Tanglewood – Houston Neighborhood Overview

Tanglewood is one of Houston’s most exclusive and desirable neighborhoods with a charming architectural mix of spacious updated California Ranch homes and magnificent recently built Traditional, Mediterranean and Contemporary-style residences.

Located off San Felipe Road, just outside the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8 in the Uptown Houston Area.  Tanglewood has been called “a leafy upscale subdivision” and served as a. longtime residence of George H. W. and Barbara Bush.  Tanglewood was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. as one of the five best-planned neighborhood subdivisions in the United States in 1951.

In 1949 seven beautiful new homes were ready for the grand opening of Tanglewood. These homes were built to take advantage of the newly popular Houston lifesaver – air conditioning. In fact, the new Tanglewood had the distinction of being the most air-conditioned subdivision in the Southwest. Since most of the land was open prairie, each home site was planted with two large oak trees plus three oaks added on every corner.

As a result, today Tanglewood is now one of Houston’s most beautiful wooded areas with approximately 5,000 trees.  Tanglewood Boulevard is lined with live oak trees and benches that allow people to relax along the walking and bike paths. 

Today Tanglewood subdivision consists of 1,206 homes in 15 sections. Homes range from Rambling Ranches to Tudor Style, many of the older homes have been renovated or torn down and re-built. The newer homes range from two story English-style brick and stone to Mediterranean Stucco Style with Clay Roofs. Many of these homes include three car garages and wine cellars.  The median home price is approximately $1.75 million.

The Tanglewood Homes Association rigidly enforce deed restrictions. These included front and sideline setbacks for every home. Prior to any construction, plans have to be approved by an architectural control committee. The original ideas and restrictions of the developer are still carried out by the Tanglewood Homes Association.

The subdivision is home to several Public and Private Elementary and Middle Schools, including St. Michael’s Catholic School, Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and Saint Agnes Academy. It also hosts the Jungman Library which is a branch of the Houston Public Library and its very own Golf Course and Country Club (Houston Country Club).

Need a Tanglewood Realtor?

Not working with a realtor? We recommend you call Victoria Upton at Upton Gray Properties. Mrs. Upton specializes in the luxury home market. She can be reached at 281.497.4729 or you can email her at victoria@uptongray.com.

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