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Wilchester Houston TX Real Estate Guide

Located a few minutes away from Houston’s Energy Corridor, Wilchester is a quiet residential subdivision popular for its multi-award winning schools, convenient location and great accessibility.

Wilchester and Wilchester West, collectively known as the Wilchester neighborhoods, are deed-restricted neighborhoods in Houston’s Memorial area.

Residents enjoy:

  • GREAT MEMORIAL AREA LOCATION: Memorial is home to some of Houston’s most desirable and most expensive neighborhoods (Memorial Villages, Memorial Forest, and Frostwood). The area is known for its exemplary schools and large wooded lots.
  • PROXIMITY TO ENERGY CORRIDOR: 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.
  • NEAR RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: 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 available nearby, along Memorial Drive, Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford.
  • NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS: 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 School. The Westchester Academy for International Studies, a charter school, is located just a few blocks from Wilchester homes.
  • ACTIVE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: The preservation of the community’s overall look and feel is partly thanks to the Wilchester Owners Committee, which handles trash pickup and additional security (Precint 5 Constables). The association also enforces the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and oversees its architectural committee.
  • GREAT AMENITIES: The Wilchester neighborhoods feature a variety of community amenities under the Wilchester Club, including three swimming pools, three tennis courts, and a park.

Buying or selling a home in Wilchester can be challenging due to the neighborhood’s proximity to freeways and main roads (while you do want to live near one, you don’t want to be too close to one), deed restrictions (which present some problems, depending on your goals), and older homes (some may need extensive renovations).

For help in navigating this tricky market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Wilchester’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Wilchester Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located just outside Beltway 8, Wilchester is made up of around 600 single-family homes. It exudes a peaceful and country-living atmosphere, with rustic traditional homes on wooded lots.

  • Memorial is home to some of Houston’s most desirable and most 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 available 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 School. The Westchester Academy for International Studies, a charter school, is located 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, which handles trash pickup and additional security (Precint 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.
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  • Like most of Memorial, Wilchester used to be a heavily wooded area. Built during the 1960s, the subdivision 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 for sale start at around $550,000 to $600,000. Newer and bigger properties can sell for upwards of $1,400,000.

Wilchester Maps and Location

The Wilchester neighborhoods are nestled at the heart of Houston’s Memorial area – south of Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway), west of Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), and north of the Buffalo Bayou.

Made up of around 600 homes, the subdivision is roughly bounded by Wilchester Drive and Patchester Drive.

Wilchester is between Wilchester and Glenchester, while Wilchester West is west of Glenchester, east of Pachester, and south of Kingsride.

Memorial’s major retail hubs are within minutes of Wilchester homes, including Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza and Town & Country Village. More dining and retail options are located along Memorial Drive.

The Energy Corridor, one of Houston’s major employment centers, is also nearby. The district features more than 20 million square feet of office space, with around 75,000 employees. Major oil and energy companies (BP America, ExxonMobil Chemical, Citgo, ConocoPhillips, and Shell, among others) have headquarters or regional offices in the district.

Another major employment center, the Westchase Business District, is around 4 miles south of Wilchester.

Wilchester Houston is within the 77079 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Wilchester Houston Schools

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 a number of National Blue Ribbon Schools. Wilchester Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Stratford High School have all been named National Blue Ribbon School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • Rummel Creek Elementary School at 625 Brittmoore Rd. Founded in 1962 just a few blocks away from Wilchester, Rummel Creek Elementary School was renovated in 2015. The school has also been named National Blue Ribbon School in 1985-86.
  • Wilchester Elementary School at 13618 St Marys Ln. Like Rummel Creek, Wilchester Elmentary is also a National Blue Ribbon School (1989-90). The school is located within the neighborhood, and features enrichment programs like Mad Science, First in Math, and Odyssey of the Mind, among others.

Middle Schools

  • 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 (1988-89).

High Schools

  • Stratford High School at 14555 Fern Dr. Opened in 1972, Stratford High is known for both its great athletic and academic programs. It features several Advanced Placement (AP) programs, and has been named National Blue Ribbon School in 1983-84.
  • Westchester Academy for International Studies at 901 Yorkchester Dr. A small charter school located blocks away from Wilchester homes, Westchester Academy for International Studies caters to students who wish to specialize in foreign language and international studies. The school was named National Blue Ribbon School in 2011-12.

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 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.

Wilchester Real Estate Trends

Wilchester real estate have enjoyed strong real estate appreciation over the last 10 years. Median sale price is at over $500,000.

The neighborhood’s overall look and feel, location near the Energy Corridor and the Westchester District, and its excellent neighborhood schools contribute to the neighborhood’s popularity – and its strong property values.

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

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

Wilchester Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Wilchester is known for its rustic traditional homes on large wooded lots. This is due in part to the subdivision’s deed restrictions, enforced by its homeowners association.

Wilchester homes range from 3- to 6-bedroom options, with home sizes ranging from 2,000 to upwards of 4,500 square feet. Lot sizes range from 8,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.

The community features around 600 single-family homes, though some townhomes are available in nearby neighborhoods, including the Energy Corridor. Wilchester homes typically feature mature trees, well-kept grounds, and beautiful rustic designs.

Most of the neighborhood’s older homes date back to the 1960s. While some have been replaced with larger custom-built homes, homeowners typically opt to renovate and update their homes.

Prices for Wilchester homes for sale typically range from $500,000 to around $1,400,000.

Wilchester Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Wilchester is made up of detached single-family homes. There are, however, townhomes available outside the community.

Wilchester Condo Sale Trends

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Wilchester TX History

Prior to the 1950s, most of the Memorial area was heavily wooded and rural. Farms, stables, sawmills, and a handful of homes made up most of 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, as commuting to downtown Houston became so much easier.

Developers started buying up properties around the Buffalo Bayou, transforming these lush tracts into luxury subdivisions for upper and middle-class families. Wilchester was one of these subdivisions.

Today, the Memorial area is still one of the most affluent areas in Houston. Wilchester has remained quite popular, thanks to its great atmosphere, highly rated schools, and easy accessibility.

Fun Things To Do Near Wilchester Houston

The Wilchester Club features three swimming pools: 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.

The neighborhood’s location near I-10 and Beltway 8 gives residents excellent access to the Memorial area’s hottest retail hubs. Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are all within minutes of Wilchester homes.

Other retail and dining options are available along Memorial Drive and Dairy Ashford Road.

For more outdoor entertainment options, residents can take a short drive to Terry Hershey Park. 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 the George Bush Park, a 7,800-acre county park and nature reserve.

Here are some must-visit places in Wilchester Houston:

Dining

  • Izakaya Wa
  • Caliente
  • Seasons 52
  • The Union Kitchen
  • The General Public
  • Luchi & Joey’s
  • Milano Bar
  • Yard House
  • The Devine Affair
  • Sal Y Pimienta Kitchen

Retail

  • Memorial City Mall
  • CityCentre Plaza
  • Town & Country Village
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Nightlife

  • 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

Groceries

  • Randall’s
  • Trader Joe’s
  • H-E-B
  • Kroger Food Stores
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Phoenicia Specialty Foods
  • Food Town
  • Rice Epicurean Markets

Activity Centers and Parks

  • Terry Hershey Park
  • Wilchester Club
  • Wilchester Club Pool
  • Wilchester Club Tennis
  • Wilchester Park
  • George Bush Park

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