One of the most expensive Houston neighborhoods, Memorial Villages is a calm residential enclave of six independent villages.
Located along Katy Freeway, Memorial Villages, also known as Villages, is just west of Greater Houston. It has beautiful homes and elegant estates that are sought after by home buyers because of the following:
The six independent villages that make up the Memorial Villages lies along the Interstate 10, with Spring Valley and Hilshire occupying the north side of the I-10. Piney Point, Bunker Hill, Hedwig, and Hunters Creek are at the south of the freeway while Buffalo Bayou borders the Villages on the south.
The neighborhoods of Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Hedwig, Hilshire, and Spring Valley benefit from their joint fire and police departments. Bunker Hill, Hunters Creek, and Piney Point supervise the Memorial Villages Police Department while all six villages are under the Village Fire Department. The Villages also boasts of their own water authority.
Although, these villages share supervision of their police, fire, and water authority; each village elects their own mayor and members of the city council.
Due to severe deed restrictions, Memorial Villages Houston is largely a residential community. Commercial establishments, such as shopping centers, are commonly found around the borders of the Villages.
Such deed restrictions maintain the community’s privacy.
Memorial Villages Houston is within the Harris County under the 77024 zip code, which is one of Forbes’ most expensive zip codes in the country.
Memorial Villages boasts of its vast green spaces within its borders. One of them is Bendwood Park, which sits beside Bendwood School and Wildcat Way. It has spacious children’s playgrounds and tennis courts.
The historic and 1,466 acre Memorial Park is at the east side of the Villages. It has the Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, and several exercise trails. Its 18-hole Memorial Park Golf Course is one of the best in Houston, with its course rating of 73 and slope rating of 122.
Also within the neighborhood are private, members-only country clubs such as Houston Country Club and Lakeside Country Club.
Along the Interstate 10 is Memorial City Mall that features stores like Macy’s, JCPenney, Target, Sears, and Dillard’s.
While along the stretch of Interstate 10 and West Sam Houston Parkway N is CityCentre. This pedestrian friendly mall also has several dining options like Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and RA Sushi.
Below are some of the notable places in and around Memorial Villages Houston:
For an unforgettable gastronomic feast, residents of Memorial Villages can choose from a number of cuisines from various restaurants including A Moveable Feast, Bistro Provence, Eddie V’s Empire Turkish Grill, Izakaya Wa, Jonathan’s The Rub, LA Crawfish, Lemon Tree, Liebman’s, Olde Town Kolaches, Orange Lunch Box, Pappasito’s Cantina, RA Sushi, Sal Y Pimienta Kitchen, Sam’s Deli Diner, Sushi Jun, The Brisket House, The Egg & I, and The Union Kitchen.
Memorial Villages is also near some fine dining restaurants such as Masraff’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, Brenner’s Steakhouse, Taste of Texas, KUU Restaurant, and Tony’s.
For a nightcap, the must-visit places include 024 Lounge, Memorial Wine Cellar, Monnalisa Bar, Pinot’s Palette, Seasons 52, The Marque, and Twin Peaks.
CityCentre, Memorial City Mall, Marge Entertainment Center, Hedwig Village Shopping Center, and The Galleria are all within 10 minutes away from the neighborhood.
Memorial Villages has several green spaces within its borders. Some of the parks include Tanglewood Park, Bendwood Park, Hedwig Park, Texas Heritage Park, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, Terry Hershey Park, Anne Wilford Memorial Park, Flag Tree Park, and the expansive Memorial Park.
Members-only country clubs, Houston Country Club and Lakeside Country Club are within the borders of the Villages, and so is the public Memorial Park Golf Course.
Memorial Villages Houston Schools
Zoned to Spring Branch ISD, Memorial Villages has some of Houston’s exemplary schools. Some of the public schools include:
Pre-K and Elementary: Wildcat Way School, Frostwood Elementary School, Bunker Hill Elementary School, Memorial Drive Elementary School, Bendwood Campus Elementary School, and Hunters Creek Elementary School
Middle Schools: Spring Branch Middle School, Spring Forest Middle School, and Memorial Middle School
High Schools: Stratford High School, Memorial High School, Westchester Academy for International Studies
Aside from National Blue Ribbon public schools, Memorial Villages is also home to some notable private schools like Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, The Kinkaid School, Campbell Learning Center, Montessori Morning Glory School, St. Cecilia Catholic School, and Chapelwood Pre-School.
The booming community of Memorial Villages credits its success to the construction of Interstate 10 in 1968. It was during its construction that investors took notice of the area. The continuous developments prompted heightened movements during the 1980s.
Due to uneven development in the area, Memorial Villages has numerous architectural styles that range from bungalows, small cottages, and Georgian-style single family homes.
Memorial Villages homes for sale very from old ranch style homes, elegantly renovated homes, and expansive estate-style homes.
Among Houston’s most affluent communities, Memorial Villages is often compared to the upscale neighborhood of River Oaks.
Although, it is notable that Memorial Villages has bigger lots, with some properties for sale having as much as 100,000 square feet.
Single family homes for sale feature spacious lots, averaging 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Many of the single family homes in Memorial Villages have prices that vary depending on its living space and land area. Some older homes sell for as low as $500,000, while newly built estate homes can go for more than $12 million.
Townhomes, on the other hand, are not as popular as single family homes but they also feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2-car garages. Prices of townhomes for sale in Memorial Villages depend on its location and size. Some small properties are worth $120,000, while those located in gated communities sell for as much as $500,000.
At present, Memorial Villages does not have mid-rise or high-rise condos. However, few units in old complexes are available.
Some of the condo buildings within Memorial area include:
Source: Memorial Villages Neighborhood
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