Glen Cove Houston Homes, Real Estate & Neighborhood Guide

Glen Cove Houston Real Estate Guide

Nestled just east of Memorial Park, Glen Cove is one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods and is popular for its luxurious homes and strong property values.

Glen Cove is an upscale, deed-restricted neighborhood. Developed in the 1940s, the residential enclave features tree-lined streets and easy access to some of Houston’s finest retail, business, and outdoor entertainment hubs.

  • EXCLUSIVITY: Glen Cove is made up of around 170 single-family homes, some of the most expensive within the Inner Loop. Median sales price is well over $1,500,000.
  • MEMORIAL PARK: One of the largest urban parks in Houston, Memorial Park covers a 1,466-acre area. The park is home to miles of hike and bike trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, a softball field, and a volleyball court. Memorial Park Golf Course, an 18-hole public golf course, is also located within the park.
  • ACTIVE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION: The Crestwood/Glen Cove Civic Club manages both neighborhoods. The civic club enforces the area’s strict deed restrictions and arranges for improvement projects. The civic club’s efforts maintain the neighborhood’s quiet and affluent atmosphere.
  • LARGE LOTS: Lot sizes in the neighborhood range from 6,000 to more than 40,000 square feet. Older homes (and in certain sections of the neighborhood) have smaller lots, but on average, Glen Cove homes tend to sit on spacious lots with roomy front yards.
  • MINUTES FROM GREAT RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: The Galleria, a world-class shopping center, features 350+ stores spread over 2.4 million square feet of space. Anchors include Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. River Oaks Shopping Center, Uptown Park, Highland Village, and River Oaks District are also within easy driving distance from Glen Cove homes.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Located within the Inner Loop, the Glen Cove neighborhood has easy access to several main arteries and freeways. Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway), Loop 610, and Washington Avenue are within minutes of the neighborhood. Memorial Drive cuts through the neighborhood from Memorial Park to Downtown Houston.
  • NEAR BUSINESS DISTRICTS: The Galleria/Uptown area and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza are both a couple of miles away from Glen Cove. Uptown Houston is home to around 23 million square feet of office space, with 2,000+ businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Downtown Houston is about 4 miles away.

Challenges may arise when buying or selling a home in Glen Cove. The neighborhood’s deed restrictions may be an issue in the long run (depending on your goals). Glen Cove also offers both old and new construction homes, and property values can vary depending on a number of factors. Proximity to main roads may also raise traffic and noise issues. For help in navigating this tricky market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Glen Cove’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Glen Cove Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Glen Cove is one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods. Thanks to its central Inner Loop location, residents enjoy proximity to the Bayou City’s best retail and outdoor entertainment hotspots.

  • Glen Cove is made up of around 170 single-family homes, some of the most expensive within the Inner Loop. Median sales price is at well over $1,700,000.
  • One of the largest urban parks in Houston, Memorial Park covers a 1,466-acre area. The park is home to miles of hike and bike trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, a softball field, and a volleyball court. Memorial Park Golf Course, an 18-hole public golf course, is also located within the park.
  • The Crestwood/Glen Cove Civic Club manages both neighborhoods. The civic club enforces the area’s strict deed restrictions and arranges for improvement projects. The civic club’s efforts maintain the neighborhood’s quiet and affluent atmosphere.
  • Lot sizes in the neighborhood range from 6,000 to more than 40,000 square feet. Older homes (and in certain sections of the neighborhood) have smaller lots, but on average, Glen Cove homes tend to sit on spacious lots with roomy front yards.
  • The Galleria, a world-class shopping center, features 350+ stores spread over 2.4 million square feet of space. Anchors include Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. River Oaks Shopping Center, Uptown Park, Highland Village, and River Oaks District are also within easy driving distance from Glen Cove homes.
  • Located within the Inner Loop, the Glen Cove neighborhood has easy access to several main arteries and freeways. Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway), Loop 610, and Washington Avenue are within minutes of the neighborhood. Memorial Drive cuts through the neighborhood from Memorial Park to Downtown Houston.
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  • The Galleria/Uptown area and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza are both a couple of miles away from Glen Cove. Uptown Houston is home to around 23 million square feet of office space, with 2,000+ businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Downtown Houston is about 4 miles away.
  • Older Glen Cove homes are typically smaller, with around 1,700 to around 3,000 square feet of living space on lots between 5,000 to 7,000 square feet.
  • Newer properties are larger, with sprawling 14,000-square foot lots (to upwards of 22,000) and around 4,000 to 7,000 square feet of living areas.
  • Glen Cove homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District.
  • The neighborhood is made up of three sections, each with their own set of deed restrictions and architectural guidelines. Wide setbacks are common.
  • Prices for Glen Cove homes for sale can start at $500,000 for older and smaller properties. The most expensive properties in the neighborhood can sell for well over $3,000,000.

Glen Cove Maps and Location

Made up of around 170 single-family homes, Glen Cove is made up of three sections, each with its own set of deed restrictions.

