Tanglewood began as an imagining. The dream of one man, William Giddings Farrington. Where there was prairie, he envisioned a well-wooded retreat; carefully planning his development and planting his trees so that they might grow harmoniously into the enviable address that is Tanglewood/Briargrove area today.

Comfortable. Quiet. Convenient. A place that is equal parts casual and cosmopolitan. A green space. A family place.

The residential forest Mr. Farrington imagined so artfully is reality now. Carefully nurtured by his descendants; preserved for the future by a dedicated homeowners association.

An address in Tanglewood or its nearby neighborhoods such as Indian Trail, Broad Oaks, Pine Shadows or Briargrove - not to mention nearby patio and garden home enclaves built within the last decade - also comes with a reassuring sense of community. You’ll hear it in the greetings passed from jogger to stroller on shady neighborhood paths. Feel it in the tradition of the annual July 4th Parade down Tanglewood Boulevard. Discover it on fresh-mown lawns, where touch football teams and weekend gardeners display their best efforts.

Over the years, a dynamic Houston has brought its very best to Tanglewood’s doors. A few minutes away is the world-renowned Galleria, centerpiece of a retail and business district offering famous labels, fine dining and striking architecture.

The area also hosts educational opportunities, both public and private, and many nearby churches. Within a bike ride is a family-oriented YMCA, plus any number of multi-sport city parks. Houston Country Club offers exceptional members-only golf and tennis and Houston Racquet Club offers tennis, while just to the east, Memorial Park boasts a fine public course and courts.

A Tanglewood area resident can enjoy access to major metro thoroughfares and freeways, while still knowing the peace and pleasure that living here can bring.