Golfcrest is a small neighborhood tucked between the 610 Loop and Interstate 45 on the southeast side of Houston. This area is industrial and is sparsely populated with historic single-family homes. It is close to downtown and Pasadena. Golfcrest has seen growth over the years and is continuing to be revitalized through commercial real estate development. This neighborhood has affordable homes and vacant lots that piques the interest of real estate investors and young families alike.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$89,900 to $275,000
  • Closed Prices:$51,000 to $200,000
  • Median Sale Price:$120,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$90
  • Association Fee Ranges:$137/mo,$1600 to $1675,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1925 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:660 to 5,110Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 4Bathrooms


The wide variety of designs in Golfcrest makes it easier for buyers to find their perfect home. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $1,011 to $1,640, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,132 to as high as $4,725. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $1,011 to $1,640, and taxes for the year range from as low as $2,801 to as high as $4,336.

Where to Live

There are many affordable houses along Dixie Drive and Telephone Road. Small subdivisions can be found on Fairway Drive. The single-family homes in this small community tend to be older, but some have recently been remodeled by real estate investors and new homeowners. There are also other housing options on Telephone Road.

Where to Eat

Golfcrest offers a diverse range of cuisine that reflects the neighborhood’s demographics. There are many Tex-Mex, Salvadoran, Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants on Telephone Road. Pupuseria Emanuel is a local Salvodaran eatery that is popular with Houstonians. For classic American fare, diners and burger joints can be found along Dixie Drive.

What You'll See

Golfcrest is mix between small residential subdivisions and industrial lots, which is typical of this part of town. Golfcrest is also flanked by the 610 Loop to the north and Interstate 45 to the east, so expect to see traffic jams during rush hour. For the most part, this neighborhood is a bedroom community.

Friday Night Fun

There are many local pubs and restaurants in Golfcrest where locals go to watch a basketball or baseball game on Friday nights. Many of the drinking holes in the neighborhood are concentrated along Telephone Road. Sheffield’s Ice House is a neighborhood favorite, which offers patrons cheap drinks.

The Perfect Sunday

Locals enjoy walking the trails of Cullinan Park on Long Drive. The park also has picnic tables and BBQ grills, which makes it a great place for family reunions and get-togethers. Runners also like to take advantage of Barnett Stadium’s track on cool Sunday mornings. Gulfgate Center Mall on 610 Loop is a popular hangout spot for shoppers on weekends.

Locals Love

Near downtown • Close to freeways • Affordable homes.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic • Severe flooding during hurricane season • Lack of events.


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