Ranking the Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods Under $750K

Thinking of moving to a neighborhood in Houston that's close to the Inner Loop? Check out our expert ranking of the best close in neighborhoods under $750k to see which one is right for you.

Ranking the Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods Under $750K

Close in Houston neighborhoods are known for their spacious lots, tree-lined streets, and proximity to major employment and retail centers like the Energy Corridor, the Galleria, Downtown Houston, and the Medical Center.

We created this list of the Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods by ranking communities that are close to the Inner Loop and whose median home sale prices are below $750k.

These communities were ranked using a proprietary method based on these four criteria:

Check out the 13 best close in Houston neighborhoods below and see where they're located using our close in Houston neighborhoods map.

If you’d like to see any specific homes that are priced below $750k and are close to the Inner Loop, please contact Paige Martin at [email protected], ranked #1 Agent with Keller Williams in Texas and #5 Worldwide.

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Table of Contents

  1. The 13 Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods Under $750K
  2. By the Numbers: The Best Under $750K Close In Neighborhoods in Houston
  3. Ranking the Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods to Live Under $750K
  4. Methodology
  5. The Best Houston Realtor to Help You Buy a Home

The 13 Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods Under $750K

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The tree-lined streets, small-town atmosphere, and accessibility to major employment districts make the close in communities some of the best Houston neighborhoods to live in.

We compiled the close in neighborhoods under $750k and then ranked them to show the "best of the best" that this area has to offer. Check them out below.

  1. Oak Forest

  2. Candlelight Plaza

  3. Westchester

  4. Garden Oaks

  5. Spring Branch

  6. Briargrove Park/Walnutbend

  7. Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde

  8. Meyerland Area

  9. Westhaven Estates

  10. Brays Oaks

  11. Northwest Houston

  12. Shepherd Park Plaza

  13. Willow Meadows Area


By the Numbers: The Best Under $750K Close In Neighborhoods in Houston

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Suburb Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10 Yr Apprec. %
Oak Forest East $519,950 $289 50%
Candlelight Plaza $0 $0
Westchester $637,500 $208 6%
Garden Oaks $935,000 $325 110%
Spring Branch $435,000 $217 31%
Briargrove Park/Walnutbend $640,000 $263 48%
Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde $392,990 $218 33%
Meyerland Area $500,000 $208 14%
Westhaven Estates $640,000 $218 15%
Brays Oaks $315,000 $153 31%
Northwest Houston $302,000 $176 67%
Shepherd Park Plaza Area $477,450 $228 11%
Willow Meadows Area $340,000 $186 6%

Ranking the Best Close In Houston Neighborhoods to Live Under $750K

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1. Oak Forest

Oak Forest East Map

HP Team Ranking: A

Located north of Loop 610 and east of US Highway 290, Oak Forest is one of Harris County’s oldest and largest subdivision groups. It’s considered one of the best suburbs in Houston because of its great location, large lots, and strong land value appreciation.

It’s also known for being one of the best places to live in Houston without flooding (see: How To Avoid Houston Homes With Flooding History).

The median sales price of homes in Oak Forest is $499,000. Home sizes range from 500 square feet to 6,500 square feet. Ranch-style homes and new construction homes abound.

Oak Forest Commute Times

Going to The Galleria and Downtown Houston will take you 15 minutes while going to the Energy Corridor will take you 20 minutes. The Texas Medical Center is a bit farther away at 25 minutes.

Oak Forest Employment

Major employers near Oak Forest include Shell Oil, ExxonMobil, Chevron, White Oak Engineers and Planners, and AECO Interiors. You can also find employment in companies headquartered in Downtown Houston and The Galleria.

Oak Forest Public Schools

Homes in Oak Forest are zoned to the Houston ISD. Schools within that school district include Field Elementary, Lanier Middle School, and Carnegie Vanguard High School.

Oak Forest Amenities

Oak Forest residents can enjoy the numerous parks that are near or within its borders, such as TC Jester Park, Oak Forest Park, Wortham Island Reserve, American Legion Park, and Shepherd Park.

There are also many hike-and-bike trails around the community, including the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, American Legion Park, and Watonga Parkway.

