In the city of Houston, Texas lies a neighborhood named Westbury sitting just to the southwest of Downtown Houston. In 2007, Westbury was named the ‘Best Hidden Neighborhood’ by the Houston Press and was placed as one of the 25 hottest Houston neighborhoods by Houstonia Magazine. The community is named after Westbury, New York and really started to develop in the 1950s after an influx of post-war migration. Westbury is within the region of Southwest Houston and is neighbored by Greater Fondren Southwest.
Houston in the springtime can experience some violent weather from thunderstorms to even hurricanes that cause flooding. However, after the spring ends comes the long hot summers that provide some respite from the rain.
The convenience of the neighborhood is great if you’re a dog owner. There's plenty to do here from visiting Willow Waterhole Green Space to quickly fetching some puppy supplies from Animal Companions pet store!
Westbury is a suburban community but manages to balance artificial and urban with nature. The long roads are landmarked by tall trees that hang over the sidewalks and the large classic red brick bungalows are evenly placed along the streets. The residential community is separated by four main roads, these being Chimney Rock Road, Bellfort Avenue, Hillcroft Avenue and Airport Boulevard. This means that the community is extremely accessible by car. To add to this, all the roads are pleasantly fitted with crosswalks. This is ideal as you and your pup can easily walk to where you want to go!
The flat landscape of Westbury makes it a sure-fire place for an easy stroll and the pleasant community atmosphere means that you’ll easily meet some doggy friends along the way. If you fancy a real community feel, walk towards Westbury Community Gardens. Here, you can find the local community planting fresh fruit and vegetables.
Willow Waterhole Green Space is perhaps what gives Westbury its prized name and placement in Houston’s hottest! This fantastic natural filled green zone host everything from a series of large pools and ponds to nature walking trails and even picnic benches. Levitt Pavillion is even located here, a live music venue showcasing some of the best local talents.
Furthermore, Westbury is home to an abundance of smaller local parks such as Hager Park, Westbury Park, and Westbury Community Gardens. The close-knit local community is really showcased in Westbury Community Gardens as fresh fruit and vegetables are grown as a local initiative to engage young people in the environment. Furthermore, each park has a set of footpaths, benches, and even water fountains creating the ideal open space to take a stroll.
If you feel like venturing out of the community, Stein Family Park borders the northern edge and is a great location for letting your pup off the leash.