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Maplewood/South North street sign along the Brays Bayou

Maplewood South/North is a group of subdivisions in Houston, Texas.

It is southwest of Downtown Houston and south of Uptown Houston.

S.K. Bardwell of the Houston Chronicle said that Maplewood South "has one of the largest, most powerful civic associations in Houston, and its residents reap the benefits each year in increased property values."

The community has The MapleLeaf, the community newsletter.

History

A group of investors platted Maplewood South/North. By Sunday May 2, 1965, Maplewood South was about 80% complete. At the time, all of the lots in the subdivision addition were owned by the builders.

Composition

The homeowners association covers Maplewood South and Maplewood North.

Maplewood South is south of South Braeswood Boulevard and lies on both sides of Hillcroft Avenue. Maplewood South is in proximity to U.S. Route 59 (Southwest Freeway), which connects the subdivision to Downtown Houston. Maplewood South is in proximity to Bellaire, Meyerland, and Sharpstown.

When Maplewood South opened, houses were required to have at least 2,000 square feet (190 m2) of living area. The Houston Post stated in 1965 that houses required "designs that blend with an overall community scheme."

Parks and recreation

Ron Meek Park is in Maplewood South. Next to Ron Meek Park is the Lloyd Johnson Community Pool. Both the pool and the park are operated by the subdivision group. The community has a swim team, the Maplewood Marlins.

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