Maplewood South–North, Houston

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Maplewood/South North street sign along the Brays Bayou

Maplewood South/North is a group of subdivisions in Houston, Texas.

It is southwest of Downtown Houston and south of Uptown Houston.[1]

S.K. Bardwell of the Houston Chronicle said that Maplewood South "has one of the largest, most powerful civic associations in Houston, and its residents reap the benefits each year in increased property values."[2]

The community has The MapleLeaf, the community newsletter.[3]

History[edit]

A group of investors platted Maplewood South/North.[3] By Sunday May 2, 1965, Maplewood South was about 80% complete. At the time, all of the lots in the subdivision addition were owned by the builders.[4]

Composition[edit]

The homeowners association covers Maplewood South and Maplewood North.

Maplewood South is south of South Braeswood Boulevard and lies on both sides of Hillcroft Avenue.[2] Maplewood South is in proximity to U.S. Route 59 (Southwest Freeway), which connects the subdivision to Downtown Houston. Maplewood South is in proximity to Bellaire, Meyerland, and Sharpstown.[4]

When Maplewood South opened, houses were required to have at least 2,000 square feet (190 m2) of living area. The Houston Post stated in 1965 that houses required "designs that blend with an overall community scheme."[4]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The neighborhood is within the Houston Police Department's Southwest Patrol Division [1].

Maplewood South/North is in Texas's 7th congressional district [2].

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Maplewood South/North is zoned to Houston ISD schools.

Maplewood North is zoned to Herod Elementary School, Fondren Middle School, and Bellaire High School.

Portions of Maplewood South west of Hillcroft (sections 6-8) are zoned to Elrod Elementary School, Fondren Middle School, and Westbury High School. Portions of Maplewood South east of Hillcroft (sections 1-5) are zoned to either Parker or Herod Elementary Schools. All of Maplewood South east of Hillcroft is zoned to Johnston Middle School (with Pin Oak Middle School as an option) and Westbury High School.

Fondren Middle School, the Maplewood-area middle school, had a scheduled completion date in the northern hemisphere fall of 1965.[4] Fondren was built in 1966.[5]

Many private schools are in the area.[2] The Schlenker School, an early childhood through 5th grade private school affiliated with Congregation Beth Israel, is adjacent to Maplewood North.[6]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Ron Meek Park is in Maplewood South.[2] Next to Ron Meek Park is the Lloyd Johnson Community Pool. Both the pool and the park are operated by the subdivision group.[7] The community has a swim team, the Maplewood Marlins.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Maplewood South/North." Maplewood South/North. Retrieved on November 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bardwell, S.K. "Civic goals pace Maplewood South." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday April 18, 2007. Retrieved on September 20, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "1960-69 ( IN THE BEGINNING, JUST AFTER DARK )." Maplewood South/North. Retrieved on November 21, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "Maplewood South Builders Sponsor Home Show." Houston Post. Sunday May 2, 1965. Section 9, Page 7. Available via microfilm from the Houston Public Library Jesse H. Jones Building.
  5. ^ "School Histories: the Stories Behind the Names." (Archive) Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on June 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "Contact Us." Maplewood South-North. Retrieved on November 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "Pool Facilities." Maplewood South/North. Retrieved on November 21, 2011.

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