Welcome to Spring Branch
A compact, up-and-coming neighborhood perfect for professionals
Nestled almost entirely within the city of Houston, Spring Branch is a gem of urban living. Bounded by Beltway 8 to the west, Interstate 10 to the south, and the 610 Loop to the east, it is intersected by many glistening bayous and ponds. The picturesque community found here appeals to young professionals, as Spring Branch offers charming homesites, natural views, and close-knit urban communities, all within an easy commute downtown.
The history of Spring Branch dates back to the 1800s when religious German farmers settled the area and founded churches, sawmills, and many dairy farms. After World War II, the area of Spring Branch was annexed by Houston throughout the 1940s and 50s and became home to both new and classic construction, as well as a prospering diverse community.
Today, Spring Branch is resplendent with attractive home lots in the ranch architectural style, as well as bungalows in the east of the neighborhood. With median prices settled around half a million dollars, Spring Branch’s architecture is just one of the many benefits to be found in such an enterprising city.
Things to Love
• Eclectic tastes making for a wealth of delicious eateries
• Numerous green spaces throughout the neighborhood
• Top-rated school systems
People and Lifestyle
Spring Branch hums with ambitious energy well-suited to young professionals and families. A flawless marriage of small-town sensibility and urban amenities, the area is known for its amiable community and diverse options.
Home to more than 130,000 people, Spring Branch offers a plethora of variety when it comes to residential life. With about 40% of its population owning their homes, this neighborhood is ideal for both renting and purchasing. A mix of white-collar and blue-collar, Spring Branch’s location makes for an easy commute to the Energy Corridor, Downtown Houston, and more.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
The streets of Spring Branch are not only friendly but also overflowing with an excellent retail and restaurant scene. From breweries to cute cafes, Spring Branch has it all.
Only a short drive away, Memorial City Mall is a retail haven for all Spring Branch residents’ needs, as it offers an unparalleled shopping experience complete with a variety of options from popular brands to native Houston standbys. Long Point Road is the place to be if you’re looking for eateries and retail options, such as the promising Long Point Road Shopping Center.
After a day of pursuing the boutiques and shopping centers around the Spring Branch area, there’s no better way to celebrate than to eat at one of the area’s delicious restaurants. Stop by Roostar, a Vietnamese Grill, or Mia’s Table in Memorial City for some warm, casual atmosphere. The Lazy Oaks Beer Garden is a perfect way to cap off the night while making a reservation at BORI ensures a night at an inviting, sophisticated South Korean-inspired steakhouse.
Things to Do
From its professionals to its families, the neighborhood enjoys an abundance of activity. In Spring Branch, the opportunity never stops.
Extend the evening by making plans at any one of Spring Branch’s top-tier breweries such as Karbach Brewery or Powder Keg, which has a great happy hour, a friendly dog park, and even sand volleyball lots available. Other green spaces for the whole family include the terrific Agnes Moffitt Park, which has both a swimming pool and a disc golf course.
Spring Branch is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
• Awty International School
• Spring Branch ISD