Shepherd Forest Homes for Sale
The community of Shepherd Forest is located in Central Northwest Houston. Residents of this small suburban community will find that they are well-connected to a wealth of amenities and recreation options around them. The prime location of this Houston neighborhood makes it a particularly great option for families that have children or those who work in the medical profession. Shepherd Forest homes for sale tend to be valued as low as $100,000 and upwards of $300,000.
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The Shepherd Forest community consists of approximately 900 homes. Much of the development of the area occurred in the 1950s. The Shepherd Forest real estate market is primarily composed of single-family houses. Many of these homes are ranchers with a single-story floor plan. On average, floor plans tend to be between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet and include three or four bedrooms.
Despite the fact that many of the homes in this community were built in the 1950s, many of the houses in Shepherd Forest boast freshly remodeled interiors. As such, buyers who are interested in new construction will find that many of the things they love about new homes can be found in this neighborhood too. It is a testament to the quality of the neighborhood that so many buyers are willing to spend time upgrading their homes to the standard they want rather than moving into a new home in a different community that is already finished to their standards. Upgrades to old homes in the community often include installing more energy efficient windows, refacing the kitchen, and refreshing the flooring. Many of the homes in Shepherd Forest feature exceptionally large windows that allow plenty of natural light to spill into the living spaces.
Most houses in Shepherd Forest are situated on spacious yards. Backyards are fenced. For home owners that means that they have a great space where they can play fetch with their dog or barbecue a thick-cut of steak. Houston is well known for its fantastic weather year round, and many of the residents of this community have taken advantage of that fact and installed spacious back patios with picnic tables where they can host functions or enjoy a quiet afternoon outdoors in the sun. In this neighborhood, it is also possible to find homes with backyard pools. A pool is the perfect place to beat the heat in the summer. It is also a great way to get some gentle exercise.
Shepherd Forest Amenities & Recreation
It is hard to imagine a better location for Shepherd Forest. Residents are close to major arteries ensuring that the heart of the city is mere moments away, yet residents are also within walking distance of community greenspaces and parks. Families with children will find that nearby schools are plentiful. Working professionals will find that the location of Shepherd Forest easily enables them to take advantage of job opportunities throughout most of the city. Shopping and recreation options are nearby as well. What more could you need?
Families that include school-aged children will find that this neighborhood is served by the Houston Independent School District. Families are fortunate to be close to many of Houston’s finest schools. The following schools are nearby:
- Oak Forest Elementary
- Frank Black Middle School
- Waltrip High School
In terms of recreation, Shepherd Forest is close to the White Oak Bayou Greenway Bike Trail. This 49-mile trail follows a river and connects to a recreation area that includes:
- Outdoor 50m swimming pool
- TC Jester disc golf course
- TC Jester off-leash dog park
- Outdoor running track
- Children’s playground
- Baseball diamond
Working professionals will find plenty of opportunities for work. The Houston Independent School District office and the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital are two major employers in the area that are located just a few blocks from Shepherd Forest. For those who work in the medical or educational professions, the location of Shepherd Forest is very convenient.
When it comes to amenities, residents of Shepherd Forest will find that they are close to hardware stores, grocery stores, banks, clothing retailers, and more. Life in this northwest Houston neighborhood truly is close to everything the city has to offer.
Shepherd Forest is especially well connected to the rest of Houston. It is located near the junction of Highways 610 and 290. This means that residents of Shepherd Forest are easily able to travel south, northwest, or east with ease. Those who commute to different parts of the city will find that this makes their daily trip to a different part of the city very convenient.
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Listing information last updated on March 24th, 2019 at 8:25pm CDT.