Driving down the quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sacs of Lakeside Estates, one would never guess that Westheimer -- a major east-west avenue known for its endless array of shopping, restaurants, and office buildings, provides its southern border, or that the major artery of Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway) is only a stone’s throw away to the east. Bordered by Wilcrest on the west, Briar Forest on the north, and the neighborhood of Walnut Bend on the east, approximately 270 homes are tucked into this quiet pocket of west Houston. Located within minutes from the neighborhood are some of the city’s most popular amenities, such as prestigious Lakeside Country Club and Golf Course, Westside Tennis Club, Town & Country Shopping Village, Memorial City Mall, the Energy Corridor, and Westchase Business District.
Developed in the early 1970s when Westheimer was a two-lane farm road, Lakeside Estates has maintained stable home values, thanks to its active civic association and strict deed restrictions. An annual maintenance fee covers access to the neighborhood’s recreation complex which includes a park, playground, pool, and tennis courts. The maintenance fee also pays for Constable security patrol. Special neighborhood events such as an annual July 4th parade, swim and tennis team events, and occasional ice cream socials help give Lakeside Estates its sense of community.
Original homes in Lakeside Estates were built in typical ‘70s fashion. Many of them have been refurbished or updated to reflect present-day standards. The public schools serving Lakeside Estates are part of the Houston Independent School District. Elementary school children may attend Walnut Bend Elementary and older children attend Paul Revere Middle School and the new Westside High School. A host of excellent private schools are also nearby.