Little did you know that just inside the 610 Loop, Lindale Park is a gem of a neighborhood located in the Near Northside of Houston. Quaint and residential with wide streets, old oak trees and large lots, this neighborhood has history, culture and a lot to offer. Be sure to check out the annual Fourth of July Parade which has been going strong for 15 + years!
Lindale Park feels like a community, neighbors actually speak to one another. Hispanic culture is strong in this middle class neighborhood. Ranch style homes, Bungalows and Mid-century Modern homes rest on large lots with room to breathe. A master-planned community of the 50’s, this neighborhood once had a golf course which was rare so close to downtown Houston back in the day. The golf course is long gone but the appeal is still real with homes sales ranging from the high $190’s – mid $200’s for something original up to $500+ for a complete renovation or new construction. Rental homes in the area range from $725 per month for a 450 sqft garage apartment and up to $2,099 for a 2,128 sqft home.
Some other nice amenities are the deed restrictions, minimum lot size designated areas and an active civic association. Let’s not forget the wonderfully delicious Mexican food restaurants in the area and the MD Anderson YMCA too. But, much like other neighborhoods in Houston’s inner-loop, the flavor is changing. More public art and beautification projects are being incorporated in the area with a collaboration from local artists and the Greater Northside Management District. Check out the mini murals project by clicking here. Young professionals are moving into the community and so are new businesses like Cross-fit boxes, and Edison Houston a bar and restaurant. There’s also a new Spark Park and playground that has been added to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on Helmers and Woodard Street.
Here’s an example of how the community comes together:
Christmas came early to more than 9,000 children in the Lindale Park area of Houston as clamored onto the new playground at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 19. The new play area was built in a few hours with the help of 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, KaBOOM!, Avenue Community Development Corporation, Lindale Park Civic Club and St. Alban’s. The Rev. Bill Laucher had wanted a playground on a church campus for a long time to answer the pressing need in the Lindale Park area. Resident and active member of the Lindale Park Civic Association, Gwyn Guidy had the idea of a park for children in Lindale Park for a long time. The idea started out as a fleeting thought, the shadow of a real project, which she described as a “pipe dream.” Then, the idea turned into something solid, something tangible, something real. What lead to that shift in thinking? Being a part of GO Neighborhoods and watching things happen, seeing ideas turn into actions turn into results. When Gwyn helped Can Academy build their KaBOOM Park, and when she saw the SPARK Parks popping up around Northside, her idea for a park grew into a dedicated desire to make her dream a reality. It was also through GO Neighborhoods, where Gwyn developed a relationship with community leaders and organizers, that the grant opportunity to fund the KaBOOM park came about. Today, if you drive by St. Albans, you will see a beautiful playground built with the hands of the community, where neighborhood children can play together and picnic tables where families can break bread together.
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To learn more about the history of Lindale Park, check out this article in the communities local publication, Northside Life Magazine!
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See MLS 73273418 for complete details and more photos of this stunning home.
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