Wilchester Real Estate Guide
Wilchester homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Wilchester is a residential subdivision just minutes from Energy Corridor. Wilchester and Wilchester West, also known as the Wilchester neighborhoods, are deed-restricted communities. Both neighborhoods are located in Houston's Memorial area. The community is well-known for its notable schools, convenient location, and easy access.
The Wilchester neighborhoods are getting popular thanks to its:
ACCESSIBILITY TO ENERGY CORRIDOR: Wilchester is only a short drive from the Energy Corridor, one of Houston's main employment centers. The district has more than 20 million square feet of office space and approximately 75,000 employees. Many oil and energy companies have corporate or regional offices in the district. Companies found here include ExxonMobil Chemical, Citgo, BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell.
CENTRAL MEMORIAL AREA LOCATION: The neighborhood is located within the Memorial area. Some of Houston's Most Desirable and Expensive Neighborhoods can be found in Memorial. This includes the Memorial Villages, Memorial Forest, and Frostwood. The Memorial is well-known for its notable schools and large wooded lots.
EXCELLENT RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Wilchester is within a mile of the Memorial area's major retail centers. The City Centre Plaza, Memorial City Mall, and Town & Country Village are nearby. Along Memorial Drive, Kirkwood, and Dairy Ashford, there are more retail, dining, and entertainment options.
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS: The neighborhood is zoned to the highly-rated Spring Branch ISD. Wilchester has some of the Best Public Schools in Houston. National Blue Ribbon Schools also serve the community like Wilchester Elementary. Rummel Creek Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Stratford High School are here. A charter school, Westchester Academy for International Studies, is just a few blocks from Wilchester homes.
GREAT COMMUNITY AMENITIES: The Wilchester neighborhoods offer a variety of community amenities. There are three swimming pools, three tennis courts, and a park, all managed by the Wilchester Club.
The Wilchester Owners Committee handles trash pickup and additional security. The committee also contributes to the community's overall appearance and feel. The association also enforces the neighborhood's covenants and manages the architectural committee.
Wilchester, like the rest of Memorial, was once densely forested. The subdivision dates back to the 1960s and is still one of the most popular in the area. Traditional and colonial architectural styles predominate in the neighborhood. Due to the community's proximity to freeways and roadways, navigating the area might be challenging.
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Table of Contents
- Wilchester Home Sale Trends
- Wilchester Best Realtor Insights
- Wilchester Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Wilchester Schools
- Wilchester Real Estate Market
Wilchester Home Sale Trends
Located in Houston's Memorial area, the Wilchester neighborhoods are deed-restricted communities. The neighborhoods feature high access, great retail, and amenities.
Wilchester is famous for its:
CENTRAL MEMORIAL LOCATION: Wilchester is nestled inside the Memorial area. The neighborhood is well-known for its excellent schools and large wooded lots.
PROXIMITY TO ENERGY CORRIDOR: The Energy Corridor, one of Houston's major employment centers, is a short drive away. Many oil and energy companies have corporate or regional offices in the district.
RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT NEARBY: Wilchester is within a mile of the Memorial area's major retail centers. The CityCentre Plaza and Memorial are just nearby. Along Memorial Drive, Kirkwood, and Dairy Ashford, there are more retail and dining options.
NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES: The Wilchester neighborhoods offer a variety of community amenities. Three swimming pools, three tennis courts, and a park, all managed by the Wilchester Club.
The majority of the homes in Wilchester have been renovated and updated. There are also newer homes in the area. Traditional and colonial architectural styles predominate in the area.
Wilchester Best Realtor Insights
Located just outside Beltway 8, Wilchester is made up of around 600 single-family homes. It exudes a peaceful, country-living atmosphere, with rustic traditional homes on wooded lots.
Memorial is home to some of Houston’s most desirable and expensive neighborhoods (Memorial Villages, Memorial Forest, and Frostwood). The area is known for its exemplary schools and large wooded lots.
The neighborhood is a short drive away from the Energy Corridor, one of Houston’s main employment centers. The district is home to 20+ million square feet of office space, with around 75,000 employees. Many oil and energy companies (ExxonMobil Chemical, Citgo, BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell, among others) operate corporate or regional offices within the district.
