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Briarmeadow Houston Real Estate Guide

Briarmeadow is a collection of small and exclusive subdivisions stretching west of the Galleria up to the Westchase District.

Located around 12 miles away from Downtown Houston, Briarmeadow is a largely residential area nestled north of Westpark Tollway and minutes from the Galleria area.

Residents enjoy:

  • PROXIMITY TO EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: Briarmeadow sits between two major employment centers, the Galleria and the Westchase District. Westchase is a mixed-use district with over 16 million square feet of office space. Several companies operate out of the district, including the oil and energy giants like Chevron, Phillips 66, Halliburton, and PetroChina, among others.
  • EASY ACCESSIBILITY: Main roads and freeways are minutes away from Briarmeadow homes, including Richmond Avenue, Westheimer Road, Memorial Drive, San Felipe Road, and Westpark Tollway. Residents have fairly easy commutes to and from key Houston neighborhoods like downtown, the Energy Corridor, the Galleria, and Memorial City.
  • CENTRAL LOCATION: Briarmeadow features plenty of retail, dining, and entertainment options, particularly along two of its major roads, Richmond Avenue and Westheimer Road. Residents have convenient access to a number of restaurants, cafes, stores, and bars. Parks, schools, and outdoor entertainment venues are also nearby.
  • AFFORDABLE HOMES: Compared to homes in nearby Memorial Villages, Galleria, and Tanglewood areas, Briarmeadow homes are more affordable, with the median sales price at around $290,000. (See The Salary I Need To Buy A Home In Houston’s Best Neighborhoods)
  • LARGE LOTS: Briarmeadow homes tend to sit on large lots (by Houston standards). Lot sizes can range from 6,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.

Buying or selling a home in Briarmeadow can be challenging due to a number of factors. There are a number of communities in the area, each offering different home types and prices. Other factors include proximity to main roads (you don’t want to be too near one), older homes (some may need extensive renovations), and different school zoning.

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

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12 Things Briarmeadow Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Made up of several subdivisions and multi-family dwellings, Briar Meadow (also known as Woodlake/Briarmeadow and Tanglewilde/Briarmeadow) is largely residential. Some areas feature commercial establishments.

  • Briarmeadow sits between two major employment centers, the Galleria and the Westchase District. Westchase is a mixed-use district with over 16 million square feet of office space. Several companies operate out of the district, including the oil and energy giants like Chevron, Phillips 66, Halliburton, and PetroChina, among others.
  • Main roads and freeways are minutes away from Briarmeadow homes, including Richmond Avenue, Westheimer Road, Memorial Drive, San Felipe Road, and Westpark Tollway. Residents have fairly easy commutes to and from key Houston neighborhoods like downtown, the Energy Corridor, the Galleria, and Memorial City.
  • Briarmeadow features plenty of retail, dining, and entertainment options, particularly along two of its major roads, Richmond Avenue and Westheimer Road. Residents have convenient access to a number of restaurants, cafes, stores, and bars. Parks, schools, and outdoor entertainment venues are also nearby.
  • Compared to homes in nearby Memorial Villages, Galleria, and Tanglewood areas, Briarmeadow homes are more affordable, with the median sales price at around $290,000.
  • Briarmeadow homes tend to sit on large lots (by Houston standards). Lot sizes can range from 6,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.
  • The neighborhood is zoned to the HISD’s Piney Point Elementary, Emerson Elementary School, Revere Middle School, and Margaret Long Wisdom High School. Students may also opt to apply to the Briarmeadow Charter School.
  • Briarmeadow, like most neighborhoods in west Houston, was developed in the 1950s and 1960s.
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  • Briarmeadow 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 Briarmeadow 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 Briarmeadow. Most of the neighborhood’s original homes have been updated, though some have been torn down in favor of two-story custom-built homes.
  • Briarmeadow homes tend to offer 3 to 5 bedrooms. Home sizes range from 1,700 to more than 4,500 square feet.
  • Pricing for Briarmeadow homes for sale range from $500,000 to more than $1,500,000.

