HUNTERS CREEK REAL ESTATE GUIDE
2022 Hunters Creek homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Hunters Creek is an upscale neighborhood that preserves the charm that makes Memorial Villages popular. These features are serene and stylish living that is a stone's throw away from the big city of Houston.
Hunters Creek covers a 2-square-mile area south of I-10. It is minutes away from Loop 610 and Memorial Park.
Homes in the city are highly desirable due to their:
EXCLUSIVITY: The median sales price of Hunters Creek homes for sale is over $2,500,000. The city features some of Houston's most expensive real estate with its vintage ranch-style homes and luxury custom-built homes. (See Income Needed To Buy A House in Houston's Best Neighborhoods.)
INDEPENDENT CITY: Forbes named Hunters Creek Village as one of Houston's "Top Suburbs to Live Well". The city is deed-restricted and maintains its own police and fire departments with the rest of the Memorial Villages.
PROXIMITY TO GALLERIA: The area is located some 3 miles northwest of the world-class Galleria so homes in the neighborhood are minutes away from Texas' largest shopping center. The Galleria features around 400 boutiques, stores, and restaurants, spread over 2.4 million square feet. It is also a major Houston employment center with more than 2,000 companies within its borders.
EASY ACCESS TO BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: The Westchase Business District and the Energy Corridor are also highly accessible from Hunters Creek Village. The city enjoys close proximity to Loop 610 and Downtown Houston with its 3,500 companies and over 150,000 employees which are less than 8 miles away.
LARGE LOTS: The average lot area of Hunters Creek homes for sale is half-acre or 21,780 square feet. Long driveways, mature trees, wide setbacks, sprawling lawns, and backyards are common in the area. These give additional privacy to homeowners.
GREAT SCHOOLS: The city is zoned to both the Spring Branch ISD and the Houston ISD. Award-winning schools like Hunters Creek Elementary School and Memorial High School serve the neighborhood. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
Hunters Creek is protected by deed restrictions. The city has taken great care to maintain its wooded surroundings and preserve its tranquil charm.
Residents can also take advantage of Hunters Creek’s hike and bike paths apart from nearby retail and dining hubs.
Buying or selling a home in Hunters Creek can be challenging to navigate. This is due to the city's deed restrictions, low inventories, and different school zoning. Some properties such as newer homes on large lots tend to sell at a premium. Other properties may sell at a discount.
To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Hunters Creek Village area, contact Paige Martin, one ofHouston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.
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Table of Contents
- Hunters Creek Home Sale Trends
- Hunters Creek Best Realtor Insights
- Hunters Creek Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Hunters Creek Schools
- Hunters Creek Real Estate Market
Hunters Creek Home Sale Trends
Hunters Creek is one of the most affluent and expensive neighborhoods in the state of Texas. The area is popular for its vintage ranch-style homes and sprawling estates.
Factors that make Hunters Creek a much-coveted choice:
EXCLUSIVITY: Hunters Creek makes it to the Forbes list of Houston's “Top Suburbs to Live Well”. Hunters Creek homes for sale fetch $2M as the median sales price. (Read Income Needed To Buy A House in Houston’s Best Neighborhoods.)
PROXIMITY TO GALLERIA: Galleria and its hundreds of shops, bars, and restaurants are minutes away from Hunters Creek.
SPRAWLING HOMES & LOTS: The neighborhood features a half-acre lot on average. The area showcases long driveways, wide setbacks, generous lawns, and yards.
EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS: The village is zoned to some of the best public schools in Houston. Hunters Creek Elementary and Memorial High are National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Hunters Creek is within the prestigious Memorial Villages. Likewise, an active civic organization enforces deed restrictions in the area.
Hunters Creek Best Realtor Insights
Hunters Creek Village has some of the most expensive real estate in the state. It's one of the six independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages, and is known for its luxury and affluence.
The city is protected by deed restrictions. It has taken great care to maintain its wooded surroundings and preserve its tranquil charm.
Nestled south of Katy Freeway (I-10), the city is minutes away from Loop 610 and Memorial Park. The Galleria is a short drive away, along with other key Houston districts like Downtown and the Medical Center.
The city is zoned to both the Spring Branch ISD and the Houston ISD. Award-winning schools like Hunters Creek Elementary School and Memorial High School serve the neighborhood.
The average lot area of Hunters Creek homes for sale is half acre, or 21,780 square feet. Long driveways, sprawling lawns and backyards are common in the area, giving additional privacy to homeowners.
Homes in the area range from older ranch-style homes to custom-built luxury homes. New construction and restoring old houses is a popular trend in the area.
Like the other Villages, property values in Hunters Creek continue to soar despite slight fluctuations. The median sales price of Hunters Creek homes registers at over $1,500,000.
Four- to five-bedroom homes are common in the city, though the most expensive Hunters Creek real estate can feature as many as seven bedrooms.
Many of the city's original homes from the 1950s and 60s still stand. Traditional and ranch-style homes in the area range in size from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet.
Newer two-story custom-built homes typically offer more living space, from 6,000 to more than 8,000 square feet. Homes in the city sit on large lots -- from 22,000 to more than 40,000 square feet.
Hunters Creek homes for sale can start at around $800,000. The city's most expensive real estate can go for more than $3,500,000.
Hunters Creek Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Hunters Creek|
|Med Ctr (min)||20|
|Energy Corridor (min)||10|
|Amenities||Hunters Creek is one of the well-sought neighborhoods of the Memorial Villages.
Hip restaurants, bars, and cafes are peppered within and around the area. Parks with miles of trail are also within reach for the residents of Hunters Creek.
This village also offers quick access to businesses and employment centers such as the Westchase Business District and the Energy Corridor.
|Golf Courses||The nearest golf club from Hunters Creek are:
- Houston Country Club
- Oaks Country Club
- Lakeside Country Club
- Memorial Park Golf Course
|Run / Bike Trails||There are a number of trails within the area, to name a few;
- Memorial Park
- Brays Bayou Park
- White Oak Bayou Green Away
|Nearby Retail / Dining||DINING:
- The Buffalo Grille
- Barnaby's Cafe
- Island Grill
- Adair Kitchen
- Houston Night Life Event
- DJ Waynehead Entertainment
|Major Employers||Hunters Creek offers close proximity to the Energy Corridor. Energy Corridor's largest employers include:
- CITGO Petroleum Corporation
- J. Ray McDermott
- McDermott International
- MD Anderson West Houston
- Petroleum Geo-Services
- SBM Offshore USA
- Shell Oil Company
- Topgolf Houston West
Hunters Creek Schools
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Memorial Drive Elem||9|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
The city is zoned to both the Spring Branch ISD and the Houston ISD. Homes north of the Buffalo Bayou are under SBISD, while the southern portion is served by HISD.
Pre-schoolers may attend the Wildcat Way School. Hunters Creek Elementary is located within the city boundaries. Some residents are zoned to Memorial Drive Elementary located in Piney Point Village.
Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School, both in Hedwig Village, serve students in Hunters Creek.
Residents south of the Buffalo Bayou are zoned to the HISD's Briargrove Elementary School, Grady Middle School, and Lee High School. Students may opt to attend Lamar High School or Westside High School.
Memorial Drive Elementary School at 11202 Smithdale Rd.Located in Piney Point Village, MDE is also a National Blue Ribbon School. Serving students in grades PK to 5.
Wildcat Way School at 12754 Kimberley Ln. Located beside Bendwood Park, this school is under the Spring Branch Independent School District. It serves early education for nearly all Memorial Villages area students.
Hunters Creek Elementary School at 10650 Beinhorn Rd. This school is located within the borders of Hunters Creek Village. HCE was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Briargrove Elementary School at 6145 San Felipe St. Accepted as a candidate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, Briargrove is looking to be authorized as an IB World School. It has an excellent academic program and offers afterschool programs as well.
Briarmeadow Charter School at 3601 Dunvale Rd. Like Briargrove, Briarmeadow is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School. It is an alternative charter school with Pre-AP, after-school, and gifted programs.
Grady Middle School at 5215 San Felipe St. Henry W. Grady Middle School is a TEA Recognized, International Baccalaureate World School (Middle Years Programme). It features excellent academic and athletics programs.
Spring Branch Middle School at 1000 Piney Point Dr. Another National Blue Ribbon School from the SBISD, SBM was a TEA Recognized Campus and a TBEC Honor Roll School.
Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Located in Hedwig Village, Memorial High School has received a number of awards. Like Spring Branch Middle School, it is an Honor Roll School and a National Blue Ribbon School (1988-89). The school's excellence also extends to its athletics programs. The Memorial tennis team was in the state finals, while its football team is considered one of the best in the area.
Lee High School at 6529 Beverly Hill St. Houston ISD's Lee High offers an AP/Magnet program and its courses include Macroeconomics, Calculus, Chemistry, and World History, among others. It houses a number of clubs, as well as a full complement of girls and boys varsity teams.
Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Located in Upper Kirby, Lamar High offers AP and neighborhood programs, as well as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Its great academic programs are complemented by the school's athletics programs. The Lamar Texans football team, formerly known as Redskins, is considered one of the best teams in the Greater Houston area. Lamar also has one of the oldest lacrosse teams in Texas.
Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr. As HISD's Magnet School for Integrated Technology, Westside's academic program is divided into 5 strands: Fine Arts, Media Relations, Business, Applied Science/Health Science, and Computing Sciences. It also offers a 3-year entrepreneurial program.
Hunters Creek Village Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Hunters Creek Village.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
Chapelwood Pre-School at 11140 Greenbay St.
St. Cecilia Catholic School at 11740 Joan of Arc
Montessori Morning Glory School at 737 Bunker Hill Rd.
Campbell Learning Center at 1440 Campbell Rd.
The Kincaid School at 201 Kincaid School Dr.
Second Baptist School at 6410 Woodway.
School of the Woods at 1321 Wirt Rd.
To find an updated listing of all Hunters Creek Village 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.
Hunters Creek Real Estate Market
Hunters Creek Village Maps and Location
Hunters Creek Village TX covers approximately 2 square miles, stretching south of Katy Freeway (I-10) and north of the Buffalo Bayou.
A small portion of the city juts out south of the bayou.
Located at the easternmost part of the Memorial Villages, the city has Katy Freeway to the north, Hedwig Village and Piney Point Village to the west, the Buffalo Bayou to the south, and Houston to the east. Spring Valley Village is across the freeway north of Hunters Creek.
The city boasts 6.33 miles of hike and bike paths.
Hunters Creek homes have easy access to major Houston centers, including The Galleria, Downtown, Museum District, and Medical Center. Further west of the city is another major employment center, the Energy Corridor.
For retail and entertainment, residents can take a short drive to the Galleria/Uptown District. The Galleria is home to more than 400 boutiques and restaurants, with over 2,000,000 square feet of space. The Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are west of Hunters Creek Village.
Hunters Creek Village Texas is under the 77024 zip code. The area south of the Buffalo Bayou has a 77063 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)
Hunters Creek Village Real Estate Trends
Hunters Creek real estate is among the most expensive in the Houston area. Property values have remained strong over the years. Homes in the area have a median sales price of over $1,500,000.
Like most of the Memorial Villages, growth is not possible for Hunters Creek Village. This, however, has led to homeowners replacing old ranch-style homes with custom-built homes equipped with modern luxuries.
Updating and maintaining the area's original homes are also keeping the prices up.
Despite slight fluctuations, Hunters Creek homes have steadily appreciated over the years. Tight inventories and high demand also contribute to the city's strong appreciation rates.
(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
For updated information regarding Hunters Creek Village real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com.
Hunters Creek Village Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Hunters Creek Village homes are built according to deed restrictions and zoning ordinances. Much like the neighboring Villages, these standards maintain the look and feel of the area.
Some homes are within gated subdivisions that strictly comply with building regulations.
Most properties occupy large lot areas, ranging from 22,000 to more than 45,000 square feet. Architectural styles also vary. Some homes feature contemporary or French styles, though most lean toward traditional designs.
Floor plans may include 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. Larger estates, however, can feature as many as 7 bedrooms, with garage space for 4 cars.
