INNER LOOP SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD INFO

SHADY ACRES

Savvy buyers, seeking the convenience of an Inner Loop balanced have quietly been discovering Shady Acres. Houston’s most northwestern Inner Loop neighborhood is seeing home values increase as Buyers fan out from the neighboring Houston Heights and Timbergrove.  Here are some highlights of this great Houston Neighborhood.

Eat

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Shady Acres. Recent additions like Hughie’s, Crisp, and Cedar Creek have made the neighborhood much more walkable in recent years.  Best of hamburger alum HubCap Grill and the best Philly Cheese steak in Houston at Pappa Geno’s, give Shady Acres some high-quality street cred. And chef-driven concepts like Southern Goods and Bernandine’s, provide a touch of class to the area.

Play

When local residents get outdoors, they usually hit the hike and bike trail. The White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail meanders through the neighborhood and provides the perfect opportunity to get out and sweat.

Live

For the most part, Shady acres is dominated by multi-unit townhome
communities and low-maintenance patio homes. Most of these units were built within the past 5 to 10 years with a lot of new construction still coming online. There is a nice mix of both 3 story and 2 story units with some outdoor yard space available.

TIMBERGROVE & LAZYBROOK

Located in the northwest corner of Houston’s Inner Loop, Timbergrove and Lazybrook are two adjoining neighborhoods that provide a great combination of the urban and suburban. Built in the late 1950s to early 1960s, these deed-restricted communities provide a welcome departure from the urban density and congestion of Montrose, Rice Military, and other inner loop neighborhoods. Most of the homes are 1 story properties that stretch out over suburban-sized lots. Lots range in size from 6500 to over 10000 square feet. Many of the mid-century homes in the neighborhood have been updated with modern amenities and floor plans. However, you’ll also find a fixer-upper or even some recent or new construction if that’s more your style.


Despite the suburban feel of the neighborhoods, Timbergrove and Lazybrook are really close to the city. With that close proximity, comes all of the things that you would expect from a big city living. From great boutiques, as found in the 19th street shopping district to great restaurants like Lilo and Ella or Crisp, there is plenty to keep you hip and well-fed in these great neighborhoods.

 

SPRING BRANCH

If you’re looking to get out of the city, but still want to have those metropolitan amenities within arm’s reach, then Spring Branch is perfect for you. Spring Branch’s history begins a couple of decades before the city of Houston’s. In the 1800s, it was solely a German community. In recent years, it’s become one of the most diverse areas in all of Houston. This has made it perfect for city dwellers who still want the rich diversity that the city has to offer — but with a larger plot of land. Even the homes are rich in diversity.

THE WOODLANDS

The Woodlands is one of the most prestigious and fastest-growing enclaves in America. Home to nearly 100,000 people, this north Houston suburb is the hometown of musicians like Hayes Carll and Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire,

as well as several professional athletes, including Danny Amendola, Paul Goldschmidt, Laura Wilkinson, and Stacy Lewis. The city also houses the headquarters of several of the country’s top companies, including Shell, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, and Anadarko Petroleum.