Welcome to Ella Lee Forest!
Ella Lee Forest, affectionately referred to as "ELF", is a quiet little subdivision comprised of 153 homes, so hidden in the trees that many Houstonians don't even know that we exist. There is only one way in and out of the neighborhood which adds to our secluded feel.
The "loop" that is created by Lehman, Covington, Del Norte and Burt Streets is almost exactly one and one-half miles in length. The loop has become a haven for those who enjoy walking, jogging and roller skating, and we are frequently visited by residents of nearby subdivisions who come to enjoy the privacy of our secluded streets.
Every year, we gather for a Halloween block party. Children are treated to a hayride around the loop while the adults converse with fellow neighbors and enjoy some delicious hot dogs. It is an event we look forward to all year long.
“At the entrance on Ella Boulevard, a wooden sign scripted with Ella Lee Forest hints of the classic homes from the 1950s and 1960s inside. Streets are lined with open drainage ditches rather than curbs and gutters, and there are no sidewalks. …‘It still has the country look’”
- Ella Lee Forest still has much to appreciate, Houston Chronicle, 12/23/2001