Spring Branch :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

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Spring Branch is on the northwest side of Harris County, south of I10, with 610 to the east and Beltway 8 to the west. It’s proximity to downtown Houston and the energy corridor makes it a perfect neighborhood for families. It is also well known for its spectacular public schools and TONS of family friendly activities.

Spring Branch has many great neighborhoods to consider, like Whispering Pines Estate, Hedwig Shadows, Kempwood North, Campbell Ridge Estates, Moritz Park and many more! Neighborhoods.com is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.


Why Moms Love it

Moms love Spring Branch because of the great houses available, the awesome school district, and the proximity to work and shopping. This area has a small town feel close with big city amenities.


Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

  • Houston Public Libraries boast quite a few family friendly activities. Find your closest location here. Your kids will love the library and all of its FREE fun things to do. A few of us may even want to move into it! A lot of neighborhoods even boast Free Little Libraries that can help your kid keep their love of reading alive.  
  • We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory-safe indoor playgrounds, classes, and birthday parties for ALL kids! They “provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together.” With their sensory friendly equipment and mindset, all children are welcome and safe to play.  
  • Texas Rock Gym is an indoor rock climbing gym for kids and adults alike. Enjoy the bouldering routes and modern look to this fun family activity. 
  • Bach to Rock is a music school that provides weekly classes that builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performance. 
  • Pump It Up of Central Houston is a super fun indoor playground of inflatables! Be sure to bring socks and enjoy burning off energy and calories while having fun. Perfect for birthday parties!

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. Spring Branch ISD serves most of this area and is well known for its amazing school system. Some are serviced by Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, which is also provides great schooling in this area. There are also quite a few private schools available in this area:: The Regis School of the Sacred Heart {K-8 for boys}, St Jerome School {co-ed K-8}, St John XXIII HS in Katy, The Awty International School, Houston Christian School, St Mark Lutheran School, The Monarch School, and School of the Woods, which is a college prep Montessori School {EC-12}. There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools.


Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care. 

A few Spring Branch restaurants are on our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area. Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston!

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!


Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on Spring Branch in Houston, check out the Spring Branch section on Neighborhoods.com . There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on this area. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here.


Neighborhoods.com is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

Check out the other areas featured in our Houston Neighborhood Guide for Families and learn more about our guide sponsor, Neighborhoods.com.