BRAESWOOD REAL ESTATE
Old Braeswood is one of Houston's historic neighborhoods. Originally planned as a "country club district" in the late 1920's, Old Braeswood was actually developed in spurts through the ‘30's, ‘40's, and ‘50's. Each section of the neighborhood has a distinct architectural style, reflecting the era in which it was developed and the city's changing residential patterns during the middle of the century.
Old Braeswood is bounded by South Main, North Braeswood, Kirby Drive, and Holcombe. The Texas Medical Center, Rice University, the Village, and the Astrodome complex are all within a one-mile radius. Surrounded by some of Houston's best schools, medical facilities, museums, restaurants, and shopping, Old Braeswood is one of the most convenient neighborhoods in the city.
The community of Braeswood Place is a collection of seven subdivisions: Braes Heights, Ayrshire, Braes Manor, Braes Oaks, Braes Terrace, Emerald Forest, and Southern Oaks. Braeswood Place is a mainly single-family neighborhood of 2,200 homes inside Loop 610, east of the city of Bellaire, south of the cities of Southside Place and West University Place, west of the Texas Medical Center and the neighborhood of Old Braeswood, and north of Brays Bayou. Braes Terrace is the lone exception and is located south of Brays Bayou. The neighborhoods of Braeswood Place were built during the late 1940s into the 1950s; Braeswood Place Homeowners Association was chartered in 1951.
In recent years, many of the neighborhood's ranch-style homes have been extensively renovated and expanded or torn down to accommodate larger houses. Many new homes are built by existing residents who love their neighborhood and don't wish to move but need more space. All new-construction homes and many of the renovated homes are raised on higher foundations to guard against the possibility of another occurrence such as Tropical Storm Allison.