26 Best Gated Communities Within 35 Minutes of Downtown Houston

26 Best Gated Communities In Houston

From exclusive luxury enclaves to cozy new construction developments, we list the top gated communities within 45 minutes of Downtown Houston.

The appeal of the lock-and-leave lifestyle can be hard to resist: low maintenance, convenience, and — most importantly — security, drives many homebuyers toward Houston’s many gated communities.

The Bayou City has over 100 gated communities ranging from well-established Houston landmarks to newer developments completed in the last decade. Many are small and have less than a dozen homes, while some of these exclusive enclaves have not seen a property “on market” for several years.

These gated communities in Houston are grouped by location (Inner Loop, Inside the Beltway, Outside the Beltway) and listed alphabetically.

Many of Houston’s best gated communities feature fantastic location near exciting establishments, are zoned to the Bayou City’s best schools, and are within either the Inner Loop’s top areas or Houston’s best suburbs.

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Arlington Terrace in Memorial Park

Arlington Terrace Location

Located directly east of Memorial Park, Arlington Terrace is a luxury gated community with 67 upscale single-family homes.

The controlled-access community is nestled between two of Houston’s most established and most expensive neighborhoods: Crestwood and Glen Cove. Developed in the 1990s, Arlington Terrace is also known as Arlington Court.

Arlington Terrace sits just south of Memorial Drive, providing residents easy access to key districts like downtown (>5 miles), the Galleria (4 miles), Greenway Plaza (>5 miles), and the Medical Center (6 miles).

Residents also benefit from having one of the largest urban parks in the country right next door. Memorial Park covers over 1,400 acres and features miles of multi-purpose trails, picnic areas, and sports fields. Memorial Golf Course, a top-rated municipal golf course, is also located within the park.

Arlington Terrace homes are among the most expensive in this list, boasting of price tags over $1,000,000. Median lot size is at over 6,500 square feet, while living spaces usually range from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet.

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Audubon Hollow in Briar Hollow

Audubon Hollow Location

Tucked within a verdant spot south of the Buffalo Bayou, Audubon Hollow is a 3.2-acre new construction semi-custom home development from Butler Brothers.

Audubon Hollow is located within Briar Hollow, minutes away from the Galleria area, Memorial Park, and River Oaks. It broke ground in 2012, and is made up of 22 luxury garden homes.

The community’s entrance off Briar Hollow Lane leads to a tree-lined street and a bridge. A pavilion and fountain adorn Audubon Hollow’s central park area.

Audubon Hollow is easily accessible via main roads and freeways, including Loop 610, Westheimer Road, Post Oak Boulevard, and San Felipe Street. Downtown Houston is about 6 miles away.

Thanks to the community’s location, retail, entertainment, and dining hotspots are mere minutes away, including Highland Village, Uptown Park, River Oaks District, and The Galleria.

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Caceres in Rice Military

Caceres Location

Named for a small town in southern Spain, Caceres’ Spanish influence doesn’t end there. The upscale gated community from Rohe & Wright features over 100 single-family homes and townhomes with white stucco exteriors, rooftop terraces, and tile roofs.

The 8-acre luxury community has its homes radiating away from a central park area. Amenities include a community pool and round-the-clock security. Caceres homes are mostly 4- to 5-stories high and built between 2006 and 2016.

One of Caceres’ primary draws is its location about 4 miles west of downtown Houston. The Galleria (>5 miles) and the Texas Medical Center (5 miles) are also highly accessible from the community. Main roads nearby include Memorial Drive, Washington Avenue, Shepherd Drive, and Interstate 10.

Caceres is within Rice Military, one of Houston’s fastest growing and most accessible neighborhoods. Dining and entertainment options line Washington Avenue and Memorial Drive, while outdoor activity areas within Memorial Park and the Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail are minutes away.

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Eaton Square in Briar Hollow

Eaton Square Location

Located within Briar Hollow, Eaton Square is an exclusive, fully gated community of 15 luxury homes.

Built in the 1990s, Eaton Square is a residential enclave from well-known Houston builders William Carl and Robert Davis with renowned architect Lucian Hood. Notable for its homes adorned with white stucco exteriors and black wrought iron accents, the community showcases great examples of Neoclassical architecture.

