Located about 10 miles to the west of Downtown Houston, Texas, you have the Memorial Villages offering tranquil seclusion from Houston's hustle and bustle. The modern-day Memorial Villages got its beginning in 1824 when John D. Taylor acquired a land title comprising 4,428 acres, which bordered Buffalo Bayou. For generations, scattered country estates represented Memorial Villages, giving the area an air of prestige and luxury. Even as commercial and retail business began sprouting up around the Memorial Villages. In the 1950s, the city of Houston experienced a boom in population growth, causing the longtime residents of this area to establish residential zoning regulations in an attempt to block annexation by the more prominent city. To do this, they joined together and created six independent villages: Piney Point, Hilshire Village, Spring Valley, Bunker Hill, Hedwig, and Hunters Creek. It wasn’t long until people referred to the area as “the villages.” Today, the Memorial Villages continue to maintain that unique country-estate atmosphere, which is one of the reasons real estate in this area is some of the most sought after in the state of Texas.
Those who own property in the Memorial Villages can enjoy solitude while having full access to essential amenities and entertainment attractions. In addition to that, various natural green spaces surround the Houston metro area. One such example is the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, a 14-acre estate of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg. It is one of the oldest known projects of its kind focused on sustainability. For instance, only one tree was cut down to make room for the mansion, while every garden is created around the existing trees. Another favorite attraction for both residents and tourists is the Houston Zoo located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive in Houston. Certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), this 55-acre zoological park is home to exhibits such as African Forest, McNair Asian Elephant Habitat, Kipp Aquarium, Birds, and Carnivores. Also, as it is in partnership with the AZA, the zoo does much in the way of conservation and preservation of natural habitats. For those who play golf, Memorial Villages offers its residents options like the Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range conveniently located at 1001 E Memorial Loop in Houston.
The luxurious single-family homes in the Memorial Villages sit on half-acre lots in most cases and feature immaculate landscaping such as rock pools, lush foliage, colorful gardens, bubbling creeks, and fantastic curb appeal. As you enter, you will be met with unique features such as two-story living rooms, vaulted ceilings, mahogany wood trim, dedicated breakfast areas, island kitchens, stainless steel appliances, and so much more. Furthermore, houses for sale in Memorial Villages often range in size from three bedroom, three bathrooms, and 2,421 square feet to five bedrooms, eight baths, and 7,644 square feet. In addition to homes, there are some vacant lots for sale in the Mission Villages. For more information about available real estate in Mission Villages, please do not hesitate to contact us today for further details.