Memorial Park is a Houston jewel that keeps getting brighter and brighter — and Thomas Claffy isn't the only one who thinks so. The Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty agent is a native Texan who's called Houston home for most of his life, living only a mile from the park while helping people buy and sell real estate all over the city.
"You always hear 'location, location, location' when it comes to real estate, but if you are lucky enough to live close to Memorial Park then you truly understand what that means," says Claffy.
This large urban park is a daily escape for many Houstonians, and thanks to a major renovation it's getting better every day.
Those who love to be active especially love living nearby, as you can find golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, trails for mountain biking, the picnic loop for road bikes, and even sand volleyball. Of course, it's also a beautiful spot for a jog or walk with your dog along the running path or the trails at the Arboretum.
"No matter what you want in a home and a neighborhood, the best is just around the corner from Memorial Park," he says. "The Houston Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, River Oaks, Rice Military, Crestwood, Camp Logan, Memorial, and Spring Branch are all within a few miles of the park.
"I live a mile from the park and have for the last 15 years," says Claffy. "I am in the park almost every day and I love watching it change before my eyes."
Thanks to his excellent business relationships with buyers, sellers, and premier homebuilders in the city, along with an enviable network of previous clients who continue to put their trust and confidence in his abilities, Claffy can make living in or near Memorial Park an easy reality.
"I love being an ambassador for Houston," he says. "If someone is new to the city, I truly enjoy showing off what makes our city special. Even if you have been in Houston for many years, it is easy to get comfortable with your neighborhood so it is always fun to show people the various parts of the city and what makes each one special. I love to travel and have seen much of the world. Seeing what makes each city tick and what sets each city apart is always fun, but for me it always comes back to the people — and they don't get much better than here in Houston."