Shady Acres Homes and Community
The name “Shady Acres” may conjure images of a rest home for senior citizens, but this vibrant neighborhood in northwest Houston has something for everyone. The Shady Acres area lies tucked inside the northwest corner of Loop 610, with Ella Boulevard on the west side, Durham Street on the east and West 15th Street serving as the southern border. The convenient location offers residents easy access to many of the city's major freeways, providing a relatively stress-free commute while offering the feeling of a quiet, suburban community.
Shady Acres History
The neighborhood has grown from a small wooded area just outside of downtown Houston (hence the name) to a place that embraces community, commerce and friendship in a way that no other area of Houston can match. The area started as a hundred-acre development in the early 1920s, which the owners sold in one-acre plots. The owners advertised that they would sell “an acre for the same price as a city lot.” The neighborhood also stood near the historic Eureka oil field in the 1930s, which led to thousands of native Texans and immigrants moving into Shady Acres to be near their new jobs.
Shady Acres Attractions
Shady Acres residents will find an abundance of attractions and activities. Residents can join the Shady Acres Civic Club and participate in committees that bring fun and exciting events to the area. The Shady Acres Mom's Club offers mothers and mothers-to-be a social outlet for themselves and their children. Wright-Bembry Park, named after two area teachers, lies near the center of the neighborhood and serves as one of the area's social and community activity centers.
Shady Acres Entertainment
The dining options available in the Shady Acres neighborhood will please just about every palate. From fine dining to family nights out, residents will find something to satisfy their appetites. Bistro Zelko provides a French fine dining experience in the heart of Houston. Collina's on West 19th serves some of the biggest and best pizza in the city. Don Teo's Mexican Restaurant offers a fun night out for the whole family, while the patio at Cedar Creek gives the adults an exciting place to party.