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Spring Valley Village

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A tight-knit community situated only minutes from the Energy Corridor, downtown and the Galleria, Spring Valley Village is home to a few thousand lucky residents who take great pride in their neighborhoods and families.

While often it’s the location and great schools that draw families to Spring Valley Village, it’s the people, the trees, and the small town feel of the city that cause people to fall in love and put down roots.

The History

Drive around Spring Valley Village and you will see bits of history on every corner, as the town’s streets are named after the early residents and developers.

Spring Valley, one of the six Memorial Villages operating independently of Houston, was incorporated as a city in 1955 in order to enact zoning regulations. As Houston has no zoning laws, residents wanted to protect their residential area from overdevelopment. Originally, Spring Valley Village zoning ordinances limited residential structures to a single story, reflected in earlier built homes. Then, in 1981, the ordinances were amended to allow two-story homes as well.

That original passion to keep this space beautiful has paid off. Located ten miles west of downtown Houston on the north side of I-10, the Village spans 1.6 square miles of homes, trees, parks and more inside the annexed boundaries of the City of Houston. And with less than 4000 residents, the community is just as close as it was in 1955.

Good to know:

Although Spring Valley Village incorporated in 1955, it does not have its own post office, and all postal addresses are designated as “Houston” by the United States Postal Service.

Spring Valley Village has its own Police Department located at 1025 Campbell Rd. right next to City Hall. The police department takes great pride in their response time. If you are going out of town, there is a form you can complete to request them to keep an eye out on your home while you are gone.

Community Events

Spring Valley Village holds periodic festivals and other events for its citizens. At the Fall Festival, held every year at the City Hall Park, families enjoy a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, booths and sometimes even the chance to sit on Texas Longhorns. Other times you can find families watching an outdoor movie at the park.

Shopping and Dining

Shoppers find Spring Valley Village perfectly convenient. The Galleria, Memorial City Mall, and City Centre are all under seven miles away, enabling residents to find what they’re looking for without traveling far.

Whether you’re in the mood for organic greens and a veggie burger, sushi, or a steak and potato, there is a restaurant waiting to serve you within minutes of Spring Valley Village. For date nights or family nights, try any of City Centre’s long list of establishments. And enjoy countless other eateries just outside the neighborhood.

Map

Click here to check Spring Valley Village’s Boundary and Geo data.

City Government and Taxes

The City of Spring Valley is governed by its own mayor and a five-member council. The city operates under the State of Texas statutes that prescribe city powers and duties. The Spring Branch Independent School District serves as the tax assessor and collector for Spring Valley Village. More information can be found on the city’s website.

Schools

Along with other Memorial villages, Spring Valley Village is served by the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD). Preschool and kindergarten students in the community generally attend Bear Boulevard School in Houston, and elementary-age Spring Valley Village students generally attend Valley Oaks Elementary. Middle-school students attend Cornerstone Academy Charter School in Houston and Spring Branch Middle School in Hedwig Village. Memorial High School, also within the boundaries of Hedwig Village, serves Spring Valley Village upper grade students. Spring Branch Independent School District also offers the Academy of Choice, a virtual high school for non-traditional education and individualized learning experience.

Libraries

The City of Spring Valley is served by the Spring Branch Memorial branch of the Harris County Public Library system. It is located at 930 Corbindale Road, Houston. For hours of operation and more information click here

Civic and Community Calendars

To stay up-to-date on city events, meetings and volunteer opportunities, click here.

Parks and Recreation

The City Hall Park has a beautiful pavilion and gazebo, perfect for parties and gatherings. Reservations for the pavilion, gazebo and tables fall under the domain of the police department. For more information, click here.

Spring Valley Village Greenspace, with its abundance of native pine, oak and elm trees, and dotted with wildflowers, provides a natural environment within the village’s urban landscape to enjoy the outdoors and unwind. For more information about Spring Valley Village Greenspace, click here.

Robert A. Vines Environmental Science Center. The Science Center contains a number of exhibition halls, a natural history gallery and an arboretum covering five acres.

Golfers enjoy nearby greens at the Houston Country Club, Lakeside Country Club, River Oaks Country Club, and Memorial Park Golf Course. For more golf course information, click here

Local Newspapers

The Houston Chronicle
The Leader

Interested in making Spring Valley Village your home? Contact us today. We’d love to show you around.

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