Your Expert Guide
Bunker Hill Village: A community haven of diverse homes
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.
Part of the upscale, residential Memorial Villages community, Bunker Hill Village in west Houston is an independent municipality and the epitome of small-town living in the middle of a major urban landscape.
“Bunker Hill is known for its incredible community, along with privacy and a great school district,” says Susan Boss, a real estate agent who has been working in the area since 1990. “It has its own police department and a major medical center is located within minutes, as is convenient shopping and dining along with access to major thoroughfares to two airports and downtown.”
Boss lived in Bunker Hill for 13 years and in the neighboring Hunters Creek Village for four years. ““The mature trees, large lots, and the schools that my children attended — Bunker Hill Elementary, Spring Branch Middle School, Memorial High School — are some of my favorite qualities of this neighborhood,” she says. "Frostwood Elementary and Memorial Middle School are also in the community.”
Boss applies her neighborhood expertise to assist buyers and sellers moving within the city as well as those relocating into the area.
“Real estate is a major investment, and this made me want to know everything I could about my local community,” she adds.
Boss offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in Bunker Hill. Here's her guide:
Where to eat & drink
Boss recommends the classic American-meets-European menu at Masraff’s and the bold, eclectic flavors of Jonathan’s The Rub. “Both restaurants are family-owned and deeply involved in the community,” she says. “I love to support local and small businesses in my neighborhood, especially when they have tasty cuisine and fantastic service!”
“There’s also nothing like finishing a walk around Eastern Glades at Memorial Park Conservancy, with lunch at Beck’s Prime,” she adds.
Where to play
Boss gravitates to The Houstonian for spa and exercise time — the yoga classes are her favorite.
She also loves Memorial Park for all its outdoor activities and entertainment, including public tennis courts, croquet, and the renovated golf course and driving range.
“My family and I also enjoy annual events in the park, too, like the Bayou City Art Festival and the Houston Rodeo Trail Riders, and my grandchildren have tons of fun on the playgrounds year-round,” she says.
Hedwig Park is also another great option for outdoor fun. “Both my children and grandchildren grew up playing in the park, which is next to the Spring Branch Memorial Library,” Boss adds. “Their plant and book festivals have been favorites of my family.”
What to see
The walking paths and easements through the Memorial Villages take you from Bunker Hill through Piney Point and Hedwig Village to Hunters Creek Village. They are one of the area’s hidden gems, according to Boss.
Where to live
"One of the best and most consistent features in Bunker Hill is the large, wooded lots,” says Boss. “Aside from that, we see amazing diversity in property styles, ranging from 1950s-era, one-story ranch homes to recent construction representing everything from traditional to Mediterranean, French country, transitional, and contemporary architecture."
Susan Boss works and plays in Memorial's Bunker Hill Village. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email email@example.com, or call 713-823-6992.