For retail, there’s the Oak Forest Shopping Center and the Ella Plaza Mall.

Map of Oak Forest East

Oak Forest East Real Estate Trends

2. Candlelight Plaza

Candlelight Plaza Map

HP Team Ranking: A

Known for its tree-lined streets, Candlelight Plaza is a neighborhood located east of US 290 and is near Loop 610 and North Freeway. Its location gives it great access not only to business centers like Downtown Houston and The Galleria but also to shopping establishments like Northtown Plaza and Oak Forest Shopping Center.

The community is also near many parks, trails, and green spaces such as Candlelight Park, Oak Forest Park, The Heights Hike and Bike Trail, Shepherd Park, and West Tidwell Park.

Home sizes in Candlelight Plaza are between 1,900 square feet to 3,700 square feet. Architectural styles vary, from traditional to ranch-style and contemporary.

Candlelight Plaza Commute Times

Candlelight Plaza is only 15 minutes away from Downtown Houston and The Galleria, 20 minutes away from the Energy Corridor, and 25 minutes away from the Medical Center.

Candlelight Plaza Employment

Those looking to live in Candlelight Plaza can find work in companies located in The Galleria, such as Landry’s, Air Liquide America, and AON Risk Services of Texas. You can find employment in companies headquartered in the Energy Corridor such as Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, and Enbridge.

Candlelight Plaza Public Schools

Candlelight Plaza is zoned to the Houston ISD. Schools that are zoned to the school district include River Oaks Elementary, Project Chrysalis Middle School, and Challenge Early College High School.

Candlelight Plaza Amenities

Various amenities are available to residents of Candlelight Plaza. There are several parks and trails such as The Heights Hike and Bike Trail, Paul Carr Jogging Trail Park, White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, Oak Forest Park, Little Thicket Park, Shepherd Park, and Candlelight Park. There is also a basketball court and a community center.

For golfers, there’s Melrose Golf Course.

Map of Candlelight Plaza

Candlelight Plaza Real Estate Trends

3. Westchester

Westchester Map

HP Team Ranking: A

Westchester is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Houston and is known for being a quiet, deed-restricted community with tree-lined streets and well-maintained homes.

This neighborhood is near major roads and highways such as Katy Freeway, Sam Houston Parkway, and Memorial Drive, which gives residents great access to key business centers, retail hubs, schools, and parks.

The median sales price of homes in Westchester is $625,000. Home sizes range from 1,300 square feet to 4,500 square feet. Luxury custom-built colonial two-story and traditional single-family homes are available.

Westchester Commute Times

Commuting from Westchester to the Energy Corridor is a breeze since the travel time only takes around 5 minutes. The Galleria is a bit farther away at 20 minutes. The Medical Center and Downtown Houston are the farthest since it will take 25 minutes to get to those areas from the neighborhood.

Westchester Employment

Westchester is close to the Energy Corridor, a major job center, which means that residents of the community can find employment in companies located there such as Shell Oil, Citgo, BP, Petroleum Geo-Services, McDermott International, and SBM Offshore USA.

Westchester Public Schools

The neighborhood is zoned to the Spring Branch ISD. Schools within the school district include Memorial Drive Elementary, Frostwood Elementary, and Memorial Middle School.

The number of highly rated schools that are zoned to Westchester makes it one of the best close in Houston neighborhoods for families.

Westchester Amenities

Westchester’s amenities include a swimming pool with a diving area and water slide, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, and golf courses.

Notable hiking trails include the Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail, Bear Creek to Chatterton Trail, and Bear Creek to Langham Creek Trail.

Golf courses near the community include the Lakeside Country Club and the Royal Oaks Country Club.

The neighborhood is also minutes away from retail hubs such as the Memorial City Mall, CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village.

Map of Westchester

Westchester Real Estate Trends

4. Garden Oaks

Garden Oaks Map

HP Team Ranking: B+

Surrounded by pine, magnolia, pecan, and oak trees (hence the name), Garden Oaks is a quaint, mostly residential neighborhood located off Loop 610. It’s one of Houston’s older neighborhoods and maintains a small-town, country feel despite being close to major freeways, interstates, and retail and entertainment establishments.

