Houston Energy Corridor Neighborhood Spotlight: Gaywood
Gaywood is an affluent neighborhood located near the Houston Energy Corridor. This community of fine homes features a variety of architectural styles, from classic ranch homes to luxurious estates, all situated on generous, wooded lots. Gaywood is bordered by Memorial Drive to the north, Terry Hershey Park to the south, N. Wilcrest Drive to the west, and Sam Houston Parkway to the east. Commuting to downtown Houston is convenient via N. Wilcrest Drive to the Katy Freeway.
Gaywood is home to the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, a 17.5 acre forest preserve located along Rummel Creek. The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is maintained by the Houston Audubon Society, and is open to the public 365 days a year. The sanctuary includes a restored log cabin, where educational programs are offered to all ages. The sanctuary is popular with bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, who enjoy sightings of native mammals, migratory songbirds, shorebirds, birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians.
To the south of Gaywood, Terry Hershey Park offers 11 miles of hiking and bike trails, which conveniently connect area neighborhoods and businesses.
Residents of Gaywood enjoy an abundance of nature, but they also have easy access to shopping, dining and services. The nearest Starbuck’s is mere minutes away in Town & Country Village, an upscale shopping center with 90 stores, restaurants and service providers. More world-class shopping and dining is just around the corner at the Memorial City Mall.
Gaywood public education is provided by the Spring Branch Independent School District, which has been recognized for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Elementary age children attend Rummel Creek Elementary School before moving on to Memorial Middle School. High school students attend Stratford High School, which received a Silver ranking by U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence.
Gaywood is a relatively small neighborhood, with fewer than 120 homes situated among mature trees and lush lawns. The Gaywood Civic Club provides architectural review and control, a neighborhood constable, and homeowner services. Homes in Gaywood enjoy strong market values, with home prices currently starting above $700k and exceeding $1 million.
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