Spring Branch West is a large suburban community on the western side of Houston, Texas. The neighborhood is rich in history and dates back to when a German farmer settled there in 1830. The main industry was timber sawing and milling. This is reflected in the architecture around the neighborhood today. In the 1970s, Spring Branch boomed and apartment complexes and housing units sprung up everywhere, turning the once dirt track filled neighborhood into an affluent residential area.
The community is well equipped for doggy owners with Snazzy Fido, a pet store located within Spring Branch. There's also The Pet Barber and even the well-known store PetSmart is also situated within the community.
The Houston climate is hot, particularly in summer when temperatures can reach up to 90 degrees. Spring is when dangerous weather warnings are most likely to occur and this is when the city experiences tornadoes and even flooding from time to time.
Spring Branch West is one of the prettiest and most affluent neighborhoods in the city of Houston. The wide open streets are lined with fresh green grass and each brick bungalow or wooden house sits a little off the road with driveways paving the way. Small trees are placed methodically along the roads, giving a well kept and perfectly designed look to the community as well as providing important shade during the summer months. The neighborhood is rather artificial with very little green space within its boundaries, however, it is suburban and so trees, grass verges, and shrubbery does add to the natural feel.
The neighborhood is extremely flat and all roads are lined with sidewalks. This makes the community extremely accessible for everyone. Combined with this are tiny pockets of housing developments such as Timber Oaks. This has meant that the neighborhood has remained extremely accessible by road and even public transport.
Bear Creek Pioneers Park is a gigantic hunting park that borders Spring Branch West to the western edge of the neighborhood. The park is home to lakes, walking paths, and woodland trails. The green zone is known for its abundance of wildlife from deer to ducks. Bear Creek Pioneers Park is so large that two main roads cross through the zone and there are plenty of different entrances to try out all the varying walking routes!
Within Spring Branch West is two smaller green spaces called Nob Hill Park and Agnes Moffitt Park. These two green zones are ideal for those everyday walks you take your pooch on. From footpaths to doggy bins and children's playgrounds, each park holds many great facilities for every dog walker. All the parks are within a five-minute drive away from anywhere in the community so all are extremely convenient and handy little pockets of natural green spaces to get your feet stuck into.