Hilshire Village Real Estate Guide
Hilshire Village homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Hilshire Village is one of the six cities in Memorial Villages. It is famous for its country living atmosphere and vintage ranch-style homes. Located north of the Katy Freeway, Hilshire Village is a tranquil neighborhood about 10 miles west of Downtown Houston.
Hilshire homes are in high demand due to their:
EXCLUSIVITY: Hilshire Village is the 10th wealthiest area in Texas by per capita income. On average, homes in the city tend to fetch price tags of over $1,000,000. Several subdivisions and communities make up the neighborhood.
PRIME MEMORIAL VILLAGES LOCATION: The Memorial Villages are among Houston’s best neighborhoods. It has high real estate appreciation and market growth. The neighborhood has the most expensive real estate with luxurious and large wooded lots.
MAYOR-COUNCIL TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: The city of Hilshire Village operates with a mayor-council type of government. The city has a civic club and shares police and fire departments with the other villages.
PROXIMITY TO MEMORIAL CITY AND UPTOWN HOUSTON: Memorial City and Uptown are only a few minutes drive from Hilshire Village. These are two of the busiest districts in Houston. Memorial City is home to medical complexes, multi-family homes, and retail and office space. While Galleria/Uptown, offers more than 23 million square feet of office space, with thousands of businesses and workers. Also, The Memorial City Mall is the go-to place in Houston. It features over 1.7 million square feet of retail space. It features 140+ stores, restaurants, and entertainment hubs.
COUNTRY LIVING ATMOSPHERE: Hilshire Village offers a tranquil atmosphere. It is a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of Bayou City. It provides the comforts of a country living vibe and the convenience of being minutes away from the city’s main districts.
SBISD ZONING: Two of Spring Branch ISD’s multi-award-winning schools serve the community. These two reputable schools are Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School. Both are National Blue Ribbon Schools and are two of the Best Schools in Houston.
SPACIOUS LOTS AND LIVING SPACES: Hilshire Village lots and living spaces have sizeable areas. Living areas are typically between 1,700 to around 5,000 square feet. Lot sizes range from about 9,000 to more than 20,000 square feet. Three- to four-bedroom floor plans are typical in Hilshire homes.
Very few Hilshire homes are put on the market every year, which can be very challenging. The city’s deed restrictions and old houses (some may need extensive renovations) can also pose challenges. Homebuyers can benefit from the assistance of a top Houston realtor familiar with the Hilshire Village area.
To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Hilshire Village area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.
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Hilshire Village Homes For Sale
3 Beds, 2 Baths
8206 Mallie Court
20,000 Sq Ft
1201 Archley Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
8002 Burkhart Road
47,284 Sq Ft
1035 Ridgeley Drive
4 Beds, 3 Baths
15739 Fleetwood Oaks Drive
2 Beds, 2 Baths
8643 Crescent Valley Lane
Table of Contents
- Hilshire Village Home Sale Trends
- Hilshire Village Best Realtor Insights
- Hilshire Village Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Hilshire Village Schools
- Hilshire Village Real Estate Market
Hilshire Village Home Sale Trends
Located north of the Katy Freeway, Hilshire is part of the six cities of Memorial Villages. It is a deed-restricted neighborhood and has its own civic club. It also shares fire and police departments with the nearby villages.
This neighborhood is sought-after because of its:
PROXIMITY TO HUBS: It only takes a ten-minute drive to Galleria or Memorial City. This short drive makes the neighborhood accessible to entertainment, food, and business hubs.
OUTSTANDING REAL ESTATE APPRECIATION: Hilshire and the other independent cities of Memorial Villages are among the top-performing neighborhoods in Houston. This is according to the Land Value Appreciation and Real Estate Appreciation reports.
EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS: Two of the Best Schools in Houston cater to the community. These exemplary schools are Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School.
Hilshire Village remains one of the city's most upscale neighborhoods. It features sprawling luxurious properties with vintage and custom-made homes.
Hilshire Village Best Realtor Insights
Hilshire Village is an autonomous community inside the Memorial Villages. It is one of the most attractive areas to reside in the west of Downtown Houston.
The smallest among the Memorial Villages, Hilshire Village is the 10th wealthiest area in Texas by per capita income. Homes in the city have significant real estate appreciation.
The Memorial Villages feature some of the best real estate market growths in the Houston area. The Villages is also among Houston's most expensive neighborhoods.