Residents enjoy proximity to hundreds of establishments in Highland Village, the Galleria, and River Oaks District.

Eaton Square is also centrally located within the Inner Loop, providing easy access to the main districts of Downtown Houston, Galleria, Medical Center, and Memorial Park.

Eaton Square homes for sale are three-story residences with multiple porches and private elevators. Aside from this, homes feature well-kept yards, fireplaces, custom closets, wine cellars, and other luxury amenities.

Prices of homes in Eaton Square range between $1,300,000 to $2,000,000. Median home sizes are at nearly 6,000 square feet, with lot sizes ranging between 4,000 to 8,000 square feet.

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The Park At Memorial Heights in Rice Military

Park At Memorial Heights Location

The Park at Memorial Heights is a gated community within the Rice Military area. It is made up of both free-standing single-family homes and townhomes.

Built out in 2007 within the small Memorial Heights neighborhood, the community is bordered by Spotts Park to the west, Studemont Street to the east, and Memorial Parkway and the Buffalo Bayou to the south.

Residents have direct access to Spotts Park and its variety of amenities. The 16.24-acre park offers tennis courts, a basketball court, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and a picnic area. The park’s walking trail connects to the Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, which wanders east to downtown and west to Memorial Park.

The Park at Memorial Heights homes are about 3 miles away from downtown Houston. Washington Avenue, Memorial Drive, Allen Parkway, Montrose Boulevard, and Heights Boulevard are all within a few blocks of the community.

In addition to having easy access to key districts, residents also have several dining, retail, and entertainment options nearby.

Park At Memorial Heights homes are primary townhomes and have minimal space for yards, but the subdivision has a central gazebo with facilities for events. Yard maintenance, security, and daily operations are all handled by the community’s POA.

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Raintree Place in Briar Hollow

Raintree Place Location

Nestled just south and east of Audubon Hollow, Raintree Place is one of the several gated communities within Briar Hollow. The community’s 24-hour manned entrance off South Briar Hollow Lane leads to a wooded drive.

Raintree Place is made up of around 80 single-family homes and townhomes built between the 1970s and 1980s and boasts of an active property owners association. The RPPOA upholds the community’s deed restrictions and maintains parking and common areas.

Like many communities on this list, location is one of Raintree Place’s biggest draws. The bustling Galleria, Post Oak, and Uptown Park areas are all less than a mile away from the community.

Several retail, dining, and entertainment hubs (River Oaks District, Highland Village, and Uptown Park) are within 5 minutes of Raintree Place. The community also boasts of a recently updated saltwater pool and deck area overlooking the Buffalo Bayou.

Townhomes make up a majority of homes within Raintree Place, with 2- to 4-bedroom floor plans and living spaces ranging from 2,500 to more than 3,500 square feet.

Prices for Raintree Place homes for sale can start at around $500,000 and go up to over $1,000,000.

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River Hollow in Briar Hollow

River Hollow Location

River Hollow is a lush gated enclave tucked away just south of the Buffalo Bayou. It is within mixed-use neighborhood Briar Hollow and is about 2 blocks away from Loop 610 and Uptown Park.

Sometimes called Riverhollow, the community has excellent access to key districts like Greenway Plaza, the Galleria, and Memorial Park. Downtown Houston and the Medical Center are equally accessible via main roads in the area, including Loop 610, San Felipe Streeet, and Westheimer Road.

Residents have easy access to over 200 retail, dining, and entertainment hubs located within a mile of River Hollow. River Oaks District, Highland Village, Uptown Park, and the Galleria are just some of the retail centers nearby.

River Hollow offers around 40 properties built between 1970 and 1980. Both townhome and single-family home options available. Three-bedroom two-bath floor plans are common.

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Southside Circle in Southside Place

Southside Circle Location

Lovett Homes’ Southside Circle is an upscale gated community within Southside Place, one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Located at the southeast corner of Bellaire Boulevard and Braes Boulevard, Southside Circle homes offer short commutes to and from the Galleria (about 4 miles), the Texas Medical Center (<3 miles), and Greenway Plaza (<3 miles).

