Tanglewood & Galleria
It’s easy to see why Tanglewood was once the home of former President George H.W. Bush. This sophisticated subdivision features stately homes with lush vegetation – a perfectly idyllic escape from the stir of Inner Loop life.
The Tanglewood area is a savannah-turned-oak tree-haven, a decisive notion by tree preservationists back in 1997. Sprawling oak trees are especially prominent along Tanglewood Boulevard, and residents can often be seen out jogging or biking, contributing to the neighborly ecosystem.
Houston Independent School District lead the public schools in Tanglewood. Residents are zoned to Briargrove Elementary School and Tanglewood Middle School. High school-level education options are extensive. While excellent public high schools like Lamar or Westside are zoned to the area, private schools like Saint Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in neighboring Sharpstown are also popular.
Standing proudly with the 610 loop in the background is the Galleria mall, flanked by smaller shopping centers and an impressive two-story Whole Foods grocery store. The Galleria has it all – an ice rink for playful spirits, a conveyor belt sushi bar for the adventurous, and serious shopping options for those who mean business.
The best take on wood-fired meats can be found at Killen’s STQ, helmed by award-winning barbeque god Chef Ronnie Killen. A tasteful, confident kitchen hosts a range of drink options and flavorsome sides to pair with entrees like BBQ Maine lobster tail or salt-and-pepper beef short ribs.
The Houstonian Club
The Houstonian is a private fitness club nestled within the towering trees of an 18-acre lot. It’s common to see members pull up in their drop-top convertibles at this exclusive club to meet with their personal trainer or to churn out laps in the Garden Pool. The United States Padel Association, athletes in a competitive sport that combines the best of racquet athletics, trains here regularly and is ranked 8th in America.