SHADY ACRES REAL ESTATE GUIDE
2022 Shady Acres homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Shady Acres is located northwest of Loop 610 and is part of the Greater Heights neighborhood. Shady Acres is located in one of Houston's most convenient communities. Shady Acres features short commutes to Downtown, exciting entertainment options, and easy access to key districts.
Shady Acres residents get to enjoy:
EXCELLENT LOCATION: Shady Acres is located on the Inner Loop's northwest side. The neighborhood is bounded to the north by Loop 610 and to the west by TC Jester Boulevard. Shepherd Drive, Ella Boulevard, and 20th Street are also major thoroughfares in the area.
GREAT ENTERTAINMENT NEARBY: Thursday night bingo at the SPJST Lodge 88 is the community's establishment for many residents. Residents can enjoy the White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, which runs south from 26th to Stude Park. For more active pursuits, residents can find more spaces in Woodland Heights. Restaurants, bars, cafes, stores, and other commercial establishments on 19th Street are nearby.
EASY TRAVEL: The neighborhood is approximately 5 miles from downtown Houston. Downtown is a major employment center with over 3,500 businesses and more than 150,000 workers. Other central districts are only a short drive away from Shady Acres's homes. The Medical Center and the Galleria are just nearby.
WIDE RANGE OF HOME OPTIONS: Shady Acres homes are slightly more affordable than Garden Oaks and the Heights. Overall, the real estate market in the neighborhood has been steadily rising. Townhomes and patio homes have become common features in Shady Acres. Most are in gated communities with controlled access and other amenities. There are some homes that are in cul-de-sacs. Older cottages and traditional two-story homes are also available in the area.
TOP-NOTCH SCHOOLS: Homes in Shady Acres are zoned for the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The neighborhood is served by Sinclair Elementary, Love Elementary, and Black Middle School. Students may also attend Hamilton Middle School and Waltrip High School.
The Shady Acres Civic Club is an active homeowners association in Shady Acres. The homeowners association imposes restrictions to help maintain the neighborhood's vibes. Due to the homes near or along main roads, the diversity of home builders, and the lack of zoning. Shady Acres real estate can be difficult and tricky to navigate.
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Shady Acres Homes For Sale
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1221 W. 25th Street #B
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1308 W. 25th Street #C
3 Beds, 3 Baths
907A W 16th Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2621 Enclave At Shady Acres Court
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1823 W. 14th 1/2 Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1013 W. 16th Street
Shady Acres Homes For Rent
1 Bed, 1 Bath
901 W. 15th 1/2 Street #A
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2614 Couch Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2406 Beall Street #A
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1504 W. 23rd Street #B
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1823 W. 24th Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1433 W. 23rd Street #G
Table of Contents
- Shady Acres Home Sale Trends
- Shady Acres Best Realtor Insights
- Shady Acres Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Shady Acres Schools
- Shady Acres Real Estate Market
Shady Acres Home Sale Trends
Shady Acres covers a part of Greater Heights. The neighborhood makes it to the list of Most Accessible Neighborhoods in Houston.
Residents opt for Shady Acres because of its:
PROXIMITY TO MAJOR JOB CENTERS: Shady Acres is about 5 miles from Downtown Houston. The area also offers a short commute to Texas Medical Center and Galleria.
LEISURE ACTIVITY VENUES: Residents can pursue an active lifestyle with the list of trails within a 5-mile-drive. Outdoor activity sites near the area include Paul Carr Park, White Oak Bayou Trail, and MKT Trail.
CONVENIENT ACCESS: The neighborhood has excellent access to key roads and freeways. These include TC Jester Boulevard, US 290, Loop 610, and Shepherd Drive.
Shady Acres real estate demonstrated a steady rise in its performance over the past decade. Still, it remains one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the Inner Loop.
Shady Acres Best Realtor Insights
Nestled south of Loop 610, Shady Acres is a mixed-use neighborhood. The area is part of the Greater Heights, just west of Houston Heights.
The neighborhood is 5 miles away from downtown Houston. It is the major employment center with over 3,500 businesses and more than 150,000 workers. Other key districts like the Medical Center and Galleria are a short commute away from Shady Acres's homes.
Overall, the Shady Acres real estate market has been steady. Compared to neighboring Garden Oaks and the Heights, Shady Acres homes are slightly more affordable. The median sales price at just over $390,000 vs. around $450,000. See Salary requirements to live comfortably in 52 top-ranked Houston neighborhoods.
Thursday night bingo at the SPJST Lodge 88 is a staple for many Shady Acres residents. Residents can enjoy the White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, which winds south from 26th to Stude Park. Woodland Heights offers additional active pursuits. The collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, stores, and other commercial establishments along 19th Street is also nearby.
