Jenny Hill
Coldwell Banker Realty

Feeling good about the community you live in can be just as important as selecting the right home. As a local expert, I can help you find a neighborhood that best suits your needs. From local restaurants and activities to school information and market trends, explore the communities I serve below, city to suburbs:  

RIVER OAKS: Houston’s most regaled neighborhood. River Oaks has long been synonymous with the luxe life. Situated within the 610 Loop between downtown and Uptown, it was the city’s first master-planned community and has long attracted Houston’s prosperous and socially prominent. In the 1920s, two sons of a former Texas governor began snapping up land around the River Oaks Country Club. Their pioneering master-planned development, now spanning 1,100 acres in west central Houston, remains a model community of gracious, lavish living. Bordered by winding Buffalo Bayou to the north and dense with mature trees, River Oaks is a well-named garden suburb. Loaded with street after street of impeccably maintained yards and elegant shopping centers, this lush enclave becomes abloom with azaleas every spring. In addition to tony private social institutions, like the Briar Club and the River Oaks Country Club, well-heeled residents can take their pick from a number of stylish shops, like à bientôt, and first-class restaurants, like Ford Fry’s State of Grace. 

TANGLEWOOD: Just outside Loop 610 and Beltway 8, this small but advantageously located pocket is best known as the longtime residence of the late George H.W. and Barbara Bush as well as the storied Houston Country Club. Both the Galleria and the Uptown area are minutes away. A close-knit community tucked away in the middle of the action. Tanglewood is home to a number of high-profile Houstonians who appreciate its laidback energy and lavish manors. Preservation-minded residents band together in groups like the Tanglewood Garden Club to keep the neighborhood in tip-top shape. Though close to the Galleria,Tanglewood has its own homegrown boutiques too, like the Paris Texas Apparel Co., as well as distinctive eateries, like the Del, Roegels Barbecue, and Adair Kitchen, along a bustling stretch of S. Voss Road. The mile-long granite path that runs down the middle of Tanglewood Road is beloved by residents, who enjoy the trail’s ample shade, teak benches, and myriad opportunities to run into friends and neighbors along the way. Of the 1,200 or so homes in Tanglewood, most of the more modest ranch-style homes that first sprang up here have been replaced with considerably larger two-story English-style brick beauties and sleek Mediterraneans with red-tile roofs. The generous lots are a deserving draw.

 The Heights: an ideal neighborhood for those who want to remain close to the city yet enjoy the feel of being in a charming community. The Heights is known for being one of Houston’s most premier neighborhoods where front porches aren't just a design element but a way of life.   Life in the innerloop calls for great shops for all your retail therapy needs as well as endless memorable evenings out without having to travel. Heights residents can bike ride or walk to bustling 19th street that was developed in the 1890’s built for the purpose of creating a space where local shops and restaurants can all come together for a sense of community. A paved 5-mile White Oak Bayou Trail runs along a waterway for residents to hike and bike while enjoying the scenic greenery.  It’s the kind of place where neighbors gather together to enjoy an evening stroll or let their furry friends off the leash to socialize in neighboring parks. It’s a place where young professionals have flocked to renovate some of the historic homes to bring back the old charm. Littered with new construction made to resemble the craftsman style of the 1920's the Heights offers something for everyone.  

MEMORIAL VILLAGES: Just east of the Inner Loop, this cluster of six independent cities (Spring Valley, Hilshire, Hedwig, Bunker Hill, Hunters Creek, and Piney Point) started to blossom after Interstate 10 was built in 1968. While each village has its own personality--not to mention deed restrictions--they each occupy the sweet spot between urban and suburban living, offering the best of both.To avoid being annexed by the city of Houston, these six communities, which had grown up around the area’s small farms, decided to incorporate. Each has its own mayor and city council, but they share some municipal services and all fall within the Spring Branch ISD boundaries.Urban development now surrounds the Memorial Villages, much to the pleasure of its inhabitants who still enjoy its small forested areas but also take advantage of the high-end shops and critics-pick restaurants that occupy the neighborhood’s three major mixed-use meccas: CityCentre, the Memorial City Mall, and Town & Country Village.Next door to one of the country’s largest urban parks, Memorial Park is larger than Central Park, is crisscrossed by scenic paths, and is dense with towering pines. At the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, nestled along the park’s western edge, the five miles of trails take you into well-preserved wilderness.

Spring Branch: Located between Downtown, the Galleria and the Energy Corridor Spring Branch along the I-10 corridor is a convenient location offering mature trees, large lots, a top rated school district and a real sense of community. The greater Spring Branch area of Houston is divided into four “super neighborhood” areas, and has experienced tremendous growth over the past decades. Families flock to Spring Branch for the amenities and activities. There’s no need to trek into the Inner Loop for a little retail therapy or a memorable evening out; Spring Branch residents can make the short drive over to the Memorial City Mall, the 37-acre City Centre, or Town and Country Village for first-rate shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association offers a fun and competitive environment for kids seeking football, baseball, soccer and basketball. A close-in suburb feel on the move. Neighborhoods throughout Spring branch are seeing revitalization with new and renovated homes as well as jogging trails to connect the community. According to Neighborhood Scout's exclusive analysis, Spring Branch is among the best neighborhoods for families in Texas. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.1% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Texas.

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Cypress: details coming soon

The Woodlands: details coming soon

Galveston: details coming soon