The elegant and upscale Memorial Villages are some of Houston’s most exclusive neighborhoods. This sought-after area includes the six independent villages of Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Hilshire, Hunters Creek, Piney Point, and Spring Valley. Each village has its own character and charms, but all six are famous for their luxury and desirability.
The tree-lined streets and wooded lots of the Memorial Villages provides an oasis of peace and tranquility within a short drive of downtown Houston. The Memorial Villages also offer excellent access to the thriving commercial district of Galleria and the important business centers of the West Chase Business District and the Energy Corridor.
Publications including Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal have heaped praise on Houston’s Memorial Villages, including these communities in countdowns such as ‘The Top Place to Live Well’ and ‘America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes.’
The quiet wooded community of Bunker Hill was first founded in 1954 and is today comprised of 1250 homes. Bunker Hill is closely situated to Beltway 8 and Interstate 10, allowing its residents easy access to the Memorial City Mall and CityCentre Plaza.
Hedwig is located east of Bunker Hill, conveniently positioned to the south of the Katy Freeway. Hedwig is the only Memorial Village which allows commercial development within its borders. Hedwig is consequently home to the Echo Lane and Hedwig Village Shopping Centers.
Hilshire is the smallest of the Memorial Villages, with 310 properties covering one third of a square mile. This highly exclusive community has the 10th highest per capita income in Texas.
Hunters Creek is situated between Hedwig and Hilshire, also on the southern side of Katy Freeway. Covering 2 square miles, this affluent community contains 1,460 homes and 6.33 miles of biking and hiking paths.
Piney Point is the wealthiest community in Texas based on per capita income. Piney Point boasts some of the Memorial Villages’ largest homes, with the smallest lots covering half an acre.
Spring Valley is west of Hilshire, on the north side of the Katy Freeway. This charming community offers the country living and big-city access for which the Memorial Villages are famous, with house prices which are often lower than in the other communities.
The Memorial Village’s real estate is an eclectic mixture of classic Texan ranch-style homes, sprawling estates, charming country manors, and custom-built contemporary dream homes. All six villages contain a wealth of multi-million-dollar homes, while larger estates typically sell for more than $10 million.
Properties here are incredibly spacious, with some of Houston’s largest lot sizes. Long private driveways run through wooded lots to luxurious homes set on sprawling grounds. Homes in the Memorial Villages boast an incredible sense of calm seclusion, while lying within easy reach of the many amenities of big-city Houston.
Few other places balance peaceful tranquility with the outstanding amenities offered by the Memorial Villages. Many neighborhoods operate their own police force, which is one factor in the Memorial Villages having some of Houston’s lowest crime rates.
These communities boast some of the nation’s top-ranked public schools, with the highly-regarded Spring Branch and Houston Independent School Districts covering the six villages. There are numerous award-winning and National Blue Ribbon elementary, middle, and high schools located throughout these communities. The outstanding private preparatory Kincaid School is located in Piney Point.
Marc Zachrau is a Houston Luxury Real Estate Agent helping buyers and sellers realize their Real Estate dreams.