Lakes of Parkway Real Estate Guide
Lakes of Parkway homes for sale & insider real estate guide
The upscale gated community of Lakes of Parkway covers a 315-acre area east of George Bush Park. More than 800 luxury homes and townhomes make up the community.
Lakes of Parkway homes are famous thanks to its:
LUXURY GATED COMMUNITY: Lakes of Parkway is one of the best-gated communities in Houston. It offers 24/7 security. It has 11 lakes, running and bike trails, a community pool, a playground, and tennis courts. A community center with meeting rooms is available for use.
PROXIMITY TO JOB CENTERS: The Energy Corridor is around 2 miles from Lakes of Parkway. It houses more than 80,000 employees in the oil and energy industries. It is one of Houston's main employment centers. Westchase Business District is roughly four miles away.
MULTI-AWARD WINNING SCHOOLS: Lakes of Parkway surround Houston Independent School District (HISD). It is the largest school district in the state – with schools from early childhood to high school. One of the Best Schools in Houston, Barbara Bush Elementary, caters to the community. (See Best Houston Suburbs with Top Houston Schools)
NEARBY OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: Lakes of Parkway is near George Bush Park. The 7,800-acre park features a wide range of outdoor recreation options. Amenities include hike and bike trails, two soccer fields, and six baseball fields. It provides a shooting range and a field for flying model planes. Lakes of Parkway has easy access to Houston's transportation system. This makes it easier to go to museums, airports, the theater district, Downtown, and the Gulf Coast.
GREAT ACCESS TO RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: West Oaks Mall is a short drive from the community. The mall features 110 stores, restaurants, and amusement hubs. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Sears, Dillard's, and Palais Royal. Aside from this, Parkway Villages Shopping Center is just outside the community.
RISING PROPERTY VALUES: Real estate in Lakes of Parkway has appreciated over the past decade. It posted a median sales price of over $700,000. However, there are no condo buildings available in Lakes of Parkway.
Buying or selling a home in Lakes of Parkway can be tricky. The rising property values in Lakes of Parkway affect property prices. Some of the subdivision’s luxury homes tend to sell at a premium. On the other hand, townhomes and patio homes can sell for lower prices.
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Table of Contents
- Lakes of Parkway Home Sale Trends
- Lakes of Parkway Best Realtor Insights
- Lakes of Parkway Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Lakes of Parkway Schools
- Lakes of Parkway Real Estate Market
Lakes of Parkway Home Sale Trends
Lakes of Parkway is one of the Best-Gated Communities in Houston. Around 800 luxury homes and townhomes make up the neighborhood.
Lakes of Parkway is famous because of its:
PROXIMITY TO JOB CENTERS: Lakes of Parkway is 2.5 miles from Energy Corridor, a well-known Houston job center.
TOP SCHOOLS: The Lakes of Parkway community is near Houston Independent School District (HISD), the biggest school district in Texas. Barbara Bush Elementary School serves the neighborhood and is ranked Best Schools in Houston.
TRANSIT ACCESSIBILITY: The Lakes of Parkway neighborhood is close to Houston's public transit. Getting to the coast, the airport, the theater district, Downtown, and the museums is easy.
Lakes of Parkway is also near George Bush Park. The 7,800-acre park features a wide range of outdoor recreation options.
Lakes of Parkway Best Realtor Insights
Lakes of Parkway is one of Houston's Best Gated Communities. It is zoned to great schools, luxury homes, and proximity to job centers.
Oaks, lakes, and fountains beautify the community. Lakes of Parkway offers 24/7 security. It has running and bike trails, a community pool, a playground, and tennis courts. A community center with meeting rooms is available for use.
The Energy Corridor is around 2 miles from Lakes of Parkway. It is one of Houston’s major job centers, home to the regional headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies. Westchase Business District is about four miles from Lakes of Parkway.
The neighborhood is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD). It is the largest school district in the state, with 276 campuses.
Barbara Bush Elementary School is an award-winning school in Texas. It serves the community with pride as one of the Best Schools in Houston. The Texas Business Education Coalition (TBEC) named it an Honor Roll School five times.
Lakes of Parkway is near George Bush Park, a 7,800-acre park and wildlife sanctuary. The park features a wide range of outdoor recreation options. Playgrounds, pavilions, and ponds adorn the park.
