Tanglewood
  • Overview
  • Schools
  • Housing
  • Real Estate
  • Things To Do
Overview
Overview

Tanglewood is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Houston, TX. For the last 50 years it has been one of Houston’s most exclusive and desirable neighborhoods. Tanglewood has a outdoor feel to it, due to its tree-lined streets. English and Mediterranean style homes sit amongst evergreen landscaping. Each home site was planted with two large oak tress plus three oaks added on every corner. As a result, Tanglewood is now one of Houston’s most beautiful wooded areas. The neighborhood was once even rewarded as one of the five best-planned neighborhood subdivisions in the country!

Some of the finest schools in Texas are located in Tanglewood. One such school is St. John’s School, acclaimed by the New York Times to be the “best school in Houston.”

Real estate in Tanglewood is premium. Tanglewood homes are mostly single family homes with media appraised value of over $1,000,000 and are known for their oversized lots that average well over 16,000 square feet. Tanglewood properties are among the most expensive in Houston. The median selling price for a home in the neighborhood is $2,234,500.

Tanglewood is also very nice by foot and it’s easy to do your errands or go to your favorite restaurant like this. Near Uptown Houston, Tanglewood is within a close commute to dining, shopping and entertainment. Tanglewood contains over 300 restaurants, bars and cafes offering all types of cuisines. The nearby Galleria shopping center features stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Gucci and even has an ice rink and swimming pools. Memorial Park has a nice golf course and is a beautiful place to relax. Excellent food is available at eateries like Houston’s. Texas Beer Bus tour awaits those who want to explore breweries, wineries and distilleries in a fun, safe way.

It is also recommended to visit the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center or the Water Wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Neighborhood Experience
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  • Location
  • Commute

Location

Tanglewood is located right outside the 610 Loop and inside the Beltway 8 in the Houston Uptown area. About seven miles west of Downtown Houston, the beautiful and peaceful neighborhood is bordered by Sage Road to the west, Chimney Rock Road to the east, Woodway Drive to the north and San Felipe Street to the south. Just outside of Tanglewood is a bustling community of nightlife, dining and high-end shopping. The neighborhood’s location north of the Galleria/Uptown area, south of Hunter’s Creek and east of Briargrove places it near Houston’s key districts. Tanglewood lies within a 10 to 15 minute drive to the business district. The nearest business districts are Downtown Houston, Greenway Plaza and the Energy Corridor.

Commute

Tanglewood is situated just outside of Loop 610, giving residents easy access to Houston’s major job centers, the Houston Uptown and Downtown areas, Galleria and Energy Corridor via nearby main roads such as Woodway Drive, San Felipe Street and Memorial Drive. The Interstate 610 Loop connects to Interstate 10, which offers a straight drive to San Antonio. US 290, off the 610 Loop, provides for commutes to Austin. Interstate 45 can be taken southward to Galveston or north to Sam Houston National Forest or further to Dallas/Fort Worth. The Galleria and Downtown Houston are both ten to fifteen minutes away from the neighborhood.

Culture

Tanglewood is an upscale neighborhood that offers convenient access to Houston’s dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment. Near enough to Houston’s business districts while remaining withdrawn from the bustle of the city, Tanglewood is a peaceful, laid-back neighborhood. It is one of the wealthiest and diverse communities in the country, and it happens to be home to some very influential people in the United States, from Houston Texans players to CEOs to U.S. presidents. President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara lived in the Tanglewood area, owning three houses there. This tucked-away, beautifully-landscaped neighborhood of luxury homes and oak tree-lined streets is one of Houston’s finest neighborhoods.

Schools
Schools

The neighborhood of Tanglewood is home to some of the best schools in the area. Zoned within the Houston Independent School District, Tanglewood has some National Blue Ribbon and multiple award-winning schools. Briargrove Elementary School and Grady Middle School are among the top-rated schools in the area.

