Lakes on Eldridge

Lakes on Eldridge at a Glance

Sotheby's International Realty
Just a few minutes west on Interstate Highway 10 is a neighborhood of custom homes on expansive lots set among beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Lakes on Eldridge began as a master-planned development in 1992 and is now essentially complete. A project of Ryko Development, a Houston-based company, Lakes on Eldridge’s 26 acres of lakes, fountains and waterfalls appear to have always been a part of the west Houston landscape. Ryko purchased the one-time farmland from the United States Corps of Engineers.

Houston’s finest luxury home builders, including David Powers Homes, Village Builders, Trendmaker, Westport Homes, Bayou Bend Homes, Masterpiece Homes, and D.R. Horton built homes in the Lakes. The million-dollar recreation center was opened in 1995 and offers an expansive playground, volleyball court, tennis courts and a Junior Olympic-sized pool. In 1996, development of the waterfront lots began.

Lakes on Eldridge was completed in two phases: Phase one was west of Turkey Creek and phase two was east of the creek. A commuter bridge and a charming pedestrian bridge now connect the two halves of the neighborhood, and the surrounding common area offers jog paths and benches.

This deed-restricted development has its own elementary school, Shirley Kirk Elementary, built on 9.5 acres sold to HISD by Ryko. Public schools for older children are Truitt Middle School and Cypress Ridge High School, and there are a number of private and parochial schools as well.

There are several distinct areas within Lakes on Eldridge. Laguna Falls Estates has 750 homes behind a manned 24-hour guard gate and offers waterfront living on oversized lots. Each home is part of a small cove dedicated to no more than eight other homes.

Lakes on Eldridge boasts a superb location that is easily accessible to downtown, the Galleria, medical centers and airports. Those who work for companies in the energy corridor find living in the Lakes a particular advantage. The area is close to four large parks, golf courses, Sam Houston Race Park, the Military Museum of Texas, Great Southwest Equestrian Center and Forbidden Gardens.