The city of Hilshire Village was incorporated in 1955. It currently operates with a mayor-city council type of government. The city shares police and fire departments with the other Villages.
Two of Houston's busiest districts, Memorial City and Uptown, are within minutes of Hilshire Village. Memorial City is home to medical complexes, multi-family residences, and retail and office space. On the other hand, Uptown Houston (the Galleria area) offers more than 23 million square feet of office space, with over 2,000 businesses and 50,000 workers.
Hilshire Village is close to Memorial City Mall. The shopping establishment features over 1.7 million square feet of retail space, with 140+ stores, restaurants, and entertainment hubs.
Hilshire Village offers a quiet atmosphere just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of Bayou City. It provides the best of both worlds: the comfort of living in a quiet neighborhood and the convenience of being minutes away from the city's central districts.
Two of Spring Branch ISD's multi-award-winning schools, Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School, serve the community. Both are National Blue Ribbon Schools.
The city of Hilshire Village is deed-restricted and has zoning ordinances. Several subdivisions and communities make up the neighborhood.
Many of the city's original homes have been renovated into bigger custom-built homes and estates.
Most homes in the city are vintage ranch-style homes on large lots. Three- to four-bedroom floor plans are common. Living areas are typically between 1,700 to around 5,000 square feet. Lot sizes range from about 9,000 to more than 20,000 square feet.
Hilshire Village Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Hilshire Village|
|Med Ctr (min)||20|
|Energy Corridor (min)||10|
|Amenities||Hilshire Village is near Houston's busiest districts: Memorial City and Uptown Houston. It is only a few minutes from retail stores, restaurants, business establishments, and entertainment hubs.
A nearby famous landmark is Memorial Park, where residents can enjoy trekking, golfing, and other outdoor activities.
|Golf Courses||- Houston Country Club
- 5050 Acorn Golf
- Memorial Park Golf Course
- The Forest Club
|Run / Bike Trails||- Freed Park
- Spring Valley Village City Park
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
- Cullen Running Trails Center
- Memorial Park
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Retail:
- Southwest Freeway Retail Center
- The Shops at Hislhire Village
- The Home Depot
- Luna Retail
- The Galleria
- Memorial City Mall
- KP's Kitchen
- Fratelli's Ristorante
- Federal American Grill
- Eighteen Ten Ojeman
- Loose Cannon Bar
- Kapri Ultra Lounge
- Millies Ole View
- The Spot Bar and Grill
- Nomad Tavern
- Diversion Cocktails
- Fiesta Mart #8
- H Mart
- Target Grocery
- 99 Ranch Market
|Major Employers||- Texas Children's Hospital
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- Baker Botts LLP
- Memorial Hermann Health System
- University of Texas MD Anderson
Hilshire Village Schools
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Valley Oaks Elem||8|
Hilshire Village is zoned to schools from the highly regarded Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).
Spring Branch ISD is known for its multi-award-winning schools, most of which have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. Headquartered in Hedwig Village, the SBISD received a "Met Standard" accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency.
Students in the area may attend the following public schools:
Valley Oaks Elementary School at 8390 Westview Dr. Located in Spring Branch, Valley Oaks serves students from Pre-K to 5. It offers several academic programs, including Bilingual/ESL and Gifted and Talented programs. It also provides a well-rounded curriculum that includes art, music, health and fitness, and special education.
The Bear Boulevard School at 8860 Westview Dr., Located in Spring Valley Village, Bear Boulevard, is one of the Spring Branch ISD's early learning centers. BBS boasts of a specialized curriculum for four-year-old children.
Spring Branch Middle School at 1000 Piney Point Dr. SBMS, located in Hedwig Village, is a National Blue Ribbon School. It offers excellent academic programs and electives like Foreign Language and Technology Education.
Cornerstone Academy at 9016 Westview Dr. Charter school Cornerstone is located within Spring Valley Village. Like SBMS, it offers electives in Foreign Languages and CESIT (Career Explorations, Special Interests, and Talents). It is recognized as a National Charter School.
Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Memorial High School is a multi-award winning school located in Hedwig Village. It is a National Blue Ribbon School and has appeared multiple times in Newsweek's list of top high schools. Besides its outstanding academic programs, MHS also offers an excellent athletics program.
