West side of Houston has experienced immense growth over the past few years
with demand exceeding supply of new & resale homes in some subdivisions.
The west side of town enjoys easy freeway access and an abundance of shopping
surrounded by established, wooded neighborhoods.
West Loop and Galleria is considered by many as the second downtown evident
by it's high-rise skyline. Many of Houston's upscale shops, restaurants
and luxury hotels can be found here within the jewel of all shopping malls
- The Galleria. The Galleria features offices, shopping, and indoor ice
rink which draws an international clientale. The surrounding neighborhoods
can be pricey with some homes & townhomes starting at $200,000.
West of the Galleria is the Tanglewood/Broadoaks district which is home
to former President George Bush. Some new construction exists where older
homes are razed in favor of new Colonial, Georgian, French or even contemporary
homes that start at $200,000 and quickly go into the millions. However,
a few subdivisions such as Del Monte and Briarcroft offer affordable housing
which range from $150,000 to $300,000. Still another subdivision, Larchmont
has homes priced from $70,000 thru $200,000.
near West Memorial and I-10 Katy Freeway are the "Villages" which refer
to the communities of Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Hunter's Creek and Piney Point,
all located just south of I-10 West. Many homes were built in the 1960's
thru the 1980's with home prices beginning at the $300,000 mark in some
further west on Memorial past Wilcrest are numerous subdivisions built
in the late 1960's and 1970's. Homes located close to Memorial can start
at $150,000 with others in quite locations reaching $800,000 and more.
However, the neighborhood of Nottingham has homes priced around $250,000.
The areas of Memorial Thicket, Fleetwood and Barker's Landing are newer
subdivisions built within the last 20 years and feature New Orleans Colonial,
Cape Cod and traditional style homes.
The Oaks & Memorial
Oaks and Memorial area feature several employment centers consisting of
energy related firms and Memorial City Medical Center. The Westside Tennis
club is located in this area which was has been ranked among the top 20
tennis clubs in the nation.
is located approximately 30 miles west of downtown and offers a small town
atmosphere. Katy is zoned and has areas available for all types of businesses,
schools, shopping, churches and recreational facilities. Katy is home to
the upscale communities of Green Trails, Kelliwood and Nottingham. Housing
costs range from $70,000 to $1 million or more.