Lakes on Eldridge, Texas

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Lakes on Eldridge is an unincorporated area in northwest Harris County, Texas, in Greater Houston.[1][2] There is an adjacent subdivision, Lakes on Eldridge North.

It is adjacent to the Barker Reservoir and Cullen Park and is in proximity to the Houston Energy Corridor.[3] It is equidistant to both Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport.[4]

History[edit]

Lakes on Eldridge opened in 1995 while Lakes on Eldridge North opened in 2000, with building out completed in 2006.[3]

Due to the location in the Addicks Reservoir the subdivision was designed to flood during major storms, and it did so during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Nearby major freeways include Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), Interstate 10,[4] and U.S. Highway 290.[3]

Composition[edit]

As of 2013 Lakes on Eldridge has 750-800 houses, on a total of 343 acres (139 ha) of land.[4] As of 2017 housing prices ranged between $300,000 and $1,500,000.[5] Pocket parks serve sections of the community, and it also has a volleyball court, a clubhouse,[3] an Olympic-sized swimming pool,[4] and tennis courts with lighting.[3]

Lakes on Eldridge North has over 1,000 houses. It has a fitness center, a playground, and a volleyball court. It also has three tennis courts with lighting and two swimming pools.[3]

Education[edit]

The community is within the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District,[1] and is zoned to Shirley Kirk Elementary School,[6] Truitt Middle School,[7] and Cypress Ridge High School.[8] Kirk Elementary, named after teacher Shirley Kirk (October 8, 1930-February 11, 2015),[9] opened in 2000.[10] The namesake worked for the district until she retired in 1994.[11]

Awty International School, which includes Houston's French international school; and the British International School of Houston, maintain school bus services to Lakes on Eldridge.[3][12][13] As of 2019 The Village School also has a bus service to/from Lakes on Eldridge and Lakes on Eldridge North.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lakes on Eldridge Street Map." Lakes on Eldridge. Retrieved on September 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Map of Houston. City of Houston. Retrieved on September 30, 2018. The map shows that the area is not in the Houston city limits.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Rose, Cheryl P. (2013-10-04). "Community Spotlight: Lakes on Eldridge subdivisions have different vibes". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-09-30. The article includes information on the British School and Awty bus services.
  4. ^ a b c d Feser, Katherine (2004-01-04). "'Resort' living marks Lakes on Eldridge". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  5. ^ a b Satija, Neena; Kiah Collier (2017-10-12). "Houston officials let developers build homes inside reservoirs. But no one warned buyers". Texas Tribune. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  6. ^ "Attendance Zone Map." Kirk Elementary School. Retrieved on September 30, 2018. See also Overall CFISD elementary zone map
  7. ^ "Middle School Attendance Zones." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ High school attendance zones: grades 9-10, 11, and 12. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on September 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "OBITUARY Shirley Ann Kirk." Dignity Memorial (funeral home). Retrieved on April 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Kirk Elementary." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on April 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "History." Kirk Elementary School. Retrieved on April 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "School Bus Transportation". British International School of Houston. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  13. ^ "Bus Schedule 2017-2018" (PDF). Awty International School. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  14. ^ "Bus Services". The Village School. Retrieved 2019-03-30. - Village Bus Routes 2018-2019 and Eldridge Bus Routes

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