Briargrove Houston TX Real Estate & Neighborhood Guide

Briargrove Houston Real Estate Guide

Briargrove is a deed-restricted residential neighborhood located minutes from the Galleria and about 12 miles west of Downtown Houston.

Made up of around 900 single-family homes, Briargrove is a quiet residential neighborhood. Popular for its friendly atmosphere and close-knit community, Briagrove features:

  • GREAT LOCATION NEAR UPTOWN: One of Houston’s main employment and retail districts, Uptown is home to 2,000+ businesses and 55,000+ employees. The district features more than 23 million square feet of office space and around 5 million square feet of retail. Roughly half of Uptown’s retail square footage is within The Galleria, a world-class shopping center with 300+ stores, restaurants, and entertainment hubs.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND DINING OPTIONS: Located just south of the neighborhood, Briargrove Shopping Center features restaurants, stores, and other commercial establishments. More retail and dining options are available along Westheimer Road, including the Spectrum Shopping Center and Briarcroft Shopping Center. Voss Road, San Felipe Street, and Woodway Drive also offer a number of options.
  • FANTASTIC ACCESS: Residents have fairly easy commutes to and from key Houston districts via main roads like Westheimer Road, San Felipe Street, and Woodway Drive. Richmond Avenue, Southwest Freeway, and Loop 610 are also accessible from the neighborhood.
  • ACTIVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION: The Briargrove Property Owners Association is responsible for enforcing the community’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines, and maintaining common areas. Briargrove’s HOA, together with its architectural committee, work very hard to keep the neighborhood’s look and overall ambiance. Neighborhood amenities include a clubhouse and pool.
  • SPACIOUS LOTS: Briargrove homes sit on mid- to large-sized lots (by Houston standards), ranging from 7,000 to upwards of 10,000 square feet. Wooded grounds and well-kept front/back yards are common in the area.

Buying or selling a home in Briargrove can be challenging due to a number of factors, including the area’s older homes (some may need extensive renovations), deed restrictions, and proximity to main roads (you want to be near one, but not too near). For help in navigating this complex market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Briargrove’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Briargrove Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located about 12 miles from downtown Houston, Briargrove is a community of 900 homes. It is just west of the Galleria/Uptown area and is known for its ranch-style homes, small town atmosphere, and large lots.

  • One of Houston’s main employment and retail districts, Uptown is home to 2,000+ businesses and 55,000+ employees. The district features more than 23 million square feet of office space and around 5 million square feet of retail. Roughly half of Uptown’s retail square footage is within The Galleria, a world-class shopping center with 300+ stores, restaurants, and entertainment hubs.
  • Located just south of the neighborhood, Briargrove Shopping Center features restaurants, stores, and other commercial establishments. More retail and dining options are available along Westheimer Road, including the Spectrum Shopping Center and Briarcroft Shopping Center. Voss, San Felipe, and Woodway also offer a number of options.
  • Residents have fairly easy commutes to and from key Houston districts via main roads like Westheimer Road, San Felipe Street, and Woodway Drive. Richmond Avenue, Southwest Freeway, and Loop 610 are also accessible from the neighborhood.
  • The Briargrove Property Owners Association is responsible for enforcing the community’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines, and maintaining common areas. Briargrove’s HOA, together with its architectural committee, work very hard to keep the neighborhood’s look and overall ambiance. Neighborhood amenities include a clubhouse and pool.
  • Briargrove homes sit on mid- to large-sized lots (by Houston standards), ranging from 7,000 to upwards of 10,000 square feet. Wooded grounds and well-kept front/back yards are common in the area.
  • Briargrove is zoned to the Houston Independent School District. Briargrove Elementary, Tanglewood Middle (formerly Grady), and Margaret Long Wisdom High School (formerly Lee) all serve the neighborhood.
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  • Briargrove Elementary School, an International Baccalaureate school serving the IB Primary Years Programme, is located within the neighborhood.
  • Like most areas west of Loop 610, the land where Briargrove now sits was previously a farm. Development started in the 1950s.
  • The neighborhood sits about 12 miles west of Downtown Houston. Nearby neighborhoods include Lamar Terrace, Tanglewood, and Briarmeadow.
  • Ranch-style and traditional homes are common in Briargrove. Most of the neighborhood’s original homes have been updated, though some have been torn down in favor of two-story custom-built homes.
  • Briargrove homes tend to offer 3 to 5 bedrooms. Home sizes range from 1,700 to more than 4,500 square feet.
  • Pricing for Briargrove homes for sale range from $500,000 to more than $1,500,000.