Apart from location and accessibility, school zoning is also one of Southside Circle’s strengths. Twain Elementary, West University Elementary, Pershing Middle, and Lamar High School all serve the community. (See also Best Houston Schools)

Made up of a mix of townhomes and detached patio homes, the community showcases Mediterranean architecture. Southside Circle homes feature balconies, white stucco exteriors, arched entryways, and ornamental iron work. Soaring 12-foot ceilings, custom cabinets, wood floors, and Miele appliances come standard.

Southside Circle homes for sale start at $700,000 (the median sales price is at around $1,300,000).

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Winfield Gate in River Oaks

Winfield Gate Location

Award-winning luxury community developer Rohe & Wright started development in Winfield Gate sometime in 2011. Inspired by Winfield House, home of the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, the posh gated community is made up of 22 English manor-style townhomes.

Upscale and exclusive, the gated community is known for bringing a piece of London to River Oaks, one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.

The community is less than 5 miles away from downtown Houston and the Medical Center. Greenway Plaza is a couple of miles away.

Winfield Gate homes draw inspiration from Palladian architecture, with small columns and pediments adorning each unit’s exteriors. Stone and stucco, hand-forged wrought-iron railings and window boxes, and coach gas lanterns also make the community stand out.

Winfield Gate homes are arranged around a central courtyard and fountain.

Luxury furnishings, SubZero/Wolf and Viking appliances, elevators, fireplaces, crown mouldings, and semi-custom interiors are common features in Winfield Gate homes. Some feature rooftop gardens.

Prices for Winfield Gate homes for sale start at well over $1,500,000.

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Fannin Station in the Medical Center area

Fannin Station Location

Fannin Station is a gated lake community located just 2 miles from the Texas Medical Center and about half a mile from the METRORail station.

A development from InTown Homes, Fannin Station features townhomes and detached single-family homes built from 2009 to 2017. Community amenities include two lakes, a jogging trail, and a swimming pool.

The 24-hour manned entrance is located off Fannin Street which leads north to the NRG Stadium and the Texas Medical Center.

Fannin Station is just outside Loop 610, though residents have fairly convenient commutes thanks to the community’s location near main roads and freeways. Both downtown Houston and the Galleria are about 20 minutes away from the community.

InTown Homes is notable for other developments like Kolbe Farms (in Spring Branch), Capitol Oaks (in EaDo), and McKinney Landing (also in EaDo) projects.

Townhomes are between $350,000 to $450,000 while single-family homes are between $500,000 to $600,000. Sizes vary but are in the neighborhood of 3,000 to 4,500 square feet.

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Farnham Park in Piney Point Village

Farnham Park Location

Farnham Park is within Piney Point Village, one of the most exclusive and most expensive neighborhoods in the Houston area.

The community has San Felipe Street to the north, the Buffalo Bayou to the east and south, and The Kinkaid School (one of the most prestigious private schools in Houston) to the west.

Luxury manors and estate-style homes line Farnham Park Drive. Many were built in the 1950s through the 1970s, with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Many Farnham Park homes have views of the bayou, and swimming pools, mature trees, grand driveways, and spacious living spaces (median home size is at over 7,000 square feet).

Much of Farnham Park’s appeal stems from its exclusivity. With less than 30 homes and a median market value at over $2,000,000, the community features some of the most expensive real estate within a gated community.

However, there have been no Farnham Park homes “on market” since 2009.

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Hudson Forest in Memorial

Hudson Forest Location

Hudson Forest is a fully gated subdivision nestled within the lush wooded area of Memorial’s 77024 zip code. It is located just outside Piney Point’s borders and sits north of the Buffalo Bayou.

Residents enjoy exclusive amenities, including a swimming pool, dog park, tennis court, basketball court, and hike-and-bike trails. The deed-restricted community also boasts of scenic views of the Buffalo Bayou.

Hudson Forest’s entrance is just off Briar Forest Drive. Homes in the community have east access to key roads including Memorial Drive, Gessner Road, San Felipe Street, Katy Freeway (Interstate 10), and Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8).

Retail, employment, and business districts like the Galleria, Memorial City, and Westchase are all within 4 to 5 miles away from the community.