More entertainment, dining, and retail options are available in the nearby Heights area.
Townhomes and patio homes have become a common part of Shady Acres' landscape. Some are within gated communities with controlled access and other amenities. While others are tucked away within cul-de-sacs. Other home options in the area include older cottages and traditional two-story homes.
Shady Acres is nestled in the northwest area of the Inner Loop. Loop 610 borders the neighborhood north, while TC Jester Boulevard is west of the neighborhood. Roads running through the community include Shepherd Drive, Ella Boulevard, and 20th Street.
Shady Acres homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Sinclair Elementary, Love Elementary, and Black Middle School serve the area. Hamilton Middle School and Waltrip High School also serve the neighborhood.
The neighborhood has an active homeowners association, the Shady Acres Civic Club.
Shady Acres homes are among the most affordable in the Inner Loop. Home sizes range from 1,000 to more than 3,500 square feet. On the other hand, lot sizes range from 1,500 to more than 12,000 square feet.
Prices for Shady Acres homes for sale can start at around $250,000 and can go up to more than $900,000.
Shady Acres Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Shady Acres|
|Med Ctr (min)||30|
|Energy Corridor (min)||20|
|Amenities||Shady Acres boasts an Inner Loop location. The neighborhood offers an easy commute to main Houston districts such as Galleria, Memorial Park, and Downtown.
Shady Acres residents have options within the community when it comes to retail and dining. Rice Military/Washington Avenue and Houston Heights are also within a comfortable distance for more options.
|Golf Courses||Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range|
|Run / Bike Trails||- Paul Carr Jogging Trail Park
- Stude Park
- Donovan Park
- White Oak Bayou Trail
- Bayou Greenways Park and Trailhead
- Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
- West 11th Street Park
- MKT Trail
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Grocery
- On The Go Grocery Supply
- Whole Foods
- Lee'n Food Market
- Sunny's Groceries & Tobacco
- B&W Meat Market
- Selected Food Beverage
- Jurica's Eggs & Grocery
- Snap Grocery
- Fiesta Mart
- Heights Plaza Shopping Center
- The Houston Farmers Market
- Heights Marketplace
- Lowell Street Market
- Shepherd Center
- Jester Village
- Grove Heights Shopping Mall
- Lazy Brook Strip Mall
- The Home Depot
- Lowe's Home Improvement
- Garden Oaks Shopping Center
- Block 14
- Ella Plaza
- Oak Forest Shopping Center
- Ella Boulevard Shopping Center
- Northline Commons
- Merchants Park
- Shops at Durham
- The Barking Pig
- La Hacienda
- Flower Child
- Kin Dee
- Mico's Hot Chicken
- La Lucha
- Flying Fish
- Hubcap Grill
- Tony's Mexican Restaurant
- The Spaghetti Western
- Rainbow Lodge
- Providence Heights Bar
- T-Bones Sports Pub
- Worcester's Annex
- Big Star Bar
- Wicklow Heights
- Bungalow Heights
- New Magnolia Brewing
- Johnny's Gold Brick
- Art Car Museum
- Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
- Beer Can House
|Major Employers||Shady Acres residents have access to Downtown Houston's Fortune 500 headquarters, such as:
- Kinder Morgan
- Waste Management
- CenterPoint Energy
Shady Acres Schools
Shady Acres homes are zoned to the 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 in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Reagan High School.
Students in the area may attend the following public schools:
Sinclair Elementary at 6410 Grovewood Ln. Sinclair Elementary is the HISD’s Communications magnet school. Sinclair Elementary is located near Lazybrook/Timbergrove. The school was founded in 1959. Sinclair features a technology-based communications program emphasizing STEM courses.
Love Elementary School at 1120 W 13th St. Love Elementary offers a Vanguard neighborhood program for the gifted and talented. It also features many programs and activities. Special Education Program, a Bilingual/ELL Program, and a Lego-based Robotics program are among those.
Frank Black Middle School at 1575 Chantilly Ln. Located in the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks area, Frank Black Middle School first opened in 1957. It is a Vanguard magnet school that offers various academic and athletics programs.
Hamilton Middle School at 139 E 20th St. Located in the Heights, Hamilton Middle School also features a Vanguard magnet program. The school is home to several clubs and offers a variety of activities for its students.
- Waltrip High School at 1900 West 34th St. Founded in 1959, Stephen Waltrip High School is the HISD’s Research and Technology Magnet school. Students can choose from several areas of interest. Literature, biology, chemistry, technology, and mathematics are available.
Shady Acres Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Shady Acres.
Lutheran High School at 1130 W 34th St.
Immanuel Lutheran School at 306 E 15th St.
Houston Heights Charter School at 1125 Lawrence St.
The Goddard School at 777 W 23rd St.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School at 1819 Heights Blvd.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School at 3600 Brinkman St.
