Shady Acres

Up-and-coming Inner Loop alcove

Welcome to Shady Acres

In the northwest corner of Loop 610 sits Shady Acres, a quiet neighborhood with a growing contemporary presence. Considered part of the Greater Heights Area, Shady Acres touts tree-lined boulevards, as its name suggests, and although this community used to be rather industrial, today these streets have been transformed into a residential retreat. Shady Acres real estate has a little bit of everything. From gated communities to winding private roads, it’s easy to feel tucked away in this cozy enclave. Luxury condos and multi-level townhouses are becoming increasingly popular in Shady Acres, which can be ideal for on-the-go living. Residents here take advantage of straightforward commutes.

What to Love

  • A blend of new constructions and established cul-de-sacs
  • Hiking and biking locally
  • Towering townhomes and sweeping estates to suit your lifestyle
  • Walkable neighborhoods with nearby eateries and shops
  • Cutting edge amenities

People & Lifestyle

Trend savvy buyers will recognize Shady Acres’ potential. This blossoming community is gaining momentum as homeowners move out of nearby neighborhoods Timbergrove and Houston Heights, which makes this location excellent for long-term investors. Additionally, Shady Acres is conveniently located, and its access to contemporary urban amenities is ideal for Houston’s movers and shakers who prefer to live life in motion.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shady Acres’ unique location makes it easy to find something to eat. Not only does Shady Acres have its own selection of quirky eateries and shops, but it is also situated within close proximity to Houston Heights amenities. Iconic Cedar Creek Bar and Grill is a stylized restaurant with plentiful Wild West charm, and their funky digs include a well-lit patio for dining alfresco. This neighborhood restaurant is casual enough to dine with friends and the family but boasts world-class flavors and a dazzling menu of libations. Old-fashioned Tex-Mex joint Tony’s Mexican has been an Inner Loop staple since opening in 1992. Local hangout The Barking Pig is a family-owned restaurant that opened in 2015 with a focus on gastro-pub fares, craft beers and cocktails, internationally-acclaimed wines, and a sense of community congregation. Crisp is a local Shady Acres and Houston Heights favorite for elevated pub fares any time of day. Whether you visit for brunch or come in after dark for wine by the glass, Crisp is dedicated to top tier hospitality and delectable dishes.

Things to Do

Because Shady Acres is tucked inside the Inner Loop, it has easy access to Houston’s freeways and makes it simple to navigate the city to accommodate bursting social calendars. However, there are still plenty of local events nearby. Crawfish Festival in the Heights is one of Houston’s largest annual crawfish festivals, and this event includes more than simply crustaceans. Here, you’ll find vendor booths that range from cosmetics to apparel to art, so you can enjoy New Orleans crawfish while shopping for local goods. Each spring, the Shady Acres Civic Club holds their annual Easter Egg Hunt, while the first Tuesday in August is dedicated to National Night Out, an event that inspired police-community partnerships across the country, and this annual campaign fosters a sense of camaraderie between locals and their public servants.

Schools

Schools in Shady Acres are fortunate to rank highly and offer a myriad of academic opportunities to their students. A few of the most noteworthy educational facilities in the neighborhood include: 

  • ​​​​​​Field Elementary School, PK-5
  • Hamilton Middle School, 6-8
  • Black Middle School, 6-8

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