Best Houston Neighborhoods Near The Texas Medical Center

Neighborhoods Near Texas Medical Center: Areas With Best Commute To Medical Center

See the best places to live near Texas Medical Center based on length of commute, price point, school data, and flooding information.

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is a 2.1-square-mile residential and medical district located in the heart of Houston. It sits just a few minutes away from Downtown, south of Museum District and west of the Texas State Highway 288.

Around $5 billion worth of health-care related projects are currently underway in the Texas Medical Center, and health care jobs are projected to double within the next decade. The area is already the world’s largest medical complex with more than 60 institutions, 106,000 employees, and 10 million patients each year. 

The Texas Medical Center is surrounded by some of Houston’s top Inner Loop neighborhoods and best suburbs with a wide variety of homes, close proximity to top schools, and short commute times in and out of the district.

We compiled a list of the best neighborhoods near the Texas Medical Center. Our rankings are based on the following criteria:

  • Commute time
    • Distance from Medical Center
    • Travel time from Medical Center
  • Quality of schools based on:
    • Greatschools.org rating
    • Percentage of teachers with over 3 years experience
  • Price Point. We grouped neighborhoods with a median sales price:
    • Over $1M
    • Between $500K-$1M
    • Under $500k Inner Loop
    • Under $500K Suburbs
  • Flooding

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BEST NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER BY PRICE POINT

NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR MEDICAL CENTER OVER $1M

Over $1M – Southampton Place

Distance / Commute Time: 2.1 miles / 8 mins

Flooding Info: Southern Southampton is more susceptible to flooding than Northern Southampton, according to the Southampton Civic Club.

Located 5 miles southwest of Downtown Houston and north of Rice University, Southampton is an upscale neighborhood featuring luxury homes and vintage bungalows.

Southampton is one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods and one of the 14 Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods in real estate appreciation.  

Established in 1923, the community consists of 626 upscale, single-family home sites protected by strict deed restrictions and architectural guidelines, thanks to an active civics club aimed at maintaining the identity and integrity of the neighborhood.

Security is one of the neighborhoods prime selling points. The Southampton / BOCA Patrol, which consists of off-duty Houston PD officers, patrol the area 24 hours a day in marked police cars. Three prestigious International Baccalaureate World Schools serve Southampton: Poe Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, and Lamar High School.  

Top Ranked Southampton Schools

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Poe Elementary School980%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%

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Over $1M – Southgate

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Distance / Commute Time: 0.9 miles / 3 mins

Flooding Info:No flooding history.

Aptly named for its close proximity to Rice University’s “south gate”, Southgate is a neighborhood with four subdivisions located near the Texas Medical Center. The community features a combination of deed-restricted vintage homes and new construction homes.

Southgate boasts of great accessibility to key districts: Museum District (2.1 miles), Hermann Park (2.6 miles), and Downtown Houston (>5 miles). The community is one of Houston’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods with a median sale price of over $800,000.

Southgate gives off a small-town vibe with tree-lined streets, vintage cottages, and single-family homes, thanks to a highly active civic club that enforces the community’s deed restrictions while maintaining common areas and organizing neighborhood events.

A number of prestigious schools are zoned to Southgate: Lamar High School and Roberts Elementary School, two IB World Schools. Middle school students may attend either Pershing or Pin Oak, the latter being a highly-rated National Blue Ribbon School.

Top Ranked Southgate Schools

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Roberts Elementary School974%Pershing Middle School684%Lamar High School580%

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Over $1M – Boulevard Oaks

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Distance / Commute Time: 2.0 miles / 9 mins

Flooding Info: Boulevard Oaks does not sit on a floodplain. However, some streets saw minor flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

Boulevard Oaks, nestled at the heart of the Inner Loop just south of Southwest Freeway, is popular for its generous lots, tree-lined streets, and beautiful vintage homes. The neighborhood boasts of great accessibility with easy access to Bissonnet Street, Kirby Drive, Montrose Boulevard, and Shepherd Drive.

The community is one of Houston’s oldest and most expensive neighborhoods, with 21 upscale subdivisions and close proximity to a variety of cultural, retail, and outdoor entertainment establishments: Rice Village, Hermann Park, The Museum of Fine Arts, and the Houston Zoo are only a couple of blocks away.

Strict deed restrictions from an active civic club have retained the neighborhood’s aesthetic Old World charm: esplanades are lined with giant oak trees while houses sport a unified architecture that features Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, French Eclectic, Italian Renaissance, and Spanish Eclectic styles.

A 24-hour private security patrol courtesy of the Houston Police and Harris County peace officers ensure safety in the neighborhood. Boulevard Oaks homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District. Three International Baccalaureate World Schools serve the area: Poe Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, and Lamar High School.

