Barker's Landing, located off I-10 in west Houston's Energy Corridor, actually
encompasses three subdivisions: Barker's Landing, Barker's Court and Barker's
Place. There are more than 400 homes total, with traditional and contemporary as
the leading architectural styles.
Founded in 1972 on 120 acres of nursery land, it was originally named La Cour
Du Roi (The King's Yard) but became Barker's Landing soon after when a new
developer took over construction. The townhouses, patio homes and single-family
houses were built between 1977 and 1989, with the median year for construction at
1981. Single-family homes average four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, with
median square footage at 3,216 and median lot square footage at 8,395.
Each subdivision has its own homeowners' association. Annual fees pay for
common area utilities, irrigation and other expenses, as well as for maintenance of
the swimming pool and tennis courts. Fees also cover a 24-hour security patrol.
Barker's Landing has a strong sense of community, thanks in part to its social club,
which holds events throughout the year and publishes a newsletter and directory.
Neighbors also gather to cheer on the Barker's Landing Barracudas youth swim
The subdivision's location makes it desirable to employees in the energy industry.
They also appreciate the area's lush surroundings, which include 50 miles of parks
and trails. Highly ranked Katy schools are a draw, as are the abundant
entertainment, shopping and dining options. Downtown and its many offerings are
only a 20-mile drive down I-10.