Memorial West Houston Homes For Sale & Real Estate Guide

Memorial West Houston Real Estate Guide

Memorial West is a collection of subdivisions and gated communities located west of Gessner Road and east of Highway 6.

Covering the western portion of Memorial Houston, Memorial West is made up of a collection of over two dozen neighborhoods.

Memorial West homes are consistently in demand thanks to:

  • EXCITING ACTIVITIES: Memorial West residents enjoy diverse entertainment options. Shopping and retail havens like the Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are minutes from neighborhood. Also nearby is Terry Hershey Park, a network of trails along the Buffalo Bayou spanning over 500 acres.
  • WIDE VARIETY OF HOME OPTIONS: Neighborhoods in the area feature a wide variety of home options, from ranch-style homes from the 1950s to new construction custom built homes. Homes within luxury gated communities are also available within the neigborhood

Memorial West real estate is tricky to navigate given the different school zoning maps, abundance of major thoroughfares (living on one hurts resale), amount of non-MLS inventory available, and a diversity of builders (some are far superior to others). Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Memorial’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Memorial West homes for sale.

For any inquiries about Memorial West homes recommendations, or off-market MLS listings, get in touch with Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team and one of the best realtors in Houston.
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12 Things Memorial West Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Spanning a large area west of Gessner Road and east of Highway 6, Memorial West is made up of several smaller neighborhoods and communities.

  • Memorial West real estate are minutes away from the commercial hubs in Memorial City, as well as key employment centers in the Energy Corridor and Westchase District.
  • Neighborhoods in the Memorial West area have almost direct access to two major freeways, Beltway 8 and Interstate 10. Several main arteries like Memorial Drive, Gessner Road, Dairy Ashford Road, Wilcrest Drive, and Kirkwood Road run through said communities.
  • Most Memorial West homes are within the lush areas north of the Buffalo Bayou, inside the 77079 zip code.
  • Neighborhoods in the area feature a wide variety of home options, from ranch-style homes from the 1950s to new construction custom built homes. Townhomes and condominiums are also available in the area.
  • Some of the most highly regarded schools serve Memorial West homes, including Stratford High School, Memorial High School, and Memorial Middle School.
  • Most of Memorial West is zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD), though some neighborhoods are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
  • Some neighborhoods and communities within Memorial West have deed restrictions in place.
  • Architectural styles vary, though traditional and ranch styles are common in older homes.
  • Newer homes are also available within new construction gated community.
  • Homes in the area typically sit on mid- to large sized lots (by Houston standards).
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  • Due to the large number of neighborhoods and communities in Memorial West, it’s best to look at specific neighborhoods for more accurate real estate data.
  • Prices for Memorial West homes for sale can start at around $150,000 and can go up to more than $2,000,000.

Memorial West TX Maps and Location

Memorial West covers what is essentially the west half of the Memorial area.

Some define Memorial West as all neighborhoods west of Gessner Road, east of Highway 6, and north of the Buffalo Bayou. Others add the areas south of Piney Point Village and Bunker Hill Village.

The area lies west of the Memorial Villages, north of Briarforest and Briarmeadow, Spring Branch to the north, and the Energy Corridor to the northwest.

Memorial West is made up of several neighborhoods and communities.

The neighborhood has three major business districts within driving distance – the Westchase District, the Galleria, and the Energy Corridor.

Memorial City, and its thriving commercial centers, is within a comfortable driving distance from Memorial West homes.

Key Houston arteries like Memorial Drive, Beltway 8, Interstate 10, Gessner Road, and Westheimer Road go through or are a short distance away from Memorial West neighborhoods.

Memorial West is under the 77079 Harris County zip code. Some neighborhoods are within the prestigious 77024 zip code.

Zip codes near Memorial West Houston include 77042, 77043, 77063, and 77077. (View Houston zip code map.)

Memorial West Neighborhoods And Subdivisions

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Memorial West Houston Schools

Majority of Memorial West 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 West.

