The Top 5 Reasons Why Spring Branch is in Growth Mode


The Spring Branch area has been on a tear for what seems like since 2012 with real estate prices effectively increasing 50% and sometimes more in some neighborhoods. In this article, we’re going to break down the top 5 biggest reasons why Spring Branch is booming.

1. Location, Location, Location

Map of Spring Branch Houston
The Greater Spring Branch Area

It’s a cliche for reason. Location is the most important aspect of real estate and it’s the reason why a tiny run-down property that’s falling apart can be worth millions of dollars. Simply because of where that property is located can make all of the distance.

Spring Branch is conveniently located just north west of the inner-loop of Houston and about 30 minutes closer to downtown (1-2 hours in traffic) than living in out in Cypress, Katy, or Sugarland.

You simply just can’t beat the central location of Spring Branch and the connectivity of being so close to i-10, 290, 610, and BW 8. Wherever you want to go in Houston, Spring Branch can make it a little easier.

2. Room for Growth

Lot cleared and ready for development at Hammerly & Blalock

If you just take a drive around the area, you can see that the reality is that Spring Branch has plenty of room to grow and is pretty underdeveloped in most aspects. There are plenty of massive lots sitting vacant on big streets like Hammerly, Bingle, and Blalock so it’s only a matter of time until the big developers start pouring in.

There really isn’t one type of (new) real estate that you could say Spring Branch has too much of. From condos, to townhomes, to master-planned communities, and even mixed use developments, Spring Branch could really use a little bit of all of those things.

3. The Schools

Spring Branch ISD serves over 35,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students and includes an overall region with 188,000 residents.

Spring Branch ISD is home to some of Houston’s best public and private schools. In fact, Spring Branch has quite a few top ranked private schools including; School of The Woods, St. Regis, Awty International, and Houston Christian.

There are currently four traditional high schools (grades 9-12), one of which is 6A, and three 5A high schools, eight middle schools (grades 6-8), and twenty-six elementary schools (grades K-5), and six early education Pre-K centers in the district. Three more high school centers serve students in grades 9-12 with various purposes, including one public charter school.

Learn more about Spring Branch schools.

4. Under New Management

If you driven around the Spring Branch area you may have noticed all of the new street posts and signage and maybe even noticed the improved roadways, or at least the big billboards telling people to move to Spring Branch.

The Spring Branch Management District was created in 2012 and it’s mission is “to positively impact public safety, business development, environmental and urban design, and mobility and transportation to facilitate profitability, promote the redevelopment and growth of the area, and to help create an environment attractive to business.”

Visit to learn more about the Spring Branch Management District.

5. The Real Estate

When it comes to real estate, Spring Branch has it all. Want brand new townhomes? We’ve got’ em. Single-family patio home? Yup, got those too. How about a mid-century ranch style home on a huge lot with mature trees? We’ve got a ton of those.

Heck, even if you’re on the market for a multi-million dollar villa, Spring Branch has those too. The bottom line is that Spring Branch has so much to offer in terms of real estate that it’s hard to find something you won’t like.

See homes just listed in Spring Branch.

The Spring Branch market is booming for a variety of reasons but these are the top five reasons that we think is making the biggest difference. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Real spring branch

    What you monsters did to Spring branch is repulsive. Your gentrification projects should be a felony and you’ve ruined the neighborhood. Prices are double and now only snobby ass rich anal white people can live there. It’s a crime to see little boney ass people jogging with their vegan labradoodles and twin kids Tyler and Tucker strapped to their backs. It was nice in the 70’s and 80’s. Then the illegals came painting their houses purple and green? I was attacked by a fighting rooster at Miami Garden appartment. The store at Campbell and Kempwood had hundreds of drunk illegals fighting every night so they installed a disco ball by the dumpster. Drugs, gangs, and prostitutes everywhere. This however is 1000 times better than what’s going on now. Only snobs can afford to live there now. I believe they should build a wall to keep the snobs and gentrification out of our neighborhood. Go back to Memorial

    1. Htx

      This whole rant should be heard by the whole city of memorial these rich ass holes needa go back where they came from

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