Top Ranked Boulevard Oaks Schools

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Poe Elementary School980%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%

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Over $1M – West University

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Distance / Commute Time: 2.9 miles / 10 mins

Flooding Info: Parts of West University Place sit on 100 and 500-year floodplains. Around 116 homes were inundated by Hurricane Harvey while 17 sustained structural damage.

West University Place is a verdant, 2-square-mile, high-end city within a city that features classic bungalows, mini-mansions, and multi-million dollar estates. With a median home price of over $1,000,000, West University is one of the Bayou City’s most expensive neighborhoods with one of the best five- and ten-year appreciation rates. Its central location offers easy commutes to major job centers including Downtown Houston, Greenway Plaza, The Galleria, and the Texas Medical Center.

The neighborhood is one of Houston’s Most Accessible Communities with its own park system, recreation center, library, and baseball fields. The Rice Village shopping district is also just a couple of blocks away.

Students in West University Place are zoned to the Houston Independent School District. West University Elementary School, a highly-rated public school, is located within the neighborhood.

Top Ranked West University Schools

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West University Elementary1086%Pershing Middle School684%Lamar High School580%
The Rice School791%Pin Oak Middle School987%

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Over $1M – Bellaire

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Distance / Commute Time: 3.7 miles / 12 mins

Flooding Info: Most of Bellaire sits on the 100-year floodplain, and parts of the city saw flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

Located south of the Southwest Freeway (US 59) and beside Loop 610, Bellaire is an independent city within Houston with great accessibility and highly-rated public schools. The area is among Houston’s best neighborhoods and also ranks among the highest in Land Value Appreciation and Real Estate Appreciation.

The city offers a good commute to Houston’s main job centers: Galleria, Downtown, Energy Corridor, and Texas Medical Center. Residents also have convenient access to main roads and freeways which include the Southwest Freeway, Loop 610, Bellaire Boulevard, and Bissonnet Street.

Bellaire features gorgeous tree-lined streets and parks with a mix of new construction homes, single-family homes, and estate-style homes. The city also contains a good number of restaurants and entertainment centers.

As opposed to West University’s standard lot size of 50 by 120 foot, Bellaire’s lots are noticeably more spacious at 75 by 130 feet. Bellaire homes for sale can range anywhere between $400,000 to more than $2,000,000.

The city, home to the top performing Bellaire High School and Pin Oak Middle School, a National Blue Ribbon School, is zoned to the Houston ISD.

Top Ranked Bellaire Schools

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Condit Elementary895%Pershing Middle School684%Bellaire High School688%
Horn Elementary1081%Pin Oak Middle School987%
Lovett Elementary888%

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Over $1M – River Oaks

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Distance / Commute Time: 4.9 miles / 13 mins

Flooding Info: River Oaks is not located on a floodplain and most houses have no history of flooding. However, a few houses close to Buffalo Bayou along Tiel Way and Pinehill Lane saw flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

River Oaks, located at the heart of the Inner Loop, is one of the country’s most expensive neighborhoods with median home prices of over $2.5M (and estates $10M+). It is highly ranked and often lauded: ForbesFortune, and The Wall Street Journal have dubbed the community to be one of the “Best Places to Live”, “Top Places to Live Well,” and “The (Multi) Millionaire’s Haven.”

River Oaks’ central location offers residents easy access to Houston’s major job centers such as The Medical Center, Galleria, and Downtown Houston, making it one of the Hottest Neighborhoods in the Inner Loop. River Oaks is also a strong performer in our list of Land Value Appreciation and Real Estate Appreciation reports.

Residents are situated close to a plethora of entertainment and retail venues such as the River Oaks Shopping Center, Highland Village, and the Galleria.

The neighborhood offers a rich mix of traditional homes, grand mansions, luxury condos, and townhomes within gated communities. Beautiful esplanades, stately manors, and tree-lined roads offer a gorgeous Old World charm.

River Oaks is home to the multi-award winning River Oaks Elementary School. All homes within the neighborhood are zoned to the Houston ISD.

Top Ranked River Oaks Schools

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River Oaks Elementary1083%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%

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NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR MEDICAL CENTER
BETWEEN $500K-$1M

$500K – $1M – Knollwood Village

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Distance / Commute Time: 5.4 miles / 18 mins

Flooding Info: Some areas of Knollwood Village are located in a floodplain. A few homes in the neighborhood were impacted by 2015’s Memorial Day floods and 2016’s Tax Day Flood, with even more inundated by Hurricane Harvey.

