Your Expert Guide
Lazybrook + Timbergrove: A taste of spacious suburbia, inside the loop
There are so many great places to live in Houston that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
About seven miles northwest of downtown, the adjoining neighborhoods of Lazybook and Timbergove Manor are conveniently located inside the 610 Loop, just west of the Heights and along the wooded banks of White Oak Bayou.
“This area somehow feels like you are living in a wooded, suburban neighborhood, but you're still inside the city,” says real estate agent Kortney Debner.
The beautiful trees, parks, and green space are some of her favorite parts of Lazybrook and Timbergove. That, and the fact that you can be at all the hot spots in no time.
“You can be at 610 or I-10 within minutes,” Debner says. “Having 11th street and T.C. Jester nearby is so convenient and makes it really easy to get around the Heights.”
When she’s not finding a dream property for her clients — or helping them get the best results for their home sale — you might find Debner traveling, painting, cooking, or baking.
Debner offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in Lazybrook and Timbergrove. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Lazybrook and Timbergrove have some of Debner’s favorite restaurants, including Hughie’s for Vietnamese-American fare and Rainbow Lodge, which specializes in wild game and seafood in a log-cabin setting.
For a Korean-influenced menu that’s high on creativity, Debner goes to Dak & Bop. And for a glass of wine and good Italian-inspired dishes, it’s Porta’Vino.
When it comes to a great place to watch a ball game, she recommends Cactus Cove, where they also serve up daily specials like Tuesday tacos and margs, fried-chicken Wednesdays, and Thursday steak night with $20 wine bottles. “It’s off the beaten path and a lot less crowded than the bars on 19th Street,” she says.
Where to play
Railway Heights is a unique market where you can shop local and small at more than 40 retail and food vendors. There’s also a beer garden, dog park, and wine bar.
Debner also loves the Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve (formerly known as West 11th Street Park); it’s a beautiful pocket wilderness to escape city life.
For more time in nature, Little Thicket Park and Timbergrove Manor Park are two additional options close by.
Where to live
“You'll find mostly ranch-style homes from the 1950s and ’60s that have been renovated to feel like new, interspersed with some new-construction homes,” says Debner. “The average lot size is around 10,000 square feet, giving a bit more space than the Greater Heights area.”
Debner also mentions that Timbergrove/Manor Park is a great place to raise a family, if you're not ready to move to the burbs quite yet. “There are many first- and second-time homebuyers — including newlyweds and young families — here,” she says.
Kortney Debner works and plays in Lazybrook and Timbergrove. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email email@example.com, or call 281-433-7975.