It has strong land value appreciation, making it one of the best neighborhoods in Houston to buy a house in.

The median sales price of homes in Garden Oaks is $726,250. Homes range in size from 900 square feet to 6,500 square feet. Home options include bungalows, patio homes, ranch-style homes, cottages, plantation-style homes, and townhomes.

Garden Oaks Commute Times

Garden Oaks is only 15 minutes away from The Galleria and Downtown Houston, but 20 minutes away from the Energy Corridor. It’s 25 minutes away from the Medical Center.

Garden Oaks Employment

Major employers in or near Garden Oaks include the United States Postal Service, HEB, Kroger, Costco, Harris County Hospital District, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center, Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, LyondellBasell, and Deloitte Houston.

Garden Oaks Public Schools

The largest school district in the state, the Houston ISD, serves the area. Top-performing schools within the school district include Horn Elementary, Pin Oak Middle School, and East Early College High School.

Garden Oaks Amenities

Garden Oaks is primarily residential but still gives residents plenty of options when it comes to retail, shopping, and dining. The Galleria is only 10 minutes away, and there’s also Oak Forest Center along Ella Boulevard.

For parks and hike-and-bike trails, residents can go to West Tidwell Park, White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, Wortham Island Reserve, Little Thicket Park, Spring Branch Trail, Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve, and Heights Hike and Bike Trail.

Map of Garden Oaks

Garden Oaks Real Estate Trends

5. Spring Branch

Spring Branch Map

HP Team Ranking: B+

Situated near major Houston thoroughfares like Loop 610, Katy Freeway, Highway 290 and Beltway 8, Spring Branch is a community that has great access to major employment centers like the Energy Corridor and The Galleria, and to a variety of dining, retail, and entertainment establishments.

It also features some of the best public schools in Houston, making it one of the best close in Houston neighborhoods to live for families.

The median sales price of homes in this neighborhood is $439,000.

Spring Branch Commute Times

The commute from Spring Branch to the Energy Corridor takes 10 minutes. Going to The Galleria takes 15 minutes, to Downtown Houston 20 minutes, and to the Medical Center 25 minutes.

Spring Branch Employment

Major employers in or near Spring Branch include Moody National Companies, BWI Companies, Inc., Logistics Group International, Inc., The Panther Companies, Texas Children's Hospital, and Marine Well Containment Company.

Spring Branch Public Schools

The Spring Branch, Cypress-Fairbanks, and Houston ISDs zone the community. Highly rated schools within those school districts include Roberts Elementary, Wilchester Elementary, Burbank Middle School, Memorial Middle School, and North Houston Early College High School.

Spring Branch Amenities

Residents of the neighborhood can enjoy a variety of outdoor and recreational spaces like parks, trails, and community pools. Parks include Haden Park, James W. Lee Park, and Memorial Park, while trails include Spring Branch Trail and Emnora Lane Hike & Bike Trail.

For golfers, there’s the Lakeside Country Club.

For retail options, there’s Nordstrom Rack, T.J. Maxx, Marlou Miller Boutique, Dillard's, Macy's, Buckle, Old Navy, and Value Village.

Map of Spring Branch

Spring Branch Real Estate Trends

6. Briargrove Park/Walnutbend

Briargrove Park/Walnutbend Map

HP Team Ranking: B+

One of West Houston’s top neighborhoods, Briargrove Park/Walnutbend is a charming community that boasts gaslit street lights, mature trees, and an active community.

Bordering it is Westchase Business District and Westheimer Road on the south, and Beltway 8 on the west. This location gives it great access to key business and employment hubs.

The median sales price of homes in Briargrove Park/Walnutbend is $602,500. Homes range in size from 1,800 square feet to 4,900 square feet. Architectural styles in the area lean toward traditional, ranch-style, and bungalows.

Briargrove Park/Walnutbend Commute Times

Those looking to work in the Energy Corridor will find that the commute is relatively pain-free, since it only takes around 10 minutes to get there. The Galleria is a bit farther at 15 minutes, and Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center are the farthest at 20 minutes.