Knollwood Village is located inside loop 610, just south of the Braes Bayou bike trails and west of the NRG Stadium. Established in 1954 and previously the site of Houston’s Main Street Airport, the neighborhood now consists of around 622 homes split into 11 different neighborhood sections with each section having its own deed restrictions.

Knollwood Village has excellent accessibility, as it is minutes away from stores, parks, restaurants, and two of Houston’s major job centers: Downtown Houston and Texas Medical Center. Homes also have easy access to main roads like Main Street, Buffalo Speedway, and Braeswood Boulevard.

The neighborhood features houses with traditional and ranch architectural design – most are new construction two-story homes with spacious floor areas. An active civic club (the Knollwood Village Civic Club) enforces deed restrictions and manages the neighborhood’s security. The neighborhood is one of the most affordable in the Inner Loop, with home prices starting at $370,000 up to more than $1,000,000. Lot sizes range from 6,000 to 10,000 square feet.

Two of Houston ISD’s highly-regarded schools serve the community: Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School.

Top Ranked Knollwood Village Schools

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Longfellow Elementary572%Pershing Middle School684%Bellaire High School688%
Pin Oak Middle School987%

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$500K – $1M – Montrose

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Distance / Commute Time: 3.1 miles / 12 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

Montrose is a centrally-located, culturally diverse neighborhood south of Allen Parkway and north of Highway 59. Shepherd Drive and Bagby Street flank the community on both sides.

The neighborhood measures 4 square miles and features an assemblage of 1920’s mansions, luxury condos, modern townhomes, wine lounges, art museums, and hip restaurants, owing to its renowned bohemian flair. The community is one of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods with easy access to major roads and freeways.

Montrose is dubbed “One of Houston’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods” and is rife with food and entertainment venues. Streets are studded with lounges, dive bars, boutique shops, pubs, and cafes. Galleria, Rice Military, and Downtown Houston are just minutes away. The community is one of Houston’s most popular cultural centers, as it is home to a variety of art museums and festivals.

Montrose homes for sale begin at $150,000 up to $2,000,000 and typically sit on mid to large-sized lots ranging from 1,500 to more than 9,000 square feet. The community is included in our list of Best Houston Neighborhoods in Land Value Appreciation. New residential developments such as condos and townhomes are being built to cater to the demand for housing in the area.

Zoned to the Houston ISD, Montrose is served by several IB World Schools including Poe, Lanier, and Lamar.

Top Ranked Montrose Schools

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MacGregor Elementary481%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%
Poe Elementary780%Gregory-Lincoln Education Center274%
Wharton Dual Language Academy993%
Wilson Montessori496%

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$500K – $1M – Hyde Park

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Distance / Commute Time: 4.2 miles / 15 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

Hyde Park is a historic neighborhood located within the Inner Loop, between Montrose and Midtown Houston. Established in 1893, the community now features vintage bungalows and new custom-built homes with strict deed-restrictions. Hyde Park is highly-sought after because of its high accessibility and proximity to major business districts which includes Downtown Houston, Uptown/Galleria, and the Texas Medical Center.

Though mostly residential, Hyde Park offers a rich selection of recreational and entertainment venues. The River Oaks Shopping Center, home to around 100 restaurants and retail stores, is located along Hyde Park’s northwest borders. A variety of options are also available along Westheimer and Shepherd.

Hyde Park has some of the best real estate appreciation and land value appreciation in the Inner Loop. Home prices begin at $400,000 up to more than $1,500,000.

All homes in Hyde Park are zoned to the Houston Independent School District. Wilson Montessori, Houston’s first public all-Montessori school, is located within the neighborhood.

Top Ranked Hyde Park Schools

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Wharton Dual Language Academy993%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%
Wilson Montessori496%Gregory-Lincoln Education Center274%

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$500K – $1M – Oak Forest

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Distance / Commute Time: 12.9 miles / 29 mins

Flooding Info: A majority of homes in Oak Forest were spared by Harvey, but some houses along West TC Jester towards the railroad tracks on Woodcrest, DuBarry, and Chippendale streets took on water.

Oak Forest, one of Houston’s older neighborhoods, is located east of US 290 and north of Loop 610. The community features both updated 1940s to 1950s ranch-style homes, as well as a variety of new construction homes. Real estate in the neighborhood is highly sought after due to great accessibility, spacious lots, gorgeous tree-lined streets, and relatively affordable home prices.

Oak Forest offers easy access to Houston’s main arteries, including N Shepherd Dr, TC Jester Blvd, North Fwy, and Katy Fwy. Main job centers like Downtown Houston and the Galleria are only a short drive away.