Briargrove Maps and Location

Roughly bordered by some of Houston’s main thoroughfares, Briargrove is located east of Briargrove Drive, south of Woodway Drive, west of Briarmead Drive, and north of Westheimer Road. San Felipe Street cuts through the neighborhood.

Made up of roughly 900 homes, Briargrove is a tight-knit community known for its mid- to large-sized lots. Nestled at the heart of west Houston, Briargrove has the Galleria/Uptown area to the east, Tanglewood to the northeast, and the Memorial Villages (Piney Point and Hunters Creek) to the north. Other nearby neighborhoods include Lamar Terrace and Briarmeadow (Woodlake).

The neighborhood is mostly residential, though there are plenty of options available along Westheimer Road. Retail hubs in the area include the Briargrove, Spectrum, and Briarcroft shopping centers. Other retail, dining and entertainment centers are also available along Woodway, Voss, and San Felipe.

Uptown Houston, a major retail and business district, is less than a couple of miles away from Briargrove homes. The district features over 23 million square feet of office space and 5 million square feet of retail space. The Galleria is located within the district, along with other retail centers like Uptown Park and the Post Oak Shopping Center.

Briargrove Houston real estate have a 77057 Harris County zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Briargrove Houston Schools

Briargrove 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 Briargrove Elementary and Lamar High School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • Briargrove Elementary School at 6145 San Felipe St. Located comfortably within the neighborhood, Briargrove is a newly named IB World School and now offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Apart from this new program, the school also features a Critical Thinking Lab, along with several enrichment classes in various subjects and areas.
  • Briarmeadow Charter School at 3601 Dunvale Rd. As an option for those zoned to Briargrove, charter school Briarmeadow serves students in Pre-K through 8. It features Gifted and Pre-AP programs.

Middle Schools

  • Tanglewood Middle School at 5215 San Felipe St. As a neighborhood Vanguard school, Tanglewood Middle School (Henry W. Grady Middle School) offers Pre-AP classes for Gifted and Talented students. The school also offers core enrichment classes in different subjects including Technology, Spanish, Music, Fine Arts, and Visual Arts.

High Schools

  • Margaret Long Wisdom High School at 6529 Beverly Hill St. Located less than a couple of miles away from Briargrove homes, Margaret Long Wisdom High School (formerly Lee High School) is one of the HISD’s magnet schools. It offers several Advanced Placement courses, including World History, Macroeconomics, and Statistics, among others. Students zoned to the school can also choose to attend Lamar or Westside instead.
  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Known for its great athletics program and its football team (the Lamar Texans, formerly the Redskins), Lamar also offers excellent academics programs. As one of the HISD’s IB World Schools, Lamar serves a Middle Years Programme (MYP) a Diplomma Programme, and a Career-Related Programme. Its other programs include neighborhood and Advanced Placement.
  • Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr. Westside is the Houston ISD’s Magnet School for Integrated Technology, and its curriculum centers on how technology can be applied to 5 aspects: Media Relations, Applied Science/Health Science, Fine Arts, Business, and Computing Sciences.
  • T. H. Rogers School at 5840 San Felipe St. Named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1991-92, the Thomas Horace Rogers School is an alternative public school that serves grades K through 12. It offers a Vanguard program for gifted and talented students from kindergarten to 8th grade. Programs for deaf (Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and multiply impared students (Program for Preparing Students for Independence) are offered from Pre-K to 8th grade, and age 3 to 12th grade, respectively.

Briargrove Houston Private Schools

Briargove homes are located near several private schools, including St. Michael School (1833 Sage Rd.), a part of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and the Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning (2313 S Voss Rd.), a private Islamic School.

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

  • St. Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.
  • The Tenney School at 3500 S Gessner Rd.
  • Robindell Private School at 6610 Alder Dr.
  • Memorial Lutheran School at 5800 Westheimer Rd.
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
  • The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.
  • Second Baptist School at 6410 Woodway Dr.

To find an updated listing of all Briargrove 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.

Briargrove Real Estate Trends

The Briargrove real estate market has grown over the past 10 years. The median sales price of homes in the area is at over $850,000.

With the neighborhood’s continued popularity came increased demand, which in turn has driven prices up at a steady pace.