Briargrove Park/Walnutbend Employment

Major employers in or near Briargrove Park/Walnutbend include the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, Oilfield Chemical Company, BMC Software, Softeq Development Corporation, and Texas Boom Company. Residents can also find employment in businesses located in The Galleria and the Energy Corridor.

Briargrove Park/Walnutbend Public Schools

Briargrove Park homes are zoned to the Houston ISD. Notable schools within the school district include Sinclair Elementary, Lanier Middle School, and Carnegie Vanguard High School.

Briargrove Park/Walnutbend Amenities

The neighborhood’s location gives it convenient access to commercial and entertainment establishments near the area. This includes the CityCentre, Memorial City Mall, Westchase Shopping Center, Town and Country Village, and Woodlake Square.

There are also more restaurants, cafes, bars, and lounges along Westheimer Road.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there are numerous parks and trails in or near the area such as the Mary Ann Francklow Park, Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, and Noble Road Trail.

Golfers, on the other hand, can play a round of golf at the Royal Oaks Country Club, Sharpstown Country Club, and Westwood Country Club.

Map of Briargrove Park/Walnutbend

Briargrove Park/Walnutbend Real Estate Trends

7. Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde Map

HP Team Ranking: B-

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde is a collection of small and exclusive subdivisions that sit between two major employment centers, The Galleria and the Westchase District.

Major roads and highways such as Richmond Avenue, Memorial Drive, Westheimer Road, Westpark Tollway, and San Felipe Road are just minutes away, which gives residents excellent access to key areas like the Energy Corridor, Downtown Houston, and Memorial City.

This great access to vital areas (especially to employment districts) makes Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde one of the best neighborhoods in Houston to rent a house in.

The median sales price of Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde homes is $400,190. Homes are sized from 1,700 square feet to more than 6,000 square feet. Ranch-style and traditional homes are common but there are also townhomes and new construction homes.

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde Commute Times

Commuting from Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde to The Galleria will take you 10 minutes, while a commute to the Energy Corridor will take you 15 minutes. Lastly, commuting to Downtown Houston and thethe Texas Medical Center will take you 20 minutes.

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde Employment

Major employers near the community include Chevron, Phillips 66, Halliburton, PetroChina, Enbridge, BHP Billiton, Landry's Inc., Apache Corporation, Beirne, Maynard, and Parsons, LLP, and Bechtel Corporation.

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde Public Schools

The Houston ISD, the largest school district in the state, serves the area. Award-winning schools within the school district include River Oaks Elementary, Project Chrysalis Middle School, and Challenge Early College High School.

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde Amenities

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde boasts several retail, dining, and entertainment options near its borders. Briargrove Shopping Center, Spectrum Shopping Center, Woodlake Square, Memorial City Mall, Town & Country Village, and CityCentre are just some of the retail centers that residents can shop in.

There are also numerous parks that offer sports fields, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Some of these parks are Walter J. Rasmus Sr. Park, Briarbend Park, Mary Ann Francklow Park, Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail, and Tanglewilde Park.

For those who are into golf, there is a range of options for golf courses around the area. Notable golf courses include the Houston Country Club, the Sharpstown Park Golf Course, the Lakeside Country Club, the Royal Oaks Country Club, the Westwood Golf Club, and the Braeburn Country Club.

Map of Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde

Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde Real Estate Trends

8. Meyerland Area

Meyerland Area Map

HP Team Ranking: B-

Nestled just outside Loop 610, Meyerland is a 6,000-acre neighborhood south of Bellaire and west of Braeswood Place. It is near major thoroughfares such as Loop 610, Post Oak Road, Beechnut Street, and Chimney Rock Road which gives it excellent access to key business and employment hubs like the Texas Medical Center, The Galleria, and Downtown Houston.

Meyerland is one of the best Houston neighborhoods in terms of land value appreciation. The median sales price of homes in the community is $475,000. Home sizes range from 1,000 square feet to over 7,100 square feet.

Meyerland Area Commute Times

Going from Meyerland to The Galleria will take you 10 minutes while going to Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center will take you 15 minutes. Add another 10 minutes to that and you’ll find yourself in the Energy Corridor.