Neighborhood elementary schools include Briargrove Elementary and Briarmeadow Charter School. The neighborhood middle school is Grady Middle School, and the high schools include Lee High School, Westside High School and Lamar High School. Although all Tanglewood high school students are zoned to Lee High School, they can choose to attend Lamar or Westside instead. T.H. Rogers High School is an alternative kindergarten through 12th grade school that offers a gifted and talented program for K to 8th grade students as well as programs for multiply-impaired and deaf students. There are three Catholic schools, one Islamic school and two non-sectarian private schools in the area.

Elementary Schools
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Briargrove Elementary School at 6145 San Felipe St
Address:
6145 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057
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Briargrove Elementary School has 837 students from preschool to fifth grade. The student/teacher ratio is 19 to one. Based on state exams, 81% of students are proficient in mathematics, and 83% are proficient in reading. An International Baccalaureate World School, Briargrove Elementary offers the Primary Years Program and Gifted and Talented programs in addition to a Critical Thinking Lab.

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Briarmeadow Charter School at 3601 Dunvale Rd
Address:
3601 Dunvale Rd, Houston, TX 77063
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Briarmeadow Charter School is a highly rated school with 608 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8th. There are 17 students per teacher. Eighty-nine percent of students are proficient in math and 90% in reading. Briarwood offers Pre-Advanced Placement and Gifted programs. This school ranks at 36 out 315 best charter elementary schools in Texas.

Middle Schools
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Grady Middle School at 5215 San Felipe St
Address:
5215 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056
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Grady Middle School is an above average middle school for grades 6th through 8th. With 636 students, the school has a student/teacher ratio of 17 to one. Based on state test scores, 74% of students are proficient in math and 73% in reading. Grady Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of 7,879 schools in Texas.

High Schools
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Margaret Long Wisdom High School at 3300 Unity Dr
Address:
3300 Unity Dr, Houston, TX 77057
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Wisdom High School has 1,639 9th to 12th grade students. The student/teacher ratio is 19 to one. According to state tests, only 45% of students are proficient in math and 28% in reading. Wisdom High School serves a diverse population of students from over 70 countries. Maintaining a high level of diversity is one of the school’s main objectives.

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Westside High School at 14201 Briar Forest Dr
Address:
14201 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX 77077
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With 2,953 students, Westside High School is an above average school for students in grades 9-12. The school’s student to teacher ratio is 20 to one. According to state exams, 76% of students are proficient in math, and 70% are proficient in reading. Westside is a magnet school for Integrated Technology that focuses heavily on applied and computer sciences.

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Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd
Address:
3325 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
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Lamar High School has 3,351 students in grades 9 to 12 with a student to teacher ratio of 23 to one. Seventy-eight percent of students are proficient in math and 74% in reading. Lamar is known for its athletics offerings and its Middle Years and Diploma Programs. The school also offers a business management program.

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T. H. Rogers School at 5840 San Felipe St
Address:
5840 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057
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T.H. Rogers School is a magnet school with 929 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The student/teacher ratio is 14 to one. Based on state test scores, 92% of students are proficient in math and 92% in reading. Rogers School offers a Gifted and Talented program for K to 8th grade students and programs for deaf and multiply impaired students.

Private Schools
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St. Michael School at 1801 Sage Rd
Address:
1801 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056
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Located in the Galleria area, St. Michael School is a co-educational Catholic school for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students. It has 463 students with a student/teacher ratio of 13 to one. The school integrates faith and knowledge with the goal of developing body, mind and spirit. It has two computer labs, an athletic field and a lecture hall.

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Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning at 2313 S Voss Rd
Address:
2313 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057
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Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning is a private, Muslim school with 282 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th. The student to teacher ratio is 14 to one. One hundred percent of students who graduate from Al-Hadi School go on to attend a four-year college.

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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School at 8900 Bellaire Blvd
Address:
8900 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School is the largest Catholic school in Houston, serving 1,151 male students. The student to teacher ratio is 11 to one. Ranked at two out of 53 best Catholic high schools in Texas, Strake has a large collection of art displayed throughout the campus. Strake athletic teams compete against the largest public schools.

