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Welcome to historic Eastwood, Houston's original master-planned community! Located in the East End, this area is bursting with vintage homes full of charm and character. Eastwood real estate shows up on "The Best Neighborhood in Houston" lists time and time again - with tree-lined streets and it being just minutes from downtown it's easy to see why.
This area has been attracting young professionals and families for quite some time. These homeowners look forward to remodeling these historic homes, bringing them into present day with modern fixtures, trendy designs, and open concepts.
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About the Eastwood Real Estate Market
When you are looking for an Eastwood home for sale you will find a diverse collection of architectural styles, floor plans, and designs. This neighborhood was born near the turn of the century, and it still retains the charisma of this magical era.
A Little Bit about Eastwood Real Estate History
Designed and developed in 1911 by homebuilder William Wilson, Eastwood was the first master planned community in Houston. Wilson envisioned an upscale neighborhood that was symmetrically planned with strategically placed live oak and sycamore trees throughout. Eastwood officially opened in September 1913.
All of the homes in Eastwood were custom homes built in Craftsman, Arts & Crafts, American Foursquare, and Mission styles of architecture. In fact, Eastwood has one of the largest collections of such styles, still intact, in all of the US. Some of the later-build homes feature prairie-style influences, which were born from the 20th century Arts and Crafts movement.
By October 1913, Eastwood was already described by the Houston Daily Post as "..a model suburb...one of the most convenient, attractive, and beautiful homesite additions in the city of Houston."
It has had several notable residents over the years, including Howard Hughes (Hughes Tool Company), was is rumored to have stayed with his Aunt on McKinney Street while he was building one his airplanes in a nearby Eastwood street garage.
You can find Eastwood's abundance of historic homes in Houston's East End, bordered Rusk Street to the north and I-45 to the south, and Hughes Street and Sampson Street to the east and west.
Eastwood is also geographically designated as part of Super Neighborhood 64 (Greater Eastwood), which gives residents the opportunity to be active participants with the elected council and stakeholders.
Buyers looking for Houston real estate in a great location will be happy with what they find in this little niche of the city. Homes are much more affordable than their Houston Heights neighbor, yet they still enjoy many of the same amenities as their northern counterpart!
With Eastwood's close proximity to I-45 and US-59, community to work and driving around the city is easy! Public transportation is also readily available, including bus and rail. The METRO bus route 50 brings you along Harrisburg Boulevard and Polk Street, towards the heart of Houston.
Beyond its historic charm and congenial community, Eastwood is close to some of Houston's most favorite amenities.
Scholars and faculty alike love Eastwood's convenient location to their main campus. The short commute to classes or work leaves more time for studying, grading, and for the famous Coogs tailgate parties. Younger students attend the well-respected Lantrip or Cage elementary schools, Jackson Middle School, or Austin High School. For weekend research projects, Eastwood is also in close to Houston Public Library's Flores Branch.
A beloved weekend activity of Eastwooders is to visit Eastwood Park. Here they can sit back and read a book or enjoy a picnic under the beautiful old shade trees. This incredible park has a swimming pool complex, ball fields, skate park, tennis courts, renovated playscapes, picnic tables, as well barbeque grills.
Eastwood real estate is also about 15 minutes away from the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Residents also have convenient access to Downtown Houston, and all of its incredible amenities.
Homebuyers looking for an affordable home that is full of history and charm, conveniently located to work, great schools, and great amenities need to take a serious look at Eastwood homes for sale.
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Listing information last updated on January 16th, 2019 at 5:55am CST.