second gate at the end of East Briar Hollow Lane), which leads to a wooded drive into Raintree Place. Most of Raintree Place is adorned with mature trees.
  • Located within Briar Hollow, the community is minutes away from several retail, entertainment, and business centers. Commutes to and from the neighborhood are fairly easy, thanks to its location near main roads and freeways, including San Felipe Street, Post Oak Boulevard, Loop 610, and Westheimer Road.
  • The Galleria/Uptown area is less than a mile away from Raintree Place. The district is home to over 23 million square feet of office space, with 2,000+ businesses and 50,000+ employees. The Greenway Plaza/Upper Kirby area, another business and employment center, is also nearby.
  • River Oaks District (along Westheimer Road) is located about 5 minutes away from Raintree Place. The upscale outdoor shopping center covers around 250,000 square feet, and offers a range of restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. Highland Village, also located along Westheimer, features more than 50 dining, retail, and entertainment options.
  • Memorial Park covers a 1,400-acre area just north of Briar Hollow. The park is home to one of the state’s best municipal golf courses, the Memorial Park Golf Course, as well as a variety of sports facilities (tennis, swimming, baseball, softball, and croquet). Miles of multi-use trails, varying in difficulty, surface, and size, wind around the park’s lush and vast expanse.
  • Founded in the 1970s, the Raintree Place Property Owners Association is responsible for maintaining the community’s overall look and feel. The RPPO Association enforces the community’s deed restrictions, and maintains lighting, roads, common areas, parking areas, and 24-hour security.
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  • Raintree Place’s updated community swimming pool is a saltwater pool with a deck overlooking a small branch of the Buffalo Bayou.
  • Most of Raintree Place homes offer 2- to 4-bedroom floor plans spread over 2,500 to over 3,500 square feet of living space.
  • Lot sizes vary, though most Raintree Place townhomes sit on smaller lots, with an average area of 2,700 square feet.
  • Though most dwellings in the area are townhomes (which share a wall or abut each other), there are detached single-family homes in the area. Raintree Place homes can offer 4-bedroom floor plans with living spaces of over 4,500 square feet. Lot sizes tend to be bigger at over 10,000 square feet.
  • Thanks to the community’s deed restrictions and guidelines, homes in the area have a charming quality to them. Brick and wood exteriors and traditional aesthetics are common.
  • Prices for Raintree Place homes for sale can start at around $500,000 for smaller townhomes, while detached single-family homes can fetch more than $1,400,000.

Raintree Place Maps and Location

Raintree Place is one of the gated communities in Briar Hollow. It is made up primarily of townhomes, but there are a few detached single-family homes available in the area.

The community’s 24-hour manned gate is just off South Briar Hollow Lane, a few blocks away from Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe Street.

Raintree Place is directly east of Audubon Hollow, another one of Houston’s best gated communities. The community is within Briar Hollow, the mixed-use neighborhood located west of River Oaks, north of Highland Village and Afton Oaks, east of the Galleria and south of Memorial Park.

Centrally located and highly accessible, the community is minutes away from several retail, dining, and entertainment hotspots. River Oaks District and Highland Village are both located along Westheimer Road and are within a few minutes away from Raintree Place.

The Galleria/Uptown area, one of Houston’s best shopping destinations and employment district, is also nearby. The district features over 23 million square feet of office space. Over 2,000 businesses operate out of the area, with more than 50,000 employees.

Downtown is about 6 miles away from the community. The Texas Medical Center is also easily accessible from the neighborhood.

Raintree Place real estate have a 77027 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Raintree Place Houston Schools

Raintree Place homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a “Met Standard” rating in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Lamar High School, Lanier Middle School, and St. George Place Elementary School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • St. George Place Elementary School at 5430 Hidalgo St. Also known as St. George Place Elementary School, it is an IB World School (Primary Years Programme) and a Vanguard neighborhood school for Gifted and Talented students.

Middle Schools

  • Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead St. Established in the 1920s, Lanier Middle School serves the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), a non-magnet neighborhood program, and a Vanguard magnet program for gifted and talented students. In 2011, the school received the Texas Gold Performance Award.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Home of the Lamar Texans and one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state, Lamar High School is an International Baccalaureate World School serving the Diploma Programme. It boasts the most number of graduates with IB diplomas in Texas and features other academic programs like a Business Administration magnet program and Advanced Placement programs.

Raintree Place Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Raintree Place.

  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln.
  • Afton Oaks School at 4739 Ingersoll St.
  • Presbyterian School at 5300 Main St.
  • St. Anne Catholic School at 2120 Westheimer Rd.
  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet St.

To find an updated listing of all Raintree Place 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.

