Shady Acres Real Estate Guide

Shady Acres homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Shady Acres 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:

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.

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

“Lisa was wonderful at understanding what I was looking for and finding many possibilities. When viewing homes she was terrific at noticing and pointing out features - both positive and negative. I always felt like she was looking for the best home for me. Her advice during the negotiation process was so very helpful. She then followed up on every issue raised. Her team exceeded my expectation during the closing process. They provided an excellent summary of key dates and actions required and relevant information. And they reminded me at each step.” - Jeri Eagan (Google Review)

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Shady Acres Homes For Sale

3 Beds, 3 Baths
2505 Couch Street #A
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1321 W. 21st Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1123 Beall Landing Court
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1530 W. 23rd Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2606 Fountain Key Boulevard
4 Beds, 2 Baths
1224 W. 17th Street #C

Shady Acres Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 3 Baths
2516 Ohsfeldt Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1221 W. 23rd Street
2 Beds, 2 Baths
1218 W. 24th Street #D
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2536 Ohsfeldt Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2638 Couch Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
946 W. 18th Street

Table of Contents

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

Shady Acres Home Sale Trends

Shady Acres Real Estate 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:

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 Greater Heights, just west of Houston Heights.

Shady Acres Maps, Location & Zip Code

Shady Acres Map

Commute Time Shady Acres
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 30
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 15

Map of Shady Acres

Highlights Shady Acres
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
- H-E-B
- Kroger
- Whole Foods
- Lee'n Food Market
- Sunny's Groceries & Tobacco
- Aldi
- 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


- Crisp
- The Barking Pig
- La Hacienda
- Kojak's
- Hughie's
- Sperica
- Flower Child
- Kin Dee
- Mico's Hot Chicken
- Katz's
- La Lucha
- Flying Fish
- Hubcap Grill
- Preslee's
- Tony's Mexican Restaurant
- The Spaghetti Western
- Tecate


- Rainbow Lodge
- Providence Heights Bar
- T-Bones Sports Pub
- Worcester's Annex
- McIntyre's
- 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:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Shady Acres Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Shady Acres.

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 with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

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

Shady Acres Real Estate Market

Shady Acres Single-Family Homes Sale Trends

Most subdivisions in the area of Greater Heights are like the ones in Shady Acres. It has a multi-level living trend. Converting older homes into town homes decreased its lot sizes.

Shady Acres features a great mix of old and new homes. Aligned with older ranch-style homes, it offers new-construction townhomes and patio homes. It features home styles like Mediterranean, Victorian, and Contemporary. There is also traditional-inspired architecture.

Most homes in Shady Acres feature 2- to 3-bedroom floor plans. Meanwhile, bigger homes have 4- to 5 bedrooms. These homes' sizes range from 1,000 to more than 3,500 square feet. Lot sizes are usually between 1,500 to more than 12,000 square feet.

The prices of Shady Acres properties differ on age, size, and location. Smaller and older houses sell at about $250,000. The most expensive real estate in Shady Acres real estate can go above $950,000.

Shady Acres Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

There are few new construction homes built in Shady Acres like in Garden Oaks. Due to the rapidly increased demand for homes in Shady Acres, developers started buying land and building custom-built townhomes. Several properties are within gated communities. On the other hand, some tucked into cul-de-sacs.

Normally, townhomes on Shady acres are in smaller lots. It ranges from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet. Most options are 3-bedroom with 3-and-a-half baths. However, floor plans may still vary. Commonly, these multilevel Shady Acres homes feature 2- to 3-stories with around 2,000 to 2,700 square feet of living spaces.

Townhomes for sale in Shady Acres are mostly newly constructed and prices start at about $300,000. Meanwhile, it can go up to just under $500,000 for the most expensive units.

Shady Acres Condo Sale Trends

In the area of Shady Acres, there are no existing residential condominium buildings. Even so, some close neighborhoods in the area, like Houston Heights and Memorial Park, feature some condos. The area of Rice Military has condos as well.

Memorial Park:

Houston Heights:

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

Shady Acres began as a heavily wooded area just like Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor. Sought after the soaring shade trees that canopy the land, the neighborhood was called Shady Acres.

The development of the area began sometime in the 1920s. When Shadyacres Investment Company bought 100 acres from the Henry Reinermann Original Grant. The land of Shady Acres was split up into once-acre lots. During that time, the area was broadcasted as a close-in area with oversized lots.

In the neighboring area, the oil was discovered in the 1930s. Workers of Eureka Oil Field started moving into different surrounding neighborhoods, and a rail station has built.

The Shady Acres Civic Club was founded in 1935. The SACC was pursuing the petition for city postal services and bus service. They made deals with the close oil drillers on behalf of the entire community.

Shady Acres is an exceptional neighborhood today, promoting a combination of old and new homes.

Fun Things To Do Near Shady Acres Houston

Homes in Shady Acres are near entertainment, dining, and retail options. The Inner Loop area gives access to key Houston districts like the Galleria. Other accessible key districts are Downtown and Memorial Park. A lot of options are much closer.

Residents of Shady Acres enjoy the proximity to White Oak Bayou Greenway. It offers a hike-and-bike trail. The trail currents south from the neighborhood to Stude Park in Woodland Heights. Another neighborhood staple is Thursday bingo. The SPJST Lodge 88 is known for hosting bingo nights on Thursdays and dance nights on two Saturdays monthly. It situates at 1435 Beall street.

Shady Acres residents have a wide range of retail and dining options. Houston Heights and Rice Military/Washington Avenue are just minutes away for additional options.

There are two parks in Shady Acres. The Little Thicket Park and Wright-Bembry Park. Little Thicket Park is an established wildlife habitat. It is a 10.6-acre green space situated on W 23rd street. It was initially named after the land and was previously called Helberg Park. The park features picnic areas and a walking trail after renovation.

Meanwhile, there's Wright-Bembry Park located on W 23rd street as well. The park was named after two school teachers, Lillie B. Wright and Nettie Bembry. After the planned renovations, it will add walking trails to the living amenities of the park. In addition to its amenities are a new playground and tennis court.

Here are some must-visit places in Shady Acres Houston:


Shady Acres 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.

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