“Rivercrest Addition” was created in 1946, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This neighborhood originally totaled 367 acres with 95 estates. In the early 1950’s Rivercrest became part of the City of Houston and in the late 1950’s part of H.I.S.D. The first property owners in Rivercrest wanted to be able to keep horses, which allowed them to saddle up their horses, hitch up their buggies and maintain the simpler things in life. The street began as a quiet horseshoe shape with a tail called Crestbend, which follows the curve of Buffalo Bayou. As development progressed west, Briar Forest was cut through, in 1988.
Many of the original homes and those that remained undeveloped properties are being replaced by new construction of many large homes. The minimum lot size in Rivercrest is 3 acres. We now see homes varying in size from 3,000 square feet up to an immense 20,000 square feet. We also have a variety of architectural styles including ranch, traditional, mediterranean, contemporary and many other unique styles. The country ambiance still exists in Rivercrest with narrow roadways and open drainage ditches. The city provides sewer and most of the properties have water wells. The deed restrictions in Rivercrest solidly protect and maintain the minimum size of 3 acres for each property and no subdividing is allowed.