MEMORIAL REAL ESTATE GUIDE
2022 Memorial homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Memorial is a community comprised of independent cities and large to small gated neighborhoods, located south of Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) and west of Loop 610. The neighborhood offers great accessibility, notable schools, and many housing options.
Memorial is well-known for its:
TOP-RANKED SCHOOLS: Zoned to both Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD. Frostwood Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High are among Houston's Highly-Rated Schools that serve the community. Unlike other inner loop neighborhoods, Memorial homes have access to many top-performing school options.
HUGE LOTS: Most Memorial properties for sale are on the large, tree-lined lots ranging in size from 3,000 to over sprawling 20,000 square feet.
CENTRAL LOCATION: Memorial homes are close to multiple stores, dining spaces, entertainment facilities, and several parks. The community is also close to two of Houston's largest employment hubs, the Energy Corridor and the Galleria.
EXCELLENT HOME OPTIONS: The Memorial is vast in area size, whereby the neighborhood features a variety of housing options, from traditional single-family homes, townhouses, and old ranch-style, to grand estates.
The Memorial community houses 20 of the Most Expensive Houston Communities such as the Frostwood, Memorial Forest, and the Memorial Villages among others. Its real estate can be challenging to navigate due to its size, popularity, and accessibility to major thoroughfares.
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Table of Contents
- Memorial Home Sale Trends
- Memorial Best Realtor Insights
- Memorial Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Memorial Schools
- Memorial Real Estate Market
Memorial Home Sale Trends
Situated south of Katy Freeway, Memorial is a vast community made up of independent cities, a number of large neighborhoods, and small gated neighborhoods. The community features accessibility, great home options, and notable schools.
Memorial is famous for its:
NOTABLE SCHOOLS: Zoned to both Spring Branch ISD and Houston ISD schools. Top-ranked schools are located within the community, including Wilchester Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High, one of the Best Houston Schools. Memorial offers excellent options at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
EXPANSIVE LOTS: Many Memorial homes for sale are situated on large, wooded lots with lot sizes ranging from 3,000 to over 20,000 square feet.
EXCELLENT LOCATION: Numerous stores, restaurants, entertainment centers, and parks are all within walking distance of memorial homes. The Memorial features proximity to two of the largest employment centers in Houston, the Galleria and the Energy Corridor.
GREAT HOME OPTIONS: The community also offers a wide range of housing options, including townhouses, old ranch-style, traditional single-family, and grand estates abodes.
The Memorial is home to 20 Most Expensive Communities in Houston such as the Frostwood, Memorial Villages, and Memorial Forest.
Memorial Best Realtor Insights
The vast Memorial Houston area is made up of several neighborhoods, independent cities, and smaller gated communities.
Memorial real estate is among the most highly desirable and most expensive in Houston.
Most of the Memorial sits south of Katy Freeway (I-10), west of Loop 610, east of SH 6, and north of the Buffalo Bayou.
The median sales price of Memorial Houston homes has continued to appreciate over the past ten years, posting a 92% positive change. The average price per square foot has increased by more than half (56%) over the same period.
Due to the area’s size, it will be best to look at individual neighborhoods to get a better view of homes in Memorial.
Some of Memorial’s neighborhoods, villages, and communities have homeowners associations and deed restrictions.
Older homes in the area have since been replaced with newer homes. Some gated communities and new construction homes have also cropped up in Memorial.
Prices for Memorial homes for sale can start at around $150,000 and can go up to more than $2,500,000.
The area features a wide variety of home options, from townhomes to old ranch-style homes, and from traditional single-family homes to grand estates. Memorial homes typically sit on large, wooded lots, with sizes ranging from 3,000 to more than 20,000 square feet.
Memorial Houston homes enjoy easy access to schools, stores, restaurants, entertainment centers, and parks. The Galleria/Uptown area and the Energy Corridor, two of Houston’s main employment centers, are easily accessible from neighborhoods in the Memorial.
Several retail centers are within the area’s borders, including the Memorial City Mall and Town & Country Village, among others. Plenty of outdoor activity and entertainment venues are also available in the Memorial.
Memorial Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Med Ctr (min)||20|
|Energy Corridor (min)||10|
|Amenities||The neighborhood has a number of amenities and is close to Nottingham Park and Hedwig Park.