The Memorial area’s major retail centers, the CityCentre Plaza, Memorial City Mall, and Town & Country Village, are all within a mile of Wilchester. More retail, dining, and entertainment options are nearby, along Memorial Drive, Kirkwood, and Dairy Ashford.
The neighborhood is zoned to highly rated Spring Branch ISD, which features some of the best schools in Houston. Wilchester Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Stratford High School have all been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. The Westchester Academy for International Studies, a charter school, is just a few blocks from Wilchester homes.
The preservation of the community’s overall look and feel is partly thanks to the Wilchester Owners Committee. The committee handles trash pickup and additional security (Precinct 5 Constables). The association also enforces the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and oversees its architectural committee.
The Wilchester neighborhoods feature a variety of community amenities under the Wilchester Club, including three swimming pools, three tennis courts, and a park.
Like most of Memorial, Wilchester used to be a heavily wooded area. The subdivision was built in the 1960s and remains one of the more popular - neighborhoods in the area. Most of the neighborhood’s homes have been renovated and updated. Newer homes are also available in the area.
Wilchester homes typically sit on mid to large-sized lots (by Houston standards). Lot sizes range from 8,500 to more than 15,000 square feet.
Architectural styles in the area lean toward traditional and colonial aesthetics. Home sizes range from 3- to 6-bedroom floor plans spread over 2,000 to around 4,800 square feet.
Prices for Wilchester homes start at around $550,000 to $600,000. Newer and bigger properties can sell for upwards of $1,400,000.
Wilchester Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Med Ctr (min)||25|
|Energy Corridor (min)||5|
|Amenities||Wilchester is a residential neighborhood with a convenient location. It is nearby freeways and roadways.
Homeowners have easy access to reputable schools and business hubs. The area is also a mile away from major retail centers.
The community features a park, swimming pools, and tennis courts, and has an active homeowners association.
|Golf Courses||- Lakeside Country Club
- Royal Oaks Country Club
|Run / Bike Trails||- Wilchester Park
- Terry Hershey Park
- Bendwood Park
- Nottingham Park
- Bear Creek to Chatterton Trail
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Retail Shops:
- Calliope Shopping Center
- Lakeside Plaza Shopping Center
- Memorial City Mall
- Bistro 555
- Twin Peaks I-10 & Kirkwood
- Brenner's Steakhouse
- Hibachi Grill & Buffet
- The Capital Grille
- Blue Moon Cinemas Houston
- Cinemark Memorial City
- Nikki's Irish Pub
- Watson's House of Ales
- CLUB ADORE
- Club Tropicana
- Walmart Supercenter
- Seiwa Market
|Major Employers||- Major Energy
- BMC Software
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
- BP Energy Company
- Shell Oil
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Rummel Creek Elem||10|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
Wilchester homes are zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).
Headquartered in Hedwig Village, the Spring Branch ISD is a highly rated school district with several National Blue Ribbon Schools. Wilchester Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Stratford High School have all been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Students in the area may attend the following public schools:
Rummel Creek Elementary School at 625 Brittmoore Rd. Founded in 1962, just a few blocks from Wilchester. Rummel Creek Elementary School was renovated in 2015. The school has also been named National Blue Ribbon School.
Wilchester Elementary School at 13618 St Marys Ln. Like Rummel Creek, Wilchester Elementary is also a National Blue Ribbon School. The school is located within the neighborhood and features enrichment programs like Mad Science, First in Math, and Odyssey of the Mind, among others.
- Memorial Middle School at 12550 Vindon Dr. Home of the Eagles, Memorial Middle received a Met Standard accountability rating from the TEA in 2015. The school opened in 1963 and has since been named National Blue Ribbon School.
Stratford High School at 14555 Fern Dr. Opened in 1972, Stratford High is known for its outstanding athletic and academic programs. It featured several Advanced Placement (AP) programs and was named National Blue Ribbon School.
Westchester Academy for International Studies at 901 Yorkchester Dr. A small charter school located blocks away from Wilchester homes. Westchester Academy for International Studies offers foreign language and international studies. The school was named National Blue Ribbon School.