*Note: Due to the number of schools serving Memorial West homes, we opted to list them and highlight those that have been named National Blue Ribbon School. For full list of schools in the area, please check our Best Houston Schools guide

Elementary Schools

  • Rummel Creek Elementary School at 625 Brittmoore Rd. Rummel Creek Elementary is one of the SBISD’s highly rated schools. It was first opened in 1962 and was recently renovated. Rummel Creek was named National Blue Ribbon School in 1985-86.
  • Frostwood Elementary School at 12214 Memorial Dr. Located adjacent to the Frostwood neighborhood, FWE is one of the SBISD’s multi-award winning schools. It was named National Blue Ribbon School (1989-90 and 2005), and offers programs in bilingual/ESL, gifted and talented, and fine arts, among others.
  • Wildcat Way School at 12754 Kimberley Ln. Opened in 2002, Wildcat Way provides early childhood education to most pre-kindergarten students in the Memorial West area.
  • Bendwood Elementary School at 12750 Kimberley Ln. Located next to Wildcat Way School and Bendwood Park, the school offers gifted and talented (SPIRAL) programs as well as a preschool program for children with disabilities (PPCD).
  • Wilchester Elementary School at 13618 St. Mary’s Ln. Named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1989-90, Wilchester Elementary offers several enrichment programs in math, science, and drama, among others.
  • Askew Elementary School at 11200 Wood Lodge Dr. Named for educator Jewel Askew, the school is one of the HISD’s Vanguard magnet schools. Apart from the Magnet School Choice System, Askew also offers several enrichment and after-school programs.
  • Walnut Bend Elementary School at 10620 Briar Forest Dr. First opened in 1964, Walnut Bend offers a Vanguard magnet program. Students in the program conduct research in a field of their choice and present their findings at the HISD’s Exploration Expo.
  • Meadow Wood Elementary School at 14230 Memorial Dr. Meadow Wood Elementary, or simply MWE, offers several academic programs in bilingual/ESL, gifted and talented, fine arts, health and fitness, and special education.
  • Texas Connections Academy at Houston at 10550 Richmond Ave. Texas Connections is an online public school that serves students in grades 3 through 12.

Middle Schools

  • Spring Branch Middle School at 1000 Piney Point Rd. Located in Hedwig Village, SBMS was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1997-98. It was also a TEA Recognized Campus in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and was a TBEC Honor Roll School in 2008.
  • Spring Woods Middle School at 9810 Neuens Rd. Home to the Hawks, Spring Woods Middle offers a number of excellent athletics and academic programs.
  • Spring Oaks Middle School at 2150 Shadowdale Dr. Also knowng as SOMS, Spring Oaks was named National Blue Ribbon School in 1994-96. It offers several academic programs (gifted and talented, Pre-AP, language arts/english, math, and science) as well as excellent athletics and fine arts programs.
  • Spring Forest Middle School at 14240 Memorial Dr. Named National Blue Ribbon School in 1994-96, Spring Forest offers a number of academic programs in ESL, fine arts, foreign language, mathematics, and science, among others.
  • Revere Middle School at 10502 Briar Forest Dr. Paul Revere Middle School is the Houston ISD’s Math/Science magnet school. The school showcases a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Magnet “school-within-a-school” program.
  • Memorial Middle School at 12550 Vindon Dr. First opened in 1963, MMS is a highy regarded SBISD school. It was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89, and offers a variety of academic and athletic programs.
  • Westchester Academy for International Studies at 901 Yorkchester Dr. Also known as WAIS, Westchester Academy is one of the SBISD’s charter schools. It is an IB World School, and offers three International Baccalaureate programs: Middle Years Programme (MYP), Career-related, and Diploma. WAIS is home to the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum and was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011.

High Schools

  • Stratford High School at 14555 Fern Dr. Opened in 1973, Stratford High serves most of Memorial’s westernmost areas. It has a great athletics program and excellent academics as well. Stratford was named National Blue Ribbon School (1983-84) and Honor Roll School. It has also received the Gold Performance Award and College Readiness Award.
  • Spring Woods High School at 2045 Gessner Rd. Spring Woods High first opened its doors in 1964, and has since been named a National Blue Ribbon School (1997-98).
  • Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. One of the oldest high schools in the SBISD, Memorial High first opened its doors in 1962. It is one of the SBISD’s multi-award winning schools, and has been named National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89 and a TBEC Honor Roll School. It has also received the High Performing School Award, College Readiness Award, and Gold Performance Award.

Memorial West Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Memorial West.

  • St. Cecilia Catholic School at 11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
  • St. Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.
  • Campbell Learning Center at 1440 Campbell Rd.
  • The Village School at 13077 Westella Dr.
  • John Paul II Catholic School at 1400 Parkway Plaza Dr.
  • The Kincaid School at 201 Kincaid School Dr.
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart at 10202 Memorial Dr.
  • Memorial Private High School at 14333 Fern Dr.
  • The Monarch School at 2815 Rosefield Dr.
  • The Parish School at 11001 Hammerly Blvd.