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St. Agnes Academy at 9000 Bellaire Blvd
Address:
9000 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
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St. Agnes Academy is a top-rated Dominican Catholic school for female students in grades nine through 12. The school has 921 students and a student to teacher ratio of 9 to one. For the highest grade offered, tuition is $18,850. One hundred percent of students who graduate from St. Agnes attend a four-year college.

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St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln
Address:
2401 Claremont Ln, Houston, TX 77019
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According to Forbes, St. John’s School is one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools.” Acclaimed as the best private school in Houston, St. John’s admits students from kindergarten through 12th grade. With 1,258 students, St. John’s School has a student/teacher ratio of seven to one. Tuition is $30,515 for the highest grade offered. Ninety-nine percent of students attend college after graduation.

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The Kincaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr
Address:
201 Kinkaid School Dr, Houston, TX 77024
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The Kincaid School is a non-sectarian private school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. The oldest co-educational school in Greater Houston, The Kincaid School has 1,423 students with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to one. For the highest grade offered, tuition is $25,000. After graduating, 99% of students from Kincaid School attend a four-year college.

Housing
Housing

Housing in Tanglewood is made up of around 1,144 homes divided into 15 sections. Tanglewood homes are built on large lots with winding, old oak tree-lined streets. Homes is this neighborhood include attached homes and single-family homes. Usually built in the traditional or contemporary-modern style, these homes offer up to seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Most original houses in Tanglewood are rambling ranch style houses on large lots. Newer houses are two-story English-style brick and stone houses and Mediterranean stucco style houses with clay tile roofs.

Homes range in size from 551 to 65,304 square feet of living space. Average homes have four bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms with 3,882 square feet of living space. Average lot size is 16,390 square feet.

Tanglewood also has luxury apartments, including Overture Tanglewood, Astor Tanglewood Apartments and Marquis at Tanglewood. There are also several townhomes in the Tanglewood area.

Single-Family Homes
Tanglewood is comprised mostly of single-family homes, some of which were built by 1960, although the median year built for single-family homes in the area is 1978. There are currently 1,203 single-family homes. The average number of bedrooms in these homes is 4.28, and the average number of baths for Tanglewood single-family homes is 5.24.
New Construction
Newer homes began to replace older homes in Tanglewood in the 1980s. Most newer houses in the area were built by 2003. As opposed to the older rambling ranch style homes, newer homes in the area are either English style brick and stone homes or Mediterranean style houses.
Apartments
There are several apartment complexes in Tanglewood. Three prominent complexes are Overture Tanglewood, Astor Tanglewood Apartments and Marquis at Tanglewood. Overture is a 55+ apartment complex with one bedroom, one bath or two bedrooms and two baths from $1,950 to $2,750. Astor has one and two bedroom apartments and studios. Marquis has one and two bedrooms from $1,109 to $2,082.
Townhouses
Townhomes are prevalent in the Tanglewood area of Houston. Currently, 14 townhomes are on the market. List prices for townhomes range from $159,000 for a two-bedroom, one-bath, 909 square-foot townhouse to $2,400,000 for a five-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 5,921 square-foot townhouse.
Real Estate
Real Estate

Tanglewood homes for sale range from two-story English-style stone and brick homes to French chateaus and Georgian mansions. There are currently 54 homes for sale in the area that have a median list price of $2,234,500 and a price per square foot of $377. Homes in Tanglewood spend an average of 92 days on the market.

The average sold price was $1.6 million in December 2018, up 18.4% from 2018. The average sold price per square foot in December 2018 was $358, down 13.3% from the last year. Tanglewood homes appreciated 59% over the last ten years. The neighborhood’s land value per square foot rose by 10% in just one year. The median sold price has consistently risen since 2010, rising six to nine percent year to year since then. The Tanglewood housing market recovered significantly well from the real estate market crash.

