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Cottage Grove, established in the 1910s, was originally an
independent city centered around a rail stop for the Texas
Central Railroad. The area features a number of vintage
cottages, small apartment complexes as well as newer homes
and townhomes. The area has seen a number of changes over
the past few years; once home to small bungalows along
narrow streets, the area has since redeveloped. Newer modern
style patio and town homes have appeared in the area. This
is a testimate to the neighborhood's close proximity to
downtown, Washington Avenue and the Heights.
Alongside White Oak Bayou, the neighborhood offers a number
of parks and historic buildings. The area retains much of
its charachter as a small 100 year old town despite its now
central location within the city.
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Neighborhood Facts and
Average housing price
Houston Independent School District
(100 is safest)
About Cottage Grove (77007)
The homes of Cottage Grove, Houston, TX are located in a cozy and private
community, where there are tree-lined streets, greenbelts, and parks.
Walking trails are perfect for early morning or late afternoon. The privacy of
the community also affords you with much-needed rest and relaxation after a day
at work, while its central location allows for easy access to schools, parks,
shopping centers, coffee shops, and libraries.
Tucked away in the outskirts of the city, Cottage Grove is near enough all your
shopping, leisure, and recreation needs. Downtown Houston is just a few minutes
away, so you’ll never run out of things to do while residing at Cottage Grove.
Most of the homes at Cottage Grove, Houston, TX are designed in the traditional
and neo-traditional styles.
For the traditional homes, you can expect to see sweeping stairs, vaulted
ceilings, large cabinets, and granite finishes. Most traditional homes also have
wide backyards, covered patios, and ponds.
The neo-traditional homes feature stone detailing, columns, and shutters, which
all add to the old-fashioned charm of the entire community. The median lot size
for the properties is at 5,000 square feet, and the median price per square foot
is at $132.82, as of 2008 data.
Zips in Cottage Grove:
Median Property Tax:
$3,857.81 - #12 in Houston-Lazybrook/Timbergrove
$19,812 - #3 in Houston-Lazybrook/Timbergrove
$3.0M - #2 in Houston-Lazybrook/Timbergrove
Number of properties:
827 (single-family homes)
% For Sale:
Located in Houston-Lazybrook/Timbergrove in Harris County, and Houston's , the
subdivision of Cottage Grove has 827 homes.
Property taxes in Cottage Grove
The median property tax bill for all homes in Cottage Grove is $3,858, ranking
12th among 17 subdivisions in Houston-Lazybrook/Timbergrove and 1454th among all
8,533 subdivisions in Houston metro.
Government and infrastructure
The community is within
Houston City Council
In the 2000s and the 1990s the community was in District H.
The community is within the Washington Avenue/Memorial Park Super Neighborhood.
The super neighborhood was recognized on March 6, 2000.
Cottage Grove is within the
Houston Independent School District.
Most residents are zoned to Memorial Elementary School,
while some are zoned to Love Elementary School.
All residents are zoned to Hogg Middle School.
Most residents are zoned to
Waltrip High School,
while some are zoned to
Lamar High School.
The community was previously zoned to Stevenson Elementary School, named after
Louis Stevenson The school opened in
1915 as Cottage Grove High School. In 1927 the school was remodeled and given
its final name. According to Lisa
Sacaris, the educational liaison of the Cottage Grove Civic Association, the
school had a capacity of around 450 students.
Around 2007 the school district had considered closing Stevenson. Sacaris added that the
school was just beginning to attract families with young children before the
school district announced a plan to close the school. The community was creating
a plan on recruiting additional families to the school. The school district did
not yet close the school.
In May 2011 the school had 357 students. At that time the school district proposed
closing the school and rezoning children to Memorial and Love elementaries in
order to cut costs. Sacaris, who stated her
opposition to the closure, argued that the plan
would not reduce costs because the district would have to spend more money to
send school buses to send children to more distant schools. Sacaris also said that
InTown Homes's plans to build 230 houses in the Stevenson attendance zone and
the school's "Leader In Me Academy" are reasons to keep the school open. Jane West, the president
of the super neighborhood that includes Cottage Grove, said that the school
district would need the school's capacity within a several year period. West
also stated that after the district closed nearby Ben Milam Elementary School,
it was converted into a private preschool.
The school district closed Stevenson in 2011. The post-closure preliminary
Education Agency 2011 rating was "Exemplary." The school district promoted the already closed school
as one of the 59 HISD schools that received exemplary ratings. The TEA ratings
of Memorial and Love elementaries decreased from 2010 to 2011. Sacaris said that
the news was "bittersweet."
Parks and recreation
Cottage Grove Park
It has a full covered basketball court, a 60-foot (18 m) baseball field, a
playground, and paved parking. On September 1, 2010 the Houston City Council
voted to approve a Chapter 380 agreement, a program authorized by the State of
Texas to allow a municipal government to give house developers an incentive to
increase economic development, with Frank Liu, a developer with InTown Houses.
As a result, InTown planned to build a hike and bike trail along a railroad
spur. In addition,
Cottage Grove residents
had lobbied to extend an existing hike and bike trail from Shepherd Drive to
Memorial Park Golf Course
Oaks Country Club
Buffalo Bayou Park
The area attractions at Cottage Grove are widely varied, from schools to
shopping centers and from libraries to coffee shops.