Briargrove was established in the 1950s with one-story ranch homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Deed restrictions in the neighborhood were modified in 1986 to allow for 1 1⁄2-story and two-story homes. Afterwards some of the older ranch homes were torn down and replaced with newer 2-story homes.
Federal and state representation
Briargrove is zoned to Briargrove Elementary School and Tanglewood Middle School (formerly Grady Middle School). Briargrove residents are zoned to Margaret Long Wisdom High School (formerly Robert E. Lee High School) and may choose to attend Lamar High School or Westside High School.
Residents of the Briargrove Elementary School attendance zone may apply for the Briarmeadow Charter School. Mark White Elementary School is scheduled to open in August 2016. Residents of the Briargrove Elementary zone, along with those of the Pilgrim, Piney Point, and Emerson zones, will be allowed to apply to this school.
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.
The Houston Public Library Jungman Branch is in the area.
The Briargrove Park Center is located in Briargrove. The Houston Business Journal said that the park was "[l]ong a favorite with families". 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.
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 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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