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Lindale Park Homes for Sale

A Snapshot of Lindale Park Homes

Lindale Park homes form a very inviting community. Discover its style and history below.

Lindale Park Home

What is Lindale Park Like?
Two terms are used to describe Lindale Park. The “hidden Jewel” and “Miniature West U”. They both describe this quiet little pocket of 1930’s peaked roof cottages and ranch style homes. Big lots, wide curbed streets.
There typically aren’t many homes for sale, but most have been remodeled.

Who Would Like it Here?
Young, old, in-between. Older people live here because of its quiet and sense of community. Young people like its affordability and its access to the light rail. Ride the train downtown and beyond.

Why Would You Buy a LIndale Park Home?

  • The community feel,
  • Affordable homes
  • Buy a remodeled home or one to remodel to your tastes
  • Take the train downtown and beyond
  • Minutes from the shops and restaurants of the Heights
  • Upside: Appreciation due to location and train

Negatives

  • No close shopping

 

Lindale Park Location and Map

Map of Lindale Park and Near Northside

Where is Lindale Park? Lindale Park is northern boundary of a larger area known as Near Northside.

It is just East of I-45 from the Heights. South of the 610 N Loop, North of Cavalcade. It is bound by Fulton on the West (where the new rail line is) and extends just past Irvington to Robertson on the East. Just drop down Irvington from the 610 N Loop and you’ll be there.

Fulton Street is home of the recently added Light Rail, Red Line.

House Age & Styles

Lindale Park Home Style

Arched doorways, inside French doors, telephone niches

Lindale Park has some big two story homes, a scattering of 1950’s ranch style homes, but the majority of the homes are 1940’s cottage style with a distinctive tall peaked-roof (like image at top). Very cool, distinctive looking homes.

Brick cottages are most common with lots of interesting detail in the brick work.

Big yards (minimum lot size is ~5000 SF, though most are >7000 SF), big trees, wide curbed streets.
The home interiors are cool also. They have original phone nooks, built-in ironing boards, arched interior doors to kitchen and dining rooms, lots of French doors.  Arched brick entry doorways are common too.

Lindale Park has just wonderful old homes. Again, I call this area a miniature West University.

Lindale Park Home Search (MLS Search)

See below for an MLS search for homes in this area.

Lindale Park History:

Lindale Park- 1940's Sales Brochure

Developed by Roy Reid in 1937. He chose the location next to the existing Lindale Park Golf Course. The Golf course is long gone (replaced by more housing) but these great old homes survive today.

See the original ca. 1940 Lindale Park Sales Brochure.  Some of these homes look exactly the same now as then.

Lindale Park Video

The YouTube Video below shows some old photos from a 1940 sales brochure and the homes as they are today.

Lindale Park Future:

This is an area I recommend highly. It has a wonderful neighborhood feel. I have never seen a neighborhood that has as many evening walkers as Lindale. Every evening dozens of people are out walking their kids or dogs, or just chatting to each other.  It’s just odd to see that many people out at once.

I think what’s held it back in the past is its isolation. It’s kind of hemmed in, with no major shopping areas. People cross under I-45 to shop in the Heights. The light rail opened in December 2013. I thought it would be a big driving force in development, but so far (mid 2017) development on Fulton is negligible. This is an ideal street for restaurants and shops.
Lindale is one neighborhood where you can walk to the rail line and take it into UH, or beyond to downtown, Med Center etc. To the north it goes to a transit center near Crosstimber, and the newly renovated Mall.

There are rarely a lot of Lindale Park homes for sale. What is on the market ranges from original 1940’s homes needing complete update, or nicely remodeled homes. New construction is rare. I believe the time is right for it though. There have been a couple of beautiful new homes built here, but no big wave of new homes. I keep anticipating this.
The good news is that it won’t be high density homes like Shady Acres or First Ward. Deed restrictions general allow only one single family home per lot, and the lots are big. I believe this will soon be another Oak Forest, a mix of new and remodeled homes.

The Civic Association fights hard to keep its deed restrictions intact. This neighborhood has a strong sense of community.

Misc. Lindale Park Facts

Deed Restrictions: Yes

• Civic Association: Yes, strong

• Flood Zone: No

• Townhomes: None…never will be

• Rentals: A couple of single family homes per month. $1000 to $2000/month.

• Subdivision Size: Small ~1200 homes

• Lindale Park Zip Code: 77009

For other areas outside the Heights see the page on Areas Near the Heights.

Lindale Park Homes For Sale – 2010

Filed in Lindale Park Sales & Price Trends by on November 24, 2010
Lindale Park Homes For Sale – 2010

Homes currently available in Houston’s Lindale Park range from $105,000 to $325,000. This inventory is smaller than normal. Inner Loop Realtor Rich Martin offer list, advice and previous link to old photos. 713 868-9008

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Lindale Park Homes, Then & Now

Filed in Lindale Park Sales & Price Trends by on November 10, 2010
Lindale Park Homes, Then & Now

The Lindale Park Homes Original Sales Brochure This brochure showed up on the internet recently. I don’t know who the Modster is, but I thank him for sharing this. I love old neighborhoods, and original photos are especially cool, so I thought I would pass them on. I compare the old photos with recent photos […]

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Contemporary Townhouse and Land For Sale Near Northline Rail

Filed in Lindale Park Homes for Sale by on June 29, 2010
Contemporary Townhouse and Land For Sale Near Northline Rail

The long awaited transformation of Fulton St and Near Northside begins… My previous post quotes others on the transformation occurring on Fulton St due to Northside Light Rail construction. Light Rail to Benefit Lindale Park Homes. A Contemporary Townhouse For Sale: 309 Quitman St This townhouse Value Should Greatly Benefit From New Rail Line. The […]

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Lindale Park Area Development – Light Rail Nearing

Filed in Lindale Park Sales & Price Trends by on June 28, 2010
Lindale Park Area Development – Light Rail Nearing

An extremely hot topic in Houston now is is the Northline Light Rail Project underway.  If you are looking for Houston’s next hot spot, this might be it. If you were too late to buy a Houston Heights or Idylwood home at a reasonable price look into Lindale Park.  Quoting from the Houston Chronicle: Metro’s […]

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Unique Contemporary Townhouse in Northside-Quitman St.

Filed in Lindale Park Homes for Sale by on January 15, 2010
Unique Contemporary Townhouse in Northside-Quitman St.

Contemporary Townhouse in Northside-Quitman St Feb 2014 Update: This house sold long ago of course. This area was a hot bed of new construction prior to recession. Now, the only homes being built are by Ave CDC in Avenue Place. These are cool homes on Cetti, Darter, etc. Built in 2007, this 3 bedroom 3.5 […]

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Houston’s Lindale Park Home Prices

Filed in Lindale Park Sales & Price Trends by on December 17, 2009
Houston’s Lindale Park Home Prices

Houston’s Lindale Park Home Prices Have Appreciated. Lindale Park is wonderful Northside neighborhood of 1940’s cottages, plus a few bungalows and ranch styles. Click here to see my page on Lindale Park. Although still called Houston’s Hidden Jewel because most Houstonians have never heard of it, Lindale Park house prices have been steadily increasing. Appreciation hasn’t […]

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Lindale Park – Houston’s Hidden Jewel

Filed in Lindale Park Sales & Price Trends by on December 10, 2009
Lindale Park – Houston’s Hidden Jewel

Lindale Park- You Must Visit! I’m amazed at how many friends and clients I have who live inside the loop, or just outside, who know nothing about Lindale Park. It’s a charming 1940’s community that has maintained its uniqueness. It is just the other side of I-45 from the Heights, but a different world all together. […]

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