Community/outdoor pools are also located in the area including:
- Wilchester Swimming Club
- Thornwood Sharks Swim Team and Pool
- Thornwood Turkey Creek Pool
|Golf Courses||The community is also home to Nottingham Park Disc Golf Course and is also a short drive away to:
- Lakeside Country Club
- Houston Country Club
|Run / Bike Trails||Several run/bike/hike trails are found and scattered in the Memorial neighborhood that residents might enjoy such as the:
- Terry Hershey Park
- Terry Hershey Hike Trail
- Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail - The Anthills
- Terry Hershey Trail Parking Lot - Robin Trail
- Trail Endd - Bridge Out
- Terry Hershey Hike & Bike Trail
- Nottingham Park
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Memorial residents have easy access and close proximity to nearby retail and shopping, dining establishments, and entertainment in the area, including:
- White House Black Market
- Retail Inventory Services Inc
- Hibachi Grill & Buffet
- Taste of Texas
- Island Grill - Bunker Hill Rd. - Houston
- Federal American Grill
- Saltgrass Steak House
- Twin Peak's I-10 & Kirkwood
- Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
- Richard's Grocery Store
- Memorial City Mall (mall)
- City Centre (mall)
- Town & Country Village (mall)
- Bowlero Houston
- Watson's House of Ales
- Nikki's Irish Pub
|Major Employers||- Chevron
- Home Depot
- Shell Oil
- Houston Dow Center
- Less than 30 minutes away from Texas Children's Hospital
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Memorial Drive Elem||9|
|Rummel Creek Elem||10|
|Valley Oaks Elem||8|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
The majority of Memorial Houston students are zoned to the highly-acclaimed Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) while the rest attend Houston Independent School District (HISD) schools.
Many of Houston’s notable private schools are also within Memorial.
*Note: Due to the number of schools serving Memorial homes, we opted to list them and highlight those that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. For a full list of schools in the area, please check our Best Houston Schools guide.
Bunker Hill Elementary School at 11950 Taylorcrest. Bunker Hill ES is a TEA Gold Performance School and a consistent Texas Exemplary School. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 9/10.
Frostwood Elementary School at 12214 Memorial Dr. Frostwood ES has been a National Blue Ribbon School for many years. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 10/10.
Memorial Drive Elementary School at 11202 Smithdale. Once a National Blue Ribbon School, Memorial Drive ES serves sections of Piney Point Village, Hedwig Village, Hunters Creek Village, and Bunker Hill Village. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 10/10.
Memorial Elementary School at 6401 Arnot St. Memorial ES serves students grades PK -6 and has a GreatSchools.org rating of 6/10.
Rummel Creek Elementary at 625 Brittmoore. Opened its doors in the fall of 1962. Known for having outstanding test scores from its learners, programs offered are after-school programs, athletic and sports groups, camping, and volunteering.
Valley Oaks Elementary School at 8390 Westview Dr. This recently rebuilt school has a GreatSchools.org rating of 7/10.
Wilchester Elementary at 13618 St Marys Ln. The school is dedicated to delivering quality learning through transformative goals where every learner will remember that they can achieve more than they think possible.
Grady Middle School at 5215 San Felipe Rd. Grady Middle School is a TEA-recognized school with a 6/10 rating from GreatSchools.org.
Memorial Middle School at 12550 Vindon Dr. Memorial MS serves students in grades 6-8. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 10/10.
Spring Oaks Middle School at 2150 Shadowdale Dr. Spring Oaks MS was a former recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award and serves residents of Shadow Oaks, Westwood, Pine Shadows, and Sherwood.
High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at 4701 Dickson. LE/CJ is an all-magnet school for law enforcement and criminal justice. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 8/10.
Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar High School has a great Athletics program. They have one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state. Their football team, The Lamar Redskins, is one of the highest-ranking teams within the Greater Houston area. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 7/10.
Lee High School at 6529 Beverly Hill Ln. Lee HS ranked #151 out of over 16,000 schools nationwide in a Newsweek Magazine article in 2010 on “America’s Best High Schools”.
Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Memorial High School was named the 10th most posh public school in the country in 2011. It is also the oldest operating school under the Spring Branch ISD. The school serves students in the Memorial Villages, Spring Branch regions, and a portion of Memorial City. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 8/10.
Stratford High School at 14555 Fern Dr. Known for its great athletics and academic programs, Stratford has been named a Gold Medal School and a National Blue Ribbon School (1983-84). It has also received an Exemplary TEA rating, the College Readiness Award, and the Gold Performance Award.
Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr. Westside HS is a Magnet School for Integrated Technology. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 7/10.
Memorial Houston Private Schools
Other notable private schools in the area include:
Memorial Private High School at 14333 Fern Dr.
