The Memorial-area neighborhoods of Wilchester and Wilchester West are located in the wooded area south of Interstate-10 and north of Buffalo Bayou, and bordered approximately by Wilcrest Drive and Patchester. These neighborhoods, rated high for their convenient location, outstanding neighborhood schools, and upscale ambiance, have maintained popularity and stable home values. Its native oaks and pines help give it a quiet, mature appeal. Buffalo Bayou Park, bordering both subdivisions on the south, provides a quiet, natural setting for walking, biking or nature studies.
There are approximately 1145 homes in these sister-neighborhoods (620 in Wilchester and 525 in Wilchester West), most built in the ‘60s as customized spec homes by renowned builders of the day. The majority have been refurbished or updated to reflect present-day standards. Driving its tree-lined streets, one sees manicured lawns and well-maintained homes that range in style from Colonial to traditional. Each subdivision has its own homeowners’ association providing deed restriction compliance, architectural control, 24-hour security surveillance, and private garbage and recycle pickup. Pools, tennis courts and parks are available throughout the subdivision.
The schools serving Wilchester and Wilchester West are part of the Spring Branch Independent School District and all have been recognized for their excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The Westchester Academy for International Studies, located within the subdivision, is an SBISD charter school offering small, personalized classes for students in grades 6-12 who choose to specialize in languages and international affairs.
The two neighborhoods continue to attract professionals and their families who are drawn to its excellent schools, stable home values, easy access to major thoroughfares, quiet shady streets, and proximity to Memorial-area amenities.
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