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Houston Neighborhoods  

Inner Loop

GREATER HEIGHTS: The Heights is one of Houston’s most treasured inner loop neighborhoods. The charm here comes from the Victorian homes and Craftsman style bungalows scattered throughout. Even new construction has to meet specific guidelines to ensure the special charm of the area. At just about any given time you’ll encounter people walking their dogs, riding their bikes or just taking leisurely strolls. The Heights also contains pockets of Historic Districts that help preserve its charm.

The boundaries of this neighborhood can loosely be considered just inside the north loop, North of I-10, West of Houston Ave. and East of Shepherd.

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MONTROSE: This colorful neighborhood, established in 1911, is about variety. Variety in lifestyles. Variety in architecture. Here you’ll find bungalows, duplexes, fourplexes, modern 3 story town homes and massive Victorian style homes. Some neighborhoods that comprise Montrose are Cherryhurst, Hyde Park, and Emerson to name a few.

Among the many shops and cafes in the area, you’ll also find St. Thomas University and The Menil Museum. And don’t forget the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, home of Houston’s popular Annual Greek Festival.

The boundaries of this neighborhood can loosely be considered East of Taft, West of Shepherd, South of Allen Parkway and North of 59.


WEST UNIVERSITY: This beautiful inner loop neighborhood is located just west of Rice University. It is also just a few minutes from the Medical Center. Nestled within it’s boundaries is The Rice Village comprised of upscale and boutique style retail shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes, music venues and more.

The Boundaries: South of 59 and North of Holcombe/Bellaire map »

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BELLAIRE: This affluent neighborhood is one of Houston’s oldest and spills just outside the loop on the southwest side. Traditional ranch style homes among updated mansions populate this family oriented neighborhood. A city within itself, it prides itself on everything it has to offer.

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RIVER OAKS: Houston’s crown jewel, located just minutes from downtown is the most affluent innerloop neighborhood. This community has some of the most beautiful mansions in Houston. Just outside its residential boundaries are upscale restaurants, cafes and retail shopping.

The Boundaries: South of Memorial, West of Shepherd, North of Westheimer and East of Highland Village.

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West Houston


CINCO RANCH: Located 32 miles from downtown Houston, Cinco Ranch is the brightest star in West Houston,a leader in the Houston region in quality growth. A 7,600-acre master plan devotes hundreds of acres to recreation. Part of the acclaimed Katy Independent School District, Cinco Ranch is already home to eleven Katy ISD schools. But most of all, the community spirit is the Cinco Ranch Advantage.

The boundaries of this neighborhood run south of Highland Knolls Dr., North of Buffalo Bayou, Extending out approximately 8 miles West of Grand Parkway, and running along the Fort Bend County Line to the East

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WOODCREEK RESERVE: WoodCreek Reserve is a 500-acre master-planned community in the city of Katy, Texas. The neighborhood has quickly become one of the most sought-after addresses in the West Houston area and includes an outstanding residential amenity package, exceptional Katy ISD schools and a convenient location.

The boundaries of this neighborhood run South of I-10, East if FM 1463, and North of Kingsland Blvd.

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LAKES ON ELDRIDGE: The Lakes on Eldridge, located in West Houston, is one of this area's finest custom home addresses. Home designs by award-winning custom builders beautifully complement a diverse palette of amenities that paint a virtual playground for kids and grown-ups alike.

Tucked away in private cul-de-sacs, most of these stately designs tout waterfront addresses. A limited number of custom homes, located on oversized homesites, are available in the last section of the Lakes on Eldridge. All promise stunning views with a wealth of amenities within reach.

The boundaries of this neighborhood can loosely be considered East of Eldridge Parkway, and South of Tanner Road.

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Northwest Houston


COLE’S CROSSING: Tucked into the wooded backdrop of Northwest Houston, Coles Crossing has created a warm family environment since 1998. Conveniently located at the junction of US Highway 290 and Barker Cypress Road, the neighborhood is close to many alternate access routes, like FM 1960, Loop 610, Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), to keep residents connected to their city. A master-planned community focused on preserving the natural environment, Coles Crossing offers 2,630 single-family home sites, as well as commercial and multi-family sites, nestled in 1,200 acres of forested land.

As part of Cy-Fair I.S.D., “Texas’ largest ‘recognized’ district,” Coles Crossings students attend Sampson Elementary, Goodson Middle School, and Cy-Woods High School. Also available are two branches of Cy-Fair College located in close proximity.

The boundaries of this neighborhood can loosely be considered South of Spring Cypress Rd and Huffmeister Rd., West of Telge, North of Jarvis. Just North of Hwy 290 on Barker Cypress.

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COPPERFIELD: Copperfield is a 2000+ acre master-planned community in the CyFair area of Northwest Harris County, Texas. It is located twenty miles from downtown Houston on Highway 6 North, just off the Northwest Fwy.

There are Seven Villages of Copperfield. Amenities include parks, pools, tennis courts, greenbelts, jogging trails and 24-hour security patrol by the Harris County Sheriffs department.

Located in the nationally recognized Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, there are four neighborhood elementary schools and one neighborhood middle school. Four high schools and two middle schools that service the neighborhood are just minutes away.

The boundaries of this neighborhood can loosely be considered North of FM 529, East of Barker Cypress, West of Huffmeister Rd, and South of Hwy 290.

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FAIRFIELD: Fairfield is a 3,200 acre development by Friendswood Development Company which opened in 1988. When complete, Fairfield will be home to 5,000 families.

15,000 square foot athletic club includes a full-size basketball court, fitness, special events room, and classroom areas. Outside the center is a competition size swimming pool, tennis courts, and a 20-acre sports park with baseball and soccer fields. Currently, Fairfield has eight lakes, six neighborhood parks and six neighborhood pools, plus numerous pocket parks and greenbelts winding through the community.

Residents have easy access to nearby medical centers, police and fire protection, schools, churches, shopping and private and public golf courses.

Fairfield is located in the highly-acclaimed Cypress Fairbanks School District. Children attend Ault or Keith Elementary Schools, located inside Fairfield, Spillane Middle School and Cy-Fair or Cy-Woods High Schools. Ault has an “Exemplary” TAAS rating.

The boundaries of this neighborhood can loosely be considered North of Hwy 290, South of Schiel Rd, and East of the Future Grand Parkway (State Hwy 99).

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