Lake Forest of Kelliwood Homes, Neighborhood, and Real Estate Guide

Lake Forest of Kelliwood TX Real Estate Guide

Located adjacent to George Bush Park, Lake Forest of Kelliwood is one of Houston’s Best Gated Communities.

Made up of around 70 luxury estates and lakeside homes, Lake Forest of Kelliwood is one of Kickerillo Companies’ developments in the Greater Katy area.

Upscale homes on spacious lots are the staple in the community. It is also popular for its:

  • 24/7 SECURITY: Like neighboring Lakes of Buckingham, Lake Forest of Kelliwood is a fully gated community with a 24-hour manned entrance along South Fry Road.
  • LUXURY LAKESIDE HOMES: Developed with luxury and exclusivity in mind, the community features estate-style homes and beautiful lakefront properties on expansive lots.
  • EASY ACCESS TO TRAIL NETWORK: Residents have easy access to George Bush Park’s hike and bike trails, via the entrance along South Fry Road and Highland Knolls.
  • GREAT COMMUNITY AMENITIES: Lake Forest of Kelliwood features a community swimming pool, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a playground.

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  • AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS: Students in the community can attend some of KISD’s award-winning schools, including Taylor High School, a National Blue Ribbon awardee. (See also Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
  • LARGE LOTS: Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes tend to sit on large lots, ranging from half-acre (around 20,000 square feet) to over 4 acres (over 170,000 square feet).

Lake Forest of Kelliwood real estate can be tricky to navigate due to low inventories and high property values. Very few Kelliwood homes are put on the market every year (particularly within its gated communities, Lakeforest and Lakes of Buckingham). Consulting with the best Lake Forest of Kelliwood Katy Realtor can greatly benefit homebuyers.

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12 Things Lake Forest of Kelliwood Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Featuring some of the most expensive real estate in the Greater Katy area (one of Houston’s best suburbs), Lake Forest of Kelliwood features luxury custom-built homes and lakeside estates.

  • Like neighboring Lakes of Buckingham, Lake Forest of Kelliwood is a fully gated community with a 24-hour manned entrance along South Fry Road.
  • Developed with luxury and exclusivity in mind, the community features estate-style homes and beautiful lakefront properties on expansive lots.
  • Residents have easy access to George Bush Park’s hike and bike trails, via the entrance along South Fry Road and Highland Knolls.
  • Lake Forest of Kelliwood features a community swimming pool, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a playground.
  • Students in the community can attend some of KISD’s award-winning schools, including Taylor High School, a National Blue Ribbon awardee.
  • Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes tend to sit on large lots, ranging from half-acre (around 20,000 square feet) to over 4 acres (over 170,000 square feet).
  • The community is made up of mostly custom-built homes built between the mid-1990s to the late 2000s.
  • Lake Forest and Lakes of Buckingham share a homeowners association.
  • Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes are typically large properties with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 3 to 5 full baths.
  • Home sizes range from 4,700 to more than 8,000 square feet.
  • Private pools, oversized garages, wooded and well-kept grounds, and sweeping driveways are common features.
  • Prices for Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes can start at just under $900,000. The most expensive properties in the community can fetch over $2,000,000.
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Lake Forest of Kelliwood Maps and Location

Nestled within the Greater Katy area, Lake Forest of Kelliwood is an upscale gated community made up of around 70 luxury estates.

The community’s entrance is located just off South Fry Road, which connects north to Kingsland Boulevard and Interstate 10 and south to Westheimer Parkway and Grand Parkway. Residents also have near direct access to Westgreen Boulevard.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood is about 9 miles southeast of the city of Katy and less than 8 miles from the Energy Corridor.

Thanks to the community’s located directly west of George Bush Park, residents have easy access to miles of multi-use trails (via the entrance along S Fry and Highland Knolls) and various sports facilities.

Residents can also enjoy the community’s amenities, which include a swimming pool, a lake, a sand volleyball court, tennis courts, and a playground.

For retail and dining, Lake Forest of Kelliwood residents can take a short drive to Katy Mills Mall, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, and West Oaks Mall.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Katy real estate are under the 77450 zip code. (View Houston zip code map)

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  • Kelliwood Courts
  • Ricefield Village
  • Plaza on the Park
  • Freedom Park
  • Kelliwood Park
  • Kelliwood Greens

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Katy Schools

Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes are zoned to Katy Independent School District (KISD).

The Katy Independent School District (KISD) is one of the most highly regarded school districts in the Greater Houston area. Rated “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency, many KISD schools have been named National Blue Ribbon School.

One National Blue Ribbon School serves Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes: Taylor High School. Children at Risk named McMeans Junior High School 7th in their 2016 Greater Houston School Rankings.

Elementary Schools

Public Elementary Schools zoned to Lake Forest of Kelliwood include:

 

  • Jeanette Hayes Elementary School at 21203 Park Timbers Ln. Established in 1995, Hayes Elementary was given an Exemplary rating by the TEA. The school is located within Kelliwood, near Kelliwood Gardens and Kelliwood Trails.

Middle Schools

Public Middle Schools zoned to Lake Forest of Kelliwood include:

 

  • Garland McMeans Junior High School at 21000 Westheimer Parkway. McMeans Junior High features several academic programs, including Pre-Advanced Placement, Gifted and Talented, ESL/Bilingual, and special education.

