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About Braeburn Terrace

About the neighborhood

Braeburn Terrace is located in Southwest Houston and lies surrounded on all sides by other neighborhoods.

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Braeburn Terrace's close-in locale and affordable prices have made it a popular starter neighborhood.

Having grown up in the area, Patti Moore was familiar with the Meyerland-area community when she found her house nearly 20 years ago.

"I was looking for affordability," Moore recalls. "It was my first home. Location and just overall comfort were more important than the price, and I was able to find all three of those."

She knew the house required some work, but liked the open floor plan and basic structure of the 1960s one-story. Projects have included carpeting, painting, adding central air and a new roof.

"The homes are older, but they're very stable and solid," says Moore, who lives in Section 2, which is solidly residential. An active civic club in this neighborhood enforces deed restrictions to keep businesses from encroaching.

The homes were built in the 1950s and 1960s and generally range from 1,100 to 2,200 square feet. The larger, brick homes are located closer to Braeswood Boulevard. Ranch houses with stylish thin brick, colonials with columns along the front, English traditionals and a few 1960s contemporaries are among the styles.

Closer to Beechnut, the houses are smaller and constructed of cedar shakes. One-car attached garages and carports are common in this portion, where most of the neighborhood's rental homes are located.

About the Meyerland Area

Emphasis on a strong community values and a commitment to family the entire Meyerland area in which Braeburn Terrace is situated has a rich history. In the foreseeable future as well as it's past the Meyerland area will continue to be a neighborly area, with homes dominating the landscape.  

Below is an excerpt from the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce website explaining a little about the area :

Meyerland is the concept of three generations of the Meyer family. Grandfather Joseph, who bought 6,000 acres in Southwest Houston, owned a downtown hardware store. Decades after his father’s death, son George took the 1,200 acres he inherited and created Meyerland with 2,700 lots and an 80-acre reserve for the shopping center. His brother Frank eventually created the Maplewood subdivision and both became highly successful.

The recent revival of Meyerland Plaza, on 59 acres at South Loop and Beechnut, brought 927,000 square feet of new shopping space back to Meyerland. The plaza, which includes a variety of 50 shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, is now fully leased.

Located just south of Bellaire, Meyerland is a community proud of its history and its amenities. Nestled in the crook of the South Loop, the combined Meyerland/South Post Oak community boasts excellent accessibility, beautiful parks, and strong community leaders. Serious about maintaining the neighborhood’s integrity, the Meyerland Civic Improvement Association makes sure issues are addressed and deed restrictions are enforced. Crime in the area is low, and the area also actively participates in the city’s recycling program.

The neighborhoods in the area include Maplewood, Braeburn Terrace, Park West, Robindell, and Marylyn Estates. The price range of the homes is from $95,000 to over $400,000. While some of the homes are the original 1950s bungalows of Meyerland, others are new construction from homeowners who like Meyerland’s ease and convenience. The average income in the Meyerland/South Post Oak area is $98,230 per year.

One of Meyerland’s defining characteristics is its strong Jewish roots. By the early 1960s, the growing subdivision which would eventually have 2,300 homes was closely associated with Houston’s active Jewish community. Today, the Southwest Houston neighborhood is served by three synagogues and the Jewish Community Center.

Schools include Herod Elementary, 5628 Jason; Kolter Elementary, 9710 Runnymeade; Parker Elementary, 10626 Atwell; and Lovett Elementary, 8814 South Rice Avenue. Johnston Middle School, 10410 Manhattan, and Bellaire High School, 5100 Maple, are in the feeder pattern for these students. St. Thomas Episcopal School at 4900 Jackwood, famous for its bagpipers, is an excellent private school choice for area students. Houston Public Library’s Meyer Branch at 5005 West Bellfort, is also only a short walk for many residents.

For more neighborhood information at-a-glance check out this City of Houston webpage :

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