Made up of just two streets, Nantucket and Potomac, and bordered by Woodway and Westheimer to the north and south, Westhaven Estates was established in the 1950s as a single-family home neighborhood nestled between Briargrove and Tanglewood and across from the Houston Country Club.
However, in the late ‘70s, prominent real estate developers began transforming this single-family subdivision into a premier neighborhood of patio homes and townhouses. Large, upscale homes were built on zero lot lines to provide for less outside maintenance and larger square footage within. There are currently more than 830 residences, with even more expected as development continues and lots are subdivided to make way for new townhomes and patio homes that replace the few original homes left.
Deed restrictions prohibit commercial businesses in Westhaven Estates, but full-service shopping centers featuring high-quality food markets, restaurants, pharmacies, coffee bars, bakeries, and health clubs, as well as park areas, fountains, walking and jogging trails, thrive on the edge of this quiet and secluded neighborhood.
Located only eight miles west of downtown Houston and one and one-half miles from the famed Galleria and Uptown District, residents enjoy easy, quick connections to major freeways including I-610 (West Loop) and US 59 (Southwest Freeway).
Schools serving Westhaven Estates are the highly rated Briargrove Elementary School, Grady Middle School and Lee High School. However, considering the high density living that is the hallmark of the neighborhood, Westhaven Estates attracts mostly empty nesters and young working professionals who appreciate its convenient location and carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle.