Hunter Creek Village
(77024) - Est. 1954
Hunters Creek Village">Hunter Creek Village subdivision, is one of six Memorial Villages, with a total land area of just over 2 square miles and is located east of Beltway 8, west of Chimney Rock and south of I-10. Just minutes from downtown, the villages now has almost 100 subdivisions, some very tiny. But this is no ordinary village - as of the 2000 census, Hunters Creek Village is rated the 5th wealthiest location in Texas by per capita income.
German farmers settled in the area and established a number of sawmills in order to cut the local timber. In 1936, a sawmill and a number of dwellings were at the town site. What was once farm and timberland ultimately became divided to single-family residential lots nestled among the pines, oaks, and cherry laurels. In December 1954, the community incorporated with a mayor-alderman city government to protect itself from quickly approaching development as Houston grew. They enacted strict zoning restrictions allowing for only single-family homes and townhomes, with a very limited commercial zone available. Most of the homes were built in the 1960s, although there are many being torn down and replaced with beautiful new custom homes. By 1966, the area had a school and a church. Its population rose from 2,478 to 4,580 between 1960 and 1980, declined briefly to 4,215 in 1982, and was recorded in 1990 at 4,598. In 2000 the population was 4,374.
Like its sister villages in the surrounding area, Hunters Creek offers its residents a truly unique and desired locale with multiple hike and bike paths, acres of forested properties and a country-estate lifestyle that's hard to beat. Lot sizes usually start around one-half acre as required by a city ordinance.
Residents in Hunters Creek Village benefit not only from their own elected mayor-alderman system, zoning ordinances and tax rate, but also from the excellent Memorial Villages Police Department and equally regarded Village Fire Department. The fire department also provides ambulance services.
Most of Hunters Creek Village is north of the Buffalo Bayou and that portion is served by the Spring Branch Independent School District, while the portion south of the Buffalo Bayou is served by the Houston Independent School District. There are also a number of distinguished private schools in the area. All residents are assigned to Wildcat Way School in Houston for preschool. One school, Hunters Creek Elementary School, is within the city boundaries. Most residents are zoned to Hunters Creek; some are zoned to Memorial Drive Elementary School in Piney Point Village. Students in Hunters Creek go to Spring Branch Middle School and Memorial High School, which are in Hedwig Village. HISD students are zoned to Briargrove Elementary School, Grady Middle School and Lee High School (students may attend Lamar High School or Westside High School instead). Residents of the Briargrove Elementary School attendance zone may apply for the Briarmeadow Charter School.
The median home price in Hunters Creek, located just north of the Houston Country Club in the Memorial area, is $865,000. That’s almost six times the median for the Houston area as a whole.