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Old 08-11-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Take a look at the neighborhood directly around Nob Hill Park (between west of Gessner, north of Westview, east of Beltway 8, south of Hammerly). It is a family-oriented area with a mix of young families and older/retired folks that purchased the homes new in the 1960s. Homes are frequently sold as renovated, and we're staring to see some knockdowns north of the park on Shadow Wood Drive and Barwood Drive.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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I agree with marksmu. The farther East you go, you see more private school, and the farther west you go, you see more public school.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:34 AM
 
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The Villages do tend to have more families with older children or empty nesters than the areas to the west. This is because the homes in the villages are more expensive and the younger families might not be at the point in their careers where they can afford to pay a million (more like 2 million) for a home.

Areas like Fonn Villas, Frostwood, Memorial Meadows, Memorial Hollow, Memorial Forest, Tealwood, Memorial Bend, etc. are where the younger families will be. Over time, they might move into the Villages (I'm talking the four south of I-10) if they make more money. But the above areas are perfectly nice.

The schools are mostly shared between the Villages (again talking south of I-10) and the rest of 77024. Most of the villages zoned to Memorial Middle (with some to Spring Branch) and Memorial High School.

I hear there are lots of young families going north of I-10. I've always lived south and prefer it. I would recommend that you also look at 77079, which is outside of the Beltway, if your commute to work will allow it. Many homes in that area are zoned to Memorial Middle, but Stratford for high school as opposed to Memorial HS. Check out neighborhoods such as Wilchester, Yorkshire, Nottingham, Nottingham Forest, and Gaywood. I've seen the streets of Wilchester packed full of children in the afternoons when schools let out.

Yes, lots of parents in 77024 (and any affluent neighborhood in Houston for that matter) send their children to private school. Most of the private schools are religious, and it is common for parents to send their children to private schools based on that. For example, Baptist parents might send their children to Second Baptist, Catholics might send their children to Strake, St. Agnes, Duschenne, St. Thomas, etc, Protestants to Houston Christian HS, then you have Kinkaid and Village which are secular.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:25 AM
 
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We've been in Fonn Villas since 2007 and love it. The kids have gone through Frostwood and Memorial Middle, and we now have one at Memorial High. Fonn Villas really is a great neighborhood and community. Most all of the kids have grown up together attending the neighborhood schools.

Fonn Villas and the other neighborhoods to the West of the villages obviously don't have the huge "Memorial" type lots, but you've got to weigh the tradeoffs and your financial situation.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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SBISD maps for schools serving the villages:

Secondary:
Primary:
Other maps are at https://www.springbranchisd.com/schools/maps
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:46 PM
 
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I grew up in Bunker Hill Village in the 60s, so my impressions are not up-to-date. But ... I think I was a very lucky kid. Attended Memorial Drive Elementary, Spring Branch JHS (now called middle school, I guess), and Memorial HS. So many good teachers.

The area has become much more expensive since then. If I were raising kids here in Houston, I might well choose to raise them there. However, aside from the cost, there is a certain snootiness factor among some people (not all) that I would not enjoy. Despite that, it still seems safe and I assume the Village PD still does a good job of patrolling the area. It was very safe in my day and it was a great place to grow up.
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Old Yesterday, 09:46 PM
 
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City maps (which you can compare against school zones)
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