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 only place to be. However, 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 West Houston. As importantly, large corporations, real estate developers, and city planners have embraced the areas growth and have made big plans for the area. West Houston is also the home of the Houston Energy Corridor and thousands of high paying jobs.
Additionally, West Houston is near to most of the metro areas fastest growing suburbs like Katy, Memorial, Cypress, Sugar Land, Richmond and Fulshear. Those communities are teaming with master-planned communities like Cinco Ranch, Firethorne, Cross Creek Ranch, Towne Lake, Bridgeland, Riverstone, Telfair and Sienna. These communities are selling hundreds of homes each month. West Houston also benefits from the states most sought after school districts 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.
West Houston is the home of the world famous Houston Energy Corridor.
The Energy Corridor contains large 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, Shell Oil, Universal Pegasus, and Worley Parsons. Other major employers are also close by like the Wood Group, Geico, and Mustang Engineering. Jobs fuel an economy and in West Houston it’s 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, Methodist and Christus Hospitals. The economy in the area is currently strong. However the hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space, hotel space, and retail space under construction point to an even more promising future.
West Houston Real Estate is Thriving
Nearby hamlets like the Memorial Villages (Piney Point Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, Hunters Creek Village, Spring Valley Village and Bunker Hill Village) offer mid-level executive homes to multimillion dollar estate homes for energy corridor executives. The City Centre and nearby Galleria offer high-rise, midrise and townhome 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 tradition 3/2/2 one stories that are close by and feature large yards. Some of the areas fastest growing and most respected suburbs like Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond, Fulshear and Cypress are easy to moderate commutes for those seeking master-planned communities.
West Houston Amenities
Finally, the amenities, shopping and entertainment opportunities within the area are staggering. Terry Hershey Park, one of the nations most respected and beautiful parks offers miles of hiking and biking trails along gorgeous Buffalo Bayou. This author has often enjoyed this park and even used the trails for long marathon training sessions. Houston’s City Centre, arguably one of Houston Coolest spots and Memorial Center Mall are located within West Houston and 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 confines. 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 contained within the area and each has its advantages and disadvantages. A poor decision in the area 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 the See TIM Sell Team so you know you are in good hands with your next home.