Welcome to the Timbergrove Manor/Lazybrook Area
Tucked inside the northwest corner of the 610 Loop, the Timbergrove/Lazybrook area is a mix of single family homes nestled into deed restricted communities, apartment living, industrial and office space supported by commercial endeavors lining major roads. Also in the mix is an abundance of park space, great civic organizations, easy hike and bike trail access and a well-regarded Elementary School.
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Our Corner of Houston with a Mix of Housing Options
The Timbergrove/Lazybrook area is comprised primarily of two neighborhoods, developed as somewhat suburban outposts beginning in the 1940s and continuing for 20 years. Today, homes in the area are beautifully remodeled or rebuilt in a somewhat eclectic mix of styles. Timbergrove Manor is comprised of 14 sections with the oldest being just west of W 11th St and Durham Blvd. Sections 1 - 4, located east of White Oak Bayou, fall under the umbrella of the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association (TMNA). On the west side of the bayou, Sections 5 - 14 are served by the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club (TMCC). Both are voluntary civic organizations with modest dues who help to enforce deed restrictions, maintain esplanades, look after community parks, host fun events for residents multiple times per year and much more.
While original construction in Timbergrove Manor was largely completed at the end of the 1950s, Lazybrook was just getting started. The winding roads of this deed-restricted neighborhood are canopied by mature trees and residents benefit from another voluntary organization, the Lazybrook Civic Club.
As an active volunteer with TMCC, I know first hand the benefits offered by the civic organizations in the area. In Timbergrove Manor Civic Club territory, that includes private security patrols. All of the neighborhoods mentioned above host fun family events and need the support of residents to continue. If you live in one of these neighborhoods, please consider supporting your local civic organization with a gift of money or time.
Another enclave of single family homes in the area is Holly Park. Located just south of W 18th St just inside the West Loop, Holly Park is comprised of just over 100 homes. While homes are similar in character, style and construction method as the neighboring properties in Lazybrook and Timbergrove Manor, properties in Holly Park are not subject to deed restrictions.
But the Timbergrove/Lazybrook MLS area is certainly home to more than just those living in the original single family home neighborhoods. Wonderful patio home communities dot the area along with rentals spanning a cross section of age, amenities and cost. Click the map to the left to see the locations of popular developments in the area. No matter what style of home you are searching for, you can likely find it in Timbergrove/Lazybrook.
Last Month's Market Comparison
Each month we dive into key market indicators to evaluate how the Timbergrove/Lazybrook market is doing as a whole. We also look closely at Single Family Homes in TMCC, TMNA and Lazybrook subdivisions to see how the market compares now to previous months and years. Flip through the slides below to see what's happening in the Timbergrove Manor/Lazybrook Real Estate market.
Timbergrove after Harvey
It has been a hard couple of weeks. And I write this as someone who was, individually, not affected by storm damage. We had no flooding and only a minor roof leak. I am among the Houston lucky. But every Houstonian knows someone - and maybe many someones - who's lives will be forever shaped by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.
I've seen the residents of Timbergrove Manor and the surrounding subdivisions awe me again and again throughout this process. I've never had any doubt in the most fundamental of civic principles that a community is the sum of its parts. Well, our parts are pretty freaking awesome in The 'Grove! And Lazybrook too! And everyone I've had the pleasure of connecting with while trying to help the 150+ area households that took on water during Harvey.
As for the real estate market, no doubt it will experience dramatic shifts in the coming months. A look back at August's performance may provide little direction for what's next. Although the jump in supply of Lazybrook listings in August may be offset by the neighborhood's now even more sought after "high and dry" status.
Recent price trends are a little flat year-over-year, but overall lack of inventory means area Sellers were posed to continue toward a positive annual return. However, what's unclear is what impact Hurricane Harvey flooding will have on the volume of listings for sale. While many homeowners will rebuild - and even take this opportunity to improve upon their dream homes, some will decide to move on. What mix of remodeled or new construction options in Timbergrove Manor results is simply yet to be seen.
If you are a homeowner considering selling, rather than rebuilding, there is certainly a lot to consider. Please let me know if I can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. You can get an instant automated value of your property using the form below or contact me to get a custom evaluation. I'll reach out right away to set up a time to walk your property.
Have Space for One More? Or a Whole Family?
If you were unaffected by the storm, but would like to make temporary housing available to those who were, I have a great resource for you. The Houston Association of Realtors has set up a temporary housing listing site. You can advertise accommodations for free or for a fee. There's no charge to you for this service.