It’s official—Shady Acres hasn’t just arrived, it’s booming.
Formerly a working-class neighborhood just east of the Houston Heights in the northwest corner of Loop 610, Shady Acres has, over the last decade, transformed into a trendy, highly desirable neighborhood for young urban professionals and those craving a lively area with something new always going on. Its central location offers convenient access to 610 and multiple other freeways such as 290, I-10, and I-45. It’s a short commute to major commercial centers, particularly downtown Houston and the Galleria. And just beyond Shepherd Dr. is the Heights—meaning that Shady Acres residents get to enjoy all the amenities of the Heights but, in most cases, without the higher price tag of its homes.
Here, you can still find vintage cottages or bungalows on larger lots by inner-loop standards. But those are rapidly being replaced by newer townhomes and single-family, multi-level patio homes—some in gated communities—with smaller or no yards for a low-maintenance lifestyle. Accompanying the boom in new residential construction is the continual commercial development along N. Shepherd Dr., the eastern boundary of Shady Acres. Within walking distance of these homes are multi-story, several-thousand-square-feet retail complexes, a new HEB Heights Market, and a steady stream of new restaurants and bars.
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