Urban dwellers looking to enjoy life in a calm, tranquil neighborhood often choose to reside in this pocket of Houston. With nearly 1,500 gorgeous homes on the tree-lined streets with gas lights in front of eash house, Briargrove Park runs along what is perhaps the most well-known street in all of Houston, Westheimer Road. Housing is also close enough to Beltway 8 for breezy travel to any work location in the city’s Energy Corridor.
Prior to becoming the mayor of Houston, Jim McConn was an influential real estate developer who played a substantial role in Briargrove Park’s early home construction. Houses first built in the area were priced in the $30-$50K range. Over the last 50-plus years, property values have risen beyond standard adjustments for inflation. In 2011, the neighborhood joined District G of the Houston City Council. Today, devoted residents remain as committed to the community as ever.
Children and teenagers living in Briargrove Park homes fall inside the zoning of HISD (Houston Independent School District) – Walnut Bend Elementary School, Revere Middle School, and Westside High School in particular. West Briar Middle School and Lamar High School are transferrable options as well. Many high profile private schools are close by. Notable alumni of the school district include actress Cierra Ramirez, MLB pitcher Daniel Mengden, and New York Times bestselling author W.R. Bolen.
It’s been suggested that nothing better embodies Houston spirit than an outstanding Tex-Mex restaurant. Found on South Gessner just off Westheimer, El Tiempo is beloved by locals whether they live nearby or not. Other area favorites are Pappas Bar-B-Q, Ragin Cajun, and the Food Network-featured Original Marini’s Empanada House.
Accessibility is one of the most attractive qualities of city life. This conveniently located shopping center is home to a Randalls grocery store and fuel station, various salons and fitness clubs, an auto shop, credit union, and multiple other retailers visited daily by residents of Briargrove.
Mary Ann Francklow Park
Firmly rooted in the heart of the neighborhood, Mary Ann Francklow Park is ideal for use by Briargrove residents. Clean, safe walking trails and plenty of examples of the beauty of nature make this small park perfect for routine strolls and eventful family outings alike.
Briargrove Park Swimming Pool
This beautiful swimming pool spans 25 yards and is exclusive to Briargrove residents. While the pool itself is serenely ringed with trees for enhanced privacy, rays of sunshine can always be caught here as well. Locked tennis courts and a locked playground round out the pool. The Briargrove Park Swimming Pool is located right next to the Briargrove Park Property Owners Association.