Top 4 Neighborhoods for Texas Medical Center Professionals Under $300k

Norhill Realty January 12, 2012

Texas Medical Center real estate offers some great neighborhoods for professionals under $300K. These neighborhoods come with a quiet residential setting and a short commute to work.  Many of these subdivisions will appeal to first-time home buyers and folks that are looking to relocate in from the suburbs.Top-4-TMC-Under-300k-map

 

Willowbend/Willow Meadows

Willowbend/WillowMeadows is kind of the southwest-sides version of Timbergrove Manor.  This neighborhood is extremely close to the loop and it provides some truly great ranch-style homes.  Located around the corner from the Texas Medical Center, this neighborhood has become very popular with many up and coming medical professionals.   Shopping and entertainment at the MeyerlandPlazaShoppingCenter is not far either, which includes a movie theater and some great restaurants and shopping.  Willow Park provides a great public green space in the middle of this up and coming neighborhood.

Most of the homes are single story with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  Prices range from $175,000 to $375,000 depending on the level of updates.  Homes in this neighborhood come with fantastic green space with most lots sized over 8000 SF.

Maplewood

Located adjacent to the affluent Bellaire and Meyerland neighborhoods, Maplewood has become one of the most sought after communities for young professionals.  Like Willowbend/Willow Meadows, this community has become very popular with up and coming professionals that work in the TexasMedicalCenter and the Galleria area.  BraesBayouTrail cuts through the entire neighborhood and provides a wonderful public green space for bike rides, jogging, and long walks.

You’ll find many single story ranch style homes with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.  Prices range from $175,000 to $375,000 depending on the extent of updates.  Like its neighbor Willowbend/Willow Meadows, this neighborhood has great sized lots with many exceeding 7,000 sqft.

Meyerland

Meyerland is a great little neighborhood just outside Houston’s 610 Loop on the southwest side. Located along Brays Bayou, this neighborhood is full of wonderful little community parks and public green spaces. The neighborhood also has a wonderful outdoor shopping district called Meyerland Plaza that has a variety of high-end retail shops and stores.

In recent years, professionals that work in the Texas Medical Center and the Uptown/Galleria area have flocked to this area for the affordable housing options, schools, and wonderful community. Most of the homes are 1 story, ranch-style homes that were built in the 50s and 60s. However, there has been a fair amount of new construction built in this area in recent years as well.

Westbury

Of the four neighborhoods identified here, Westbury is the most affordable.  The homes are generally single story, ranch style homes that were built in the 50s and 60s with a few mid-century modern homes mixed in.  Westbury is also a little further away from the Houston Medical Center than the other neighborhoods, but home owners still enjoy a short commute.

Many buyers and investors have been buying homes in this neighborhood to remodel, but the majority of the homes in this price range will have original finishes or older updates.  Given its location and affordability, Westbury is a good option for first-time home buyers that work in the Houston Medical Center.

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