Briarmeadow Maps and Location

Briarmeadow (otherwise known the Woodlake/Briar Meadow area) is located north of Westpark Tollway, south of the Buffalo Bayou, east of Gessner Road, and west of largely covers the area north of Westpark Tollway, south of Chimney Rock Road.

The area is made up of several smaller communities and subdivisions, including Tanglewilde, Briar Meadow, Woodlake Forest, Oaks of Woodlake, and Briarbend, among others.

Two of Houston’s busiest arteries, Westheimer Road and Richmond Avenue, run through the Briarmeadow area. Memorial Drive and San Felipe Street are also easily accessible from the neighborhood.

Loop 610, Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), Westpark Tollway, and Southwest Freeway are all within minutes of Briarmeadow homes.

Briarmeadow is between two major employment centers, Westchase and the Galleria/Uptown area. Over 1,500 companies operate out of the Westchase District, including major players in the petroleum industry (Dow Chemical, Chevron, Phillips 66, and Halliburton, among others). The district has 16 million square of office space.

The Galleria, on the other hand, features more than 23 million square feet of office space (2,000+ businesses) and over 5 million square feet of the leasable space. Over 350 retail stores, restaurants, bars and cafes call the district home.

Briarmeadow Houston is under the 77057 and 77063 Harris County zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Briarmeadow Houston Schools

Briarmeadow 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 Briarmeadow Charter School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • Piney Point Elementary School at 8921 Pagewood Ln. Piney Point Elementary School is a Vanguard neighborhood school that offers English as a Second Language (ESL), Transitional Bilingual Program, Skills for Learning and Living (SLL), and Preschoolers Achieving Learning Skills (PALS).
  • Briarmeadow Charter School at 3601 Dunvale Rd. Opened in 1997, Briarmeadow Charter School serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is known for its academic excellence and offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP).
  • Emerson Elementary School at 9533 Skyline Dr. Emerson Elementary School features a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program (TWBIP), which aims to hone students in both English and Spanish. The school has been given a “Met Standard” rating by the TEA.
  • Mark White Elementary School at 2515 Old Farm Rd. Students zoned to Piney Point, Briargrove, Emerson, or Pilgrim can also opt to apply to Mark White Elementary School. White is a new non-zoned school that offers unique programs, including a French Dual Language Immersion Program (for PK and Kindergarten).

Middle Schools

  • Revere Middle School at 10502 Briar Forest Dr. Paul Revere Middle School is one of the HISD’s STEM Magnet Schools (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Established in 1980, the school has since received a Recognized rating from the Texas Education Agency (from 2009 to 2011). Apart from its STEM magnet program, the school also offers an array of math and science electives as well as great fine arts and athletics programs.

High Schools

  • Margaret Long Wisdom High School at 6529 Beverly Hill St. Formerly known as Robert E. Lee High School, Wisdom High was established in the early 1960s. Children at Risk named the school one of the “most improved high schools in Greater Houston” in 2010. The school offers a wide variety of AP classes. Students may also opt to attend Westside High School or Lamar High School 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. It is an International Baccalaureate World School serving the Middle Years  Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (career-related). The school also offers a business management magnet program, and several AP courses.
  • Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr. A magnet school for Integrated Technology, Westsite High School has a curriculum that is divided into 5 aspects: Media Relations, Applied Science/Health Science, Fine Arts, Business, and Computing Sciences.
  • T. H. Rogers School at 5840 San Felipe St. Thomas Horace Rogers School is an alternative school with a Vanguard program for gifted and talented students. It has been named National Blue Ribbon School in 1991-92.

Briarmeadow 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 Briarmeadow.

  • 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 Briarmeadow 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.

Briarmeadow Real Estate Trends

Briarmeadow real estate have steadily appreciated in the past 10 years. The median sales price of homes in the neighborhood is at $290,000. Compared to its more affluent neighbors, Briarmeadow homes for sale are certainly more affordable.

Homes in the Memorial Villages, Memorial Close-In, and Tanglewood tend to fetch much more, with median sales prices in the millions.

Compared to these pricier homes, Briarmeadow homes tend to feature smaller lots ranging from around 9,000 to upwards of 10,000 square feet (larger than most within Inner Loop however).