Glen Cove Houston is bordered by Buffalo Bayou to the south, Crestwood Drive to the west, Arnot Street to the north, and Westcott Street to the west. The area is right next to Crestwood, directly east of Memorial Park.

Aside from its proximity to Katy Freeway and Loop 610, the area also has easy access to major thoroughfares such as Memorial Drive and Washington Corridor; both leading to Downtown Houston, Uptown Houston, and the Galleria.

The average commute time of the neighborhood is just under 15 minutes.

The neighborhood has easy access to Uptown/Galleria, one of Houston’s major business districts. Home to more than 2,000 businesses and 50,000 employees, Uptown Houston features more than 23 million square feet of office space. Greenway Plaza, another major employment hub, is also within easy driving distance from Glen Cove.

For outdoor entertainment, residents have easy access to one of Houston’s largest urban parks, Memorial Park. The park spans 1,400 acres, and has facilities for hiking and biking, tennis, golf, volleyball, and softball, among other sports. The Seymour Lieberman Trail and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center are also located within the park.

Memorial Park Golf Course, a public 18-hole golf course, is within minutes of Glen Cove homes.

Glen Cove real estate have a 77007 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

Glen Cove Subdivisions

Glen Cove is divided into 3 subdivisions, each with its own set of deed restrictions. Most of the area is restricted to single-family residential use except for certain lots in Glen Cove 2 and the small parcel of land at the corner of Arnot St. and Westcott St.

Glen Cove I

Glen Cove Addition covers the area between Glen Cove St. and Crestwood Acres. Homes in the area are restricted to 2-story single-family dwellings that provide great views of the Hogg Bird Sanctuary.

Deed restrictions does not allow lots to be further subdivided, and homes are at least 25 feet from the front property line which guarantees roomy front lawns.

Construction of structures other than a fence or driveway are not allowed on front lawns to ensure that the views of the ravines leading to Buffalo Bayou are not infringed.

Living areas in Glen Cove I are at least 2,000 square feet and must be air-conditioned. Homes must also be kept in good condition to preserve the neighborhood’s luxurious appeal.

Only 3 pets are allowed per household and commercial breeders are also prohibited in the subdivision. Leash laws are also strictly enforced.

Glen Cove II

Glen Cove II covers the area between Blossom St., Westcott St., Memorial Dr., and Crestwood Dr.

It spans almost 70 acres, and while most of the area is restricted for single-family home use, certain lots are allowed for business purposes.

Glen Cove III

Just over 19 acres, Glen Cove 3 is a strictly single-family residential subdivision in Glen Cove.

Homes in the subdivision have at least 800 square feet of living space, and front lawns are at least 25 feet from the front property line.

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Glen Cove Houston Schools

Glen Cove 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 and Hogg Middle School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • Memorial Elementary School at 6401 Arnot St. Memorial Elementary School is easily accessible from Glen Cove along Arnot Street (near Camp Logan and Crestwood). Opened in 1926, it is a Vanguard neighborhood school and features programs like English as a Second Language (ESL), Dual Language, and Preparing Students for Independence (PSI).

Middle Schools

  • Hogg Middle School at 1100 Merrill St. Hogg Middle School is located in the Norhill neighborhood, just a 15-minute drive from Glen Cove. Hogg is an IB World School, and offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP). It is also a STEM Academy magnet school.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar High School has a great Athletics program. They have one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state. Their football team, The Lamar Texans, is one of the highest-ranking teams within the Greater Houston area. It is also an IB World School, featuring a Diploma Programme as well as a Business Management Magnet Program.
  • High School For Law Enforcement And Criminal Justice at 4701 Dickson St. LE/CJ on 4701 Dickson is an all-magnet school for law enforcement and criminal justice. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 8/10.

Glen Cove Houston Private Schools

Most of the residents send their children to the exemplary private schools nearby.

  • The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr. The Kinkaid School in the Memorial Villages is one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in Houston. It serves students from PK – 12 and features an Interim Term where students can select a from a set of teacher-designed curricula. Students also go on international trips sponsored by the school and provides connections with companies for students who need an internship.
  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln. St. John’s School is noted for its selectivity and academic excellence. Forbes.com noted it as one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools”. Many of its students get accepted to highly selective universities such as Harvard and Princeton.
  • DePelchin Children’s Center at 4950 Memorial Dr. The DePelchin Children’s Center is a University Charter School of the University of Texas. Located along Memorial Drive, the school offers programs for youths aged 5 to 13 years who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, abuse, and other behavioral problems.
  • St. Thomas High School at 4500 Memorial Dr.
  • St. Theresa School at 6623 Rodrigo St.
  • The Kipling School at 620 Shepherd Dr.
  • River Oaks Baptist School at 2300 Willowick Rd.
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
  • Memorial Christian Academy at 1315 S Dairy Ashford Rd F.
  • St. Agnes Academy at 9000 Bellaire Blvd.

To find an updated listing of all Glen Cove 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.

