Piney Point Village is one of the six independent and wealthy cities that make up the Memorial Villages. The private, luxurious enclave was incorporated in 1955 and is located on the west side of Houston in Harris County.
The exclusive neighborhood is home to some of Houston’s most luxurious ranch-style homes and custom-built mansions. Most properties sit on spacious lots with sizes that can reach more than 160,000 square feet.
Modern housing units in the city feature amenities that include back yards with heated pools, outdoor kitchens, marble fireplaces, and huge master suites.
Homes in the city have easy access to major establishments and employment hubs that include the Energy Corridor, the Galleria, and the Museum District. The city is also conveniently located near top-ranked schools, entertainment hubs, and retail centers.
In 2019, Niche.com ranked Piney Point Village as the 41st among the best suburbs to raise a family in Texas.
More than 1,300 people make up Piney Point Village’s workforce. 98.7% of workers are employed in white-collar jobs.
38% of the city’s employees hold positions in management occupations, 15.2% work in the healthcare industry, and 12.2% are employed in legal occupations.
Job growth in the city is expected to reach 32.3% over the next ten years.
The village is home to more than 3,300 residents with a median age of 52.2. Nearly 85% of adults in the city have a 4-year degree or graduate degree. The average income of a resident is $126,647 a year.
White residents make up nearly 73% of the city’s total population. This is followed by Asian residents accounting for 14%, and Latino residents accounting for 12%.
The prevailing climate in Piney Point Village is oceanic – with summers that can be hot and oppressive and winters that are short and cool. Daytime temperatures average 64°F and normally do not go above 99°F.
The warmest time of the year in Piney Point Village is from May to September when temperatures rarely drop below 68°F at night.
Residents and tourists make the most out of the summer days by heading to renowned golf courses, exploring various art galleries, and discovering the diverse shopping and entertainment scenes.
There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Piney Point Village, with even the driest months experiencing a lot of rain.
Whereas Texas has a statewide tornado index of 208.58, Piney Point Village has a tornado index of 333.12. With such a high index relative to both the state and the country as a whole, it is no surprise that Piney Point Village experiences frequent tornado activity.
Residents of Piney Point Village also are on the lookout for high winds and thunderstorms. Hailstorms and ice storms are also annual occurrences that are known to cause significant amounts of property damage in the area.
During hurricane season, Piney Point Village may be affected by tropical storms moving inland. Droughts routinely hit the area in the summer and may spark wildfires.
Commuter Travel Behavior
The average one-way commute time in Piney Point Village is 20 minutes. This is shorter than the U.S. average commute time of 26 minutes.
Nearly 89% of the city’s workers drive their own cars to get to their offices. 5.7% of employees work from home and 4.73% carpool.
In 2017, 40% of all the households in the city had three cars.
Piney Point Village is conveniently located near major roads that include the Loop 610, Sam Houston Parkway, and Katy Freeway.
Driving from Piney Point Village to Downtown Houston takes about 19 minutes. Bus rides for the same route take about one hour and eight minutes.
Piney Point Village’s total crime rate tracks 79% under the national average and is 81% lower than the state’s average.
This residential area has a violent crime rate that is 79% under the U.S. average. The violent crime rate per 100K people is 78, which is well under Texas’s same rate of 411 and the national rate of 381.
Local property crime rates are 80% lower than the U.S. average. For reference, the property crime rate per 100K people is estimated at 451, which falls under the statewide rate and the national rate.
Generally speaking, eastern areas have higher crime rates than southwestern parts of Piney Point Village.
Piney Point Village’s city council is composed of the Mayor and five City Aldermen. The members of the council are elected to serve for a term of two years.
As the city’s legislative authority, the city council is responsible for developing and implementing local policies and ordinances. The city council is also in charge of allocating the budget for infrastructure and government projects.
Piney Point Village is served by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber holds activities like workshops and training sessions to help local companies thrive and succeed. The chamber helps over 800 of its members to reach their businesses’ full potential by connecting them with investors. The chamber also ensures that the concerns of the business community are heard and acted upon.
Piney Point Village’s mayor serves for a term of two years. The mayor leads all council meetings held on the 4th Monday of the month.
As the city’s chief representative, the mayor oversees and monitors the progress of all government projects. The mayor ensures the smooth delivery of city services. The mayor also works to keep residents engaged in city programs.
The population in Piney Point Village is estimated at around 3,400. The median age of residents here is 52 years.
50.6% of residents are female, while 49.4% are male. The city’s population has grown by 11.46% since 2010 and is increasing at an annual rate of 0.49%.
Residents aged 65 years and above comprise an estimated 27% of the population. Those who are aged 35 to 54 years, meanwhile, make up 25%.
The population density in Piney Point Village is 1,636 people per square mile.
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Piney Point Village is predominantly White at 85%. This is followed by Asian residents accounting for 12.3%, and around 1.90% who is Biracial. There is also a good number of residents who have Iranian, English, German, French, and Irish descent.
