Houston Neighborhoods

Houston In A Nutshell

Houston is a diverse and multi-cultural city with much to offer both singles, couples or families looking for a place to call their home. Houston ranks #1 in many areas including best city for young professionals, top destination city, best city to buy a home and best city to get ahead.

Houston’s neighborhoods are its lifeline and there’s plenty to choose from any style or taste.

Houston Heights Real Estate

Houston Heights (often referred to simply as “The Heights”) is a community located in northwest-central Houston, Texas, United States. “The Heights” is often referred to colloquially to describe a larger collection of neighborhoods adjacent to and including the actual Houston Heights. A National Geographic Traveler article stated that the Houston Heights “maintains a quirky sense of individuality” and “flourishes as a destination for foodies, architecture buffs, and creative types.” In 2013 CNN Money ranked the Houston Heights as no. 4 in its Top 10 big city neighborhoods ranking.

Garden Oaks

Garden Oaks is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The neighborhood, located north of Houston Heights. Houstonia magazine stated that beginning in 2000 Garden Oaks began attracting “creative types” who wanted to establish families or who could not afford the Houston Heights or Montrose. The neighborhood, located north of Houston Heights, was established in 1937 by Edward L. Crain. Oaks has many oak, pecan, and pine trees in and around the neighborhood. Several types of houses, including ranch-style houses and bungalows, are in the neighborhood.

Oak Forest

Oak Forest is a large residential community in northwest Houston, Texas, United States. Oak Forest is the third largest group of subdivisions in Harris County. Oak Forest is in northwest Houston, outside of, and north of the 610 Loop and east of U.S. Route 290. Richard Connelly of the Houston Press said “Oak Forest itself is a less prominent little sister to Garden Oaks” and that “Oak Forest offers everything Garden Oaks does, more or less, but at cheaper prices.”

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is a community in Houston, Texas. Cottage Grove is located inside the 610 Loop, in proximity to Memorial Park. The neighborhood is located between Shepherd Drive and Westcott Avenue, with Interstate 10 running through the community. Cottage Grove is within the Houston Independent School District.


Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor (collectively, “Lazybrook/Timbergrove”) are two adjoining, deed-restricted neighborhoods located approximately 7 miles northwest of Downtown Houston, Texas. The community primarily consists of mid-century, one-story ranch style brick homes.  Besides the anchor communities of Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor, upscale townhome developments such as Heritage Creek, Timbergrove Heights, Timbergrove Terrace, Timbergrove Point, and Timbergrove Gardens are within the larger neighborhood.

Shady Acres

Shady Acres is located in between the Houston Heights and Timbergrove Manor and its boundaries are the 610 Loop North, Ella Boulevard, West 15th Street, and North Durham Drive. The one-time sleepy little neighborhood of Shady Acres has become a vibrant, energetic and fun place to live.

As its name implies “Shady Acres” has been known for its abundance of large shade trees, many in its two parks, Wright-Bembry and Little Thicket.

Rice Military

Rice Military’s name originates from nearby Camp Logan, a World War I-era U.S. Army training camp, which was replaced by Memorial Park after the war. The “Rice” in Rice Military comes from the family that used to own the area. One of the most popular of the Rices, William Marsh Rice, left behind a fortune to found Rice University. Bankers Trust Co. paid $54,425 ($743,300 in current money) to the Rice family and another party for the entire area that would become Rice Military.