Other factors may have contributed in keeping the area’s real estate market strong: Briargrove’s active homeowners association, its deed restrictions, and its architectural committee.

Briargrove homes include old ranch-style homes, updated/remodeled homes, and recently constructed custom-built homes. Prices can range from $500,000 to upwards of $1,000,000.

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

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

Briargrove Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Similar to nearby communities like the Memorial Villages and Memorial Close In, Briargrove single-family homes tend to range from older ranch-style and traditional homes to remodeled or updated dwellings. New construction custom-built homes are also becoming more common within the area.

Briargrove homes for sale typically sit on large lots by Houston standards, ranging from 7,000 to 10,000 square feet. Sprawling, manicured lawns and treed front and/or backyards are common features found in homes within the neighborhood.

Though traditional and ranch-style homes are more prevalent in Briargrove, other architectural styles are represented well in its newer homes, including French, contemporary, and modern.

Most Briargrove homes offer 3-bedroom 2-bath floor plans, though there are larger properties available in the area. Home sizes range from 1,700 to upwards of 4,500 square feet.

Prices for Briargrove homes for sale can start at around $500,000. Bigger and newer properties can sell for more than $1,500,000.

Briargrove Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Briargrove Houston has deed restrictions and architectural guidelines that discourage the construction of townhomes. There are, however, plenty of townhomes available in areas just outside the subdivision, most notably near Briargrove Drive and Westheimer Road.

Briargrove Houston Condo Sale Trends

Due to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions, there are no Briargrove condos for sale in mid-rise or highrise buildings, but plenty of units are available in surrounding areas like the Galleria and River Oaks. Museum District condos are also a popular option.

These Galleria condos are within a few minutes from Briargrove:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Astoria
  • Highland Tower
  • Montebello
  • Villa D’Este
  • Four Leaf Towers
  • The Bristol
  • Empire Lofts
  • Lofts On Post Oak
  • Manhattan
  • St. James
  • The Mark
  • The Mercer
  • The Oxford
  • Venti

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

Briargrove TX History

Like most neighborhoods in west Houston, Briargrove can trace its roots back to the suburban housing boom in the 50s and 60s.

In 1948, Walter and Mary Jo Peckham moved to the property now known as Briargrove, located a few miles west of what was then Houston’s city limits. They stayed there up until the property was sold to developers.

Much like the upscale subdivisions developed at the time, Briargrove was built out with ranch-style homes, some of which still stand today. Briargrove Elementary, the neighborhood’s award-winning school, was built in 1958.

Fun Things To Do Near Briargrove Houston

There are perks to be had from being located adjacent to the Galleria/Uptown area.

Houston’s premiere shopping destination, the Galleria area features over 700 retailers, restaurants, hotels, and other entertainment hubs. With the Galleria and Uptown Park within minutes away, Briargrove homes are within minutes of Houston’s best and finest in terms of retail.

Other major shopping centers nearby include Rice Village and Highland Village.

Within the neighborhood’s borders, residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll around Briargrove Park Center or take a swim in the community center’s pool facilities.

Briargrove Park Center offers several facilities, including a pool, tennis courts, and a playground. The park’s redevelopment in 2003 led to the improvement of other clubhouse amenities like sidewalks, fences, and its large pavilion. The community center pool is also home to the local swim team – the Barracudas.

Here are some of the must-visit places near Briargrove Houston:

Here are just some of the must-visit places in and around Houston Briargrove:

Dining

  • Truluck’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • True Food Kitchen
  • Caracol
  • Etoile Cuisine et Bar
  • Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Masraff’s
  • Pappas Bros Steakhouse
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • De Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Retail and Entertainment

  • The Galleria
  • Uptown Park
  • Rice Village
  • Uptown Collection
  • Highland Village
  • BLVD Place
  • Briargrove Shopping Center
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Nightlife

  • Belvedere
  • The West End
  • Ron’s Pub
  • Richmond Arms Pub
  • 51fifteen Restaurant and Lounge
  • Firehouse Saloon
  • Muldoon’s the Patio
  • The Black Swan
  • The Living Room

Groceries

  • Whole Foods
  • The Fresh Market
  • Randalls Food & Pharmacy
  • Target
  • H-E-B

Parks

  • Briargrove Park Center
  • Tanglewood Park
  • Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
  • Post Oak Park
  • Grady Park
  • Hidalgo Park

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