High Schools

Public High Schools zoned to Lake Forest of Kelliwood include:

 

  • James E. Taylor High School at 20700 Kingsland Boulevard. Known for academic excellence and equally impressive athletics programs, Taylor High is one of Katy ISD’s multi-award winning schools. Established in 1979, the school was named National Blue Ribbon School (1994-1996) and has been included in Newsweek’ list of “America’s Top Public High Schools” multiple times.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Katy Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes.

  • Katy Adventist Christian School at 1913 East Ave.
  • Faith West Academy at 2225 Porter Rd.
  • John XXIII High School at 1800 N Grand Pkwy.
  • Cinco Ranch Montessori School at 2530 Peek Rd.
  • Primrose School of Cinco Ranch at 1540 S Peek Rd.
  • St. Peters Early Childhood Development Center at 20775 Kingsland Blvd.
  • Wellspring Children’s Academy at 18518 Green Land Way.
  • Katy Christian Academy at 1941 Westborough Dr.
  • John Paul II Catholic School 1400 Parkway Plaza Dr.
  • The Village School at 12077 Westella Dr.

To find an updated listing of all Lake Forest of Kelliwood 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.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Real Estate Trends

Lake Forest of Kelliwood real estate are some of the most expensive in the Greater Katy area. The average list price of homes for sale in the gated community is at over $1,300,000.

The community’s popularity lies in its exclusivity and upscale homes. Lake Forest of Kelliwood features estate-style homes and lakefront properties on sprawling lots.

Only a few of Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes are put up on the market every year. Low inventories have contributed to the community’s high property values.

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

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

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Lake Forest of Kelliwood is made up of around 70 luxury single-family homes. Some line the community’s lake and enjoy great views of the water. Others, on the other hand, are adjacent to George Bush Park.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes are mostly estate-style homes on large, sprawling lots. Three- to five-bedroom floor plans are common, though the largest properties in the area can offer up to 7 bedrooms (with 7 full baths).

Common home amenities include detached oversized garages, sweeping front driveways, private swimming pools, and manicured grounds.

Architectural styles vary, with homes borrowing inspiration from Spanish, Mediterranean, Colonial, and Traditional designs.

Lot sizes range from half-acre (around 20,000 square feet) to over 4 acres (over 170,000 square feet).

Prices for Lake Forest of Kelliwood homes start at just under $900,000. The gated community’s most expensive homes can fetch more than $2,000,000 on the market.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Townhomes Sale Trends

There are no townhome properties in Lake Forest of Kelliwood.

Nearby Green Trails does have sections that offer townhomes, specifically on the neighborhood’s eastern fringes (near the Energy Corridor. (See Green Trails townhomes for sale here.)

Lake Forest of Kelliwood Condo Sale Trends

There are no Lake Forest of Kelliwood condos for sale. There are a few mid- and high-rise residential buildings in nearby Houston districts like the Energy Corridor and Memorial.

Here are a few condo buildings within the Memorial area:

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

Lake Forest of Kelliwood History

Like neighboring communities Green Trails and Windsor Park Lakes, Lake Forest of Kelliwood (also known as Lakeforest at Kelliwood) was developed some time during the mid-1990s.

The community is from Kickerillo Companies, the same developer behind Lakes of Parkway (west Houston), The Parkway at Eldridge (west Houston), and Rolling Creek (Fort Bend).

Vincent Kickerillo named the development made up of several neighborhoods and communities in east Katy after his daughter Kelli. Kelliwood features a variety of homes, with lakeside properties and homes near the golf course.

Lake Forest of Kelliwood, along with Lakes of Buckingham, feature some of the most expensive homes in the Kelliwood area. Both are gated communities with 24-hour manned security gates and share an HOA.

Fun Things To Do Near Lake Forest of Kelliwood

Lake Forest of Kelliwood residents have easy access to George Bush Park, a 7,800-acre park and nature preserve located directly east of the community.

George Bush Park features miles of multi-use trails, several sports facilities (softball, baseball, and soccer fields), playgrounds, pavilions, and a shooting range. The park even features an airfield for model aircraft.

The community also features a number of amenities, including a lake, community swimming pool, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a playground.

For retail, dining and entertainment options, residents can take a short drive to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, West Oaks Mall, and Katy Mills Mall.

A number of golf courses are also nearby, including Willow Fork Country Club (a private country club) and The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch (daily fee).

Here are some of Lake Forest of Kelliwood must-visit places:

Dining

  • Astor Cafe & Bakery
  • AJI Ramen
  • Tiger Noodle House
  • La Baguette Bakery and Bistro
  • Cowboy Chicken
  • Tasty Ko
  • Shish Kabob Cafe
  • Basil’s Cafe
  • Captain Tom’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Tom + Chee

Retail

  • Katy Mills
  • LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
  • West Oaks Mall
  • Westgate Market Place
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Nightlife

  • Faris Restaurant and Hookah Lounge
  • Q Bar Katy
  • The Local Bar
  • Toddy Oaks Winery Brewery & Distillery
  • Mo’s Place
  • Duke’s Tavern
  • Slick Willie’s Family Pool Hall
  • 510 Bar & Cafe
  • Zen Hookah Lounge

Groceries

  • H-E-B
  • Kroger
  • Randalls
  • Fiesta Mart
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • Walmart

Golf

  • Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
  • The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
  • Bear Creek Golf World
  • Legendary Oaks Golf Course

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