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Briargrove

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This sought-after family-oriented Galleria area community is quickly becoming one of Houston’s top neighborhoods. Residents are attracted by the great location and quality neighborhood elementary school, and tight-knit community feeling; current home prices commonly extend above one million dollars for a newer, two-story home.

The boundaries of Briargrove are Westheimer Road to the south, Briargrove Drive to the west, Woodway Drive to the north, and Patomac Drive to the east. Residents enjoy easy access to The Galleria and Uptown area, US 59 and the 610 loop.

The History:

What is now Briargrove was originally purchased and settled by the Peckham family. The land was later sold to developers are Houston quickly expanded outward.

Development of Briargrove began in the 1950s. Building continued into the 1960s, and most original homes were one-story ranch-style homes. Deed restrictions changed in 1986 to allow the construction of two-story homes, and since then, many of the original homes have been replaced by two-story homes of traditional, mediterranean and other styles. Today, the Briargrove Property Owners association strictly enforces deed restrictions.

Good to Know:

Police services are provided by the Houston Police Department’s Midwest Patrol Division, and a police station is located just to the south of Briargrove at 6308 Richmond Avenue. Because of this proximity, police response times are especially rapid.

Fire protection services are provided by the Houston Fire Department. The nearest station is located at 5880 Woodway, just outside the neighborhood.

The nearest post office is located at 2950 Unity Drive, just to the south of Briargrove.

Shopping and Dining:

Houston’s premier shopping area, The Galleria, is located only a short distance down Westheimer Road from the community. The Uptown area also hosts numerous upscale shopping opportunities. The Westheimer corridor to the south of the community features numerous shopping opportunities as well, from grocery stores to more specialized options.

The Uptown area is also home to some of Houston’s most popular dining spots, with options ranging from low key and casual to upscale dining. The Westheimer corridor, at the south end of the community, also features numerous dining options.

Schools:

Briargrove lies within the Houston Independent School District. Elementary school students residing in Briargrove are zoned to attend Briargrove Elementary School, located within the community at 6145 San Felipe St. It is an IB Candidate school on track to become an IB World School, and was completely rebuilt just a few years ago.

Those in this attendance zone may choose to apply to the Briarmeadow Charter School (PK-8),  located nearby at 3601 Dunvale, which also an IB Candidate school.

Middle school students in Briargrove are zoned to attend Grady Middle School, located nearby at 5215 San Felipe St. High school students in Briargrove are zoned to attend Lee High School, with the option of attending Lamar High School or Westside High School as alternatives.

T.H. Rodgers School, a vanguard magnet school for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade, is located at 5840 San Felipe St, just to the east of the community.

Nearby private schools include Second Baptist School, The Kincaid School, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, and St. Michael Catholic School, among others.

Libraries, Parks & Recreation:

The Jungman Neighborhood Library is located just to the east of the community at 5830 Westheimer Road.

The private Houston Country Club is located to the north of Briargrove within the adjacent Tanglewood community.

The community pool is located at the southern entrance of the neighborhood on Briargrove Drive.

Tanglewood Park is located to the east of the community at Woodway Drive and Bering Drive, and features a playground, tennis courts, and a dog park.

Memorial Park is located nearby, just down Woodway Drive, and features a public golf course, tennis courts, jogging and biking trails, an arboretum, a swimming pool, sports fields, and a playground.