Students in Hudson Forest are zoned to attend some of Houston’s best schools: Memorial Elementary, Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School. All three have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Townhomes and single-family homes line the community’s winding streets. Hudson Forest homes are mostly from the 1970s and 1980s and many have been updated and carefully maintained.

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Indian Trail in Tanglewood area

Indian Trail Location

Indian Trail is a private and exclusive subdivision located in Tanglewood. The subdivision features a 24-hour manned gate and luxury homes with oversized lots.

Tanglewood is recognized as one of the 20 most expensive neighborhoods in Houston. Once awarded by the National Association of Home Builders as one of the five best-planned neighborhoods in the country, Tanglewood remains popular due to its grand homes and oak-lined streets.

Some of the best shopping centers are just a few minutes away from Indian Trail.

Memorial City Mall, the Galleria, and Uptown Park have hundreds of shops, restaurants, and entertainment hubs. Indian Trail is also close to Memorial Park, home to a top-rated municipal golf course, miles of trails, and several sports facilities.

Indian Trail homes for sale are mostly luxury homes with a median size of nearly 4,400 square feet. Properties in the subdivision have approximately 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, with lot sizes averaging close to 16,200 square feet.

The subdivision’s homes range between $600,000 to over $1,700,000. Median price per square foot is around $255.

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Kolbe Farms in Spring Branch

Kolbe Farms Location

An “urban farmhouse community”, Kolbe Farms is a new construction development from InTown Homes.

Covering a 38-acre area in Spring Branch, the community’s master plan reserves around 9 acres for green spaces and amenities. Kolbe Farms features a 3-acre lake, an island, jogging and walking trails, a pool, a pavilion, and a dog park.

Apart from the community’s active lifestyle amenities, residents also have plenty of retail and entertainment nearby. The Galleria, MarqE, and Memorial City Mall are easily accessible from the community.

Designed to be “eco-hip”, Kolbe Farms homes have features like radiant roof barriers and energy-efficient windows. Front porches and back patios are common features, along with thicker exterior walls.

The community is made up of townhomes and free-standing homes. Kolbe Farms homes mostly feature 3- to 4-bedroom, 2- to 3-story floor plans. Home sizes range from 2,500 to over 3,400 square feet.

Prices for Kolbe Farms townhomes can start at $270,000, while single-family homes in the area fetch prices of $400,000 and up.

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Memorial Green in Memorial

Memorial Green LocationMemorial Green is a small mixed-use development with a blend of luxury homes, retail and dining spaces, and space for boutique office spaces.

Located within about a mile away from CityCentre (another Midway development), the community covers a 14.35-acre area just south of Memorial Drive. Two 3-story buildings form Memorial Green’s facade and houses the community’s retail, dining, and office spaces.

Residents have fairly short commutes to Memorial City, the Galleria, and Westchase. The Energy Corridor is just 6 miles away.

Memorial Green homes are typically new construction dwellings (built between 2016 and 2017) with 2- to 3-story, 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet.

Nestled within Memorial’s 77024 zip code, Memorial Green is right at home among Houston’s upscale neighborhoods. Homes in the community start at over $1,000,000.

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Ravenna in Spring Branch

Ravenna Location

Named for the Italian city known for its colorful mosaics, Ravenna is an upscale new home development from Lovett Homes. Located within Spring Branch, the community offers a mix of townhomes and single-family homes with a variety of floor plans and styles.

The community is made up of 160 homes, accessible through a 24-hour manned gate on Awty School Lane. Ravenna is nestled near the area where Loop 610 and I-10 (Katy Freeway) meet.

Residents can enjoy the community’s resort-style pool with cabanas and dog park. Outdoor activity hubs, retail centers, and other entertainment hotspots like Memorial Park, the Galleria, and Uptown Park are minutes away from the neighborhood.

Ravenna homes draw inspiration from Mediterranean influences: white stucco and brick exteriors, tile roofs, arched doorways, iron banisters, and private balconies and courtyards.

The most expensive Ravenna Houston homes have elevators, rooftop terraces, Miele appliances, custom cabinets, and spacious walk-in closets.

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Stablewood in Memorial Close-In

Stablewood Location

Located a couple of miles north of the Galleria, Stablewood is one of Houston’s first gated communities. It is just outside the Inner Loop, and is known for its great schools, central location, and exclusivity.