To find an updated listing of all Shady Acres 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.
Shady Acres Real Estate Market
Shady Acres Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Like most subdivisions within the Greater Heights area, the multi-level living trend has swept through Shady Acres. Lot sizes have decreased as some of the neighborhood's older homes have been converted into townhomes.
The neighborhood features a great mix of old and new. Shady Acres' streets are lined with older ranch-style homes, new construction townhomes, and gorgeous patio homes. Home styles vary, including Mediterranean, Victorian,
and Contemporary. There is also traditional-inspired architecture.
Shady Acres homes typically feature 2- to 3-bedroom floor plans, though bigger 4- to 5-bedroom homes are also available. Home sizes range from 1,000 to more than 3,500 square feet. Lot sizes are typically between 1,500 to more than 12,000 square feet.
Prices vary depending on the home's location, size, and age. Older and smaller houses can sell for around $250,000, while the most expensive Shady Acres real estate can go for more than $950,000.
Shady Acres Houston Townhomes Sale Trends
Like in nearby Garden Oaks, several new construction townhomes have been built in Shady Acres. Increased demand for homes in the area led to developers buying up land and building custom-built townhomes. Some of these properties are within gated communities, while others are tucked into cul-de-sacs.
Shady Acres townhomes typically sit on smaller lots, ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet. Floor plans vary, but 3-bedroom with 3-and-a-half-bath options are common. These multilevel homes typically feature two- to three-stories, with living spaces of around 2,000 to 2,700 square feet.
Most Shady Acres townhomes for sale are newly constructed, and prices can start at around $300,000. The most expensive units can go up to just under $500,000.
Shady Acres Condo Sale Trends
There are no residential condominium buildings in Shady Acres. However, nearby neighborhoods like Houston Heights and Memorial Park have a number of condos available. There are also condos in the Rice Military area.
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.
Shady Acres TX History
Like Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor, Shady Acres started as a heavily wooded area. The neighborhood was named for the soaring shade trees that canopy the land.
Development started sometime in the 1920s. Back when the Shadyacres Investment Company purchased 100 acres from the Henry Reinermann Original Grant. The land was subdivided into one-acre lots and smaller parcels. At the time, Shady Acres was advertised as a close-in area with oversized lots.
In the 1930s, oil was discovered in a neighboring area. Workers from the Eureka Oil Field moved into the surrounding neighborhoods, and a rail station was also built.
In 1935, the Shady Acres Civic Club was founded. The SACC was instrumental in petitioning for bus service and city postal services. They also deal with the nearby oil drillers on behalf of the community.
Today, Shady Acres is an excellent neighborhood featuring a mix of old and new homes.
Fun Things To Do Near Shady Acres Houston
Shady Acres homes are mere minutes away from dining, retail, and entertainment hotspots. Its Inner Loop location provides excellent access to key Houston districts like the Galleria. The Memorial Park and Downtown are also accessible. There are, however, plenty of options much closer to home.
Residents also enjoy proximity to the White Oak Bayou Greenway, which offers a hike-and-bike trail. Trail winds south from Shady Acres to Stude Park (in Woodland Heights). Another neighborhood staple is Thursday bingo. Located at 1435 Beall Street, the SPJST Lodge 88 hosts bingo nights on Thursdays and dance nights two Saturdays a month.
For retail and dining, Shady Acres residents have options within the community. Though for more options, Rice Military/Washington Avenue and Houston Heights are mere minutes away.
There are two parks in Shady Acres. The Little Thicket Park and Wright-Bembry Park. Little Thicket Park on W 23rd Street is a 10.6-acre green space and a designated wildlife habitat. It was initially named Helberg Park, after the estate from which the land was from. After its renovation and subsequent renaming, the park features a walking trail and picnic areas.
On the other hand, Wright-Bembry Park is also located on W 23rd Street. It was named after two school teachers, Lillie B. Wright and Nettie Bembry. Planned renovations will add walking trails to the park’s existing amenities. This will also include a tennis court and a playground area.
Here are some must-visit places in Shady Acres Houston:
- Boil House
- A 2nd Cup
- Happy Fatz
- Good Dog Houston
- Gumbo Jeaux’s
- Zelko Bistro
- Papa Mo’s Deli
- Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar
- Velvet Taco
- Lazy Brook
- Jester Village Shopping Center
- Various dining, retail, and entertainment along 19th Street
- Big Star Bar
- Premium Draught
- Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
- Public House Houston
- Aura Houston
- Rose Garden
- 13 Heights Bar
- Pearl Houston
- Underdogs Pub
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- El Tiempo Market
- Fiesta Food Mart
- Wright-Bembry Park
- Little Thicket Park
- White Oak Bayou Park and Trail
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