Rivercrest Real Estate Guide

Rivercrest homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Rivercrest Real Estate Guide

Rivercrest is a stately neighborhood east of Beltway 8, just off Briar Forest Drive. The community places high value to privacy and closeness to Texas flora and fauna. As one of Houston's most sought-after communities, Rivercrest features large estates and extensive wooded lots.

Rivercrest homes are popular due to its:

Rivercrest real estate can be challenging to navigate. This is due to its many deed restrictions and proximity to main roadways. In addition, there are diverse builders that have replaced many dated homes and undeveloped properties.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Rivercrest area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“It’s hard to find a team that has your best interests at heart, especially when dealing with real estate. Paige Martin and the Houston Properties Team are amazing! They’re incredibly candid about their recommendations, they care a great deal about their clients, and they make sure you won’t make decisions you’re bound to regret. I’d highly recommend them if you’re looking for a great Houston realtor. You will thank me!” - Elizabeth Borski (Google Review)

Rivercrest Homes For Sale

4 Beds, 4 Baths
728 Crestbend
5 Beds, 4 Baths
8 E. Rivercrest Drive
7 Beds, 9 Baths
6 W. Rivercrest
5 Beds, 4 Baths
15 W. Rivercrest Drive
6 Beds, 6 Baths
38 E. Rivercrest Drive
5 Beds, 5 Baths
15 E. Rivercrest Drive

Table of Contents

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

Rivercrest Home Sale Trends

Rivercrest Real Estate Trends

Rivercrest is a stately neighborhood east of Beltway 8, just off Briar Forest Drive. Rivercrest homes are one of Houston's hidden gems, distinguished by elegant mansions and acres of lush wooded lots. The community is known for its great location, easy access, and community atmosphere.

Rivercrest real estate is famous for its:

The community has its very own civic club that maintains its community vibes. Residents can also have horses due to deed restrictions.

Rivercrest Best Realtor Insights

Rivercrest is one of Houston’s premier neighborhoods. The area is known for its large stately homes, central location, high accessibility, and small-town vibe.

Rivercrest Maps, Location & Zip Code

Rivercrest Map

Commute Time Rivercrest
Downtown (min) 25
Med Ctr (min) 25
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 15

Map of Rivercrest

Highlights Rivercrest
Amenities Rivercrest homes have access to main roads and thoroughfares. These roads lead to Houston's key districts.

This community allows homeowners to keep domesticated animals, such as dogs, horses, and family milk cows.

The homes have extensive lawns and driveways with massive pine and oak trees. Residents enjoy the quiet and security in Rivercrest.
Golf Courses - Sharpstown Park Golf Course
- Lakeside Country Club
- Royal Oaks Country Club
- Houston Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - Trailside Park
- Harwin Park
- Briarbend Park
- Arthur Storey Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- Ross Dress for Less
- Nuwave Retail
- Retail Focus
- Alex Trading Wholesale and Retail
- Luna Retail LLC


- Benihana
- Rio Ranch Restaurant
- Fornos of Italy
- Chili's Grill and Bar
- La Madeleine
- Green Lane Co.
- Saldivia South American Grill
- Waffle House
- Bistro Le Cep
- Villa


- Dee Lishez Treatz Entertainment
- The Online Escape
- Royal Family Entertainment
- The Uncle Lu Group LLC
- Lights Out Entertainment LLC


- Kroger
- Randalls
- Town Park Grocery
- Target Grocery
- Whole Foods Market
Major Employers - BMC Software
- Audobon Companies
- Whitaker Companies
- Kilpatrick Companies
- Urban Companies
- Shipcom Wireless

Rivercrest Schools

Rivercrest homes are zoned to Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a “Met Standard” rating. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Rivercrest Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the notable private schools near Rivercrest:

To find an updated listing of all Rivercrest real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at [email protected] with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Rivercrest 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.

Rivercrest Real Estate Market

Rivercrest Single-Family Home Trend

Rivercrest is known for its minimum of three-acre lots surrounded by a beautiful forest setting. The neighborhood has around 70 majestic single-family homes with convenient access to key Houston locations.

Rivercrest single-family homes are one of Houston's hidden gems, with magnificent mansions and lovely wooded acres. There is also a deed restriction that allows horse ownership.

In the neighborhood, various architectural styles, such as classic, ranch, Mediterranean, and contemporary, are used to design homes. Rivercrest homes can range from 4,000 to 10,500 square feet, with three to eleven-bedroom floor plans.

Prices for Rivercrest homes can start at around $1 million and go up to over $10 million.

Rivercrest Townhome Sale Trend

There are no townhomes in Rivercrest. There are, however, plenty of townhome options available in nearby neighborhoods.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Rivercrest real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston townhomes or learn more about properties that could fit you.

Rivercrest Condo Sale Trend

There is no mid-or high-rise Rivercrest condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in surrounding areas.

Several condo buildings are located in the Galleria and Inner Loop, including:

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.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Rivercrest real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could fit you.

Rivercrest TX History

Established in 1946, Rivercrest has approximately 400 acres of land with 95 estates. The neighborhood became part of the City of Houston in the early 1950s.

The first property owners in the area wanted to be able to keep their horses, a tradition that is maintained up to this day. The neighborhood itself follows a horseshoe shape, with Westheimer Road to its south, curving upwards to Briar Forest Drive to its north.

Deed restrictions were established in 1946 to maintain the look and feel of the neighborhood. The limits implemented were a minimum of 3 acres per property and homes set back at least 100 feet from the street. While some of the original homes have been torn down to make way for new construction, subdividing is still not allowed in the neighborhood.

Fun Things To Do Near Rivercrest

Residents of Rivercrest homes have convenient access to Houston's finest shops, restaurants, and entertainment centers. Included are the upscale Galleria, Memorial City Mall, and CityCentre.

Nearby golf and tennis clubs include Lakeside Country Club, Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston Country Club, and Royal Oaks Country Club.

Here are some of the best places to visit in and around Rivercrest:

Golf and Tennis Clubs

Best Rivercrest 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.

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