In 1936 state highway maps indicated a cemetery and a church. Initially the settlement consisted of one and one-half square miles.
In the mid-1950s, effort to form a Spring Branch municipality (proposed to be called the city of Spring Branch in roughly the area known today as the Memorial Villages) failed. The city incorporated in 1955 as Spring Valley.There had been two elections for incorporation. The first result was against incorporation, and state law mandated that the next election for incorporation of the same boundary would have to be held at least one year later. Some advocates of incorporation convinced Robert R. Casey, then a Harris county judge, to modify the boundary of the proposed area by removing the Campbell Place area and therefore many voters who opposed incorporating. The following election, held on April 9, 1955, was in favor of incorporation, 183 for and 165 against. Because of the 1955 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Spring Valley's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated. In 1960 the city had 3,004 residents and two businesses. The city had 3,800 residents in 1976 and 3,392 residents in 1990.
In 2007, the name of the city was officially changed from Spring Valley to Spring Valley Village. Regardless of the name change, all postal addresses in Spring Valley Village are Houston-based.
Pam Lychner, a Spring Valley Village  real estate agent that promoted the Pam Lyncher Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996 after an assault in a vacant house. After Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, Congress passed the bill. The City of Spring Valley Village posted a statue of Lychner and her daughters at the city hall. After the statue was posted, visitors read the plaques, left roses, and touched the bronze. Lisa Gray of the Houston Press described it as "shamelessly emotional, a monument to a secular saint and her daughters."
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Notable locations in zip code 77055: Houston Fire Department Station 38 (A), Houston Fire Department Station 49 (B), Spring Valley Police Department (C), Houston Police Department - Spring Branch (D), City of Spring Valley Fire Department (E), Military Museum of Texas (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Centers: Long Point Plaza Shopping Center (1), Spring Valley Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 77055 include: Korean Grace Baptist Church (A), Korean Presbyterian Church of Houston (B), Buddhist Church of the Second Long-Hoa Assembly (C), Fair Haven United Methodist Church (D), Korean Catholic Church (E), Saint Jerome Catholic Church (F), Southwest Zen Academy (G), Spring Branch Church of the Nazarene (H), Terrace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Parks in zip code 77055 include: Schwartz Park (1), Freed Park (2), Reggie Grob Stadium (3), Glenmore Forest Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Funworks (Water Parks & Slides; 1105 West Loop N) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map