Houston’s Briargrove subdivision was established in the 1950s with family-oriented, mostly one-story ranch-style brick homes. Most of those original homes have been updated and remodeled and many have been replaced by larger, more recent homes after deed restrictions were modified in 1986 to allow expansion to one-and-a-half and two stories.
There are 893 lots in Briargrove. Plans to modify interiors and exteriors of existing homes or to build new homes must be approved by the vigilant Briargrove Property Owners Association, which ensures that the neighborhood’s community spirit and aesthetically pleasing look are preserved.
Briargrove’s curving, tree-lined streets and neighborly atmosphere attract many who grew up in the neighborhood to return there and buy a home to raise their own families. Bounded by Woodway and Westheimer on its north and south perimeters, its close-in location offers easy access to Houston’s business, retail and entertainment centers and the nearby Galleria and Uptown Park.
The highly rated Briargrove Elementary School, in a completely new building since 2006, is a hub of activity with frequently scheduled carnivals, fairs, and sporting activities and is probably the biggest drawing card for this neighborhood and its homes. Enrollment stays at capacity, as residents and area businesses have rallied to support the school.