The neighborhood comprised of Timbergrove Manor and its adjoining sibling, Lazybrook, ranges along W. 11th Street just west of The Heights between Durham Drive and Ella Boulevard. The neighborhoods were platted after World War II in the forested tracts and rolling terrain that mark the area around White Oak Bayou as it travels towards Downtown Houston.
In recent years, Timbergrove and Lazybrook have experienced growth and redevelopment as suburbanites, many of whom grew up in the area, move back to the inner city to raise families and be a part of Houston’s urban renaissance. Originally a neighborhood of small, Ranch-style homes, the original deed restrictions have been amended and updated to permit newer, larger homes to be built and still preserve the vintage feel of the neighborhood.
Timbergrove and Lazybrook are home to one of Houston’s largest urban parklands, West 11th Street Park. The park provides more than 20 acres of native Texas forest and was saved from private development through private donations and a grant from the Texas legislature to the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department. West 11th Street Park is a haven for runners, joggers, bikers, dog-walkers, and those who just want to enjoy nature.
Public schools in the area include several HISD Magnet schools and charter schools, and there are a number of private and parochial schools.