NOTE: Due to the number of smaller subdivisions and communities within Briarmeadow, it may be better to look at specific neighborhoods for more accurate real estate trends.

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

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

Briarmeadow Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Briarmeadow is known for its ranch-style homes, some of which date back to the 1950s and 1960s.

Briarmeadow homes tend to feature one-story floor plans, with 2 to 4 bedrooms spread over 2,000 to more than 3,000 square feet. Lot sizes range from 9,000 to over 10,000 square feet.

Many of these older Briarmeadow homes have been updated and maintained, though a number have been replaced with bigger and newer homes.

Due to the number of smaller communities and subdivisions within the Briarmeadow area, prices, home types, and architectural designs vary. Some communities have deed restrictions and architectural guidelines in place.

Briarmeadow homes for sale can start at $300,000 to upwards of $4,000,000.

Briarmeadow Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

There are a number of townhomes in the Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde area. Compared to their single-family home counterparts, Briarmeadow townhomes are smaller and more affordable.

Briarmeadow townhomes typically feature 2 to 3 bedrooms, with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to around 2,800 square feet. Lot sizes are at around 2,000 square feet. Most were built in the early 1980s, though there are newer townhomes available in the area.

Prices for Briarmeadow townhomes for sale can start at around $100,000 to more than $350,000.

Briarmeadow Houston Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- and high-rise buildings in the Tanglewild/Briarmeadow area. There are, however, plenty of multi-family buildings in the area.

Most Briarmeadow condos feature 1- to 2-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 750 to around 2,000 square feet. Prices range between $70,000 to around $150,000.

These Galleria condos are within a few minutes from Briarmeadow:

  • 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.

Briarmeadow TX History

James E. Lyon, a real estate developer and businessman, spearheaded Briarmeadow’s development in 1955. The neighborhood initially covered 258 acres north of Westheimer Road, with 18 acres reserved for commercial and retail.

Several factors contributed to development in west Houston, including the post-war housing boom and the completion of Interstate 10. The 1950s and 1960s in particular saw developers buying up properties around the Buffalo Bayou and creating subdivisions for upper to middle-class families.

Today, the Briarmeadow area (also known as Briarmeadow/Woodlake or Briarmeadow/Tanglewilde) is a large neighborhood spanning from Gessner to Chimney Rock Road. Neighborhoods within the area are still quite popular for their suburban vibe, verdant surroundings, and peaceful close-knit communities.

Fun Things To Do Near Briarmeadow Houston

The Briar Meadow/Woodlake area is a mix of residential communities, retail centers, and busy main roads lined with commercial establishments.

Two of Houston’s major roads, Westheimer Road and Richmond Avenue, cut through the neighborhood. Several restaurants, bars, and retail centers are located along both, including a number of retail centers: Briargrove Shopping Center, Spectrum Shopping Center, and Woodlake Square.

Several parks are also located within the Briarmeadow area, including the newly renovated Briarmeadow Park.

For more options, residents can take the short drive to the Galleria/Uptown Park area. Westchase Mall is a couple of miles away. The Memorial City Mall, Town & Country Village, and the CityCentre (all within the area near I-10 and Beltway 8) are also within easy driving distance from the neighborhood.

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

Dining

  • Thai Gourmet
  • Hot Toppings Pizza
  • Killen’s STQ
  • Indian Prince
  • Local Foods
  • Uberrito
  • Golden Chick
  • AGU Ramen
  • Mezza Grille
  • The Del

Retail and Entertainment

  • Briargrove Shopping Center
  • Spectrum Shopping Center
  • Woodlake Square
  • Westchase Plaza
  • The Galleria
  • Uptown Park
  • Rice Village
  • Highland Village
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Nightlife

  • Double Apple Grill
  • The Hideaway On Dunvale
  • Kaif Hookah Lounge
  • Sin Lounge
  • Story Ultralounge
  • Zanzibar Houston
  • Muldoon’s the Patio
  • Sinbad Cafe & Grill
  • Prospect Park Restaurant
  • Firehouse Saloon

Groceries

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

Parks

  • Blossom Heights Park
  • Tanglewilde Park
  • Briarbend Park
  • Anderson Park
  • Briar Meadow Park

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