Every city has a cool place to live, the hot spot, the place to be seen. In some cities it is the east side or the northwest corridor. In other cities the south side is the place to be. Make no mistake, in the Houston metro area, the absolute best place to be is West Houston. Economist have clearly stated the epicenter of Houston’s growth is where Beltway 8 and I-10 connect, right in the heart of West Houston.
Large corporations, real estate developers, and city planners have embraced the area’s growth and have made big plans for the area. West Houston is also home to the Houston Energy Corridor and thousands of high paying jobs.
Additionally, West Houston is close to most of the fastest growing Houston suburbs. Homes in Katy, Memorial, Cypress, Sugar Land, Richmond and Fulshear are highly sought after. Those communities are teeming with master planned communities like Cinco Ranch, Firethorne, Cross Creek Ranch, Towne Lake, Bridgeland, Riverstone, Telfair, and Sienna Plantation. These communities are selling hundreds of homes each month.
West Houston also benefits from the most sought after school districts in Texas including Katy ISD, Cypress ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, and Spring Branch ISD. Below is an overview of what makes West Houston the place to be for business and homeowners.
The Energy Corridor contains corporate offices for some of the world’s largest energy and energy support companies including BP America, Citgo Petroleum, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Chemical, Foster Wheeler, J. Ray McDermott, McDermott International, Petroleum Geo-Services, Sasol North America, SBM Atlantia, Shell Oil, Universal Pegasus, and Worley Parsons.
Other major employers such as Wood Group, Geico, and Mustang Engineering are also close by. Jobs fuel the economy, and in West Houston it is “fuel jobs” that fuel the economy. Several major hospitals have opened to form a West Houston Medical Center as well. West Houston is now home to large branches of Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. The economy in the area is strong, and the hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space, hotel space, and retail space under construction point to an even brighter future.
Nearby hamlets, like the Memorial Villages of Piney Point Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, Hunters Creek Village, Spring Valley Village and Bunker Hill Village, offer midlevel executive homes to multimillion dollar estate homes for energy corridor executives. The City Center and nearby Galleria offer high rise, mid rise, and townhome living opportunities for people who desire an in town experience. Royal Oaks a large gated golf course community is just minutes away. Spring Branch and other nearby communities offer traditional 3/2/2 one stories that feature large yards. Some of the area’s fastest growing and most respected suburbs, like Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond, Fulshear, and Cypress are easy commutes for those seeking master planned communities.
The amenities, shopping, and entertainment destinations in the West Houston area are staggering. Terry Hershey Park, one of the nation’s most acclaimed and beautiful parks, offers miles of hiking and biking trails along gorgeous Buffalo Bayou. The author has often enjoyed this park and has even used the trails for long marathon training sessions. Houston’s City Center, arguably one of Houston’s Coolest spots, and Memorial City Mall are located in West Houston. Other Houston hot spots, like the Galleria, are just moments away. Fantastic high end dining is everywhere, and the world’s most famous luxury brands are almost all represented within the shopping districts.
So, there is truly something in West Houston for almost everybody. A good Realtor® is needed in West Houston more than almost any area because prices vary drastically based on school selection. Four separate school districts are represented in the area, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. A poor buying decision in West Houston could cost a homeowner hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long term but a great decision can lead to a real estate windfall. Contact See Tim Sell Realty and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re in great hands. Call us to schedule a private tour of homes. 877.313.7355
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