To find an updated listing of all Memorial West real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Memorial West Houston Real Estate Trends

Memorial West real estate are among the most popular in Houston, due to its great schools, proximity to job centers, and lush surroundings.

Other factors, including new residential and commercial development, also draw homebuyers to the area.

It is very hard to gauge the Memorial West real estate market, since the area covers several neighborhoods and communities. It is better to look at and compare homes in specific neighborhoods. Consulting with the best Memorial West Houston realtor will also provide deeper insight into a specific area’s real estate market.

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

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

Memorial West Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Thanks to the number of neighborhoods within the Memorial West area, there is a wide variety of single-family homes available. Several factors affect pricing – including location, age and size of the home, and school zoning. Some neighborhoods and communities within Memorial West have deed restrictions in place.

Memorial West single-family homes usually feature mid- to large-sized lots, with equally generous living spaces.

Some Memorial West homes date back to the 1950s and 1960s. These gorgeous vintage homes have since been updated and are carefully maintained.

More recent custom-built homes are common in the area’s new construction communities. Memorial West homes for sale in these communities tend to be larger and more expensive than their older counterparts.

Memorial West homes are typically priced between $150,000 to more than $2,000,000.

Memorial West Townhomes Sale Trends

Memorial West features a variety of townhomes, from quaint brownstones in gated communities to recently updated units from the 1960s and 1970s.

Compared to its single-family home counterparts, Memorial West townhomes are typically smaller, with 2- to 3-bedroom two-story floor plans. Living spaces range from 1,000 to more than 3,000 square feet.

Luxury townhomes in Memorial West are typically located within private enclaves and gated communities. Townhomes can feature 4-story floor plans, with premium amenities like elevators, 4th floor patios, and balconies. Gated communities usually offer controlled access and other resident-only perks.

Prices for Memorial West townhomes can start at around $150,000. The most expensive can sell for more than $1,000,000.

Memorial West Condo Sale Trends

Compared to Inner Loop neighborhoods, there hasn’t been a lot of big condo developments within the Memorial West area. Nearby areas like the Galleria offer more choices, though there are some mid-rise condos in and around Memorial West Houston.

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 West TX History

Like most of west Houston, the Memorial West area used to be made up of farms and sawmills. The area’s development started in earnest during the post-war housing boom that came about in the 1950s and 60s.

The construction of Interstate 10, which made it easier to reach downtown Houston, as well as the rising demand for housing, led developers to build subdivisions around the Buffalo Bayou.

During the same period, Houston started growing westward. Unincorporated areas were annexed into the Bayou City.

The lush surroundings, commercial development, and growing job centers drew people into Memorial West. Improving amenities, like schools and retail centers, also factored into the area’s popularity.

Today, Memorial West homes are still very popular and are among the most desirable in west Houston.

Fun Things To Do Near Memorial West

Memorial West homes have easy access to retail, dining, and outdoor entertainment areas.

The Memorial City District is home to the Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village. The district has several restaurants, bars, stores, and cafes.

The Memorial City Mall has Macy’s, Target, JCPenney, Dillard’s, and Sears. It also features an ice skating rink and cinemas.

The CityCentre Plaza, on the other hand, is a mixed-use development that features an art gallery, plus a number of restaurants and stores. Apartments and townhomes are available in the area. Town & Country Village is an upscale retail center nestled south of CityCentre, and east of Beltway 8.

Memorial West also features an ample amount of green spaces. Terry Hershey Park, a network of trails along the Buffalo Bayou, covers a 500-acre area west of Beltway 8 and east of Highway 6.

Here are some of Memorial West Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • Izakaya Wa
  • Jonathan’s The Rub
  • KUU Restaurant
  • Taste of Texas
  • Empire Turkish Grill
  • The Brisket House
  • Goode Company Seafood
  • Patagonia Grill and Cafe
  • Caliente
  • Pappy’s Cafe

Parks

  • Molly Pryor Memorial Orchard
  • Terry Hershey Park
  • George Bush Park
  • Nottingham Park
  • Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
  • Bendwood Park
  • Bear Creek Pioneer’s Park
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Nightlife

  • Monnalisa Bar
  • 024 Lounge
  • The Marque
  • Milano Bar
  • Yard House
  • The Method
  • Pour Society
  • Twin Peaks
  • Vine Wine Room
  • Seasons 52

Groceries

  • Trader Joe’s
  • H-E-B
  • Super H Mart
  • Randall’s
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • The Fresh Market

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