Oak Forest is divided into 18 sections, with each following its own deed restrictions that maintain its suburban feel. Though mostly residential, the neighborhood also features an assemblage of schools, parks, and commercial establishments.

The neighborhood ranks 3rd in our list of Best Houston Neighborhoods for Land Appreciation.

Oak Forest is home to Oak Forest Elementary, of Houston’s top rated schools. Students in the community are zoned to the Houston ISD.

Top Ranked Oak Forest Schools

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Oak Forest Elementary989%Frank Black Middle School663%Waltrip High School388%
Wainwright Elementary391%Clifton Middle School385%Scarborough High School273%
Benbrook Elementary693%
Stevens Elementary678%
Katherine Smith Elementary383%
Garden Oaks Elementary685%

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$500K – $1M – Midtown

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Distance / Commute Time: 3.4 miles / 12 mins

Flooding Info: Midtown is not located on a floodplain and is also tagged as “Zone X” or low-risk in FEMA’s interactive flood map

One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Midtown claims to be “right in the middle of it all”. It sits along Houston’s major freeways (Southwest and Gulf) and is beside major thoroughfares (Main Street, Fannin Street, and Alabama Street).

The Red Line Cuts through the neighborhood, offering easy METRORail access to key neighborhoods south and north of the community. Residents are also in close proximity to Downtown Houston and Texas Medical center, which are accessible via a 5-minute MetroRail ride, bike, or Uber.

Around 340 Yelp-rated establishments consider Midtown their home creating a vibrant street scene. Residents are minutes away from bars, coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants, lounges, and boutiques.

The neighborhood features a variety of affordable residential options, including condos, townhomes, patio homes, lofts, and single-family dwellings. Townhomes are the most common residential option in the neighborhood. They typically come with 2- to 4-story floor plans with options for 3 or 4 bedrooms.

Midtown homes are zoned to the Houston ISD. Students in the area are served by the Baylor College of Medicine Academy, a top-rated school in Houston.

Top Ranked Midtown Schools

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Gregory-Lincoln Education Center274%Gregory-Lincoln Education Center274%Lamar High School580%
MacGregor Elementary481%Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan10N/AYoung Women’s College Preparatory Academy886%
Houston Academy for International Studies760%Reagan High School490%
Cullen Middle School268%

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$500K – $1M – Upper Kirby

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Distance / Commute Time: 3.9 miles / 12 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

Established in 1988, Upper Kirby is a trendy mixed-use neighborhood with a distinct bohemian style. Situated along the Southwest Freeway and just beside the Greenway Plaza, it sits just a few miles from Houston’s main job centers: Downtown Houston, Museum District, and the Texas Medical Center.

Upper Kirby is one of one of the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston, with convenient access to the Southwest Freeway, Buffalo Speedway, Shepherd Drive, and Westheimer Road.

Upper Kirby offers its residents excellent accessibility, with easy access to upscale retail establishments, popular eateries, trendy boutiques, and wine lounges. The neighborhood has seen massive growth over the past couple of decades, spurring new demand for residential areas. Though demand is high, houses in the area are more affordable than its neighbor River Oaks.

Home types range from vintage single-family homes to newer townhomes. Mid and high-rise residential condos are also available. The neighborhood is one of the hottest in the Inner Loop with great real estate appreciation and land value appreciation rates.

Students in the district are zoned to the Houston ISD and served by a number prestigious schools: River Oaks Elementary School, Lamar High School, and Pin Oak Middle School, among others.

Top Ranked Upper Kirby Schools

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Poe Elementary780%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%
River Oaks Elementary1083%Pershing Middle School684%
West University Elementary1086%Pin Oak Middle School987%

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NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR MEDICAL CENTER
UNDER $500K (INNER LOOP)

Under $500K (Inner Loop) – Medical Center

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Distance / Commute Time: 0 miles / 0 min

Flooding Info: Texas Medical Center is located on both 100 and 500-year floodplains. Brays Bayou cuts right through the neighborhood with a tendency to flood nearby areas.

Home to the largest medical center in the world, Texas Medical Center also features some of the most highly sought after real estate in Houston. Medical Center homes are highly popular among doctors, nurses, residents, patients, and technicians, while non-medical professionals choose to live in the area due to its high performing real estate appreciation, top-ranked schools, central location, accessibility, and variety of available homes.

Living within the complex offers excellent commutes to Downtown Houston, Rice University, West University, and Museum District. Apart from having three METRORail Red Line Stations, residents also have direct access to three major freeways: Southwest, South, and Loop 610. A variety of entertainment options, such as NRG Stadium and Hermann Park, are just a driving distance away.