English remains the most commonly spoken language across the city. 10.7% of the residents speak other Indo-European languages, while 7.4% speak Spanish.
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Piney Point Village is among the cities in Texas with a growing number of college-educated adults. The majority of adults aged 25 and over in the area have graduate or professional degrees at 47%. 38% hold a bachelor’s degree, and another 1.2% have an associate degree. 6.1% finished high school, and 7% are college graduates.
More than 2,200 or 93% of the adults in the city have experiences pursuing a broad academic course of study.
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Piney Point Village is served by two school districts – the Spring Branch Independent School District and the Houston Independent School District.
Many of the public elementary, middle and high schools in and around the village have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools and have received the Met Standard Rating from the Texas Education Agency.
Overall, 75% of all students of the Spring Branch ISD are proficient in math and 68% are proficient in reading. For the students under the Houston ISD, 71% are proficient in math and 63% are proficient in reading.
The schools in and around the village are also noted for their diverse student populations, with Hispanic students accounting for about 60% of enrollments.
There is a good mix of traditional, charter, and magnet schools serving Piney Point Village. Many of these schools are also home to excellent varsity teams.
The Spring Branch Independent School District and the Houston Independent School District are the two districts serving Piney Point Village.
The Spring Branch ISD manages 50 schools serving over 35,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The average student-teacher ratio is 16:1. The district caters to students residing north of Buffalo Bayou.
The Houston ISD manages 283 schools serving over 214,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The average student-teacher ratio of the district’s schools is 18:1. The district caters to students residing at the small portion south of Buffalo Bayou.
Real estate prices in Piney Point Village are some of the highest in Texas and in all of the United States. The real estate market in the city is thriving as the demand for affluent homes with easy access to top schools and entertainment hubs continue to increase.
The median property value in the village is $2,069,545. This represents a 22.5% increase from the median property value of $1,690,000 recorded in 2017. Between 2016 and 2017, the median property value in the city grew by 4.32%, from $1,620,000 to $1,690,000. Median home values in the city are expected to increase by 2.3% within 2021.
Since 2010, real estate in the city appreciated 48.2%. The average listing price of new homes in the village is $2,100,700. Homes for sale in the area have an average of 118 days on the market.
Between 2016 and 2017, the median household income in the city stayed at $250,001.
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Homes for Sale
Piney Point Village is a largely residential neighborhood that has over 17,000 housing units. Nearly 66% of housing units in the area are owner-occupied.
Due to zoning restrictions, most of the properties in the city are large, affluent single-family homes. There are also a number of newly-constructed homes that feature luxurious amenities.
Most of the housing units in Piney Point Village were built between 1960-1969. There are also a number of homes built between 1970 to 1999, and from 2000 up to the present.
Many of the contemporary, modern homes have up to six bedrooms and seven bathrooms and feature artisan finishes, travertine or walnut floors, granite countertops, playroom, game rooms, and home theater.
Most of them sit on half-acre lots.
There are about 44 homes for sale in the area with prices that range from $875,000 to nearly $6,000,000.
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A resident in Piney Point Village earns an average of $147,210 per year, which is higher than the US average by 81%. The median household income, meanwhile, is 77% higher than the US average at $229,250. The per capita income in the area is $133,365.
Piney Point Village is among the cities in Texas with the lowest unemployment rates at 0.4%. The poverty rate tracks at around 4%.
Employees in white-collar positions account for 95% of Piney Point Village’s workforce. The largest industries in the city are manufacturing, finance and insurance, and healthcare and social assistance.
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Cost of Living
Piney Point Village’s estimated cost of living is 265% over the Texas average and 233% higher than the national average.
Housing costs in Piney Point Village are 779% higher than the country’s average. Impressively, the city’s real estate prices are 1038% higher than Texas’s average prices. However, rental prices in the area generally fall under the state’s reported averages.
As is common in this corner of Texas, goods and services are slightly more costly than the national average and 7% more expensive than the statewide rate.
Whereas public transit and gas prices track under the national rate, transportation costs in this area are about 3% more expensive than statewide rates.
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Piney Point Village is home to about 11 upscale neighborhoods that feature some of Houston’s most exclusive and expensive homes.
The neighborhoods that have some of the city’s most luxurious properties include Piney Point Woods, Greenbay Circle, and Millbrook. The median home prices in these areas range from $2,999,000 to $4,790,000.
Most of the homes in these areas feature six to ten bedrooms and sit on 2.5 to 4 acre lots. These neighborhoods are strategically located near elementary and middle schools and various shopping centers.
The neighborhoods that feature the city’s affordable properties include Windermere, Habersham Lane, Tokeneke, and Blalock Country Estates. The median home prices in these areas range from $1,790,000 to $1,995,000.
The neighborhoods that are located near schools with average school ratings of 7 and 8 include the Piney Point Woods, San Felipe Estates, Ames Place, and Huntington Green.