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Old 02-20-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

Our home search is heating up, and I'm trying to get a feeling for where the actual boundaries are between the neighborhoods in SW Houston. Can any of you try to give me some street boundaries for these neighborhoods:

Westbury, Meyerland, Maplewood, and any other neighborhoods in the area I may not even realize are different.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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One approach is to use har.com advanced search and type in the neighborhood/subdivision name in the subdivision field. You can glance at the keymap code to get an idea of the general location (although sometimes the keymap codes aren't quite right, and they aren't very precise when they are correct). And you can click the Map It icon on each listing to see where a particular house is located. I tried it and 40 listings came back for maplewood, 46 for meyerland, and 86 for westbury.

Another tool is the HAR neighborhood finder http://www.har.com/neighborhoods/. It has a subdivision search by zip code. I put in 77096 (the zip code that includes some of the subdivisions you mentioned) and then clicked on the subdivision name. Using the map links on that page gives you a general idea where the subdivision is located.

I don't personally know where to find a precise map of the subdivisions online. Would be an interesting to look at though. If you find one, please post the link for everyone.

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Old 02-21-2010, 12:05 AM
 
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Check out these 2 zipcodes the best 2 in the south west houston 77096 77035 if you go for something is Westbury look for a house zoned to Bellaire High school Westbury High is a dump

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:03 AM
 
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Check out these 2 zipcodes the best 2 in the south west houston 77096 77035 if you go for something is Westbury look for a house zoned to Bellaire High school Westbury High is a dump
Very few Westbury homes are zoned to Bellaire High, and the high school only matters if you think you will have kids that go to the high school. Most of the people buying into Westbury these days have kids in elementary school (if that) and so high school zoning shouldn't be much of a consideration.

As for boundaries, I The only real specific I can give you is that Willownbend between W Bellfort and Hillcroft is the last street in Westbury/Parkwest, with Meyerland/Maplewood South/Marilyn Estates across the large utility easement to the north goes quite a ways south, maybe even to S Main, but the farther south you go, the iffier it gets.

I can't give you much more in the way of specifics (maybe each neighborhoods' civic club websites can?), but I will say that if you are coming from the loop and, say, driving out Braeswood or W Bellfort, you generally want to stay east of Hillcroft, or at least not far past Hillcroft, and once you hit Fondren, stop. Again, I'm speaking in generalities, because this is Houston and there are little pockets of good/great in unexpected places, but this is probably enough to help you on your way.

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Old 02-21-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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I think there are some minor flaws in this map, but it will give you a pretty close idea I think. They have various colors for the different neighborhoods. It is the closest I have seen to a map.

Westbury Civic Club, Houston, TX : Reviews and maps - Yahoo! Local
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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In this area you can get a nice 3 or 4 brd 2000 to 2600 sqft home for $350k or less. In Westbury could have get a remodeled home for $250k to $275k. Stay away from Westbury South junky homes area is kinda geto. Try to stay east of Hillcroft south of Beechnut north of W Airport W of railroad tracks on West Bellfort
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Here is a map with the area outlined you should be looking at

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Here is a map with the area outlined you should be looking at
Almost, but there is a decent-sized chunk of Willowbend neighborhood that is S of Willowbend Blvd, so about half the section S of Willowbend Blvd and E of S Post Oak should be included. Otherwise, it is a decent map.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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I updated the map and added part of linkwood to nice area decent price homes

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Old 02-21-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the help, everyone. I already knew the general areas to be looking in/to avoid, but was wondering if there were specific street cutoffs where neighborhoods start/stop. Looks like the boundaries are kind of sketchy, haha.
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