Hardy Yards Real Estate Guide

Hardy Yards homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Hardy Yards Real Estate Guide

The Hardy Yards is a 43-acre piece of land located about 1,000 yards north of Downtown Houston. The district is undergoing major redevelopment.

The district has current and proposed features like:

Investing a home in Hardy Yards, which is still in flux and undergoing massive changes carries a risk but can be rewarding. The results are not definite until at least a decade has passed. It is a toss-up whether the community will flourish and thrive or even suffer because of this. The same gentrification plans for other Inner Loop neighborhoods did not pan out.

Homebuyers should test whether they can accept the reality of moving into an area in the midst of a massive redevelopment plan. Advice from one of Houston's top realtors, Paige Martin, could be more accurate in the risks and possible rewards of buying real estate here.

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Hardy Yards Homes For Sale

$289,990
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2406 Mann Street #A
$399,900
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2911 Jones St
$269,990
3 Beds, 2 Baths
9928 Sandra #B
$434,999
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2508 Thomas Street
$389,900
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1603 Halpern Street
$299,999
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Table of Contents

  1. Hardy Yards Home Sale Trends
  2. Hardy Yards Best Realtor Insights
  3. Hardy Yards Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Hardy Yards Schools
  5. Hardy Yards Real Estate Market

Hardy Yards Home Sale Trends

Hardy Yards Real Estate Trends

The Hardy Yards is undergoing an exciting transformation. These plans include various housing plans from affordable to luxury. The neighborhood is near Downtown Houston and has amenities like:

The Hardy Yards development plan is still ongoing and investment into real estate properties in the area could be difficult to track. There is no guarantee that these plans would fall through but what does not change is the location of Hardy Yards which has all these features above.


Hardy Yards Best Realtor Insights

The Hardy Yards is located just 1000 yards north of Downtown and is south of Near North Side.

Hardy Yards Construction


Hardy Yards Maps, Location & Zip Code

Hardy Yards Map

Commute Time Hardy Yards
Downtown (min) 5
Med Ctr (min) 5
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 15

Map of Hardy Yards

Highlights Hardy Yards
Amenities Hardy Yards is a 43-acre once-abandoned rail yard and blue-collar neighborhood. The development includes a complex with a music center, public parks, restaurants, and more. The neighborhood would have affordable housing, from single-family homes to luxury apartments.

The area is sitting on land that is accessible to Downtown Houston and Near Northside. Hardy Yards properties are a toss-up in investment due to the current unfinished status of the development plan.
Golf Courses - Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range(public)
- Hermann Park Golf Course
- Melrose Golf Course
- 5050 Acorn Golf
- Gus Wortham Golf Course
- Glenn Childers
- Loft18(indoor)
Run / Bike Trails - Cullen Running Trails Center
- Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
- Heights Hike and Bike Trail
- Brays Bayou Park
- White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail Access
- Paul Carr Jogging Trail Park
- Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
- Spotts Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Hardy Yards is so close to Downtown Houston that it has great shopping and dining. There are all sorts of bars and pubs in the area and some interesting places to go to for entertainment.

These are some of these places:

Retail

Groceries
-Midtown Food Store
- Randalls
- Nick's Grocery
- Kroger
- Snap Grocery
-C& F Supermarket
- D F Food Store
- Tip Top Grocery

Dining
-Xochi
-District 7 Grill Mdtown
-Third Coast Restaurant
-Grace's
- Mia's Table- Upper Kirby
- Street to Kitchen
- Nobie's
- Hillstone Restaurant

Entertainment

Tourist Attractions
- Downtown Aquarium
- Houston Graffiti Building
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
- Waugh Drive Bat Colony
- Beer Can House
- Art Car Museum

Nightlife
- Molly's Pub
- Penny Whistle Pub
- Cecil's Pub
- Velvet Melvin Pub
- Front Porch Club
- Red Lion British Pub
- The Cellar Bar
Major Employers Major Employers

- Chevron Corporation
- Intel Corporation
- GE Industrial Motors
- University of Houston-Downtown
- Schlumberger
- United Airlines
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Deloitte

Hardy Yards Schools

Hardy Yards is part of the Houston Independent School District and has a great school like:


Hardy Yards Elementary School



Hardy Yards Real Estate Market

Hardy Yards Single-Family Home and Townhome Sale Trends

Hardy Yards property

There are lots of single-family homes for sale in the Hardy Yards district and most of them are still in construction. The townhomes in Hardy Yards are located near Downtown Houston and are under construction.


Hardy Yards Condo Sale Trends

There are no condos in the Hardy Yards area but there are nearby Downtown condo units.

Nearby Downtown Condos


Hardy Yards History

While the southern part of the Near Northside area/Hardy Yards is only located about 2,000 feet away from where the Allen brothers landed to “start the City of Houston,” the area really didn’t get much development until the 1880s-1890s.

Thanks to cotton and cattle, railroads brought huge economic growth for Houston (and Texas) in the late 19th century.

The Hardy Yards development was one of the major rail yards for Houston. Thanks to the close proximity, the Near Northside neighborhood experienced dramatic growth and developed into a working-class neighborhood, primarily filled with European immigrants who arrived by rail.

After World War II, railroad traffic declined and Houston started a massive suburban development.

As such, the Hardy Yards and surrounding areas fell into disrepair for several decades.

In 2008, Hurricane Ike ravaged Bayou City.

Houston received over $260 million in federal relief funds after Hurricane Ike ravaged Bayou City.

The city is spending part of these funds on real estate development projects.

One of the most ambitious of these projects is the redevelopment of Hardy Yards, a long-vacant railcar maintenance yard located in Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood, just a few hundred yards north of Downtown Houston.

Houston City Council approved the site as a Tax Increment Refinance Zone. In December, the city council authorized a $14.5 million performance-based loan through the federal Community Block Grant Disaster Relief Program for rental housing projects.


Fun Things to Do Near Hardy Yards

The Hardy Yards district enjoys all the great dining, shopping, and entertainment venues that Downtown has to offer as its neighboring area in the north.

Hardy Yards night

The 17-block Theater District features 4 entertainment venues: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Wortham Theater Center, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and Alley Theatre. Nine major arts organizations call the district home, along with several other smaller performing arts groups. The Bayou Place Entertainment Complex is also within Houston’s Theater District.

The Ballpark and Convention Districts include the Minute Maid Park Stadium (home of the Houston Astros), the Toyota Center (home of the Houston Rockets), Discovery Green, and the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Originally Houston’s town center, the Historic District features Market Square Park, plus numerous cafes and bars.

Aside from these sights, these are some of the places nearby Hardy Yards to enjoy:

Hardy Yards night

Golf Courses

Trails

Groceries

Dining

Tourist Attractions

Nightlife


Hardy Yards Houston Realtor – Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal,, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.


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