Hilshire Village

Founded in 1955, the City of Hilshire Village is an urban oasis nestled inside Houston, Texas in Harris County.  With an area of about one-third of a square mile, the community is the smallest of six clustered, incorporated municipalities known as the Memorial Villages.

Hilshire Village is a zoned municipality with a population of 746 according to the 2010 U.S. Census and comprised of approximately 310 residences, small businesses and churches.

In the 1940s Mr. Frank Bruess and his mother left Missouri for Texas and purchased 30 acres of land near Houston.  By the early 1950s construction of Hilshire Village began.  Initially residents Frank and Georgia Bruess had intended to name the development ‘Tall Pines’.  However, the name ‘Hilshire’ itself was inspired by a book Mr. Bruess was reading while traveling to Boston about country estate in England called ‘Hillshire Village’.  Mr. Bruess adopted the name ‘Hilshire’ with one ‘L’ and Hilshire Manor was the name recorded on all the deeds in the Harris County map records for that period.

Sorry we are experiencing system issues. Please try again.

For up to date properties available in Hilshire Village, click the link below