The community of Spring Shadows is a collection of neighborhoods located in the Spring Branch area of west Houston. The neighborhood is under the jurisdiction of the Spring Branch Management District. Geographically, the neighborhood is bound by, roughly, Beltway 8 to the west, Clay Road to the north, Campbell Road to the east, and Hammerly Boulevard to the south.
The community is made up mainly of traditional-style homes from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and houses vary from section to section. Residents enjoy easy access to Beltway 8 and I-10, as well as a prime location only minutes away from premium shopping and dining options, and close proximity to the Energy Corridor.
Spring Shadows is part of the larger Spring Branch district, which was originally settled by German farmers in the mid 1800s. The area’s most historic site is St. Peter’s United Church, which opened in 1848.
Residential development in the area began in the 1950s following World War II. The Spring Shadows area itself was undeveloped until the late 1960s. At this time the area had an almost rural character, with dirt roads and the occasional farm still common. This is a far cry from the idyllic, suburban nature of today’s Spring Shadows.
Good to Know:
Police protection is provided by Precinct 5 of the Harris County Constable. They are headquartered only a few minutes away at 17423 Katy Freeway.
Postal services are provided by the USPS at the James Griffith Post Office, located at 9320 Emnora Ln.
Fire protection is provided by the Houston Fire Department’s Fire Station #77 Spring Shadows, located at 10155 Kempwood Drive.
Spring Shadows is a deed restricted community. The Spring Shadows Civic Association takes a very active role in ensuring the neighborhood is well-maintained and beautiful.
Shopping and Dining:
Avid shoppers will be happy to learn that Spring Shadows is only a stone’s throw from Memorial City Mall, which is only a few miles down Gessner Road. The upscale City Centre development provides even more shopping opportunities, as well as many unique and varied dining options such as RA Sushi Bar, Yard House, and the Tasting Room.
Spring Shadows is located within the well regarded Spring Branch Independent School District.
Elementary school students residing in Spring Shadows are zoned to a variety of elementary schools. Much of the portion east of Gessner Road is zoned to Spring Shadows Elementary School; most of the western portion is served by Terrace Elementary School, as well as some areas north of Kempwood Drive. A small southern portion is zoned to attend Pine Shadows elementary school.
Middle school students in Spring Shadows residing east of Gessner Road are zoned to attend Spring Woods Middle School. Those residing west of Gessner Road are zoned to attend Spring Oaks Middle School.
Most high school students residing west of Gessner Road are zoned to attend Spring Woods High School; those residing east of Gessner Road are typically zoned to attend Northbrook High School.
In addition to the public school options, several private options are also located nearby, including the adjacent Houston Christian High School, and the nearby St. Cecilia Catholic School.
Libraries, Parks and Recreation:
Agnes Moffitt Park, located at Hammerly Blvd. and Beltway 8, is operated by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. It features a playground, sports fields, and several pools, as well as a disc golf course.
The Hillendahl Neighborhood Library, located at 2436 Gessner Dr, is located adjacent to the community. It is operated by the Houston Public Library system.