Houston Gardens

Overview

Houston Gardens is a large neighborhood on the northeast side of the city. It sits just outside the 610 Loop and is sandwiched between Highway 59 and East Houston. This area is mixture of suburban and industrial, and has experienced little economic growth in the past, but has seen gradual revitalization over the last decade. Its close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and major freeways makes it a desirable and convenient residential location.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$23,000 to $164,000
  • Closed Prices:$20,000 to $275,000
  • Median Sale Price:$54,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$50
  • Association Fee:$0/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Single Family Home
  • Age:1930 to 2016
  • Sq. Ft.:468 to 6,250Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 1acres

Homes

The community of Houston Gardens consists of home designs and prices that accommodate a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $344 to as high as $4,085.

Around Houston Gardens

Where to Live

Houston Gardens has many affordable single-family homes and condominium complexes, especially along the 610 Loop and Highway 59. In the central part of neighborhood, there are older homes among vacant acres of land. There are numerous houses on the market that attract real estate investors. Since George Bush Intercontinental Airport and major freeways are close by, this area is experiencing higher demand than some of the surrounding areas.

Where to Eat

You can find the usual fast food chains and restaurants along Highway 59 and the 610 Loop, but the neighborhood also has a lot of local eateries. There are a handful of restaurants on Lockwood Drive that have been serving patrons for decades. Carrol’s Diner on Laura Koppe Road serves traditional soul food, while Triple J’s Smokehouse is a favorite among BBQ lovers.

What You'll See

This area has a suburban and industrial look. It experienced slow economic growth during the 1980s and 90s, but has picked up over the years. There are many subdivisions in rural areas, where you will see an abundance of trees and acres of land for sale. You will also spot commercial planes flying low overhead due to its proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Friday Night Fun

Houston Gardens has a wide variety of local dive bars, lounges and other nightlife venues, but most of them tend to concentrate around Highway 59 and commercial strip malls along the 610 Loop. Homestead Road and East Crosstimbers Street also have a handful of venues.

The Perfect Sunday

This quiet suburban community is pretty laidback on Sundays. You will see neighbors mowing their lawns or hosting BBQs in the summer. There are also many sports bars along Highway 59 and the 610 Loop, where locals enjoy watching Texans and Rockets games. There are also a variety of parks on Hirsch Road, where you will see joggers and families enjoying their Sunday.

Locals Love

Affordability • Close to major freeways • Quiet community.

Locals Don't Love

Few entertainment options • Traffic • Vacant lots.

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