There is an unique area southwest of Houston that extends to the northwest from Pecan Grove more or less along FM 359 to FM 1093 (the extension of the Westpark Tollway). This area has many country subdivisions. Most have one-half to three acre tracts. These homes are for people who want a quiet neighborhood in the country with good access to Houston and light traffic. Ideal for the person that does not have to go into Houston every work day. The communities range in age from the 1970's to new. It has no specific name and is most frequently called 359.
The homes usually range in value from $300,000 to $1.2 million with a frequent value of $400,000 to $500,000. Most of these communities do not have a large number of homes. Most of them do not have common areas. All have deed restrictions and Home Owners Associations. Most of them have individual water wells and septic systems which usually means lower taxes.
Below are communities with a brief description and a link to any homes and lots for sale within the subdivision. 15 short videos of some of these communities are presented. For a list of all homes for sale in the entire area just click all subdivisions . Our journey starts at Pecan Grove moves northwest along FM 359 with some short sidetrips. The subdivisions listed below in order of appearance on this webpage are: Texana Plantation, Westcreek, Grand River, Royal, Goldenrod, Brynmahr Lake, Lakes of Mission Grove, Woods Edge, Estates of Brazoswood, Winloch, Heritage South, River Forest, Glenwood, Crystal Lake, Riverside Ranch, Rolling Oaks, Colony West, Foster Crossing, Foster Creek, Karaugh, Bella Vista, Whispering Oaks, Covey Trails.
Homes in other areas: (Katy, Cinco Ranch, Westpark Tollway, Pecan Grove homes) To visit any of these homes listed below just email or call FredMiller9@gmail.com 281-924-2531
Community Descriptions, Videos, Homes for sale
Texana Plantation is beside the Pecan Grove Country Club on FM 359 two miles north of US 90A. It is a gated community with lots that are usually 0.75 to 0.9 acre in size. There are ponds (called lakes in this area) in several places. Location Map To view a short video of Texana Plantation click on the arrow. To see Texana Plantation country acreage homes for sale and a more complete description click on Texana Plantation
To view a short video of Texana Plantation click on the arrow above.
Westcreek community is new and is located up FM 359 a short distance from Texana Plantation. Home values range from $300,000 to $760,000 with an average of $460,000. Lot size averages 0.7 acre. There are only about 50 lots and only a few without homes. Map
To view a short video of Westcreek click on the arrow. To see homes for sale click Westcreek.
Grand River is across the road from Westcreek. Grand River was started in 1999 with homes that range in value from $330,000 to $1,100,000 with an average of $540,000. Average lot size is 3.8 acres with about 130 lots. About half of the lots have homes and many owners have multiple lots. Horses are allowed and some homeowners have barns and stables. There are only scattered trees. A few lots are on the Brazos River (highbank). Map
To see a short video of Grand River click on the arrow above. To see homes for sale in Grand River click on Grand River.
Royal Estates is located to the east of FM 359 on McCreary Road and only has two streets Dawn and Empress. Home values have ranged from $240,000 to $280,000 in recent years. Most lots are open prairie with about one acre. See all subdivisions for any homes for sale Map
To see a short video of Royal Estates click on the video above. This is a small community. Click on all subdivisions to see any homes for sale.
Click on arrow above to see a short video of Goldenrod. This is a small community. Click on all subdivisions to see any homes for sale.
Brynmawr Lake is further down McCreary. Lot size is usually an acre or more. Values in recent years ranged rom $275,000 to $390,000. It is also a small subdivision with one main road and a few branches. There are about forty homesites and only a few vacant lots. A short distance further east McCreary the road joins Skinner which leads to Bellfort (Morton) and the Grand Parkway 99. Map
To see a short video of Brynmawr community click on the arrow. To see Brynmawr Lake homes for sale click.
Lakes of Mission Grove is located to the east of FM 359 off of Holmes Road. This larger subdivision has mostly open land with an average lot size of 0.6 acre for more than 200 lots. Homes are located on about 12% of the lots and range in value from $240,000 to $750,000 with an average of about $450,000. Lots are available Map
To view Lakes of MIssion Grove community click on the above video. To see homes and lots for sale click on the highlighted Lakes of Mission Grove .
Woods Edge is an older community that has a broad base of appeal and usually has very few homes for sale. The community was started in 1981 with about 200 homes. Woods Edge is at the corner of FM 359 and Holmes Road. It has lots of trees on large lots that average 2.5 acres. Home values in the past few years have ranged from $300,000 to 3.4 million. Excluding the two homes that sold over 1 million, the homes averaged $406,000. Almost no lots are available Map
To view a short video of Woods Edge click on the above arrow. To view homes for sale in Woods Edge click here.
If you turn left off of FM 359 at Holmes Road you are on Richmond Foster Road to Estates of Brazoswood which is a small subdivision that was started in 1999. Homes range from $340,000 to $640,000. It has only one main street with a few cul-de-sacs. There are about forty homes with a few lots available. Map
To view a short video of Estates of Brazoswood click on the arrow. To see homes for sale click on the name Estates of Brazoswood
To view a short video of Windloch click on the arrow. To view homes for sale in Windloch and Heritage South click. These are small
subdivisions and frequently do not have homes for sale.
Pecan Lake is a small, gated subdivision with one road off of FM 359. It has wooded homesites and backs upon a beautiful lake. Map
To see if any homes are for sale in this small community click on all subdivisions. No pictures. Not to be confused with Pecan Lakes.