Raintree Place Real Estate Trends

Raintree Place real estate have posted steady increases over the past 10 years. There have been, however, very few homes put up on the market every year (historically, less than 20 public home sales each year).

Given the limited data, Raintree Place real estate trends are not statistically relevant.

Please email me for more information and specific property recommendations in Raintree Place.

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

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

Raintree Place Single-Family Home Sale Trends

There are a few single-family homes in Raintree Place, most of which are located within the community’s southern area (near the gatehouse along S Briar Hollow Lane).

Unlike their townhome counterparts, these properties are detached (don’t share walls) and typically sit on larger lots.

Raintree Place homes often offer 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath floor plans, with over 4,500 square feet of living space. Lot sizes can span over 10,000 square feet.

Traditional home designs are common, with brick veneer or brick and wood exteriors. Some homes have pools, spacious master suites, and spacious yards.

Raintree Place homes for sale can go for upwards of $1,400,000.

Raintree Place Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Raintree Place is primarily made up of townhomes. Unlike detached homes in the area, townhome properties share walls or abut each other.

Built between the 1970s to the 1980s, most Raintree Place townhomes feature traditional architecture with brick and wood exteriors. Most feature soaring ceilings, formal living and dining areas, multiple patios, and spacious master bedrooms with walk-in closets.

Ranging from 2- to 4-bedroom floor plans, most Raintree Place townhomes have been updated and renovated.

Prices for Raintree Place townhomes for sale can start at around $500,000. Bigger and newly updated properties can sell for more than $650,000.

Other townhome communities within Briar Hollow include:

  • Bancroft Square
  • The Park at Briar Hollow

Raintree Place Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid or high-rise condos within the community of Raintree Place. Briar Hollow and nearby neighborhoods like the Galleria and River Oaks have plenty of condos within their borders. Unit sizes, floor plans, and building amenities vary.

Briar Hollow condos include:

Map of Inner Loop Condos

Here are more condos in nearby River Oaks and Galleria area.

River Oaks:

Galleria:

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

Raintree Place Houston History

Don Culwell and his son Allen laid out Raintree Place’s townhomes in 1972, having registered the Raintree Place Property Owners Association the year before.

The community was built out by the 1990s.

The Culwells and the community’s pioneer homeowners formed Raintree Place’s first architectural committee, meeting regularly to approve new townhomes. Thanks to the HOA’s efforts, deed restrictions and regulations were put in place, which help maintain the community’s overall look and feel.

The property association is still quite active today, led by 5 elected officers of the Board of Trustees. The board is responsible for maintaining common areas (including roads, lighting, and landscaping), enforcing deed restrictions, and hiring security.

Nothing much has changed in Raintree Place, though major renovations have been made to its swimming pool area. The old pool has been replaced with a salt water pool with fan sprays and a deck.

Fun Things To Do Near Raintree Place Houston

Raintree Place enjoys a great location within the Briar Hollow neighborhood. Several retail centers, restaurants, and outdoor entertainment areas are within a few minutes away from the gated community.

River Oaks District and Highland Village, both located along Westheimer Road, are minutes away from Raintree Place. River Oaks District is a mixed-use development with over 250,000 square feet of retail space. It features 40+ sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and upscale boutiques.

Highland Village, on the other hand, is a high-end shopping center that dates back to the 1950s. There are more than 50 luxury stores, dining options, and cafes in the retail center, including an Apple store and Central Market.

More options are available in nearby Post Oak Plaza, Uptown Park, and the Galleria.

For outdoor entertainment options, Raintree Place residents can visit Memorial Park, located just north of Briar Hollow. The 1,400-acre urban park is home to Memorial Park Golf Course, miles of hike-and-bike trails, and facilities for various sports (croquet, baseball, softball, tennis, and swimming, among others).

Here are some of Raintree Place Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • rise nº2
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar
  • Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
  • Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette
  • True Food Kitchen
  • North Italia
  • Sozo Sushi & Lounge
  • Steak 48
  • Adair Kitchen
  • Shake Shack

Retail

  • River Oaks District
  • The Galleria
  • Highland Village
  • Uptown Park
  • Post Oak Plaza
  • Sage Plaza Shopping Center
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Nightlife

  • Belvedere
  • Story Ultralounge
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse
  • The Tasting Room
  • Le Colonial
  • Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
  • Bar 12
  • The Cellar Bar
  • The Remington Bar
  • The Railyard

Groceries

  • Central Market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Target
  • H-E-B
  • Randalls Food & Pharmacy
  • Westcreek Market and Deli
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Kroger

Golf and Outdoor Entertainment

  • River Oaks Country Club
  • Memorial Park
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
  • Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
  • Memorial Park Tennis Center
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Picnic Loop

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