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Overview of Briar Forest

Rent an apartment in Briar Forest, Houston, TX, for a slice of life in this family-friendly suburb. Like most West Houston neighborhoods, Briar Forest was once open land that was planted with cotton or rice. The most significant feature was Buffalo Bayou. The area was developed beginning in the 1960s as the bedroom communities spread west.

Briar Forest is adjacent the Memorial neighborhood, one of the city's wealthiest, as well as Westchase, a beautiful, planning management district. The community is close to the vibrant "Energy Corridor." Hundreds of companies that specialize in oil and gas exploration and engineering are based in the corridor. It is the third largest employment center in the area. Living in Briar Forest puts you within easy commuting distance.

Briar Forest Lifestyle and Entertainment

Briar Forest is the epitome of the suburban lifestyle. This bedroom community is popular with people of all ages, but is especially attractive to 30-something marrieds with children. The area includes a variety of cafes, coffee shops and eateries for everyone's taste. The neighborhood's location gives you easy access to the dining and shopping destinations of the Westchase and Galleria-Uptown communities. Plus, the I-10 and U.S. 59 put you just a freeway ride from the Museum District, downtown Houston and other attractions.

George Bush Park adjacent to Briar Forest is a tremendous outdoor space for a variety of activities. A Houston city park, it is the sixth largest in the nation. It was renamed in 1997 after President George H.W. Bush. The Buffalo Bayou is a major water source for the park and is a nature preserve within it. Most of the parks attractions are along Westheimer Parkway, which runs through it. The park includes sports fields, a shooting range, model aircraft flying fields, playgrounds and ponds and a system of jogging and bike trails.

The Briar Forest Rental Market

The apartment rental market in Briar Forest ranges from the affordable to the upscale. The majority of the construction in the area took place in the 1970s and '80s. A number of original buildings have renovated or converted into loft spaces, as well as condos and townhomes. New construction offers more upscale apartments with the latest amenities. One bedroom apartments in a garden-style building start at less than $500 a month, with two bedroom units costing about $650-$680. Larger apartments in a renovated building range from $700 for one bedroom to $975 for two. Single-family homes are also available. Most people commute 15-25 minutes to work.

Briar Forest Resources

Residents of Briar Forest reside in Houston City Council Districts G. Visit Houston city government for more information. The area is served by the Kendall Neighborhood Library. Children living in Briar Forest attend schools operated by the Houston Independent School District.

Briar Forest Zip Codes

Zip codes serving the Briar Forest area include: 77077 and 77042.

Cambridge Place - Houston, TX 77042
37
(4)

Houston, TX 77042

$570 - $1020

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Royal Oaks Court, Westchase)

(4)

$570 - $1020

336 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Artesian on Westheimer I & II - Houston, TX 77077
26

Houston, TX 77077

$984 - $1800

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walden Pond - Houston, TX 77077
34

Houston, TX 77077

$605 - $950

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)


$605 - $950

556 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodchase - Houston, TX 77063
22

Houston, TX 77063

$615 - $980

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Tanglewilde, Westchase...)


$615 - $980

270 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ashford Court - Houston, TX 77082
39

Houston, TX 77082

$510 - $975

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)


$510 - $975

442 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ascent at CityCentre - Houston, TX 77024
62
(47)

Houston, TX 77024

$1680 - $7997

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Memorial Park, The Villages)

(47)

$1680 - $7997

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Abbey at Memorial - Houston, TX 77079
43

Houston, TX 77079

$1059 - $1324

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Memorial Park, Nottingham Forest VIII)


$1059 - $1324

296 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aura Memorial - Houston, TX 77079
5

Houston, TX 77079

$1250 - $2245

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Memorial Park, Nottingham Forest VIII)


$1250 - $2245

288 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta City West - Houston, TX 77063
4

Houston, TX 77063

$1109 - $1950

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Tanglewilde, Woodlake)


$1109 - $1950

133 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ventura Lofts - Houston, TX 77063
17
(4)

Houston, TX 77063

$1575 - $2675

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Tanglewilde, Woodlake)

(4)

$1575 - $2675

265 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Domain by Windsor - Houston, TX 77077
33

Houston, TX 77077

$1356 - $2108

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)


$1356 - $2108

320 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Haven at Eldridge - Houston, TX 77077
27

Houston, TX 77077

$1065 - $2750

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)


$1065 - $2750

246 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mandalay at Shadow Lake - Houston, TX 77082
22
(4)

Houston, TX 77082

$807 - $1408

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)

(4)

$807 - $1408

294 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lexington Apartments - Houston, TX 77077
22
(2)

Houston, TX 77077

$905 - $1520

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge, Nottingham Forest VIII)

(2)

$905 - $1520

244 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westchase Forest - Houston, TX 77082
41
(5)

Houston, TX 77082

$811 - $1451

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Camden Park, Royal Oaks Court...)

(5)

$811 - $1451

400 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lodge At Shadowlake - Houston, TX 77082
35
(11)

Houston, TX 77082

$910 - $1599

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)

(11)

$910 - $1599

518 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond Towne Homes - Houston, TX 77042
8

Houston, TX 77042

$1065 - $1580

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Royal Oaks Court, Westchase)


$1065 - $1580

188 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brisa at Shadowlake - Houston, TX 77082
17
(67)

Houston, TX 77082

$905 - $1505

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Eldridge)

(67)

$905 - $1505

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Retreat at Westchase - Houston, TX 77042
25

Houston, TX 77042

$1121 - $5139

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Westchase)


$1121 - $5139

162 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodtrail - Houston, TX 77042
15

Houston, TX 77042

$640 - $1245

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Westchase)


$640 - $1245

304 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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