Meyerland Area Employment

Major employers in or near Meyerland include S&B Engineers and Constructors, Baker Hughes IPS, Marine Well Containment Company, Prime Operating Co, and Liquid Technologies.

Meyerland Area Public Schools

The neighborhood is zoned to the Houston ISD. Best-rated schools within the school district include Horn Elementary, Pin Oak Middle School, and East Early College High School.

Meyerland Area Amenities

For dining, retail, and entertainment, you can never go wrong with the Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center. Its anchor stores include Target, J. C. Penney, Old Navy, Marshalls, and Best Buy.

For outdoor activities, there are plenty of parks that offer facilities for a variety of indoor and outdoor sports as well as recreational activities. There’s the Meyerland Neighborhood Park and Godwin Park which features the Godwin Community Center. The center boasts an outdoor pavilion, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, and a basketball court.

Another popular spot is the Brays Bayou which offers trails for bikers, walkers, and joggers.

Map of Meyerland Area

Meyerland Area Real Estate Trends

9. Westhaven Estates

Westhaven Estates Map

HP Team Ranking: B-

Located along Nantucket Drive and Potomac Drive, Westhaven Estates is an upscale residential neighborhood that features luxury homes and carries the distinction of being Houston’s first manned guard-gated community.

It’s bordered by Westheimer Road to the south and Woodway Drive to the north. Because of its central location, residents have easy access to key roads such as Post Oak Lane and Memorial Drive.

The median sales price of homes in Westhaven Estates is $525,000. Living spaces are sized between 1,400 square feet to 9,100 square feet.

Westhaven Estates Commute Times

Going to The Galleria is a breeze since the commute only takes 10 minutes. The Energy Corridor is a bit farther away at 15 minutes. Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center are the farthest at 20 minutes.

Westhaven Estates Employment

Major employers in or near Westhaven Estates include ChildCare Careers, Westbury Community Hospital, Walmart Supercenter, Major Energy Services, and Schlumberger. And since the neighborhood is only 5 minutes away from The Galleria, those looking to live in Westhaven Estates can find employment in companies headquartered in the area such as Air Liquide America, Landry’s, and AON Risk Services of Texas.

Westhaven Estates Public Schools

The highly-regarded Spring Branch ISD serves the neighborhood. Schools within the school district include Bunker Hill Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, and Memorial Middle School.

Westhaven Estates Amenities

The neighborhood’s location gives it convenient access to commercial and entertainment establishments like Uptown Park, Highland Village Shopping Center, and The Galleria.

If you’re into outdoor activities, however, there’s Memorial Park, a 1,500-acre municipal park located only a few blocks away from the neighborhood. It features hike and bike trails, picnic areas, a golf course (an 18-hole course with a 73-course rating and a 122 slope rating), and facilities for volleyball, skating, softball, tennis, and swimming. Other attractions within the park include the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail.

Map of Westhaven Estates

Westhaven Estates Real Estate Trends

10. Brays Oaks

Brays Oaks Map

HP Team Ranking: B-

Brays Oaks is a largely residential neighborhood located between Loop 610, Beltway 8, U.S. 90 Alt, and Interstate 69.

Its location makes it easily accessible from the business, educational, and entertainment centers in the area.

It’s one of the more family-friendly neighborhoods in Houston because of the A-rated schools zoned to it and the variety of amenities that are available to its residents.

The community is third on the least expensive list of Houston neighborhoods according to home warranty company American Home Shield. The median sales price of homes in the neighborhood is $290,000.

Most homes are single-family homes made up in a variety of architectural styles such as French, contemporary, and modern.

Brays Oaks Commute Times

Brays Oaks is 15 minutes away from The Galleria and 20 minutes away from Downtown Houston, the Energy Corridor, and the Texas Medical Center.

Brays Oaks Employment

The neighborhood is near business districts and job centers. This provides residents with access to a variety of job opportunities in companies like Landry's, 3D/International, and Air Liquide America in The Galleria and S&B Engineers and Constructors, Petroleum Geo-Services, and American Petroleum Institute in the Energy Corridor.

