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Manvel TX Real Estate & Neighborhood

Located some 20 miles south of downtown Houston, Manvel is a growing city with affordable quality homes within master-planned communities.

Manvel is a small city in Brazoria County bordered by some of Houston’s best suburbs such as Pearland and Missouri City.

Manvel features an “Exceptionally Livable” score of 84/100 making it one of the popular real estate options outside of the city center.

  • EXCELLENT LOCATION: With Texas State Highway 288 and Highway 6 running through the community, Manvel offers a direct commute and access to key Houston areas including Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston.

  • MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES: Manvel is home to several master-planned communities, including Pomona, Sedona Lakes, Rodeo Palms, and Meridiana, among others. Most of these communities offer great amenities, including stocked lakes, hike-and-bike trails, swimming pools, and tennis courts.
  • VARIETY OF HOME OPTIONS: From new construction homes in master-planned communities to older homes in more established neighborhoods, Manvel offers a variety of options to fit almost any budget and need. Waterfront homes, large traditional homes, and ranch-style properties are available in the city.
  • AFFORDABLE HOMES ON LARGE LOTS: Most Manvel homes sit on spacious lots, ranging from 5,000 to more than 20,000 square feet. Like in nearby Pearland, homes in the city are affordable, starting at around $50,000.
  • NEARBY RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Although mostly residential, Manvel has several dining, shopping, and entertainment options outside its borders. Pearland Town Center, Silverlake Village Shopping Center, and The Crossing at 288 are all less than 15 minutes away.
  • WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSES: Southwyck Golf Club, one of the Best Golf Courses in Houston, is a short drive away from Manvel. Green Tee Terrace and Golfcrest Country Club are also easily accessible from the city.

Manvel real estate can be tricky to navigate given the area’s location within the floodplains (some neighborhoods are more prone to flooding) and the variety of master-planned communities and neighborhoods (some far superior than others).

Homebuyers can benefit from the assistance of a Top Houston Realtor and one of Manvel’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Manvel Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located where SH 288 and Highway 6 meet, Manvel is home to master-planned communities and established neighborhoods.

  • With Texas State Highway 288 and Highway 6 running through the community, Manvel offers a direct commute and access to key Houston areas including Texas Medical Center, Pearland, and downtown Houston.
  • Manvel is home to several master-planned communities, including Pomona, Sedona Lakes, Rodeo Palms, and Meridiana, among others. Most of these communities offer great amenities, including stocked lakes, hike-and-bike trails, swimming pools, and tennis courts.
  • From new construction homes in master-planned communities to older homes in more established neighborhoods, Manvel offers a variety of options to fit almost any budget and need.
  • Most Manvel homes sit on spacious lots, ranging from 5,000 to more than 20,000 square feet. Like in nearby Pearland, homes in the city are affordable, starting at around $50,000.
  • Although mostly residential, Manvel has several dining, shopping, and entertainment options outside its borders. Pearland Town Center, Silverlake Village Shopping Center, and The Crossing at 288 are all less than 15 minutes away.
  • Southwyck Golf Club, one of the Best Golf Courses in Houston is a short drive away from Manvel.
  • Incorporated in 1961, Manvel operates a Council-Manager type of government.
  • Students in Manvel attend Alvin ISD schools.
  • Manvel homes typically feature 3 to 5 bedrooms spread over 1,000 to upwards of 4,000 square feet of living space.
  • New construction homes are quite common in the area, especially within the city’s many master-planned communities.
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  • Architectural styles vary. Most Manvel homes feature traditional aesthetics, with some borrowing inspiration from more contemporary designs.
  • The most expensive Manvel real estate can sell for over $800,000.

Manvel Maps and Location

Located in Brazoria County, the city of Manvel sits some 20 miles south of downtown Houston. Nestled along the Texas 288 Corridor, the city is a mix of established residential neighborhoods, master-planned communities, and rural areas.

Master-planned communities within the city of Manvel include: Meridiana, Lakeland, Pomona, Sedona Lakes, Seven Oaks Ranch, and The Presidio.

Manvel has Pearland to the north, Friendswood and Alvin to the east, and Iowa Colony to the west.

Main roads in the city include FM 1128, Highway 6, and State Highway 288 (South Freeway). Residents have easy access to the Texas Medical Center, Pearland, downtown Houston, and other key districts via SH 288.

Manvel TX is within the 77578 zip code.  (View Houston zip code map.)

Manvel Texas Neighborhoods, Subdivisions, and Master-Planned Communities

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Neighborhoods Near Manvel TX

West of Manvel

North of Manvel

East of Manvel

South of Manvel

  • Angleton
  • Danbury
  • Liverpool
  • Bonney
  • Rosharon

Manvel Schools

Manvel homes are zoned to the Alvin Independent School District (Alvin ISD).

The Alvin Independent School District (Alvin ISD) serves a number of neighborhoods and communities south of Houston, including Manvel, Alvin, Pearland, Rosharon, and Iowa Colony. It was given a “Recognized” rating by the TEA in 2011.

Some of the schools serving Manvel area among the Best in the Greater Houston Area.

