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Best Hidden Neighborhood Houston 2009 - Glenbrook Valley

Back when it was laid out in 1954, Glenbrook Valley was a showpiece suburb, a mod vision of the glorious George Jetson age to come. Better Homes and Gardens even touted one of the six original Glenbrook ranchers as "the model home for all America." Unfortunately for those who bought in, Houston's march continued aggressively to the west, leaving affluent east side outposts like Hobby-area Glenbrook to wither in obscurity for decades. But now, with affordable homes on the West Side hard to find this side of Dairy Ashford, hip, young-ish Houstonians are starting to look east. And Glenbrook has a lot to offer — it reminds us of a much more stylish Sharpstown, with houses that would do a Mad Men character proud set on lots practically the size of small farms.

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swanny
swanny

Have lived here 50 years. Dow park has garbage cans all over the place. drive by on Mon. morning and trash is everywhere. peopletear down tennis courts and play soccer when there is plenty of fields out there. basketball court damage from ike also. Genbrook Valley was very nice so come on people keep it clean.

Elle
Elle

People are so quick to think there are airplanes flying over! I've lived here for 10 years and i've only heard them a handful of times. We are so spoiled here...taxes are low, lots and homes are huge! 10 mins to DT 15 mins to Kirby Village. I better stop.

Toulouse
Toulouse

I've lived in Glenbrook Valley for over 2 years....rarely hear a plane.

Murphygrrrl
Murphygrrrl

I've lived in Glenbrook Valley for over a year and have rarely heard a plane. The runways at Hobby are oriented so that GV is not in the flight path.

I'm not young or particularly hip, but I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Shannon
Shannon

Yay for Glenbrook. And yay for me, I'm "hip and young-ish".

ec
ec

Since when is Glenbrook Valley hidden?

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