Brays Oaks Public Schools

Most Brays Oaks homes are zoned to the Houston ISD. A small portion, however, is serviced by the Alief ISD.

Schools within the Houston ISD include Roberts Elementary, Burbank Middle School, and North Houston Early College High School.

Schools within the Alief ISD include Mahanay Elementary, Petrosky Elementary, and Alief Early College High School.

Brays Oaks Amenities

Brays Oaks is known for its 421 acres of green spaces. It has 11 parks which include 10.3-acre Glenshire Park which boasts a picnic venue, a playground, and running trails; 18.6-acre Haviland Park which boasts two tennis courts, a playfield, and a jogging trail; and Marian Park which offers a picnic area, a basketball court, and a community center.

There’s also the famous Willow Waterhole Greenway that offers walking trails, ponds, and a picnic venue. It also hosts its annual MusicFEST.

There are also a number of golf courses in addition to its parks. These include the Westwood Golf Club, Braeburn Country Club, and Sharpstown Park Golf Course.

Map of Brays Oaks

Brays Oaks Real Estate Trends

11. Northwest Houston

Northwest Houston Map

HP Team Ranking: C+

A quiet neighborhood just outside the Inner Loop, Northwest Houston is one of the best neighborhoods in terms of land appreciation, posting impressive 5- and 10-year land value appreciation rates.

It’s also home to top-rated gated communities like Woodwind Lakes.

The median sales price of Northwest Houston homes is $299,500. Homes range from 500 square feet to 10,300 square feet and sit on spacious wooded lots along tree-lined streets. Traditional-style single-family homes and large estates abound.

Northwest Houston Commute Times

Northwest Houston is 15 minutes away from the Energy Corridor, 20 minutes away from The Galleria, and 25 minutes away from Downtown Houston and the Medical Center.

Northwest Houston Employment

Major employers in or near the neighborhood include Toshiba, GE Oil & Gas, Schlumberger, Shell Oil, and Chevron. Since it’s so close to the Energy Corridor, residents can also find employment in companies located in that area such as Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, Enbridge, and MD Anderson West Houston.

Northwest Houston Public Schools

Northwest Houston is zoned to several school districts namely Houston, Klein, Aldine, and Cypress Fairbanks ISDs. Highly acclaimed schools within those school districts include Field Elementary, Nitsch Elementary, Thompson Elementary, Lanier Middle School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, and Victory Early College High School.

Northwest Houston Amenities

There are lots of golf courses and trails for hiking, biking, and running that residents can enjoy. For retail, there’s Kroger, D F Food Store, Randalls, Pinemont Grocery, and Richard's Grocery Store. There are also options for dining and entertainment in Downtown Houston and The Galleria.

Map of Northwest Houston

Northwest Houston Real Estate Trends

12. Shepherd Park Plaza

Shepherd Park Plaza Area Map

HP Team Ranking: C+

Shepherd Park Plaza is a subdivision near the Inner Loop that’s easily accessible to major job and retail centers such as Downtown Houston and The Galleria.

The neighborhood is known for its active clubs that organize year-round events such as cook-offs, parades, yard awards, and sales. Clubs that residents can join include the Civic Club, Plaza Moms, Garden Club, and Citizen Patrol.

The median sales price of homes in Shepherd Park Plaza is $419,900. Most single-family homes come in ranch-style designs and they range in size from 1,400 square feet to over 5,600 square feet.

Shepherd Park Plaza Commute Times

Commuting from Shepherd Park Plaza to Downtown Houston or The Galleria will take you only 15 minutes. Commuting to the Energy Corridor and the Texas Medical Center, on the other hand, will take you 20 minutes and 25 minutes, respectively.

Shepherd Park Plaza Employment

Residents of Shepherd Park Plaza can find employment in the Big E Drilling Co., BWI Companies, Inc., W.T. Byler Co, Inc., Goodman Manufacturing Company, and in companies headquartered in The Galleria such as Landry's, 3D/International, and Air Liquide America.

Shepherd Park Plaza Public Schools

The Houston ISD serves the neighborhood. High-ranking schools within the school district include Bush Elementary, Project Chrysalis Middle School, and Carnegie Vanguard High School.