Glen Cove Real Estate Trends

Glen Cove has seen a rapid turnaround of new constructions compared to other neighborhoods in the vicinity. Despite being developed in the 1940’s, Glen Cove homes have a median year built of 1994.

Some of the original homes still stand. Due to the wide time spread when these homes were built, the price range of Glen Cove homes for sale greatly varies. Homes range between $500,000 to over $4 million on over 1,700 to 7,600 square feet of living space.

Glen Cove homes boast of spacious lots averaging 8,000 square feet, with several being much larger. Many of the homes have wide-open spaces that appeal to families, and waterfront homes can be found in certain areas.

Compared to other neighborhoods in the vicinity such as Camp Logan and Rice Military, Glen Cove has more strictly-enforced deed restrictions.

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

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

Glen Cove Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Glen Cove is composed of over 170 single-family homes. Most of the original homes are smaller due to the shortage of materials in the era when these homes were built.

Over the 1950’s to 1960’s, homes that were built in the neighborhood became increasingly larger, particularly those in Glen Cove I.

Since 2001 and over the succeeding years, many of the houses were torn down and replaced with mega mansions ranging from 19,000 to over 40,000 square feet.

Glen Cove single-family homes for sale have an average of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a median living area of almost 3,500 square feet. The median sales price is currently at $1,450,000.

Glen Cove Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Glen Cove has avoided townhome developments due to its deed restrictions against multi-family dwellings. However, townhome options are plenty in neighboring Camp Logan and Rice Military.

The nearest townhome complex is Memorial Cove Lofts. It is just outside the neighborhood on 6007 Memorial Drive.

Other townhomes near Glen Cove include:

Glen Cove Condo Sale Trends

There are no condominiums within any of the Glen Cove subdivisions due to its deed restrictions against multi-family dwellings. The nearest condo complex is Bayou Bend Towers on 101 Westcott St.

Galleria (77056):

River Oaks (77019):

Glen Cove is also right next to Memorial Park. Memorial Park condos include:

Memorial Park (77007):

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

Glen Cove Houston History

The neighborhood was developed in the 1940’s on an area that used to be part of Camp Logan. After the camp closed down, most of the site was purchased by the Hogg family.

Following the Hogg family’s focus on developing River Oaks, the northern portion was donated to the city of Houston and became Memorial Park.

The third section of the neighborhood stands on a parcel of land originally part of Bringhurst subdivision. It was purchased by Joseph Alleine Brown from the William M. Rice Institute in 1946.

Development continued until the 1960’s until the entire neighborhood was fully built-out. Like most Houston neighborhoods, Glen Cove has seen a trend of replacing the original single-story bungalows with large 2-story homes.

The Crestwood-Glen Cove Architectural Committee regulates constructions in the area to ensure all homes are designed in harmony with existing structures.

Glen Cove is part of Houston’s Super Neighborhood 22 along with other neighborhoods in the Washington and Memorial area. These group of neighborhoods was recognized by the City of Houston in 2000, and contains many historic sites.

Fun Things To Do Near Glen Cove Houston

Glen Cove is a dream neighborhood for health buffs and nature enthusiasts. It is located just east of Memorial Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks, and a favorite jogging trail for many Houstonians.

Part of the park south of Memorial Drive includes miles of multi-use trails through the woods, picnic areas, softball fields, volleyball courts, and a soccer field. Its golf course, Memorial Park Golf Course, is rated among the top municipal golf courses in the country.

Glen Cove is within minutes from the luxurious shopping and dining options of The Galleria and Highland Village. The Museum District is located west of the neighborhood, and offers 20 cultural institutions including art, history, and science museums.

The growing popularity of Rice Village has seen an expansion of a lively dining scene just within minutes of Glen Cove. Washington Avenue and the Memorial Drive also houses some of the most exciting eateries in Houston.

There are minimal bike lanes within the neighborhood itself. However, an extensive bike trail can be found within Memorial Park.

Snap Kitchen is just outside the neighborhood along Memorial Drive, providing healthy and organic food items that are sourced locally.

Here are some of Glen Cove Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • Piada Italian Street Food
  • Surya India
  • Benjy’s
  • Zen Japanese Izakaya
  • Che Inka
  • Backstreet Cafe
  • Pepper Twins
  • Black Walnut Cafe
  • Velvet Taco
  • Flip ‘n Patties

Retail

  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • River Oaks District
  • Galleria
  • Uptown Park
  • Highland Village
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Nightlife

  • Blue at Brenner’s
  • Story Ultralounge
  • Atlas Pub
  • R Bar
  • Aura Houston
  • The Flat
  • Revolver Bourbon Social
  • Marfreless
  • The Cellar Door
  • Underdogs Pub

Groceries

  • El Tiempo Market
  • Central Market
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • H-E-B
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Kroger
  • Central City Co-Op

In Memorial Park

  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
  • Memorial Park Tennis Center
  • Memorial Swimming Pool
  • Kickball Field
  • Memorial Park Playground
  • Picnic Loop

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