Hunters Creek Village, Texas

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City of Hunters Creek Village
City
Hunters Creek Village City Hall
Hunters Creek Village City Hall
Location of Hunters Creek Village, Texas
Location of Hunters Creek Village, Texas
Coordinates: 29°46′11″N 95°30′1″W / 29.76972°N 95.50028°W / 29.76972; -95.50028Coordinates: 29°46′11″N 95°30′1″W / 29.76972°N 95.50028°W / 29.76972; -95.50028
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,367
 • Density 2,300/sq mi (870/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77024
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-35480[1]
GNIS feature ID 1374180[2]
Website www.cityofhunterscreek.com

Hunters Creek Village is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States, part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 4,367 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of a collection of upscale residential communities in west Houston known as the Memorial Villages.

While Hunters Creek Village is an independent municipality, and not part of the city of Houston, the United States Postal Service uses "Houston" for all Hunters Creek Village addresses; "Hunters Creek Village" is not an acceptable city designation for mail addressed to places in Hunters Creek Village [1].

As of 2000, Hunters Creek Village was the 5th wealthiest location in Texas by per capita income. A 2010 BusinessWeek study stated that Hunters Creek Village was the most expensive suburb in Texas.[4]

History[edit]

Prior to the incorporation of Piney Point Village, German farmers settled the area and opened sawmills. By 1936 the community had a sawmill and several residences.[5]

In the mid-1950s, effort to form a Spring Branch municipality failed.[6] The city incorporated in 1954 with a mayor-alderman government.[5] Because of the 1954 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Hunters Creek Village's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated.[7] By 1966 year the community had a school and a church. Between 1960 and 1980 the population increased from 2,478 to 4,580. In 1982 the population fell to 4,215. 4,598 people lived in Hunters Creek Village in 1990.[5]

In 2008, Forbes.com selected Hunters Creek Village, along with the adjacent community of Bunker Hill Village and (southwest suburban) Sugar Land, as one of the three Houston-area "Top Suburbs To Live Well."[8]

Geography[edit]

Map of Hunters Creek Village

Hunters Creek Village is located at 29°46′11″N 95°30′1″W / 29.76972°N 95.50028°W / 29.76972; -95.50028 (29.769632, -95.500190).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,374 people, 1,471 households, and 1,291 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,253.0 people per square mile (870.5/km²). There were 1,523 housing units at an average density of 784.5/sq mi (303.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.37% White, 0.37% African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.80% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

A sign indicating Hunters Creek Village

There were 1,471 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.9% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.2% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.19. The current mayor of Hunters Creek Village is Steven Reichek, as of August 2006.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $171,294, and the median income for a family was $184,574. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $48,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $88,821. About 0.6% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Bunker Hill Village, Hunters Creek Village, and Piney Point Village [2] jointly operate the Memorial Villages Police Department. The Village Fire Department serves all of the Memorial villages [3]. The village is within the Memorial Villages Water Authority.[4]

Harris County Precinct Three, headed by Steve Radack as of 2008, serves Hunters Creek Village.[10]

Hunters Creek Village is located in District 136 of the Texas House of Representatives. As of 2008 Beverly Woolley represents the district.[11] Hunters Creek Village is within District 7 of the Texas Senate; as of 2008 Dan Patrick represents the district.[12]

Hunters Creek Village is in Texas's 7th congressional district; as of 2008 John Culberson is the representative.[13] The pro-Republican Party publication Human Events identified the zip code 77024 as the zip code that gave the eighth largest contribution to John McCain's 2008 U.S. Presidential Election campaign. The zip code, which includes the portion of Hunters Creek Village north of the Buffalo Bayou, gave $540,309 United States dollars by October 24, 2008.[14][15]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Hunters Creek Village is located within two school districts, the Spring Branch Independent School District and the Houston Independent School District.[16]

Spring Branch Independent School District[edit]

Most of Hunters Creek Village is north of the Buffalo Bayou; that portion is served by the Spring Branch Independent School District.

All residents are assigned to Wildcat Way School in Houston for preschool.[17]

One school, Hunters Creek Elementary School, is within the city boundaries. Most residents are zoned to Hunters Creek; some are zoned to Memorial Drive Elementary School in Piney Point Village.[18]

Students in Hunters Creek go to Spring Branch Middle School[19] and Memorial High School, which are in Hedwig Village.[20]

Houston Independent School District[edit]

The portion south of the Buffalo Bayou is served by the Houston Independent School District. The community is within Trustee District VII, represented by Harvin C. Moore as of 2008.[21]

HISD students are zoned to Briargrove Elementary School,[22] Grady Middle School,[23] and Lee High School[24] (students may attend Lamar High School or Westside High School instead[25]). Residents of the Briargrove Elementary School attendance zone may apply for the Briarmeadow Charter School.[26]

When Westside opened in 2000,[27] residents of the Lee attendance boundary gained the option to attend Westside instead of Lee, with no free transportation provided.[28]

Colleges and universities[edit]

The city is served by the Houston Community College System. The Northwest College operates the nearby Spring Branch Campus in Houston.

Public libraries[edit]

It is served by the Spring Branch Memorial Branch of Harris County Public Library (the Spring Branch Memorial Branch is in Hedwig Village).

Media[edit]

The Houston Chronicle is the area regional newspaper.

The Memorial Examiner is a local newspaper distributed in the community [5].

Postal services[edit]

Most of Hunters Creek Village is within the 77024 ZIP code, while the section south of the Buffalo Bayou has the 77063 ZIP code.

The United States Postal Service location serving 77024 is the Memorial Park Post Office at 10505 Town and Country Way, Houston, Texas, 77024-9998.

The location serving 77063 is the John Dunlop Post Office at 8728 Beverlyhill Street, Houston, Texas, 77063-9998.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hunters Creek Village city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sarnoff, Nancy. "The state's most expensive suburb..." Houston Chronicle. November 22, 2010. Retrieved on December 7, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Hunter's Creek Village, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  6. ^ Spring Branch, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  7. ^ Lee, Renée C. "Annexed Kingwood split on effects." Houston Chronicle. Sunday October 8, 2006. A21. Retrieved on July 6, 2011. "Some of the area communities that incorporated as cities and escaped annexation by Houston:" Print version exclusively has the information cited; the information is not included in the online edition.
  8. ^ Woolsey, Matt. "In Depth: Top Suburbs To Live Well". Forbes. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Precinct Maps : Precinct 3." Harris County. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  11. ^ "House District 134." Texas House of Representatives. Accessed October 11, 2008.
  12. ^ "Senate District 7" Map. Senate of Texas. Accessed September 28, 2008.
  13. ^ "Congressional District 7." National Atlas of the United States.
  14. ^ Connelly, Richard. "Memorial & Hunters Creek Village -- The Real America." Houston Press. October 24, 2008.
  15. ^ "SW large.gif." Zipfocus.com. Accessed October 28, 2008.
  16. ^ "City Map." City of Hunters Creek Village. Retrieved on November 15, 2009.
  17. ^ "Early Childhood." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  18. ^ "Elementary School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  19. ^ "Middle School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  20. ^ "High School Boundaries." Spring Branch Independent School District.
  21. ^ "Trustee Districts Map." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 11, 2008.
  22. ^ "Briargrove Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  23. ^ "Grady Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  24. ^ "Lee High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  25. ^ Home Page as of May 9, 2005. Lee High School.
  26. ^ "Registration." Briarmeadow Charter School. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  27. ^ "Personal Touches." Education Week.
  28. ^ "Westside and Lee HS Boundaries." Houston Independent School District. October 3, 2000. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.

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