ABOUT Hedwig Village
Hedwig Village is a city located west of Downtown Houston in Harris County.
The affluent neighborhood is one of six independent cities that make up the Memorial Villages. Hedwig is home to more than 2,600 residents and is among the smallest incorporated municipalities in Harris County. The city was officially incorporated in December 1954.
Properties in the city feature a mix of old ranch-style homes and newly constructed mansions.
Unlike other municipalities in Memorial Villages, Hedwig Village has several commercial establishments within its boundaries. Notable buildings include the Hedwig Village Shopping Center and the Echo Lane Shopping Center.
Residents in Hedwig Village get easy access to major business centers and retail shopping venues at Downtown Houston and the Galleria.
The city is also well-known for its National Blue Ribbon Schools. In 2019, Niche. com ranked Hedwig Village as the 20th among 697 places with the best public schools in Texas.
More than 1,200 residents make up Hedwig Village’s workforce. Nearly 95% of employees hold white-collar jobs.
18.6% of workers hold positions in management occupations, 13.6% are employed in sales jobs, and 7.36% hold positions in business and financial operations.
Hedwig Village is among the most educated cities in the U.S. 68% of adult residents in the city have a college or advanced degree.
Nearly 66% of people living in the ethnically diverse city are White residents. This is followed by Asian residents accounting for 16%, and Latino residents accounting for 15%.
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The prevailing climate in Hedwig Village is warm and temperate. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 96°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 101°F. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 94°F.
The best time for warm-weather activities in the city is from mid-May to late September – when temperatures are mild and perfect for exploring shopping and entertainment options or enjoying golf tournaments at the popular country clubs.
Hedwig Village is among the cities in Texas with significant rainfall, and even the driest months have precipitation. The rainfall here is about 45 inches per year.
Hedwig Village is located in an area with a flat topography and is characterized by increasing urban development, making it more prone to flooding due to excessive rainfall.
In the past, severe storms in the city caused flooding that submerged major roads and severely damaged properties and public utilities.
Hedwig Village is working on improving and increasing the size of storm drainage pipes and drainage ditches to mitigate the impacts of floods.
The city also has a high risk of damage from tornadoes. The NOAA says, an average of four tornadoes occur in the area every year, and about 275 tornadoes have affected the city since 1950.
Hedwig Village is also among cities located within a very high risk hurricane zone. About 53 hurricanes have been recorded in the area since 1930.
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The average one-way commute time in Hedwig Village is 19.9 minutes. This is shorter than the U.S. average commute time of 26 minutes.
Nearly 86% of employees in Hedwig Village drive their own cars to get to their offices. 4.6% of residents carpool, and 4.43% walk to work.
In 2017, nearly 64% of households in the city had two cars.
Hedwig Village’s strategic location makes it easy for residents to go to prime retail hubs in Downtown Houston. Driving from the city to Downtown Houston takes about 14 minutes. Bus rides for the same route take about 30 minutes.
Hedwig Village is among the cities in Texas with crime rates that are higher than the national average.
Overall, the crime rate in the city is 5,438 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 111% higher than the national average. Hedwig Village is safer than about 22% of cities in the U.S.
Violent crime rate in the area is 186 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 51% lower than the national average.
Property crimes make up the bulk of total crimes and happen at a rate of 5,251 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 139% higher than the national average.
One has a 1 in 19 chance of being a victim of crime in the area.
The safest neighborhoods in the city are located in the center, near Gaylord Drive and Corbindale Road. The neighborhoods with the highest crime rates, meanwhile, are located in the northern sections, near Elizabeth Road and Westview Drive.
Hedwig Village is under the jurisdiction of a mayor-council form of government.
Elections for the five city council positions are held in May – in even-numbered years for Positions 1, 2, and 3, and odd-numbered years for Positions 4 and 5.
The city council is in charge of enforcing local ordinances and resolutions and allocating the budget for city services.
Hedwig Village is served by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. It has over 800 members.
The chamber holds events, activities, and networking opportunities to help local businesses realize their full potential. The chamber advocates for local companies and helps them take advantage of economic opportunities for growth and success.
Elections for Hedwig Village’s mayor are held on the first Saturday of May every year.
The mayor presides over all city council meetings and acts as the city’s chief representative. The mayor leads efforts to improve the city’s infrastructure and ensures that the needs of residents are prioritized.
Hedwig Village Population 2020
Of Hedwig Village’s more than 2,600 residents, 55.3% are males and 44.7% are females. The median age here is 41 years. The majority of residents are aged 35 to 54 years at 35%, while those aged 5 to 19 years make up 20%.
More people are calling Hedwig Village home as the city’s population continues to grow at a yearly rate of 0.07%. Since 2010, the area’s population has risen by 5%.
Hedwig Village covers 1 mile and has around 2,824 people per square mile.