Things To Do
Things To Do

The Tanglewood neighborhood, centrally located near Uptown Houston, offers a myriad of things to do. For people who like shopping, the Galleria is the right destination for upscale shopping. The Galleria has hundreds of shops and an indoor ice skating rink. There’s more great shopping at Post Oak Plaza and up and down Westheimer Road. The Uptown area offers an endless number of restaurants for fine dining. Diners can choose from upscale restaurants like Houston’s and Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse or go more casual at eateries such as Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen, Caracol or Pappas. Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park is a perfect place for a picnic, and the Houston Arboretum is a great place for an afternoon walk. For those who like nature and camping, Sam Houston National Forest is just up Interstate 45.

Retail and Entertainment
The Galleria
The Galleria shopping center is Houston’s most popular tourist and retail destination. The Galleria includes 400 stores, two high-rise Westin hotels and three office towers. There’s also an ice rink, a children’s play area, two swimming pools, two tailor shops, several beauty salons and a post office. Featured stores are Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Company.
Houston Country Club
This members-only golf club has a waiting list of people wanting to enter the club. The course features many trees, elevated greens, open fairways and prominent bunkering. The course opens with two long par 4s and has two par 3s in the middle. Greens nine and fourteen play over 220 yards. President George H.W. Bush often played at the club.
Memorial Park
Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. It covers about 1,466 acres. Originally the site of Camp Logan U.S. Army training camp, the park was designed by landscape architects Hare & Hare. The park includes Memorial Park Golf Course, tennis courts, a softball diamond, swimming pool, track, skating and cycling areas and a running course.
Houston’s
Houston’s is a well-known restaurant with several locations in Houston. The location closest to Tanglewood is at 5888 Westheimer Road. The restaurant has a comfortable but classy atmosphere. It serves American classic meals prepared from scratch every day. Juice is freshly squeezed, and bread is baked fresh daily. Some specialties include Arctic Char Cajun, Scottish Salmon and Wood-fire rotisserie chicken.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
Kenny & Ziggy’s, with two locations, is a local favorite. They are known for “skyscraping” sandwiches, heaping breakfast plates and European favorites. Chefs use authentic fluffy matzo balls, crunchy pickles, expertly sliced fish and traditional egg creams in order to prepare sandwiches the old fashioned way. They even cure their own meats, make fresh pastries daily and do catering.
A.D. Players at the George Theater
Founded in 1967 by Jeanette Clift George, the George Theater is home to a troupe of actors known as the A.D. Players. The state-of-the-art theater hosts mainstage and children’s theatre performances of new dramas, holiday classics, timeless comedies and special engagements. Children aged five to 18 get hands-on education in theatre arts, including technical aspects of producing a performance.
Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park
The Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park is a multi-story fountain sculpture near the Williams Tower in Uptown Houston. The fountain and surrounding park were designed by Phillip Johnston and John Burgee Architects. Once privately owned, the park is owned and managed by a local non-profit. The fountain operates between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a 155-acre urban nature sanctuary that provides environmental education to all ages. It offers protection to native flora and fauna in the heart of Houston. Visitors can explore nature trails and participate in Discovery Classes during the summer. The Nature Center has a Discovery Room with interactive exhibits and activities.
Exitus VR
Exitus VR is a virtual reality game room and arcade. Teams of two to six players wearing virtual reality headsets become detectives attempting to save a child or become astronauts trying to escape a space station within 60 minutes. Gamers can fly as an Avatar and destroy obstacles with lasers. In Google Earth VR, players shoot extraterrestrials and kill zombies.
Texas Beer Bus
The Texas Beer Bus provides a safe and fun way to visit craft beer breweries, whisky/vodka/rum distilleries and premium wineries. During tours, participants learn about beer making and engage in tastings at each stop. At wineries tourists learn to taste, smell and drink wine like pro wine tasters. At distilleries participants are walked through the entire process of distilling.