River Forest is a newer upscale subdivision with mostly wooded tracts. Homes prices generally range from $500,000 to two million. Lot sizes vary from one to three acres. Many homes have multiple lots. It was started in 1994. All are custom built homes. Map
To see a short video of River Forest click on the arrow above. To view homes for sale click River Forest.
Crystal Lake Estates on FM 359 is a new subdivision that only has a few homes. Lots are available. Map Click on "all subdivisions in the first paragraph to see if any homes are for sale. Crystal Lake Estates website. No pictures.
Glenwood is an older subdivision off of FM 359 near Foster High School. Values in the past few years have ranged from $300,000 to $700,000. Horses are allowed and some owners have facilities for horses. Lot sizes are two to three acres although many homesites have multiple lots. Map
See Glenwood by clicking on the above video. See homes for sale in Glenwood by clicking on the name Glenwood above.
Riverside Ranch is located on FM 723 south from the junction with FM 359. Houses range in value mostly in the $260,000 to $440,000 range. Most lots are about one acre. There is a central pond with some wooded lots, but mostly open prairie lots. Mostly custom built homes. Subdivision started in 2004 and lots are available. There are about forty homes that have been built and about the same number of vacant lots. Map Click on the highlighted "Riverside Ranch" to see any homes that are for sale.
Riverside Ranch homes
Rolling Oaks is a subdivision located on FM 723 between FM 359 and FM 1093. Home prices range from $300,000 to $900,000 with an average of $560,000. Some higher priced homes have been built in recent years. Lot sizes generally range from one and one-half to two acres. All are custom built homes. Only a few vacant lots remain. Map Click on the highlighted Rolling Oaks to see if any homes are for sale. No pictures.
Colony West, Foster Crossing and Foster Creek Estates join although each of them is from a separate time period. Foster Creek is an older community with homes dating back to 1979. New homes have been built in recent years. Sale values range from $300,000 to $600,000. Only a few lots remain. Foster Crossing is a new subdivision with homes built in 2007 to present. Foster Crossing is just to the south of Foster Creek and has about 35 lots and over half of them have homes. Colony West is to the south of Foster Crossing. Lot sizes are usually a little more than one acre. Age of homes is from 1981 to 2000. Homes are on one street, Colony West Dr. Map
To see a short video of Foster Crossing, Foster Creek and Colony West click above. See homes for sale by clicking on the name Colony West above.
Karaugh and Bella Vista are off of Winner Foster Road and are the most isolated communities in the area being several miles from FM 359 down a dead end road. Lots are one to three acres. There are only about fifty lots in both subdivisions and ony a few lots don't have homes. Map Click on all subdivisions to see if any homes are for sale. No pictures.
Whispering Oaks is at the corner of Winner Foster and FM 359. This is a new subdivsiion with only a few homes, mostly in the $500,000 to $600,000 range. There are about eighty lots in the subdivision. Map Click on all subdivisions to see if any homes are for sale. No pictures.
Covey Trails is an unique subdivision built around an airstrip on FM 359 across from the Nursery. It has two streets, Kitty Hawk East and West, with one on each side of the central runway. Hangars are near the runway and homes are located on the two streets away from the runway. Definitely for the small aircraft enthusiast or commuter. Map Click on all subdivisions to see if any homes are for sale. No pictures
Public schools for most homes are in Lamar Consolidated Ind. School Dist. with Frost Elementary School in Pecan Grove and Hubenak, a new exemplary elementary school, located in Lakes of Bella Terra. Wertheimer Middle School, Briscoe Junior High School, Foster High School are at the junction of FM 359 and FM 723. More public school information.
Funshine Academy child care is on Pitts Road. Kids R Kids and Primrose School preschool and child care are also available in nearby Waterside. Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy school is on Bellaire in Bella Terra (PreK through 7th grade). Sugar Creek Montessori School is located on Gaston Road. Pope John XXIII Catholic High School is on the Grand Parkway 99 north in Katy. Faith West Academy may be found on Porter Rd. near Franz Rd.
The University of Houston at Cinco Ranch is located at 4242 South Mason Road, Katy, Tx. Harmony Science Academy West Houston, a charter school, is located at 99 and the Westpark. Houston Community College is located on Kingsland Blvd. near Pin Oak Road and Katy Mills Mall. A Wharton County Junior College trade school is located in Richmond. WCJC and the University of Houston have a joint campus closeby on west side of Sugar Land.
Shopping near Pecan Grove includes Randalls supermarket, five strip centers nearby, two strip centers at Waterside along with a Kroger grocery. The usual fast food places are found in Pecan Grove, Waterside and Bella Terra. Near the northern end of FM 359 the Bella Terra shopping center fronts on 99 and includes Walmart and many other shops. New shops are being built.An HEB grocery and a Home Depot is located on 99 just north of the Westpark on S. Fry road. Lots of shopping and restaurants along 99 from Westpark to I-10. A new 22 screen cinema is being built on 99 south of Parkway Lakes.
Pecan Grove Country Club and golf course is nearby in Pecan Grove. It features a 27 hole golf course . Meadowbrook is located just across the Westpark. There are several other public and private golf courses nearby. Click for information. Katy, Cinco Ranch, Westpark Tollway, Richmond, Pecan Grove homes) To visit any of these homes listed below just email or call ??FredMiller9@gmail.com . 281-924-2531
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There are very few rentals in the area. Some of these are in higher density subdivisions and are an artifact of my search criteria. To visit any of these homes for sale or rent just email or call.
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