West Oaks Mall is just a short drive from the community. With a vast retail space, the mall features 110 stores, restaurants, and amusement hubs. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Sears, Dillard's, and Palais Royal, among others. Parkway Villages Shopping Center is just outside the community.
Real estate in Lakes of Parkway has inflated over the past decade. It posted a median sales price of over $700,000. Prices for Lakes of Parkway homes for sale can start at around $450,000. The most expensive homes in the area can sell for up to $2,000,000.
Lakes of Parkway homes measure from 8,000 to over 14,000 square feet. The townhomes and patio homes are smaller, between 3,000 to around 8,000 square feet. Homes in the subdivision tend to offer 4-bedroom floor plans.
Luxury homes in the area tend to have sprawling lots and multi-car garages. They feature formal living and dining areas, as well as wine cellars. Some of the most expensive homes have lake views and swimming pools.
Kickerillo Companies and Sueba USA developed the community. The 330-acre tract of land used to be a cattle ranch.
Lakes of Parkway Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Lakes of Parkway|
|Med Ctr (min)||30|
|Energy Corridor (min)||5|
|Highlights||Lakes of Parkway|
|Amenities||Lakes of Parkway is a 315-acre upscale gated community in the western part of Houston, Texas that is made up of around 800 luxury homes and townhomes.
It is regarded as one of the best-gated communities in Houston because of its 24/7 security, proximity to job centers, great schools, recreation centers, and access to retail shops and entertainment.
|Golf Courses||- Royal Oaks Country Club
- Lakeside Country Club
|Run / Bike Trails||- George Bush Park
- Ray Miller Park
- Westside High School Softball Field
- Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Retail:
- Ross Dress for Less
- T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods
- Lane Bryant
- Dollar Tree
- Gift Mart
- Goody Goody Liquor
- Emerald Vibe Dining
- O24 Grille
- Barnaby's Cafe
- Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Bar
- Season's 52
- Yi Peng Thai Dining
- Social Nightlife
- Ashford Pub
- The King's Head Pub
- Molly's Pub
- Watson's House of Ales
- Mr. C's Irish Pub
- Westchase Tavern
- The Bull & Bear
- Nikki's Irish Pub
- JP Hops House
- Richard's Grocery Store
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Food Town
- Everest Food Mart
- Target Grocery
- Whole Foods Market
- Fiesta Mart #79
- Sunrise Grocery
|Major Employers||- Energy Corridor
- Whitaker Companies
- eEmployer Solutions Inc
- Empyrean Benefit Solutions
- EBS Benefit Advisors
- Employers One Source Group Inc
- Strategic Employer Services LLC
Lakes of Parkway Schools
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|West Briar Middle||7|
Lakes of Parkway is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
The HISD is the largest school district in the state, with over 200 schools. It carries a "Met Standard" rating from the Texas Education Agency.
Barbara Bush Elementary and West Briar Middle School are on the list of the Best Schools in Houston.
Barbara Bush Elementary School at 13800 Westerloch Dr. The Texas Education Agency ranks Bush Elementary as "Exemplary." The school has received many awards and accolades since opening in 1992. It is also a five-time awardee of the TBEC Honor Roll School. Children at Risk and Texas Monthly included the school in their lists of the best schools in the state. It offers Special Education programs and gifted and talented Vanguard programs.
Shadowbriar Elementary School at 2650 Shadowbriar Dr. Students zoned to Bush Elementary can take a magnet program at Shadowbriar. They can attend a magnet program called STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math). The school offers Vanguard neighborhood, ESL, and other academic programs.
- West Briar Middle School at 13733 Brimhurst Dr. West Briar is only a few blocks from Lakes at Parkway. It serves a variety of academic, special education, and athletic programs. The school offers a robust transitional bilingual program. There is also an alternate curriculum available called Structured Learning Center (SLC).
- Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr. Westside High School is a magnet school in integrated technology. The magnet program aims to steer students into different strands. These include Applied/Health Science, Computing Sciences, Fine Arts, and Business Relations. Newsweek named Westside High School one of the top 2,000 high schools in the US.
Lakes of Parkway Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Lakes of Parkway.
John Paul II Catholic School at 1400 Parkway Plaza Dr.
Westside Montessori School at 13555 Briar Forest Dr.
Memorial Private High School at 14333 Fern Dr.
The Village High School at 13051 Whittington Dr.