Stablewood is patterned after Boulevard Oaks, with its tree-lined streets and luxury homes. The private community has a manned entrance off Memorial Drive. The second entrance along Post Oak Lane is only accessible via key card.

Stablewood homes are minutes away from two Houston landmarks, the Galleria and Memorial Park. The Galleria area is home to over 100 retail and dining establishments, while Memorial Park features several sports facilities and a top-rated golf course.

Three National Blue Ribbon schools serve the community: Hunters Creek Elementary, Spring Branch Middle, and Memorial High School.

Similar to other communities within the 77024 zip code, Stablewood homes for sale have a median sale price of over $2,000,000. Lot sizes are large (by Houston standards), ranging from 12,000 to over 25,000 square feet.

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Westhaven Estates in Tanglewood/Galleria area

Westhaven Estates Location

Westhaven Estates is an established neighborhood located between Briargrove and Tanglewood.

Like most neighborhoods in the west of Loop 610, development in Westhaven Estates started in the 1950s. In the 1970s, however, developers flocked to the neighborhood and built small, controlled-access communities in the area.

Today, Westhaven Estates is known for its townhomes and patio homes, many of which are within cozy gated enclaves with a few homes. The neighborhood features a mix of older properties and new construction in varying designs and floor plans.

Westhaven Estates homes for sale feature luxury amenities such as 12-foot vaulted ceilings, open floor plans, elevator-capability, private terraces, gourmet kitchens, balconies with outdoor fireplace, and saltwater swimming pools.

Prices for Westhaven Estates homes can start at $550,000. Newer and bigger properties in the neighborhood can sell for more than $1,500,000.

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Carlton Woods in The Woodlands

Carlton Woods Location

Located within one of Houston’s most desirable suburbs, Carlton Woods and Carlton Woods Creekside are two exclusive, gated custom-home communities within The Woodlands’ Sterling Ridge and Creekside Park villages. The village is included in the list of The Woodland’s Best Neighborhoods.

Carlton Woods homes are among the most luxurious in The Woodlands area. Properties in the two gated communities range from golf course homes, waterfront homes, and interior lot homes.

Carlton Woods in Sterling Ridge is home to the Club at Carlton Woods, which features a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and a 53,000-square-foot club house.

Carlton Woods Creekside, on the other hand, features the Club at Carlton Woods Creekside, with a Tom Fazio-designed championship course and a club house.

Both are private courses and feature upscale amenities including tennis courts, fitness centers, resort-style swimming pools, and full-service spas.

Apart from the two clubs, residents can also enjoy The Woodlands’ large number of amenities, including parks, retail centers, and walking trails.

Prices for Carlton Woods homes for sale can start at around $800,000 up to more than $15,000,000.

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Lake Forest of Kelliwood in the Greater Katy area

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Location

Located within Greater Katy’s Kelliwood neighborhood, Lake Forest of Kelliwood features 70+ luxury estates. The community and the Lakes of Buckingham Kelliwood offer 24-hour manned entrance gates along South Fry Road.

Both communities are from Kickerillo Companies, developed with luxury and exclusivity in mind. Lake Forest at Kelliwood features lakefront and estate-style homes on large lots (median lot size is at well over 30,000 square feet).

Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes often feature 3- to 6-bedroom floor plans, spread over 4,500 to 8,000 square feet of living space. Swimming pools, landscaped grounds, mature trees, sweeping driveways are common in the area.

The community is adjacent to George Bush Park and residents have easy access to the park’s trails via the entrance along S Fry Road. Lake Forest of Kelliwood also offers amenities like a community swimming pool, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a playground.

Prices for Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes for sale can start at just under $900,000. Bigger and newer lakefront properties can fetch higher price tags (around $2,000,000).

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Lakes of Parkway in the Energy Corridor

Lakes of Parkway Location

Lakes of Parkway is a private and gated community within the Energy Corridor. This 315-acre West Houston subdivision is just west of George Bush Park, a vast nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary.

The community features 24/7 security, 11 lakes, jogging trails, a recreation center, a swimming pool, lighted fountains, and tennis courts.