Real estate in the area typically consists of single-family patio homes, upscale townhomes, and mid and high-rise condos. Some old homes dating back to the 1940s have now been updated with new construction townhomes.

Many of Houston’s Best Schools serve Medical Center including Poe Elementary, Roberts Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar Highs School.

Top Ranked Texas Medical Center Schools

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Poe Elementary780%Cullen Middle School268%DeBakey High School for Health Professions1098%
Whidby Elementary575%Pershing Middle School684%
Roberts Elementary974%

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Under $500K (Inner Loop) – East Downtown / EaDo

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Distance / Commute Time: 5.8 miles / 11 mins

Flooding Info: No known homes flooded during Harvey, but street flooding is commonplace during heavy rains.

East Downtown (more popularly known as EaDo) is a vibrant historical neighborhood with a thriving business and entertainment scene. Dubbed as the “Art and Soul of the City”, EaDo is located near some of Houston’s most popular attractions including the Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, Toyota Center, BBVA Compass Stadium, and the George R. Brown Convention center.

The district, which borders Downtown Houston, is one of the city’s most walkable and most accessible with dozens of highly-rated bars, gyms, breweries, and restaurants. Houston’s METRORail is also located in EaDo, offering easy access to Texas Medical Center. The district is also just a short drive away from Houston Ship Channel and Greenway Plaza.

EaDo real estate has been one of the best performers over the past one, five and 10-year periods. It is also included in our list of Houston’s Best Neighborhoods in Land Appreciation. Despite its stellar performance, EaDo real estate still offers an attractive median sale price, especially when compared to its neighborhoods: Midtown, Rice Military, and Montrose. The community offers a mix of townhomes, condos, and single-family homes.

All houses in EaDo are zoned to the Houston Independent School District. Wheatley High School and Austin High School are a few of the schools that serve the neighborhood.

Top Ranked East Downtown Schools

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Lantrip Elementary876%Rusk Middle School660%Austin High School290%
Burnet Elementary490%Wheatley High School290%

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Under $500K (Inner Loop) – Renaissance At River Oaks

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Distance / Commute Time: 4.5 miles / 12 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

Located within River Oaks, Houston’s most expensive neighborhood, Renaissance at River Oaks features four floors and 288 units with state-of-the-art amenities. Built in 1992, the condominium complex occupies an entire city block within River Oaks and has its own swimming pool, fitness gym, outdoor picnic areas, clubhouse, and a Mediterranean-style pool lounge area.

The condominium complex offers great accessibility, as it is situated right by the intersection of Shepherd and San Felipe. Residents also have easy access to major roads like the Interstate 610 and Southwest Freeway. Medical Center, Downtown Houston, Memorial, and Galleria are just 5-10 minutes away.

Condos range between 850 to 2,500 square feet with 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom plans. Some units are fitted with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and hardwood flooring. Residents may choose between traditional and modern designs, but also have the freedom to customize their interiors. The complex features a charming European vibe with classic brick designs, white elements, and strong tones of terracotta.

Residents are served by renowned schools in the Houston ISD including River Oaks Elementary School and Lanier Middle School.

Top Ranked Renaissance At River Oaks Schools

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River Oaks Elementary1083%Lanier Middle School1086%Lamar High School580%

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Under $500K (Inner Loop) – The Mosaic On Hermann Park

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Distance / Commute Time: 1.4 miles / 5 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

The Mosaic is a residential condominium located on Almeda Road, near Museum District and overlooking Hermann Park. It features 788 units divided into 30 floors and a number of exclusive amenities that include a 6,500 sq. ft. full-service wellness center (the largest in Houston), a resort-style infinity deck pool, theatre room, and a free shuttle service to Texas Medical Center.

The condominium is 350 feet tall and one of the highest in Houston with a spacious lobby that connects the north and south tower.

The Mosaic is located in the Museum District, a neighborhood with 19 renowned institutions that promote culture, arts, history, and science. The district is one of the hottest in the Inner Loop and one of the most accessible in Houston (the METRORail and B-cycle stations are a few minutes away from the condo) with easy access to Hermann Park and great commutes to Downtown Houston and Texas Medical Center via State Highway 288 and MacGregor Way. Hermann Park and Rice University are also just a few blocks away.

The Mosaic features one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans with unit sizes ranging between 800 to 3,000 square feet. Prices typically begin at $200,000 up to $600,000 for one and two-bedroom types. Penthouse units that are more replete with finishes and furnishings can go up to $1,500,000.

Students in the Mosaic are zoned to the Houston ISD with convenient access to University of Houston, Rice University, and Texas Southern University.