Depelchin-Elkins Campus at 4950 Memorial Dr.
St. Theresa Catholic School at 6623 Rodrigo St.
St. Thomas High School at 4500 Memorial Dr.
Center for Hearing and Speech at 3636 W Dallas St.
School of the Woods at 1321 Wirt Rd.
St. Cecilia Catholic School at 11720 Joan of Arc Dr.
The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.
St. Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
The Monarch School at 2815 Rosefield Dr.
The Parish School at 11001 Hammerly Blvd.
To find an updated listing of all Memorial real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.
*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.
Memorial Real Estate Market
Memorial Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Memorial is still mostly made up of single-family homes on mid-to large-size lots. Thanks to a large number of neighborhoods and subdivisions in the area, there are a lot of home styles, sizes, and floor plans from which to choose.
Some of the area’s original ranch-style and traditional homes generally offer smaller living spaces compared to new construction 2-story Memorial homes. Home sizes vary, ranging from 1,400 to more than 6,000 square feet.
As mentioned, Memorial homes for sale typically offer spacious lots, with sizes ranging from 3,000 to more than 20,000 square feet.
Memorial Townhomes Sale Trends
Thanks to new residential and commercial development in the area, a number of Memorial townhomes are available for sale.
Some of the area’s townhomes date back to the early 70s and 80s. These properties are typically smaller, with lot sizes ranging from 1,000 to more than 2,500 square feet. Two- to three-bedroom floor plans for two- to three-story townhomes are common.
Living spaces can be between 1,000 to 2,500 square feet.
Memorial Houston townhomes for sale are generally priced between $100,000 to over $1 million. Luxury townhomes in the area are bigger and newer and therefore tend to sell for higher prices.
Some townhome communities in Memorial Houston include:
Village on Memorial
Memorial Club Townhouses
West Bayou Oaks
Memorial Condo Sale Trends
Despite the number of developments in the area, there aren’t a lot of Memorial Houston condos for sale. There are, however, several condo units available in surrounding areas, notably in the Galleria/Uptown area.
Condos in Memorial Houston include:
To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.
Memorial TX History
During the 1930s, the area now known as the Memorial used to be largely wooded and made up of stables and timber mills. There were some homes in the area, mostly ranch-style homes on sprawling lots.
Houston started expanding beyond the Loop during a housing boom in the 1950s and 1960s. Thanks to the completion of the I-10, developers looked to the west, building upper-middle-class subdivisions along the Buffalo Bayou.
Residential and commercial development in the Memorial continued over the next four decades. Development in the area is, however, uneven. The Memorial area is home to deed-restricted neighborhoods, gated communities, and independent cities with townhomes, single-family homes, condos, and luxury estates.
Today, Memorial offers a wide array of homes in different architectural styles. Some of the area’s original ranch-style and traditional homes still stand, though most have been replaced with new construction homes.
Fun Things To Do In Memorial
Thanks to the Memorial’s vast area, residents have plenty of outdoor recreation, retail, dining, and entertainment options.
Memorial neighborhoods west of Beltway 8 are minutes away from George Bush Park, Bear Creek Pioneers Park, and Terry Hershey Park. Neighborhoods near the Loop have easy access to Memorial Park.
Memorial Park is one of the most popular places to run in the city. It houses tennis courts, volleyball courts, skating rinks, a fitness center, a swimming pool, bike trails, and playing fields.
Memorial Park Golf Course, one of the country’s top municipal golf courses, is located within Memorial Park. Two members-only country clubs, Lakeside Country Club and Houston Country Club and near Memorial area neighborhoods.
Town & Country Village, the CityCentre Plaza, and Memorial City Mall offer plenty of dining, retail, and entertainment options.
The Galleria/Uptown area, Houston’s major retail district, is a short drive away from Memorial Houston homes.
Neighborhoods near main thoroughfares such as Sam Houston Parkway, Katy Freeway, Memorial Drive, and West Loop Freeway have better access to the many commercial establishments within Memorial.
The Union Kitchen
George Bush Park
Molly Pryor Memorial Orchard
Terry Hershey Park
Houston Audubon Society
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
Watson’s House of Ales
NextDoor Bar and Lounge
Memorial City Mall
Georgia’s Farm to Market
A Moveable Feast
Leibman’s Wine & Foods
Town & Country Mall
Orange Lunch Box
Tous Les Jours
Corner Bakery Cafe
Sweet Paris Creperie
Memorial Houston Realtor – Paige Martin
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