Houston Historic Districts: Broadacres

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Today we continue our journey into Houston’s historic neighborhoods right down the block from where we began. (See part 1: Boulevard Oaks.)

Broadacres is an extension of the Boulevards Oaks District, centering again on North and South Boulevards. The neighborhood is small, with only 26 houses.

The biggest difference is that the homes are set farther back from the road than in Boulevard Oaks, often behind gates. Each boulevard is divided by a median shaded by oak bowers. It’s a pleasant avenue to stroll the brick walkways while admiring the lovely homes. Hollywood agrees. It’s been used in movies such as Terms of Endearment and Rushmore.

Next up: Shadow Lawn.

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