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Houston, Texas

Memorial Villages North

When the Memorial Villages are mentioned, people usually think of the four neighborhoods south of Interstate 10: Hedwig, Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek. But the two lesser-known members of the Memorial Villages family—Spring Valley and Hilshire Village—offer excellent opportunities for home buyers looking for the small-town flavor all the Memorial Village townships enjoy. Home owners find near-town convenience combined with seclusion, security, and outstanding Spring Branch Schools.

Located north of Interstate 10, and situated between Campbell Road and Wirt Road, Spring Valley and Hilshire Village are only minutes from the Galleria area. Like the other Memorial Villages, they feature spacious lots, large trees, quiet streets, private city services, and an aesthetic blend of older homes and new construction. City services for both of these townships are provided by the Village Fire Department, which also furnishes ambulance service with trained paramedics, and the Spring Valley Police Department, manned by a staff of 15 police cars, two motorcycle patrols, and a K-9 unit. Both boast a remarkable two and one-half to three-minute average response time.

Covering a two-square mile area, Spring Valley’s 1992 population was approximately 3600 residents, and the township consisted of 1,394 homes. Because the township has its own public works personnel, two or more of whom are on call 24 hours per day, the average response time for water, sewer, or street service is only five minutes. Spring Valley has seen the development of several successful new subdivisions in recent years.

Consisting of 290 homes on approximately 47 acres, Hilshire Village offers ample opportunity for new growth and construction. The township offices are staffed by volunteer homeowners, who take care to maintain property values through stringent restrictions ranging from building codes to parking, zoning, and tree ordinance. Much smaller than Spring Valley, Hilshire Village showcases beautiful, distinctive custom homes.