Briargrove, Houston

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A sign marking Briargrove

Briargrove is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, United States, near Uptown Houston.

Briargrove was established in the 1950s with one-story ranch homes built in the 1950s and 1960s.[1] Deed restrictions in the neighborhood were modified in 1986 to allow for 1 12-story and two-story homes. Afterwards some of the older ranch homes were torn down and replaced with newer 2-story homes.[1]

Government[edit]

Federal and state representation[edit]

Briargrove is in Texas's 7th congressional district [1].

Fire service[edit]

Houston Fire Department operates Station 2 at 5880 Woodway at Chimney Rock [2], across from Tanglewood Park.

Police service[edit]

The neighborhood is served by the Houston Police Department's District 18 Patrol Division.[2]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Briargrove Elementary School

Briargrove's public schools are operated by Houston ISD. The community is within Trustee District VII, represented by Harvin C. Moore as of 2008.[3]

Briargrove is zoned to Briargrove Elementary School[4] and Grady Middle School.[5] Briargrove residents are zoned to Lee High School[6] and may choose to attend Lamar High School or Westside High School.[7]

Grady Middle School

Residents of the Briargrove Elementary School attendance zone may apply for the Briarmeadow Charter School.[8]

The T.H. Rogers School, an alternative K-12 school for gifted and talented students, deaf students, and multiply impaired students, is nearby Briargrove. In 1982 T. H. Rogers, which previously served as a neighborhood middle school, was converted into a magnet school due to low enrollment. Uptown residents were rezoned to Revere Middle School, but complaints from neighborhood parents that stated that Revere was too far resulted in the re-opening of Grady as a middle school in 1992.[9][10]

Private schools[edit]

St. Michael School, a Roman Catholic K-8 school that is a part of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is in the area [3].

Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning, a private K-12 Islamic school, is in the area.

Public libraries[edit]

The Houston Public Library Jungman Branch is in the area.

Parks[edit]

The Briargrove Park Center is located in Briargrove. The Houston Business Journal said that the park was "[l]ong a favorite with families".[11] By 2003 several improvements had been added to the pool, playground, tennis, and clubhouse facilities, including a large covered pavilion, fences, new toilet facilities, and sidewalks.[11]

Many residents jog and stroll at another park, described by the Business Journal as "a second nature preserve-like park".[11] The park has its own newsletter, the "Voice of Briargrove Park."[11]

The city of Houston operates the Tanglewood Park at 5801 Woodway [4] and the Grady Park at 1700 Yorktown [5].

Media[edit]

The Tanglewood Buzz is a monthly magazine mailed free of charge to all residents. The Tanglewood Buzz is about people, products and services in the community.

The Houston Chronicle is the area regional newspaper.

The Memorial Examiner is a local newspaper distributed in the community [6].

Community information[edit]

The closest first-run movie theater is the Edwards Theatres Grand Palace 24.

The closest YMCA to Briargrove is the Post Oak YMCA.

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