Elementary Schools

  • E.C. Mason Elementary School at 7400 Lewis Ln. One of the oldest elementary schools in the Alvin ISD, E.C. Mason opened in 1979.
  • Don Jeter Elementary School at 2455 County Rd 58. Located in an unincorporated area, Don Jeter Elementary School is home to the Jeter Jaguars. The school was given the Texas Comptroller’s 2012 Texas Honors Circle Award for Public Education Excellence.
  • Dr. James “Red” Duke Elementary School at 2900 County Road 59. Opened in 2014, Red Duke Elementary is located in Pearland. The school was named for renowned trauma surgeon James Henry “Red” Duke, Jr.
  • Mary Marek Elementary School at 1947 Kirby Dr. Located in Shadow Creek Ranch (Pearland), Mary Marek Elementary School was given an “Exemplary” rating by the TEA multiple times (2006, 2008 to 2012).

Middle Schools and Junior High Schools

  • Manvel Junior High School at 7302 McCoy Rd. Home of the Warriors, Manvel Junior High offers great athletics programs in football, volleyball, tennis, track, golf, swimming, and soccer, among others.
  • Rodeo Palms Junior High School at 101 Palm Desert Dr. Rodeo Palms Junior High offers an Advanced Academics Program targeted toward gifted and talented students. The school also offers Pre-AP and MAP/STEM classes, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), and various fine arts and sports programs.

High Schools

  • Manvel High School at 19601 Highway 6. First opened in 2006, Manvel High School originally served as a relief school for Alvin High School. Manvel is Alvin ISD’s second high school and is home to the Mavericks. The school offers a variety of athletics programs, including volleyball, tennis, soccer, powerlifting, basketball, football, and baseball, among others.

Manvel Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Manvel.

  • St. Helen Catholic School at 2213 Old Alvin Rd.
  • The Eagle Heights Christian Academy at 3005 Manvel Pkwy.
  • The Montessori of Downtown at 2525 Country Rd 90 and 2121 Grand Blvd.
  • Heritage Christian Academy at 12006 Shadow Creek Pkwy.

To find an updated listing of all Manvel real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at [email protected] 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.

Manvel Real Estate Trends

NOTE: Due to the number of smaller communities in Manvel, it may be better to view specific areas for a better view of real estate trends. Email me for more information about specific Manvel neighborhoods, real estate, and homes.

Manvel Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Manvel is fast becoming a suburban city due to the number of master-planned communities being developed within its borders. It’s common to see new homes within communities like Pomona and Sedona Lakes mixed with the city’s older homes in more established neighborhoods.

That said, Manvel offers a wide variety of options to fit almost any budget or requirement.

Manvel homes typically feature 3- to 5-bedroom floor plans. Living spaces range from 1,000 to more than 4,500 square feet. Homes in the city often sit on spacious lots, ranging from 5,000 to more than 20,000 square feet.

Architectural styles vary, as older Manvel homes often feature traditional ranch-styles. Newer properties often mix traditional aesthetics with Mediterranean or more modern designs.

Prices for Manvel homes for sale can start at around $50,000. The most expensive real estate in the city tend to be new construction homes in master-planned communities, which can sell for upwards of $800,000.

Manvel Townhomes Sale Trends

Manvel is mostly made up of detached single-family homes. There are some townhome options available in nearby Pearland.

Manvel Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Manvel condos for sale, but plenty of units are available within Houston’s Inner Loop.

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

Manvel TX History

In the early 1850s, the area now known as Manvel was a vast prairie rich in game and fertile soil. The area’s first settlers were a young couple, W. R. Booth and his wife Elizabeth, who moved from Tyler County to the banks of the Chocolate Bayou in 1857.

More families settled in the area after the war. At first, the small settlement was known as Pomona. Later, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad reached the area, connecting the settlement to Galveston.

The town site’s name was later changed since another town in west Houston was called Pomona. The new name stemmed from Allen Manvel, the president of the Santa Fe Railroad.

Incorporated as a city in 1961, Manvel is still growing. Like nearby cities like Pearland, a number of master-planned communities have taken root in and around the city.

Fun Things To Do Near Manvel

The city of Manvel is mostly residential, though a growing number of dining options are available along SH 288. For more retail and entertainment options, residents can take a short drive to nearby Pearland.

The Pearland Town Center, Shadow Creek Town Center, Silverlake Village Shopping Center, and Shadow Creek Market Place are all within a few miles away from Manvel. Golf courses, including the Southwyck Golf Club and the Golfcrest Country Club are also nearby.

Manvel master-planned communities also feature their own amenities. Rodeo Palms has 10+ lakes, walking trails, tennis courts, an Jr. Olympic sized pool. Residents can enjoy various water activities like paddle boating and catch and release fishing as well.

Meridiana’s Amenity Village, on the other hand, offers an ampitheater, a fitness center, swimming pools, a cafe, and a game area. The master-planned community also features lakes and hike and bike trails.

Dining

  • Manvel Seafood
  • The Burger Barn
  • Brisa’s Tex Mex Restaurant
  • Bamboo Wok
  • Emily’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Jimmy Changas
  • Nana’s Tortilla Factory
  • Grazia Italian Kitchen
  • Biryani Express
  • Jack In The Box

Retail

  • Pearland Town Center
  • Shadow Creek Town Center
  • Shadow Creek Market Place
  • Silverlake Village Shopping Center
  • The Crossing @ 288
  • The Spectrum District
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