Most Lakes of Parkway homes for sale offer 4 bedrooms and 4 baths spread over 3,000 to 8,000 square feet of living space. These properties are built on oversized lots, averaging close to 10,000 square feet.

Luxury Lakes of Parkway homes often offer upscale amenities, including formal living and dining areas, large master suites, landscaped grounds, lake views, and swimming pools.

Both single-family and townhome options are available in the community.

One of Houston’s major business and employment centers, the Energy Corridor, is a couple of miles away from the community. Memorial City and Westchase District are also minutes away.

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Parkway at Eldridge in the Energy Corridor

Parkway at Eldridge Location

The Parkway at Eldridge is a luxury gated community located north of Westheimer Road and west of Eldridge Parkway. The 52-acre community is from Kickerillo Companies, the same developer behind Lakes of Parkway, Fonn Villas, and Kelliwood.

Also known as The Parkway, the community features both detached single-family homes and townhomes. There are plenty of community amenities as well, including lakes, a recreation center, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.

The Parkway at Eldridge homes borrow inspiration from Mediterranean styles, showcasing white stucco exteriors and tile roofs. Several floor plans are available, ranging from 3- to 5-bedroom options.

Residents have fairly easy commutes to both the Energy Corridor and Westchase, two of Houston’s main employment and business districts.

Retail, dining, and outdoor entertainment hotspots aren’t too far away either. George Bush Park, West Oaks Mall, Village at West Oaks, and Market Square at Eldridge Parkway are all within a mile away.

Parkway at Eldridge homes for sale have an average price of over $500,000 with and average living space of around 3,100 square feet.

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Parkway Terrace in the Energy Corridor/West Memorial

Parkway Terrace Location

Parkway Terrace is a new construction gated community within the Energy Corridor/West Memorial area.

Located just off Eldridge Parkway, Parkway Terrace is nestled just north of Westheimer Road and south of Briar Forest Drive. Several retail and dining hubs line the area’s main roads, including Westheimer Commons, Market Square at Eldridge Parkway, and West Oaks Mall.

Key business and employment areas like the Energy Corridor, Westchase, and Memorial City are a short drive away from Parkway Terrace homes.

Development started in 2014, with the community subdivided into sections. Section 1 features homes from developer K. Hovnanian, while section 2 showcases properties from Darling Homes.

The community features a controlled-access gate, a scenic lake, a swimming pool, a trail, and a clubhouse.

Parkway Terrace homes draw inspiration from French Provincial architecture, and are quite distinct with their hipped roofs, dormers, and brick and wood exteriors.

Parkway Terrace homes range from 3- to 5-bedroom properties with 1,900 to 3,700 square feet of living space. Lot sizes are between 3,000 and 10,000 square feet. One- and two-story homes are available.

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Royal Oaks Country Club in Westchase

Royal Oaks Country Club Location

Royal Oaks Country Club is a luxurious enclave immediately west of the Westchase business district.

Royal Oaks offers a 24-hour, guard-gated entrance and is a fully gated community. Over 8 miles of masonry wall encompasses the borders of the subdivision.

Las Vegas-based Sunrise Colony Company, one of the most renowned residential and country club community developers in the country, helmed the project. Royal Oaks homes are from Charles Martin Custom Homes, Daybreak Custom Homes, Fairmost Homes, and McVaugh Custom Homes.

The 140-acre community is built around a 160-acre country club and a par-72 Fred Couples signature golf course. The course features 9 lakes, waterfalls, practice facilities, a double-ended driving range, a putting green, and a chipping green.

Royal Oaks Country Club community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, a playground, WiFi access in common areas, a park, and a basketball court.

Apart from the country club and community amenities, Royal Oaks residents also enjoy close proximity to hundreds of retail and dining options. Royal Oaks Village and several other retail centers line Westheimer Road.

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Talia Trails in Memorial

Talia Trails Location

Nestled within the Energy Corridor/West Memorial area, Talia Trails is a 42-home luxury gated community. It covers around 7 acres, in the area north of the Buffalo Bayou, south of Memorial Drive, and east of Eldridge Parkway.

Talia Trails’ entrance along Memorial Drive is about half a mile away from Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway).