Academy of Choice at 9016 Westview Dr. The Academy of Choice is an alternative school in Spring Valley Village. It is also known as the Spring Branch School of Choice (SBSOC) and houses another alternative learning center called the Spring Branch ISD Virtual High School.
Hilshire Village Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Hilshire Village.
Campbell Learning Center at 1440 Campbell Rd.
Spring Branch Presbyterian Learning Center at 1215 Campbell Rd.
Paratus Classical Academy at 1610 Campbell Rd.
St. Mark Lutheran School at 1516 Pech Rd.
School of the Woods at 1321 Wirt Rd.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
St. Cecilia School at 11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
The Parish School at 11001 Hammerly Boulevard.
The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.
To find an updated listing of all Hilshire Village 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 Hilshire Village 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.
Hilshire Village Real Estate Market
Hilshire Village Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Hilshire homes feature several architectural sensibilities, including Contemporary, Traditional, and Ranch.
Its zoning ordinance is responsible for keeping the look and feel of the neighborhood, and as a result, single-family homes are Hilshire's main housing attraction.
Like most of the Memorial Villages, a teardown trend is slowly replacing old Hilshire Village homes with newer construction custom-built ones. Others are updated and carefully maintained.
Prices for Hilshire homes for sale can range from $700,000 (for older and smaller properties) to more than $2,500,000.
Hilshire Village Townhomes Sale Trends
As mentioned, Hilshire homes are typically detached single-family dwellings due to the city's zoning ordinance.
This is a common trait among the Memorial Villages, though Hedwig does have a few older multi-family buildings. Several townhomes can also be found on the fringes of Bunker Hill Village.
Hilshire Village Condo Sale Trends
Hilshire Village's zoning ordinance discourages multi-family dwellings like condos and complexes. However, there are plenty of mid-rise and high-rise condos in Houston, including ones in the Memorial area. Units in The Galleria and the Museum District are also quite popular.
Here are a few condos located near Hilshire:
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 Hilshire Village 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.
Hilshire Village TX History
In the 1940s, Frank Bruess and his mother purchased about 30 acres of land in what is now known as Hilshire Village. Bruess saw Houston as a burgeoning city and moved his family there from his native Missouri.
As the story goes, the name Hilshire came from an article about Hillshire, a country estate in England that Bruess chanced upon while on a business trip. Hilshire Village eventually won over two other names considered for the budding development.
Hilshire's first home was that of Bruess' mother, on the neighborhood's first street, Pine Chase.
Some years later, Houston was looking to expand toward the area beyond Wirt Road. As a response, notably because of fears over high taxes and the lack of zoning laws, concerned residents filed a petition for incorporation.
Hilshire was incorporated in 1955 with a mayor-city council type of government.
Apart from improved city services and roads, nothing much has changed in Hilshire Village. The neighborhood encapsulates traits for which the Memorial Villages are best known: tree-lined streets and wooded lots, elegant homes, and a distinct country-living atmosphere.
Fun Things To Do Near Hilshire Village
With several retail, dining, and entertainment centers within driving distance, Hilshire Village residents have plenty of options.
Memorial Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country, is about 15 minutes away from Hilshire Village. The vast 1,466-acre park features many nature trails, picnic grounds, biking, and jogging paths, an 18-hole municipal golf course, and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. The Memorial Park Golf Course has a course rating of 73 and a slope rating of 122.
The Galleria, Memorial City Mall, Northwest Mall, and City Centre are minutes away from Hilshire homes for retail options. Retail stores and shops also abound in nearby Spring Branch and Hedwig Village.
Here are some of Hilshire Village, Texas, must-visit places:
- The Capital Grille
- Maggiano’s Little Italy
- Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
- Pappas Bros Steakhouse
- Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse
- Patagonia Grill & Cafe
- Vietnam Poblano
- True Food Kitchen
- The Galleria
- Highland Village
- Memorial City Mall
- Town & Country Village
- Katy Reed Shopping Center
- Hedwig Village Shopping Center
Country Clubs and Golf Courses
- Memorial Park Golf Course
- River Oaks Country Club
- Lakeside Country Club
- Houston Country Club
- Houston Racquet Club
- Memorial Park
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
- Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
- Trader Joe’s
- Super H Mart
- 99 Ranch Market
- Whole Foods
- Kroger Food Stores
- The Fresh Market
Best Hilshire Village Houston Realtor – Paige Martin
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