Top Ranked The Mosaic Schools

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Poe Elementary780%Cullen Middle School268%

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NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR MEDICAL CENTER
UNDER $500K (SUBURBS)

Under $500K (Suburbs) – Sienna Plantation

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Distance / Commute Time: 20 miles / 24 mins

Flooding Info: Sienna Plantation had no recorded flooding during Hurricane Harvey. However, areas located near water channels that flow to the South Outfall Station are more vulnerable to flooding.

Best known for being one of the best golf-course communities outside the Beltway, Sienna Plantation is a 10,000-acre master-planned community in Missouri City. It is one of Houston’s Best Suburbs, highly popular for its prestigious golf club (The 18-hole Sienna Plantation Golf Course designed by Arthur Hills and Mike Dasher) and active lifestyle amenities such as tennis courts, water parks, and resort-style pools.

The neighborhood is located within Fort Bend County, Forbes’ 5th Fastest-Growing County. It has the wealthiest residents in Texas in terms of family income, with the most number of master-planned communities in the state.

The community features a wide array of home options, from patio homes to large estate-style homes. The Sienna Plantation Residential Association, Inc. and the Sienna Plantation Community Association, Inc. work hand in hand to enforce deed restrictions and building guidelines.

All homes are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District, with schools located within the community’s borders.

Top Ranked Sienna Plantation Schools

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Sienna Crossing Elementary1094%Baines Middle School792%Ridge Point High School791%
Scanlan Oaks Elementary1097%
Jan Schiff Elementary988%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Pearland

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Distance / Commute Time: 18.5 miles / 29 mins

Flooding Info: Pearland has a number of flood-prone areas, but the worst and most frequent flooding occurs along Clear Creek.

Hailed as one of Houston’s Best Suburbs, Pearland features affordable homes and easy commutes into the Bayou City. Several master-planned communities are located within Pearland, including Silvercreek, Green Tee Terrace, Silverlake, and Shadow Creek Ranch.

The community is 80% residential, with a variety of retail, dining, entertainment options within its borders. Over 10,000 Yelp-rated establishments are located in the area, along with parks, nature centers, hike-and-bike trails, and three golf courses.

Pearland is located south of Beltway 8 and along South Freeway, offering easy access to Downtown Houston and Texas Medical Center.

Pearland real estate prices have been steadily increasing over the past decade due to new construction master-planned communities and developments. Real estate in the area mainly consists of single-family homes, but patio homes and townhomes are also available. Lot sizes range from 6,000 to 15,000 square feet, with prices beginning at $80,000 up to more than $1,000,000.

A majority of Pearland Homes are zoned to the Pearland Independent School District. Other areas are zoned to Houston, Clear Creek, Pasadena, Alvin, and Fort Bend Independent School Districts.

Top Ranked Pearland Schools

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Silverlake Elementary1093%Rogers Middle School990%Glenda Dawson High School890%
Silvercrest Elementary1092%Berry Miller Jr High School992%Pearland High School791%
Magnolia Elementary1085%Pearland Jr High School889%Robert Turner College And Career High School7100%
Shadycrest Elementary997%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Sugar Land

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Distance / Commute Time: 17 miles / 25 mins

Flooding Info: Most Sugar Land neighborhoods are protected with a vast levee system but some areas located near Brazos River and neighborhood lakes are high-risk flood zones.

With its various amenities, livability rankings, and great schools, Sugar Land in Fort Bend County is one of Houston’s Best Suburbs. The affluent city, included in Forbes’ list of “Top Suburbs to Live Well in the Houston” area, is home to a variety of master-planned communities and business headquarters. The independent city overs a 24.9-square mile area and is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas with a council-manager type of government.

Residents are conveniently located near business and employment centers including The Sugar Land Business Park, a 1,000-acre development home to several companies including Fluor, CVR Energy (Fortune 500), Minute Maid, Nalco Champion, and Imperial Sugar, among others.

Downtown Houston is conveniently located just 22 miles away. Over 20,000 Yelp-rated establishments call Sugar Land their home, and various amenities including retail centers, lakes, hike-and-bike trails, and golf courses are within walking or driving distance from residential areas.

Real estate in Sugar Land comes in a wide variety of styles, floor plans, and designs. Typical homes offer 3-4 bedrooms with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to around 4,000 square feet.

Most homes in Sugar Land are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District, while other areas are zoned to the Lamar Consolidated ISD. Some of Greater Houston Area’s best schools are located within the city, including Dulles High, Clements High, Stephen F. Austin high, and Brazos Bend Elementary.

