About Richwood Place

Richwood Place

Richwood Place is the southwestern most neighborhood in the Neartown district of Houston, Texas.  The neighborhood contains a diverse mix of single family homes, town homes, apartments, businesses, retail, and even includes a small city park (Ervin Chew Park).


The boundaries of Richwood Place are Shepherd (West), Dunlavy (East), Richmond (North), US-59 (South) You can also see Richwood Place on this map of Montrose neighborhoods from the City of Houston.

The local zip code is 77098 and area code is 713. The closest freeway is US-59 and the closest airport is Hobby Airport (HOU).

Power is provided by Centerpoint Energy although residents can choose resellers. Trash and recycling (Mondays) is provided by the City of Houston (more info). Telephone and television services are available from AT&T or Comcast.


The Richwood Place Civic Association is part of the Neartown Civic Association.

The Neartown “super neighborhood” was established in 1963. However, parts of the area, known as Montrose, have a much longer history.  Montrose was originally established as a planned community 1911, growing the suburbs of Houston to the southwest.  Today, Montrose and Neartown are synonymous terms to describe our wonderful, eclectic part of the city.

Deed Restrictions

    Richwood Place is a deed restricted community:


    Please explore the links on the right side of every page on this web site. There are links to city and county services, neighborhood links, and other useful resources.

Minimum Lot Size/Minimum Building Line

Several block faces in Richwood Place enjoy protections under the City of Houston MLS/MBL Ordinance. These protections set a minimum building setback and lot size for the protected blocks. This spreadsheet shows the details: