SANDALWOOD REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Sandalwood homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Sandalwood is an established neighborhood. It was originally built in the 1950s and is one of Houston's original subdivisions. This lakeside community is home to more than 172 luxury homes.

The neighborhood real estate has remained popular thanks to its:

Navigating Sandalwood real estate can be tricky. It has deed restrictions, a competitive market, and non-MLS transactions. The quality of the home renovation differs from one home to another. The area also features a diversity of builders. Some builders are far superior to others).

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Table of Contents

  1. Sandalwood Home Sale Trends
  2. Sandalwood Best Realtor Insights
  3. Sandalwood Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Sandalwood Schools
  5. Sandalwood Real Estate Market

Sandalwood Home Sale Trends

Sandalwood Real Estate Trends

Sandalwood is an established neighborhood that was built in the 1950s. It is a lakeside community featuring top-notch outdoor amenities.

Sandalwood is a much-coveted choice because of its:

An active civic association strictly enforces the deed restrictions in Sandalwood. This is to maintain the area's lakeside charm.


Sandalwood Best Realtor Insights

Sandalwood sets itself apart. It is one of the few neighborhoods in the affluent Memorial area with lakeside amenities.

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Sandalwood Maps, Location & Zip Code

Sandalwood Map

Commute Time Sandalwood
Downtown (min) 30
Med Ctr (min) 35
Energy Corridor (min) 15
Galleria (min) 25

Map of Sandalwood

Highlights Sandalwood
Amenities Sandalwood boasts a central location with an address within the Memorial area.

The area features a Spring-fed lake, mature trees, and a floating pier. Residents enjoy several outdoor venues and other countryside perks in an Inner Loop location.
Golf Courses - Houston Country Club
- Lakeside Country Club
- Royal Oaks Country Club
- Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range
Run / Bike Trails - Briarbend Park
- Mary Ann Francklow Park
Nearby Retail / Dining DINING:

- Izakaya Wa
- Taste of Texas
- Local Foods
- Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
- The Brisket House
- The Capital Grille
- KUU Restaurant
- Patagonia Grill & Café
- Olivette at The Houstonian
- Brenner’s Steakhouse
- Sal Y Pimienta Kitchen
- Dish Society
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
- Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

SHOPPING:

- Memorial City Mall
- Town & Country Mall
- The Galleria
- Highland Village
- CityCentre Plaza

GROCERIES:

- H-E-B
- Trader Joe’s
- Kroger Food Stores
- Central Market Houston
- Whole Foods
- Kroger Food Stores
Major Employers Sandalwood offers an easy commute to the Energy Corridor. Thus, its residents have access to Energy Corridor's major employers, such as:

- BP
- CITGO Petroleum Corporation
- ConocoPhillips
- J. Ray McDermott
- McDermott International
- MD Anderson West Houston
- Petroleum Geo-Services
- SBM Offshore USA
- Shell Oil Company
- Topgolf Houston West
- WorleyParsons

Sandalwood Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Frostwood Elem 10
Rummel Creek Elem 10
Wilchester Elem 10


Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Memorial Middle 9

Many Sandalwood students attend schools that are zoned to the acclaimed Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).

*Note: Due to the number of schools serving Sandalwood homes, we opted to list them and highlight those that are highly rated. For a full list of schools in the area, please check our Best Houston Schools guide.


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



Sandalwood Houston Private Schools


There are also several notable private schools located near Sandalwood, such as:

*Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Memorial areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you're working with.


Sandalwood Real Estate Market

Sandalwood TX Maps and Location


Sandalwood is nestled in a quiet area between Gessner Road, Briar Forest Drive, and Memorial Drive. It is south of the exclusive Memorial Village neighborhood of Piney Point.

Sandalwood homes circles around Long Leaf Lane, Patti Lynn Lane, Knipp Road, and Sandalwood drive. It has 3 spring-fed lakes at the center of the community.

Sandalwood homes have great access to important Houston areas like Downtown, the Galleria, and Energy Corridor. The Inner Loop neighborhoods are also located nearby.

Sandalwood is within the 77024 zip code of Harris County.

Zip codes near Sandalwood include 77007, 77079, 77055, and 77056. (View Houston zip code map.)


Sandalwood TX Real Estate Trends


Sandalwood Real Estate Trends

Sandalwoods real estate has shown strong appreciation rates over the years. The neighborhood features some of the most expensive homes in Houston. The median sales price for single-family properties is nearly $3m.

Land values and average price per square foot have also posted similar positive changes. They are increasing by almost half over the past decade.

Like most Houston neighborhoods, new development is reshaping Sandalwoods. Older properties have been renovated or updated. Some have since been replaced with new construction homes.

Despite its proximity to major roads and freeways, Sandalwood has managed to preserve its quiet lakeside charm through its strict enforcement of deed restrictions.

Sandalwood real estate has continued to post strong appreciation rates despite slight fluctuations. Thanks to the popularity and the high demand for homes in the Memorial area, Sandalwood homes continue to sell well.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Bellaire real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com.


Sandalwood Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Sandalwood Home Sale

Sandalwood showcases a wide variety of single-family homes available. Several factors affect home pricing in the area such as the age and size of the home.
Single-family homes in Sandalwood usually feature sprawling lots, with equally generous living spaces.

Some Sandalwood homes date back to the neighborhood’s establishment in the 1950s. These gorgeous vintage homes have been updated and maintained.

More recent custom-built homes are also available in the community. They still follow the strict deed restrictions to maintain the suburban vibe of the area.

Sandalwood has a median home price of nearly $3M. Its 170+ homes feature privacy and exclusivity comparable to Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.


Sandalwood Townhomes Sale Trends


Deed restrictions and architectural guidelines discourage the construction of townhomes in Sandalwood. However, plenty of townhomes are available in areas just outside the subdivision.


Sandalwood Condo Sale Trends


There haven't been a lot of condo developments within the Sandalwood due to its active homeowners’ association. Nearby areas like the Galleria offer more choices.

Some mid-rise condos in proximity to Sandalwood include:

To see other condos near the area, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.


Sandalwood TX History


Sandalwood was developed in the mid-1950s on what used to be farmland. Martin Nadelman and Howard Singer were Sandalwood’s developers. They were known for their resorts and hotels in Florida.

Sandalwood originally had 2 lakes. A third was built during the development of the subdivision. The 3 lakes are named after the daughters of Howard Singer: Patti Lynn Lake, Robin Lake, and Lorrie Lake.

In the late 1990s, most of the original homes in the area were renovated or updated creating a mix of vintage and new-construction luxury homes.

The deed restrictions in Sandalwood have helped maintain the neighborhood's look and feel. Homes are set back and the neighborhood has no cut-through streets.


Fun Things To Do Near Sandalwood


Thanks to its location in Memorial, residents have plenty of outdoor recreation, retail, dining, and entertainment options.

Sandalwood homes are minutes away from the upscale shops of Memorial City Mall, Town & Country Village, and CityCentre Plaza.

Memorial Park is less than 18 minutes east of Sandalwood. It is one of the most popular places to run in the city, and it also houses tennis courts, volleyball courts, skating rinks, a fitness center, a swimming pool, bike trails, and playing fields. Memorial Park Golf Course, one of Houston's Best Golf Courses, is also located within the park.

Other must-visit places within Sandalwood include:

Dining

Parks

Shopping

Groceries

Map of Sandalwood


Sandalwood TX Realtor -- Paige Martin


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