Hilshire Village

Hilshire Village is located north of Buffalo Bayou and Interstate 10, approximately eight miles west-northwest of downtown Houston in southwestern 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. The town began when Frank Bruess and his mother came from Missouri in the late 1940s and purchased thirty acres. Following this sale, while on a business trip to Boston, Bruess read about a country estate in Hillshire, England, and the name appealed to him. He decided to call his development Hilshire Village, spelled with one "l." Construction began by the early 1950s, and the community incorporated on April 15, 1955. In 1960 it had a population of 543. That figure showed a modest gain with 627 residents in 1970. By the 1990s Hilshire Village had 665 residents and still supported additional limited developments with the building of patio homes. Some buyers demolished older houses to construct larger residences.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Hilshire Village is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.79079910
    Longitude
    -95.48847400

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No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Hilshire Village by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hilshire Village
Pop. Year Source
821 2019 Texas Demographic Center
746 2010 Texas Demographic Center
720 2000 Texas Demographic Center
665 1990 Texas Demographic Center