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Local Houston Spotlight: Hilshire Village

Last week, we featured Hedwig Village, of the Memorial Villages in Houston, in our blog post. As your Houston real estate agents, we’d like to fill you in on Hilshire Village this week!

Hilshire Village is another one of the six communities that make up the Memorial Villages in the western area of Houston, within Harris County. Hilshire Village was established in 1955 by Mr. Frank Bruess and his mother. It was named after the Hillshire Village estate in England that Bruess was reading about at the time.

1955 was the year that local residents fought to make Hilshire Village incorporated, and eventually succeeded as part of the Memorial Villages. Residents wanted independence from Houston to avoid excessive water rates and higher city taxes, and to enjoy lower speed limits and zoning laws of their own. Today, Hilshire Village still enjoys independence from the city of Houston!

Hilshire Village is the smallest of the six Memorial Villages, with an area of about one-third of a square mile. The population was only 746 in the 2010 U.S. Census, though it has grown since then, and is made up of residences, small businesses and churches.

Hilshire Village is served by the Spring Branch Independent School District and the Spring Branch-Memorial Branch Library, just as the other Memorial Villages are. The Spring Valley Police Department and the Village Fire Department keep Hilshire Village safe and secure.

The Hilshire Village Civic Club is a great way to meet others in the community and to get involved with local happenings! It’s a non-profit organization that promotes interest and education in local affairs. Just last month, they shared information about the beloved Village Independence Day Festival.

Hilshire Village real estate is hard to come by, as there are only around a dozen homes for sale at a time, but it is doable and we can help you! The average price is around 1.2 million and average rent is $1,900. The average square feet of a home in Hilshire Village is 3,358.

As your Houston real estate agents, we can help you purchase the home of your dreams in Hilshire Village, away from the hustle and bustle of Houston! Contact us if interested and we can begin the home-buying and relocation processes with you.