Shepherd Park Plaza Amenities

Shepherd Park Plaza has plenty of green spaces for outdoor recreation. Multi-use trails for hiking, running, and biking such as Heights Hike and Bike Trail, Paul Carr Jogging Trail Park, and White Oak Bayou Greenway Access are near the area. There are also playgrounds, picnic grounds, and golf courses that are minutes away from the neighborhood.

Map of Shepherd Park Plaza Area

Shepherd Park Plaza Area Real Estate Trends

13. Willow Meadows Area

Willow Meadows Area Map

HP Team Ranking: C+

Willow Meadows is a small deed-restricted neighborhood with tree-lined streets and a small-town atmosphere. It’s located just within the Beltway 8 area, off the southwest part of Loop 610. It has great proximity to major roads and freeways such as Braeswood Boulevard, Main Street, and Stella Link Road.

Its location gives it great access to business, retail, and entertainment centers such as Inner Loop, Downtown Houston, and The Galleria.

The median sales price of homes in the neighborhood is $358,000. Home sizes range from 900 square feet to 6,500 square feet.

Willow Meadows Area Commute Times

Commuting from Willow Meadows to The Galleria will take you 10 minutes. Commuting to Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center, on the other hand, will take you 15 minutes. The Energy Corridor is the farthest, with the commute time taking 25 minutes.

Willow Meadows Area Employment

Residents of Willow Meadows can find gainful employment in companies located in The Galleria such as AON Risk Services of Texas, Air Liquide America, 3D/International, and Landry’s.

Willow Meadows Area Public Schools

The Houston ISD serves the community. Top-ranked schools that students can attend within the school district include Brookline Elementary School, Burbank Middle School, and Challenge Early College High School.

Willow Meadows Area Amenities

Green spaces that Willow Meadows residents can enjoy include Willow Park, Willow Waterhole Greenway Park, Brays Bayou, Russ Pitman Park, Helen’s Park, Karl Young Park, and Lafayette Park.

For shopping, dining, and entertainment there’s The Galleria, Braes Heights Shopping Center, Meyerland Plaza, and Maplewood Mall.

Map of Willow Meadows Area

Willow Meadows Area Real Estate Trends


Methodology

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We created this list of the best close-in Houston neighborhoods under 750k by looking at population centers above 10,000 that are located near the Inner Loop and whose median home sale prices are below $750k. Then we evaluated each location and gave it a letter grade (the HP Team Ranking) based on the following quantitative criteria:

Each of these best close-in neighborhoods under 750k was graded on these items. The list was then ranked from top to bottom based on their combined score. We included the 13 with the best scores in our Top Close-In Under 750k Houston Neighborhoods List.

Median home sale prices are based on single-family home sales from this year.

Median land value prices are based on both homes sold at lot value and lot sales.

5-year appreciation rates compare 2019 to 2023 and are based on median sales price per square foot.

10-year appreciation rates compare 2014 to 2023 and are based on median sales price per square foot.

Data is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All source material from HAR MLS sold information.

Additional Sources:

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– 2020: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2020: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2020: #6 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2020: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas (Top Keller Williams Realtor)
– 2020: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
- 2019: Top Residential Realtors in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2019: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2019: #5 Individual Agent, KW Worldwide
- 2019: #1 Individual Agent, KW Texas
- 2018: #5 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2018: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2018: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2018: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2017: #10 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2017: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2017: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2017: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2016: #20 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2016: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2016: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
- 2016: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly
- 2016: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2015: #9 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, United States
- 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2015: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2015: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
- 2015: Five Star Realtor, Texas Monthly Magazine
- 2014: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2014: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial

...in addition to over 318 additional awards.

Paige also serves a variety of non-profits, and civic and community boards. She was appointed by the mayor of Houston to be on the downtown TIRZ board.

Benefits Of Working With The Houston Properties Team

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Our team, composed of distinguished and competent Houston luxury Realtors, has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member.

We find team approach as the most effective way to sell homes. We have dedicated people doing staging, marketing, social media, open houses, and showings. Each Houston Properties Team member is a specialist in their role—which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

The benefits of working with a team include:

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