A number of factors affect pricing in Hunters Creek Village, including location, size, and age. Older homes on smaller lots tend to sell for lower prices, while newer construction homes and updated estates can sell for more than $3,000,000.
Hunters Creek Village Townhomes Sale Trends
Townhomes are not very popular in Hunters Creek Village due to deed restrictions and local building codes.
There are, however, some townhomes within the vicinity and neighboring Houston districts.
Hunters Creek Village Condo Sale Trends
There are no highrise and midrise condos in Hunters Creek.
There are, however, some condos in the Memorial Area:
To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see more condos within and near the Memorial area, please see Memorial Houston Condos.
Hunters Creek Village TX History
Like most of the Memorial area, some of Hunters Creek Village's early settlers were farmers. Sawmills and a handful of homes were in the area during the 1930s.
Growth in Hunters Creek started in earnest a couple of decades later, during the 1950s and 60s. The completion of the I-10 and Houston's housing boom led to developers building subdivisions and homes for upper-middle-class families along the Buffalo Bayou.
During this period, Houston was looking to expand its borders to include unincorporated neighborhoods. Looking to prevent annexation and preserve residential zoning, Hunters Creek, along with 5 other villages, petitioned for incorporation.
In 1954, Hunters Creek was incorporated with a mayor-alderman type of government. By the mid-1960s, Hunters Creek Village had a school and a church.
From 1960 to 1980, the village's population almost doubled, from 2,478 to 4,580.
Today, Hunters Creek Village operates as an independent city. It also co-operates the Memorial Villages Police Department with Bunker Hill and Piney Point. The Village Fire Department and the Memorial Villages Water Authority serve all 6 villages.
Forbes lists Hunters Creek as one of the "Top Suburbs to Live Well". A BusinessWeek study named Hunters Creek Village the most expensive suburb in Texas.
Among the most expensive neighborhoods in west Houston, Hunters Creek features gated subdivisions, upscale homes, and grand estates.
Fun Things To Do Near Hunters Creek Village
Like most of the Memorial Villages, Hunters Creek has deed restrictions in place that forbid commercial establishments in the general area of the neighborhood. Stores, shopping centers, and restaurants are relegated to the fringes of the city.
Residents, nevertheless, have plenty of entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activity options.
Located in Hunters Creek, the Houston Racquet Club is a historic landmark, especially for tennis fans. It is cited as the birthplace of the modern WTA Tour. It still offers tennis and fitness facilities on its grounds at 10709 Memorial Drive.
Courtside Cafe and The Grill cater to members of the club. The club went into a reciprocal relationship with the Westwood Golf Club, located at 8888 Country Creek Drive. It features an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities (driving range and short-game area).
Located at 1 Potomac Drive, the Houston Country Club is located just south of the Hunters Creek, across the Buffalo Bayou. Lakeside Country Club, another members-only club, is located at 100 Wilcrest Drive.
Memorial Park Golf Course is just a short drive away from Hunters Creek. This 18-hole golf course is a top-rated municipal golf course. It has a 122 slope rating and a 73-course rating.
The Galleria, a major Houston shopping destination, is also a few minutes away. Other shopping hubs like the Memorial City Mall and the CityCentre are equally accessible from the neighborhood.
Hunters Creek residents also have convenient access to entertainment, retail, and cultural hubs in Houston, including the Museum District and Downtown Houston.
Here are some of Hunters Creek Village Texas must-visit places:
Muscle Maker Grill
Orange Lunch Box
Cafe Mezza & Grille
Zabak's Mediterranean Cafe
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
Saltgrass Steak House
Goode Company Barbeque
Hedwig Village Shopping Center
Echo Lane Shopping Center
Memorial City Mall
Town & Country Village
Country Clubs and Golf Courses
Houston Racquet Club
Houston Country Club Golf Driving Range
Lakeside Country Club
Memorial Park Golf Course
Westwood Golf Club
Terry Hershey Park
French Riviera Bakery & Cafe
Collina's Italian Cafe
La Madeleine Country French Cafe
Hunters Creek Village Houston 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.