The small, established subdivision of Rustling Pines in the Memorial area of west Houston, off Sam Houston Parkway, is a pleasing mix of 128 single-family properties built in the '60s, most of which have been updated and renovated, adding additional space or even a second floor, and newer construction.
Pine trees that give the subdivision its name grace many of the lots, which are large at a median square footage of 11,474.
Homes also are spacious, with the median square footage at 2,958 and an average of four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Deed restrictions do apply, as governed by the Rustling Pines Civic Association.
The subdivision's location just east of the Energy Corridor attracts industry employees who want a short commute but also proximity to all of what downtown, just 15 miles away via I-10, has to offer, and residents need only cross Sam Houston Parkway to enjoy City Centre's many dining and shopping opportunities. Students are zoned for Spring Branch Independent School District.
Adjacent to the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, a 17.5 acre wooded sanctuary along Rummel Creek with a restored log cabin that houses a variety of education programs reaching out into Houston and surrounding areas, and just a very short distance from nearby Terry Hershey Park and Buffalo Bayou, residents can enjoy exceptional nature trails, hiking, biking, boating and all sorts of popular outdoor pursuits.