Residents have easy access to several outdoor activity hubs in the area, including Terry Hershey Park, the Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, and George Bush Park.

Retail and dining options are also nearby, particularly along Memorial Drive, Edridge Parkway, and Dairy Ashford Road.

A Partners in Building development, Talia Trails is made up of single-family homes. There are 15 floor plans available in the community, with 3- to 5-bedroom options. Home sizes range from 3,500 to 5,100 square feet.

Talia Trails homes sit on smaller lots of about 4,000 square feet. These garden homes offer bigger living spaces with less yard maintenance.

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Windsor Park Estates in the Greater Katy area

Windsor Park Estates Location

Windsor Park Estates is an upscale residential enclave. Like neighboring Windsor Park Lakes, it is a gated community and features some of the most expensive homes within the Greater Katy area.

Estate-style homes line Windsor Park Estates’ winding and tree-lined streets. Homes in the community feature luxury amenities like swimming pools, landscaped grounds, spacious living areas, and sweeping staircases.

Floor plans typically range from 4 to 6 bedrooms with 3,500 to 6,000 square feet of living space. The average lot size of Windsor Park Lakes homes is at around 10,000 square feet.

Like most neighborhoods in the area (Green TrailsWindsor Park Lakes), Windsor Park Estates was developed during the early to mid-1990s. Architectural styles lean toward traditional aesthetics, with brick and wood exteriors.

Windsor Park Estates homes enjoy a shared community center, and a fountain park. Residents can also enjoy some of Katy’s best retail, entertainment, and dining options within minutes of their homes.

Thanks to the community’s proximity to George Bush Park, residents have easy access to the 7,800-acre nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary. Miles of hike-and-bike trails, sports fields, and picnic areas within the park are also minutes away from Windsor Park Estates homes.

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More About Paige MartinTop Realtor In Houston

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Chronicle, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked amongst the top Keller Williams agents in the United States.

Paige Martin is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

A Houston-area native, Paige is an experienced, successful partner in any residential real estate transaction. Armed with a local perspective of the city & a deep knowledge of Houston real estate market, her skills have marked her as one of the most sought-after agents in Houston.

Upon graduation from Baylor University, Paige launched a career as a marketing consultant, developing customized marketing plans and strategies for her clients. She now uses those professional marketing skills to help her real estate clients find and sell their homes.

When working with home sellers, Paige employs individually-tailored, cutting-edge techniques to gain her clients the most value in the shortest time.

She is also an ideal partner for buyers, helping them make informed home-buying decisions with the least amount of stress.

Paige is passionate about her work, her clients and her city. Her attention to detail and excellent communication skills make her the perfect choice for those looking to buy or sell a home in Houston.

In addition to her robust real estate career, Paige was appointed by Houston’s Mayor Bill White to serve on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3 (TIRZ), where she volunteers her time as a Chairman of the Housing Committee, as well as a member the Budget & Finance Committee. Paige also serves a variety of non-profits, civic and community boards and has been recognized for fundraising by the Houston Police Foundation.

A member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and Houston Association of Realtors, Paige has served on the Houston Association of Realtors MLS Advisory Group, in which she volunteers on the TEMPO Task Force and the CMA Task Force. Paige is also the co-chair of the Keller Williams Realty – Memorial Office’s Luxury Homes Committee.

Paige Martin is a customer-focused Houston Realtor’ (member of the National Association of Realtors) dedicated to providing exceptional service. Paige and her team guides clients through all aspects of learning about Houston, relocating to Houston, buying a home, buying a highrise or condo, tips for selling your home and ensuring that your transaction goes as seamlessly as possible.

Email Paige at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or call 713-384-5177 today for personalized service.

Methodology & Disclaimers:

  • Median home sale prices are based on single family home sales for 2017 (January 1 – October 9).
  • Median land value prices are based on both homes sold at lot value and lot sales.
  • Neighborhoods with less than 20 homes sales over the past 10 years were excluded.
  • 5 year appreciation rates compare 2013 to 2017 and are based on median sold price per square foot.
  • 10 year appreciation rates compare 2008 to 2017.
  • Data is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All source material from HAR MLS sold information.

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