Crestwood and Glen Cove are a group of neighborhoods adjacent to Memorial Park near downtown in the inner west part of Houston. The community boundaries are Buffalo Bayou to the south, Memorial Park to the west, Westcott Street to the east, and Arnott Street to the north.
The lot sizes in Crestwood and Glen Cove are on average larger than those in the adjoining neighborhoods. And unlike the adjoining neighborhoods of Rice Military and Camp Logan, Crestwood and Glen Cove have much more strictly enforced deed restrictions. As such, these neighborhoods have avoided the extensive townhome development more prevalent in Camp Logan and Rice Military. Residents are attracted to these generous homesites, the wooded, suburban character, and the ideal, centralized location.
Prior to residential development, this area was part of the site of Camp Logan, a World War I era military training camp. The site later served as a military hospital, and following its closure, much of the site was bought by the Hogg family, who developed River Oaks on the southern portion of their land and donated the northern portion to the city of Houston. This portion became Memorial Park.
Crestwood lies adjacent to and just beyond Memorial Park’s eastern edge. Development of Crestwood and Glen Cove began in the 1940s. Development continued into the 50s and 60s, at which point the area was fully built out.
Starting in the 1990s, the original bungalows and ranch style homes in the neighborhood were replaced by larger, two-story homes that were easily accommodated on the large lots. This pace quickened into the 2000s and today, Glen Cove and Crestwood are some of Houston’s most sought after neighborhoods.
Good to Know:
Fire protection is provided by the Houston Fire Department. The nearest fire station, Fire Station 11, is located at 460 T.C. Jester Blvd.
Police protection is provided by the Houston Police Department, and the neighborhood is served by the department’s Central Patrol Division, headquartered at 61 Riesner Street; the nearest police station is located in the Heights area at 1127 N Shepherd Drive.
The neighborhood is served by the United States Postal Service’s Heights Post Office, which is located at 1050 Yale Street.
Shopping and Dining:
Crestwood and Glen Cove are ideally located only minutes from The Galleria/Uptown’s luxurious shopping opportunities, and further variety is provided by nearby Highland Village. The Washington corridor contains some of Houston’s most exciting eateries, and even more dining hotspots are located in the nearby Uptown and Montrose/Lower Westheimer area.
Glen Cove and Crestwood are served by the Houston Independent School District. Elementary school students (K-5) are zoned to attend Memorial Elementary School. The elementary school is within the neighborhood, walking distance for many residents, and is located on Arnott Street at the north end of the community.
Middle school students (6th-8th grade) residing in the neighborhood are zoned to attend Hogg Middle School, in the nearby Heights area’s Norhill neighborhood. High school students (9th-12th grade) residing in the neighborhood are zoned to attend Lamar High School, which is located just outside the River Oaks neighborhood to the south.
Several private schools are located nearby. St. Theresa Catholic School is located in Camp Logan; St. Thomas High School, St. Anne’s Catholic School, St. John’s School, and Awty International School, as well as many others, are also nearby.
Culture, Parks and Recreation:
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Bayou Bend is located at the southern edge of the community off of Memorial Drive.
Houston’s largest park, Memorial Park, is adjacent to the community. Memorial Park provides countless opportunities for recreation, including a golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool, an arboretum, playgrounds, sports fields, jogging and bike trails, and more.