Guide To Memorial Houston Neighborhoods
Because of the substantial business district occupied by the Energy Corridor and many energy businesses, Memorial is a trendy area. The Buffalo Bayou and the Barker Reservoir border this area on the north side of I10. This neighborhood has a wide range of residential architecture and mature trees.
Memorial has many beautiful neighborhoods, including Hedwig Shadows, Westwick, Crestwood, Nottingham, Heritage Oaks, and many more! Neighborhoods.com is a great place to start learning about these neighborhoods and looking for a home.
In the 1930’s Bayou Woods, Sherwood Forest, and Pinewood Estates were where the wealthy of Houston came to play, ride horses and build their second homes. In the 1950’s Bayou Woods gave way to the development of large sprawling ranch-style homes on lots from a 1/2 acre or more. Today the upscale neighborhood of Bayou Woods is a blend of old and new construction.
Until the 1940s, the entire Memorial area was made up of farms and woodlands, and the tract we know as Creekside was part of a 100-acre spread owned by the Sauer family, who ran a successful Hog Farm. In the 1940s, developers turned their eyes to Memorial to convert it into a desirable residential area. Creekside Manor comprised 68 homes on lots ranging from 1/2-2/3’s of an acre and was eventually annexed to Hunters Creek Village.
Hunters Grove’s 53 homes are part of Hunters Creek Village, and the lots average a 1/2 an acre. Sprawling ranch-style homes were built in the 1960s; today, they blend gracious older homes and new construction.
Hunterwood is a neighborhood in Hunters Creek Village with approximately 64 homes. Started in the late 1960s and early 1970s, these homesites are all on large lots ranging from 1/2-2/3 acre 64. This is a desirable location close to the shopping, dining, and major thoroughfares.
Lakeview was started in the 1950s and had 109 homes. Nestled among mature trees, the lots are 1/3 acre to just over 1/2 acre. Located close to City Center and Memorial City Mall, this neighborhood is just minutes from life’s conveniences and also convenient to I-10 and the Beltway.
Longwood is nestled among mature trees and has 54 homes on large lots at least 1/2 acre in size. Custom-built dwellings were started in the 1950s and are conveniently located close to the Galleria area and major thoroughfares.
Memorial Forest began in 1954 by two developers, Glen MacMillan and Mr. Puig. The land was part of the Settegast Farm, which ran from Memorial to Katy Road. Mr. Puig had a private water firm called Memorial Bend Utility Company, which supplied the water to the area until the City of Houston took over. Electric power was not available until 1955. In 1956 the City of Houston took in Memorial Forest. It is made up of 278 homes, many of which are remodeled—minutes from Town and Country Shopping area.
Pinewood Estates is a deed-restricted residential community of approximately 80 homes built on large lots from 1/3 to just over an acre. It is conveniently located in many of the city’s cultural, professional, and shopping centers, including downtown Houston and the Galleria area.
Riverbend is a neighborhood in Hunters Creek Village, with 67 custom homes that started in the 1950s. Beautifully shaded lots range from 1/3 acre to just over 4 acres. Many homes have been updated and remodeled, and some have been replaced with new construction. Close to the Galleria area and significant thoroughfares make this upscale neighborhood very popular.
Rivercrest was created in 1946, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This neighborhood originally totaled 367 acres with 95 estates. In the early 1950’s Rivercrest became part of the City of Houston. The first property owners in Rivercrest wanted to be able to keep horses, which allowed them to saddle up their horses, hitch up their buggies, and maintain the simpler things in life.
Many of the original homes are being replaced by new construction varying in size from 3,000-20,000 sq ft. Some properties still have water wells and public sewers, but city water is available. The deed restrictions in Rivercrest solidly protect and maintain the minimum size of 3 acres for each property; no subdividing is allowed.
Sandalwood was started in the 1950s and is made up of 172 residences. There are three lakes where boating, fishing, and swimming are allowed. Located 12 miles from Downtown Houston and just minutes from Town and Country, shopping and dining make this upscale neighborhood trendy.
Sherwood Forest was subdivided initially in 1945 in a densely forested area near urban Houston, with ample wildlife and its water source, when Memorial Drive was a small “country” lane. Today, Sherwood Forest is in the City of Houston, Spring Branch Independent School District, with large wooded lots and ravines. Being close to major Houston thoroughfares, Sherwood Forest is a relatively short travel time to downtown and most areas of West Houston. The 119 homes have large lots ranging from 1/2 acre to 3 acres and blend old and new construction.
Stablewood was owned by the Weiss family, who built their weekend home and stables on the 76 acres. In the 1990’s it was developed into the first private, gated-guarded subdivision in the Houston area and modeled after the tree-lined North and South Boulevards in Broad Acres. With 121 custom homes, this premier neighborhood is highly sought after and conveniently located to major thoroughfares, shopping, and dining.
Tara Oaks is a neighborhood in Hunters Creek Village, with 56 custom homes that started in the 1960s. Beautifully shaded lots are spacious and average 1/2 acre. Many homes have been updated and remodeled, and some have been replaced with new construction. Close to the Galleria area and significant thoroughfares make this upscale neighborhood very popular.
Tealwood comprises 172 homes (note that Tealwood North is not a part of Tealwood. Part of Tealwood is located in Houston, and the other is in Bunker Hill Village. It started in the 1960s, and most homes are built in a contemporary style. Memorial City Mall, Town and Country shopping, and dining make this neighborhood very popular.
Tynewood is a neighborhood in Piney Point Village, with 79 custom homes that started in the 1950s. Beautifully shaded lots range from 1/2 acre to just over 1 acre. Many homes have been updated and remodeled, and some have been replaced with new construction. Close to the Galleria area and significant thoroughfares make this upscale neighborhood very popular.
Willowick is part of Hunters Creek Village and comprises 99 homes. The lots range from 1/2 acre to 2 acres and sit on quiet, shaded residential streets. Located off Memorial north of San Felipe, this neighborhood enjoys all the conveniences of shopping and dining, with easy access to major thoroughfares.