Top Ranked Sugar Land Schools

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Walker Station Elementary1094%First Colony Middle SchoolClements High School993%
Commonwealth Elementary1087%Sartartia Middle SchoolStephen F Austin High School988%
Brazos Bend Elementary1093%Fort Settlement Middle SchoolDulles High School893%
Colony Meadows Elementary10100%Dulles Middle School

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Fall Creek

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Distance / Commute Time: 20.6 miles / 23 mins

Flooding Info: Fall Creek fared quite well during Harvey. Though there were no records of homes flooding, streets were still inundated.

Fall Creek is a 2,300-acre premier golf course community located within the Greater Houston Area, south of Beltway 8 and east of Highway 59. This master-planned community prides itself with its prestigious golf course – The Golf Club of Houston (formerly Redstone Golf Club) which hosts the Shell Houston Open.

Residents are granted great access to some of Houston’s main employers including Downtown Houston and Texas Medical Center. The George Bush International Airport is just 3 miles away, while the new Exxon Houston Campus and the Woodlands are easily accessed via the Beltway 8 and Highway 59.

A variety of recreation centers and amenities promote an active lifestyle, including playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, hike-and-bike trails, three stocked lakes, parks, and a sports field. The Park at Fall Creek offers a large aquatic center complete with slides, splash pads, and a Junior Olympic-sized pool. Restaurants, cafes, retail areas, and nightlife options are available at Beltway 8.

Fall Creek is mostly residential and offers a variety of home types and sizes at varying price points, including patio homes, bungalows, custom homes, and luxury estates. Prices begin at $170,000 up to more than $1,000,000.

All homes in Fall Creek are zoned to the Humble Independent School District. Woodcreek Middle School and Summer Creek High School are just some of the notable schools serving the area.

Top Ranked Fall Creek Schools

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Fall Creek Elementary883%Woodcreek Middle School789%Summer Creek High School587%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Nottingham Forest

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Distance / Commute Time: 19.2 miles / 29 mins

Flooding Info: Parts of Nottingham Forest are situated in both 100 and 500-year floodplains, and a good number of homes were ravaged during Hurricane Harvey. Homes closer to the Buffalo Bayou are more susceptible to flooding.

Situated in between Memorial Drive and Buffalo Bayou, Nottingham Forest is a deed-restricted neighborhood with more than 900 homes. The district features gorgeous vintage homes, great accessibility, and a variety of amenities.

Nottingham Forest is located within Energy Corridor, allowing residents easy access to one of Houston’s major employment centers. Uptown Houston and Downtown Houston are easily reachable via Beltway 8 and Interstate 10.

Residents will find everything they need within reach. A variety of dining, retail, and outdoor recreational establishments surround the neighborhood, including City Centre, Memorial City, and Town & Country Village. The Buffalo Bayou hike and bike trails, as well as the Terry Hershey Park, are just a short walk away. The Nottingham Forest Club, replete with swimming pools, a tennis court, and a basketball court, is located southeast of the neighborhood.

Nottingham Forest features a variety of home styles including traditional, colonial, English, French, and contemporary modern. An active civic association implements strict deed restrictions to maintain the neighborhood’s look and feel. Real estate lot sizes typically range between 7,000 to 12,000 square feet with 4 to 5 bedroom layouts.

All homes in Nottingham Forest are zoned to the awarded Spring Branch ISD.

Top Ranked Nottingham Forest Schools

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Meadow Wood Elementary4100%Spring Forest Middle School683%Stratford High School792%
Nottingham Elementary6100%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Riverstone

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Distance / Commute Time: 8.4 miles / 17 mins

Flooding Info: Parts of Riverstone saw flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

Riverstone is one of Houston’s top-selling master-planned communities. Located south of State Highway 6, Riverstone covers a 3,700-acre area beside Missouri City and Sugar Land, two of Houston’s Best Suburbs.

Highly popular for its variety of homes, green spaces, amenities, and top schools, this best-selling neighborhood has been included in the independent top seller lists of RCLCO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, and Robert Charles Lesser & Co.

The community offers residents nature-oriented respite from city life. Developers have set aside 250 acres for lakes, 500 acre for park areas and open space, and 20 miles of hike-and-bike trails.

A variety of retail and dining selections are available along Highway 6, including the Riverstone Shopping Center with over 30 stores. The Club at Riverstone promotes an active lifestyle with an 8,000-square foot clubhouse, playground, pavilion, tennis courts, and a resort-style pool complex.

The community’s location offers residents easy access to major thoroughfares including the Southwest Freeway (Hwy 59), Beltway 8, Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, and Highway 90 Alt.

All homes in Riverstone are zoned to the award-winning Fort Bend ISD.

