Village at Glen Iris, Houston

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Village at Glen Iris is a group of subdivisions in Houston, Texas.

Village at Glen Iris is located in southern Houston near Almeda Road. Glen Iris was affected by a wave of foreclosures in the 1980s. From the beginning of 1990 until October 1991, the prices of the houses declined by 14%.[1] As of 1994, of 400 subdivisions surveyed by the Houston Chronicle, Glen Iris had the lowest house prices, with $17.08 per square foot.[2]

Angel Lane, a subdivision that is a part of the Village at Glen Iris,[3] is a group of sixty-five homes [1] built after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Oprah Winfrey started a donation network and donated some of her personal money to get the ball rolling and purchase land. She then teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and the hurricane survivors to build new houses for those that made the decision to resettle in the greater Houston area. The community consists of families that were affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Education[edit]

Depending on the address, Glen Iris residents may be assigned to different elementary schools:

All Glen Iris residents are zoned to:

Police service[edit]

The neighborhood is within the Houston Police Department's Southwest Patrol Division [2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bivins, Ralph. "Some homes see 22 percent surge/Prices outside Beltway 8 outpace those inside 610."[dead link] Houston Chronicle. Sunday October 27, 1991. Business 1. Retrieved on October 14, 2012. Available from the Houston Public Library, accessible with a library card.
  2. ^ Staff. "How home prices in your neighborhood fared."[dead link] Houston Chronicle. Tuesday May 11, 1993. Business 4. Retrieved on October 14, 2012. Available from the Houston Public Library, accessible with a library card.
  3. ^ Wollam, Allison. "Oprah's network partially underwrites hurricane-related home program." Houston Business Journal. Tuesday November 29, 2005. Retrieved on October 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hobby Elementary Attendance Zone Archived February 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  5. ^ "Montgomery Elementary Attendance Zone Archived February 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  6. ^ "Petersen Elementary Attendance Zone Archived February 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  7. ^ "Dowling Middle Attendance Zone Archived February 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  8. ^ "Madison High School Attendance Zone Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.

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Coordinates: 29°38′N 95°26′W / 29.63°N 95.44°W / 29.63; -95.44