The Briarwood School at 12207 Whittington Dr.
To find an updated listing of all Lakes of Parkway real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you're working with.
Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Lakes of Parkway areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.
Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.
Lakes of Parkway Real Estate Market
Lakes of Parkway Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Homes in Lakes of Parkway are relatively new, built between 1996 and 2009. Most are single-family homes, though there are also townhomes in the gated neighborhood.
Lakes of Parkway homes typically sit on large lots, ranging from 8,000 to over 14,000 square feet. Floorplans vary, but most feature 4 bedrooms with 4 baths. Home sizes are from 3,000 to upwards of 8,000 square feet.
Luxury properties in the area offer upscale amenities. These include formal living and dining areas, large master suites, landscaped grounds, lake views, and swimming pools.
Architectural styles vary, and most are traditional. Some draw inspiration from Mediterranean aesthetics.
Prices for Lakes for Parkway homes for sale vary widely. Some of the area’s smaller properties can start at around $450,000. The most expensive real estate in the community can go for upwards of $2,000,000.
Lakes of Parkway Townhomes Sale Trends
The gated community features some sections with townhomes. These townhomes are typically smaller than their single-family home counterparts.
An average townhome in the community can feature 3 to 4 bedrooms spread over 3,000 square feet of living space. Lot sizes are around 3,500 square feet. Common features include landscaped front yards, lake views, balconies, and porches.
Lakes of Parkway townhomes for sale are more affordable, starting at around $400,000.
Lakes of Parkway Condo Sale Trends
There are no mid- or high-rise Lakes of Parkway condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in the surrounding areas.
Several condo buildings are located in the nearby neighborhood of Galleria, including:
- 2400 McCue Houston
- 3525 Sage Houston
- Astoria Houston Condo
- Belfiore Houston Condo
- Campton at Post Oak
To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the nearby Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.
The Houston Properties Team are expert in Lakes of Parkway real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.
Lakes of Parkway TX History
Kickerillo Companies and Sueba USA started developing Lakes of Parkway in 1995. Before the area’s development, Paul Barnhart owned the 330-acre tract of land.
As with most west Houston suburbs, the tract was rural. It was a cattle ranch, one of the last tracts of land to be developed in the area.
Kickerillo purchased the home sites to develop homes in the subdivision. The home builder offered a variety of floor plans, designs, and price points. The construction of Lakes of Parkway ended in 2009.
Today, the community is one of the best-gated communities in the west Houston area. Its proximity to job centers and excellent schools continue to draw homebuyers to the neighborhood.
Fun Things To Do Near Lakes of Parkway
Lakes of Parkway features a great set of community amenities. Residents don’t have to travel far for outdoor recreation. The community offers 11 lakes, jogging trails, and a recreation center. The community has a local swimming pool and tennis courts.
George Bush Park, a 7,800-acre nature reserve and park, is west of the neighborhood. The park features hike and bike trails and soccer and baseball fields. The community boasts a shooting range and a field for flying model planes. The park also has several playgrounds, ponds, and pavilions.
Residents can drive to West Oaks Mall or Market Square at Eldridge Parkway for more retail options. Both are along Westheimer Road.
West Oaks Mall, which opened in 1984, features about 1 million square feet of retail space. With over 110 stores, the mall hosts community events. They also provide a great number of dining and entertainment options.
Parkway Villages Shopping Center seats outside the community.
Must-visit places in and around Lakes of Parkway include:
- Market Square at Eldridge Parkway
- West Oaks Mall
- Parkway Villages Shopping Center
- Calliope Shopping Center
- The Plaza
- Lakeside Village Shopping Center
- The Plazas at the Parkway
- Kirkwood Market Place
- El Sol Restaurant
- Original Napoli Restaurant
- Los Tios
- Pastelitos Cafe
- Pecan Creek Grill
- Nom Nom Noodles
- Petit Cafe
- Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine
- Ray Miller Park
- George Bush Park
- Barker Reservoir
- Parkway at Eldridge Pool House
- Noble Road Trail
- Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trailhead
- Monarch Bar
- Three Sheets Bar & Grill
- SkyBox HTown
- Red Sky Hookah Lounge
- The King’s Head Pub
- First Tee Pub
- Big John’s Ice House
- Target Grocery
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Sunrise Grocery
Best Lakes of Parkway 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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