Wilchester Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Wilchester.
First Baptist Academy at 7450 Memorial Woods Dr.
Grace School at 10219 Ella Lee Ln.
John Paul II School at 1400 Parkway Plaza Dr.
Ascension Episcopal School at 2525 Seagler Rd.
River Oaks Academy at 10600 Richmond Ave.
Wesley Academy at 10573 Westpark Dr.
Alexander-Smith Academy at 10255 Richmond Ave.
Primrose School of the Westchase District at 3191 Briarpark Dr.
Saint Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.
Cecilia Catholic School at 11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.
To find an updated listing of all Wilchester 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: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Wilchester 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.
Wilchester Real Estate Market
Wilchester Single-Family Home Sale Trends
The community features 600 single-family homes. Wilchester is popular for its rustic traditional homes on wooded land. Wilchester homes feature mature trees, well-kept grounds, and beautiful rustic designs.
Wilchester homes included 3- to 6-bedroom options. Home sizes range from 2,000 to upwards of 4,500 square feet. Lot sizes range from 8,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.
Wilchester homes' prices usually range from $500,000 to around $1,400,000.
Wilchester Houston Townhomes Sale Trends
There are no townhomes in Bay Oaks. There are, however, plenty of townhome options available in nearby neighborhoods.
Bellaire Area and Alief offer townhomes. It offers different floor plans and architectural styles.
The Houston Properties Team are experts in Wilchester real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston townhomes or learn more about properties that could be a fit for you.
Wilchester Condo Sale Trends
There are no mid- or high-rise in Wilchester condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in surrounding areas.
Several condo buildings are located in the nearby neighborhoods with condos, Galleria including:
- The Woodway Condominiums, Woodway Dr, Galleria
- Belfiore Condominiums, S Post Oak Ln, Galleria
- The Memorial, Memorial Dr, Galleria
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. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.
The Houston Properties Team are experts in Wilchester real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.
Wilchester TX History
Before the 1950s, the Memorial area was a rural place full of mature trees. Farms, stables, sawmills, and a handful of homes made up most of the area.
Several factors led to the area's development. In the 1950s and 1960s, the post-war housing boom led to Houston's westward expansion. The completion of Interstate 10 during the period was also a big factor. Which then led to commuting to downtown Houston becoming so much easier.
Developers started buying up properties around Buffalo Bayou. They transformed the lush tracts into luxury subdivisions for upper and middle-class families. Wilchester was one of these subdivisions.
Today, Wilchester is home to some top-rated schools. The community has access to retail and dining centers, and major business districts.
Fun Things To Do Near Wilchester Houston
The neighborhood's location is near I-10 and Beltway 8. It gives residents excellent access to the Memorial area's hottest retail hubs. Wilchester houses are close to Memorial City Mall and CityCentre Plaza. Memorial Drive and Dairy Ashford Road offer more retail and dining options.
Residents can access Terry Hershey Park for more outdoor entertainment options. The park features miles of hike and bike trails lining both sides of the Buffalo Bayou. More sports facilities, playgrounds, and trails are available within George Bush Park. This is a 7,800-acre county park and nature reserve.
The Wilchester Club features three swimming pools. Examples of this are a competition pool (with a diving well), a rock pool, and a baby pool. Both the competition pool and rock pools have water slides. The community also features three tennis courts and a park area.
Here are some must-visit places in Wilchester Houston:
- Izakaya Wa
- Seasons 52
- The Union Kitchen
- The General Public
- Luchi & Joey's
- Milano Bar
- Yard House
- The Devine Affair
- Sal Y Pimienta Kitchen
- BMX Park
- Plaza Oaks Club
- Terry Hershey Park
- Wilchester Park
- George Bush Park
- Trader Joe's
- Kroger Food Stores
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Phoenicia Specialty Foods
- Food Town
- Rice Epicurean Markets
- Milano Bar
- Monnalisa Bar
- The General Public
- The Shakespeare Pub
- Twin Peaks
- Bowl & Barrel
- Three Sheets Bar & Grill
- Yard House
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood
- The Capital Grille
Best Wilchester 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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