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Hedwig Village

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Hedwig Village lies at the heart of the Memorial Villages. It is unique among them in that it is the only village to have a commercial sector, which makes it perhaps the most convenient of all the villages. It is among the smallest incorporated municipalities in Harris County, perfect for those looking for a tight-knit community with a small town feel.

Despite its commercial component, like the other Memorial Villages, Hedwig Village was developed to retain its original country character, which means large homesites and plenty of trees.

The city occupies .9 square miles and as of the 2010 census, the population was 2,557.

The History:

The land now home to Hedwig Village was originally part of the Isaac Bunker and John D. Taylor tracts, much of which later became Bunker Hill Village and Piney Point Village, respectively. The area was later settled by German farmers who operated sawmills on the land. Hedwig Village was named for Hedwig Road, in turn named for Hedwig Jankowski Schroeder, wife of one of the original German settlers.

Like the neighboring villages, Hedwig Village incorporated in 1954, after an attempt to create a Spring Branch municipality failed. While Houston annexed surrounding lands, Hedwig Village and its neighbors maintained its wooded, rural character using ordinances and careful zoning.

Good to Know:

As with the other Memorial Villages, all Hedwig Village addresses are listed as “Houston” by the USPS. Postal services are provided by the Memorial Park Post Office, located at 10505 Town and Country Way.

Police protection is provided by Hedwig Villageʼs independent Police Department, located at 9000 Gaylord Drive. Fire protection is shared with the five other Memorial Villages, and the Village Fire Department is located within Hedwig Village at 901 Corbindale Road.

Hedwig Village lies within the Memorial Villages Water Authority. Hedwig Village City Hall is located at 955 Piney Point Road.

Local publication the Memorial Examiner is distributed in the community.

Shopping and Dining:

Several shops and dining options are located within the Hedwig Village city limits. A Kroger location within Hedwig Village makes grocery shopping a piece of cake.

Additionally, Houstonʼs top shopping destinations are only a few minutes away, including Memorial City Mall, City Centre and The Galleria.

Food lovers will find something for every appetite, with innumerable top dining options located in the Uptown area as well as City Centre. Just have to have sushi? We recommend City Centreʼs Ra. In the mood for something from south of the border? Tex- Mex favorite Lupe Tortillas is located within Hedwig Village!

Schools:

All Hedwig Village students are zoned to Spring Branch ISD schools. Elementary school students attend either Memorial Drive Elementary School, located in Piney Point Village, or Bunker Hill Elementary School in Bunker Hill Village. Middle school students attend Spring Branch Middle School, and high school students attend Memorial High School. Both are located in Hedwig Village. For more information visit  www.springbranchisd.com.

Private school options include the St. Cecilia School (PK-8), located within Hedwig Village, as well as Awty International School, Duchesne Academy, and the Kincaid School, all located nearby.

Libraries, Parks and Recreation:

The Harris County Public Library System operates the Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library within Hedwig Village. It is located at 930 Corbindale Road.

Hedwig Park is located on Corbindale Road near the Village Fire Department, and features a pavilion as well as playgrounds for both small and larger children.