Top Ranked Riverstone Schools

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Austin Parkway Elementary990%First Colony Middle School996%Elkins High School793%
Settlers Way Elementary889%Fort Settlement Middle School1o95%
Commonwealth Elementary1087%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Telfair

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Distance / Commute Time: 21.3 miles / 30 mins

Flooding Info: During Hurricane Harvey, no known homes flooded but minor street flooding was witnessed.

Located within Sugar Land, one of Houston’s Best Suburbs, Telfair is highly sought after for its great location, accessibility, and proximity to job centers. Established in 2006, this master-planned community was awarded the Greater Houston Builders Associations Community of the Year. Telfair covers a 2,018-acre area in Sugar Land, with around 300 acres devoted to community amenities such as trails, lakes, neighborhood parks, and greenbelts.

Telfair’s commercial area along University Boulevard and Highway 59 offers a number of employment opportunities in companies like Texas Instruments, Group One Automotive, Empire Commercial Development, and Astra Ventures, among others. The neighborhood is located along major thoroughfares including Highway 6, US 90 Alt, Grand Parkway, and Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway). New Territory Boulevard and University Boulevard cut through the neighborhood.

Residents don’t need to venture far for retail, recreational, and entertainment options. Major retail centers like Town Center Square, First Colony Square, Riverpark Shopping Center and Sugar Land Town Square are just minutes away from residential areas. The Telfair Central Hall is a 9,545-square foot hub with multi-purpose rooms, a fitness center, three tennis courts, a canoe launch, and a swimming pool.

Available homes for sale include patio homes, traditional single-family homes, and lakeside estates.

Homes in Telfair in zoned to the award-winning Fort Bend ISD. Clements High School and Fort Settlement Middle School are just some of the notable schools serving the area.

Top Ranked Telfair Schools

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Cornerstone Elementary1091%Sartartia Middle School1094%Clements High School993%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Wilchester

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Distance / Commute Time: 17.5 miles / 24 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

Wilchester is a deed-restricted neighborhood located a few minutes away from Energy Corridor. This laid-back subdivision is highly sought after for its award-winning schools, excellent accessibility, and great location.

Situated in Memorial, one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Wilchester is divided into two: Wilchester and Wilchester West. Both areas are collectively known as Wilchester.

The neighborhood is just a short drive away from Texas Medical Center and Energy Corridor, two of Houston’s major job centers. A variety of retail centers are located in the Memorial Area including Memorial City Mall, CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village.

More dining, retail, and entertainment establishments are available along Memorial Drive, Dairy Ashford, and Kirkwood. The Wilchester neighborhoods are replete with a variety of amenities including three tennis courts, a park, and three swimming pools.

An active civics club, the Wilchester Owners Committee, preserves the neighborhood’s look and feel with strict deed restrictions and architectural requirements. Home styles are typically traditional and colonial, with most old homes now renovated and updated. Lot sizes range from 8,500 to 15,000 square feet.

All homes in the Wilchester neighborhoods are zoned to the Spring Brand ISD, featuring some of the best schools in Houston.

Top Ranked Wilchester Schools

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Rummel Creek Elementary10100%Memorial Middle School1092%Westchester Academy for International Studies886%
Wilchester Elementary10100%Stratford Sr High School792%

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Under $500K (Suburbs) – Shadow Creek Ranch

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Distance / Commute Time: 12.7 miles / 19 mins

Flooding Info: No flooding history.

Nestled within Pearland, Shadow Creek Ranch is a 3,500-acre master-planned community that sits just off of Highway 28 and Beltway 8, offering easy access to Houston’s key areas. Rich in amenities with a convenient location (less than 20 minutes away from Texas Medical Center and Downtown Houston), Shadow Creek homes are among the most popular in Pearland, Houston’s Best Suburbs.

The master-planned community has devoted 150 acres for recreational facilities. Four recreation centers feature sand volleyball courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, BBQ facilities, picnic pavilions, and a spacious clubhouse. The neighborhood also has four lakes. Two of the Best Golf Course Communities are just minutes away from Shadow Creek Ranch: the Southwyck Golf Club (3.3 miles) and the Golfcrest Country Club (15 miles).

Shadow Creek Ranch is divided into 50 subdivisions that feature luxury apartments, lakefront homes and manors, and gated neighborhoods. Home styles typically feature traditional or Mediterranean architectural designs with lot sizes ranging from 7,000 to around 19,000 sq. feet.

Homes in the Brazoria County portion of the neighborhood are zoned to the Alvin Independent School District, while areas in the Fort Bend County portion are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District.

Top Ranked Shadow Creek Ranch Schools

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Mary Burks Marek Elementary794%Nolan Ryan Jr High School878%Shadow Creek High School4NA
Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary885%
Glenn York Elementary887%

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