Named for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 210-acre estate of formal gardens, Tanglewood is as elegant as it sounds.
In the late 1940s, the William C. Farrington Company began developing the first section of Tanglewood with one-story, ranch-style homes that were air-conditioned – quite a departure from those in River Oaks and other established neighborhoods. Since most of the land was open prairie, each homesite was planted with two or three large oak trees. As a result, Tanglewood has become a neighborhood that combines vast expanses of lawn with shade-covered streets.
Farrington curved the streets and landscaped, and large lots are in keeping with his plan for an upscale community. Tanglewood’s outstanding neighborhood planning, convenient access to major thoroughfares, strictly enforced deed restrictions and a private patrol allow it to remain one of Houston’s most charming neighborhoods.