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Hedwig Village Diversity 2020
Hedwig Village’s population is predominantly White at 80%. 13% are Asian residents, 2% are African American residents, and 4% are Biracial. The other ancestries of people living in Hedwig Village include Lebanese, Iraqi, German, English, and Irish.
English is spoken by 56.7% of residents, while those who speak Arabic make up 18% of residents. 11.7% of the population speak Spanish.
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Hedwig Village Education 2020
Of the adults aged 25 and above in Hedwig Village, 13.2% finished high school. Around 85% of adults here have pursued four-year degree programs and 13% have earned a college degree.
More than 600 or 38% hold a bachelor’s degree, 44 or nearly 3% have an associate degree, and over 540 or 32% have graduate degrees.
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SCHOOLS IN Hedwig Village
Hedwig Village is proud to be home to multi-awarded schools that serve over 4,000 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
Public schools in Hedwig Village are under the jurisdiction of the Spring Branch Independent School District. Each campus is committed to providing innovative educational experiences by personalizing learning for students and nurturing an environment that supports their needs and goals.
The public elementary schools in Hedwig Village serve more than 1,100 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The average student-teacher ratio of elementary schools in the city is 16:1.
The middle and public high schools in the city serve over 3,000 students in grades 6 to 12 and are noted for offering strong athletics programs and advanced courses.
Bunker Hill Elementary School, Memorial Drive Elementary School, Spring Branch Middle School, and Memorial High School are National Blue Ribbon Schools in Hedwig Village.
Hedwig Village Housing 2020
Real estate prices in Hedwig Village are among the highest in Texas and in all of the U.S.
In 2019, the median property value in Hedwig Village was $1,316,125. This represented a 30% increase from the median property value of $1,010,000 recorded in 2017. Between 2016 and 2017, the median property value grew by 12.8%, from $895,500 to $1,010,000.
The real estate market in the city remains stable and high demand for newly constructed homes is seen to drive prices up. The median home value in the area is expected to rise by 1.2% within 2020.
Since 2010, real estate in the city has appreciated 28%. This represents an annual appreciation rate of 3%.
In 2017, the median household income in Hedwig Village was $97,604. This was an increase of 7% from the median household income of $91,176 recorded in 2016.
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Hedwig Village Homes for Sale
Hedwig Village is an upscale neighborhood where 54% of residents own their homes.
The majority of housing units in the city are detached single-family homes. Other housing options include small apartment complexes and homes turned into apartment buildings.
Most of the homes in Hedwig Village were built between 1970 to 1979. Many of the properties feature traditional ranch-style architecture.
Newly constructed housing units in the city are custom-built mansions with upgrades that include high ceilings, hardwood flooring, large master suites, game rooms, and detached garages.
Homes in Hedwig Village enjoy convenient access to the Katy Freeway. This makes it easier for residents to go to notable establishments that include the Galleria, the City Centre, the Memorial City Mall, and the Town and Country Village.
There are over 30 homes for sale in the area with prices that range from $169,000 to $3,500,000.
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Hedwig Village Economy 2020
More than 1,200 residents make up Hedwig Village’s workforce. White-collar workers represent the majority of employees at 95% and many hold positions in business and finance, sales, and management.
The per capita income in Hedwig Village is $84,137, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the United States. The median household income is estimated at $105,909. A resident in the city earns an annual salary that is 78% higher than the US average at $130,000.
Only around 5% of residents here are unemployed and the poverty rate trends at 10.4%.
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Cost of Living
With elegant luxury homes and easy access to prime business and retail hubs, Hedwig Village is among the most affluent cities in Texas.
The cost of living in the area is about 100% higher than the Texas average, and about 82% higher than the national average.
High real estate prices are driving the increase in the costs of living. With median home values of more than $1M, housing costs in Hedwig Village are about 277% higher than the national average.
The costs of groceries in the city are about 11% lower than the national average, while goods and services expenses are about 2% higher than the national average.
Transportation costs are about 4% lower than the national average, while expenses for healthcare are about 9% lower than the national average. The costs of utilities, meanwhile, are about 8% higher than the national average.
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Things to do
Hedwig Village has approximately 15 neighborhoods that feature some of the most expensive luxury homes in Texas. Homes in the city’s neighborhoods have distinct unique characters with some properties having as few as 1 bedroom and 1 bath to others offering up to 8 bedrooms and 7 baths.
The Memorial Village Estates is one of the city’s popular neighborhoods. It has 46 single-family homes and is conveniently located near top-ranked schools and upscale retail centers. Prices of homes in the area range from $789,600 to $1,295,000.
Loma Linda is also highly sought after for its remodeled homes with amenities that include private backyards, gazebos, and extra yard spaces. Residents here enjoy walking distances from casual dining restaurants and the Memorial City Mall.
Winners Circle is a relatively smaller neighborhood in the city. It has only about seven single-family homes with an average size of 6,200 square feet. The neighborhood features a commercial zone that has retail centers, restaurants, and banks.