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Lamar Tower Houston

One of the first luxury highrises in Houston, Lamar Tower is a 23-story residential building located near Upper Kirby and River Oaks’ exciting retail and entertainment establishments.

Lamar Tower Executive Summary

Featuring a long list of luxury amenities, Lamar Tower is a residential highrise with 280 residences near Greenway Plaza, River Oaks and Montrose.

  • FULL SERVICE AMENITIES: The luxury amenities at Lamar Tower include a swimming pool, exercise room, salon, two party rooms, recreational areas, a jogging track and BBQ area with picnic tables. Residents also benefit from the luxury condo’s round the clock concierge services, valet parking, maintenance service, and daily dry clean pick-up and trash pick-up services.
  • RETAIL AND DINING: There are over 170 restaurants, 85 bars, 40 banks, 20 hotels, 5 grocery stores and 2 movie theaters within a mile of Lamar Tower. Greenway Plaza, a multi-used development complex that houses celebrated fine dining, cafes, full-service banking centers, and fitness facilities, is located adjacent to Lamar Tower. The Galleria and River Oaks’ premier shopping destinations like Uptown Park, Highland Village, The Galleria, River Oaks Shopping Center, and River Oaks District are also few minutes away.
  • CUSTOM UNITS: Lamar Tower offers 280 exclusive units including 8 penthouses. The spacious high ceiling units come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. Some residences can be customized to the owner’s liking. Unit amenities include floor to ceiling glass doors, walk-in closets, and private balconies with unobstructed views of Downtown and Galleria.
  • PROXIMITY TO JOB CENTERS: Downtown is 3 miles away, Texas Medical Center is 2 miles away, and Galleria is 2 and a half miles away. Downtown Houston houses the headquarters of several prominent companies and has more than 150,000 workers. With over 8 million patients and 100,000 employees, Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world. Housing approximately 2,000 companies, the Galleria area features almost 24 million square feet of office space.
  • ACCESSIBILITY TO MAJOR ROADS: Located along and near main roads, Upper Kirby is among the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston. Lamar Tower residents have convenient access to the Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, Buffalo Speedway, the Southwest Freeway, and Shepherd Drive, Richmond Avenue, and W Alabama Street. Its central Inner Loop location allows easy commute or drive to and from Houston’s key districts.

Buying in the Lamar Tower can be tricky for several reasons. The building has over 200 units, each with different pro’s and con’s: For instance, certain views are superior to others – this affects the value of different units (both positively and negatively.)

Lamar Tower is also an older building and while it has shown good condo appreciation rates the last 10 years, there are many comparable newer residential highrises within The Loop.

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To get personal advice on buying or selling a Lamar Tower unit, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo realtors and one of the top ranked Realtors in the United States.

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 Lamar Tower Condominium HOA Fees & Amenities

Lamar Tower Pool

Following are the amenities currently offered at Lamar Tower and what the HOA fee covers:

  • 12 Hour Doorman
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • 24-hour full valet service
  • BBQ area with picnic tables
  • Crushed granite 1/11 mile running Track
  • Daily trash pick-up on each floor
  • Dry clean pick-up and delivery
  • Exercise room
  • Outdoor resort-style pool and deck
  • Owner dog walking area
  • Porter service
  • Three-level covered parking garage for residents and guests

Lamar Tower has one of the highest maintenance fee among Houston condos. Built in 1962, Lamar Tower was originally developed as apartment units and aren’t individually metered. The monthly HOA fee includes electricity and other common building services and amenities.

You will see below that old buildings, on average, have higher HOA fees.

See how Lamar Tower HOA fee compares with other Inner Loop condos:

Lamar Tower Condo Sale Trends

As shown below, Lamar Tower’s real estate appreciation trend steadily increased over the past decade.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

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12 Things Lamar Tower Condo Buyers Should Know

Lamar Tower Houston

Located in the northern section of Upper Kirby, Lamar Tower is one of the first highrises in Houston that features full-service amenities.

  • Built in 1965, Lamar Tower was initially developed as apartment residences.
  • Lamar Tower was among the first high rises in Houston along with Inwood Manor and The Willowick.
  • The building sits near near Greenway Plaza and a block south of Westheimer in the River Oaks area.
  • Lamar Tower features 23 stories with 280 exclusive units including 8 penthouses.
  • Residents have direct access to Houston’s major business centers. Downtown is 3 miles away, Texas Medical Center is 2 miles away, and Galleria is 2 and a half miles away.
  • Within a mile, 170 restaurants, 85 bars, 40 banks, 20 hotels, 5 grocery stores and 2 movie theaters surround Lamar Tower.
  • Located next to Lamar Tower, Greenway is a multi-used development complex housing celebrated fine dining, cafes, full-service banking centers, and fitness facilities.
  • Residents are also few minutes away from River Oaks District, a 14-acre outdoor center with more than 60 high-fashion boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
  • Upper Kirby is among the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston. Lamar Tower residents have convenient access to the Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, Buffalo Speedway, the Southwest Freeway, and Shepherd Drive, Richmond Avenue, and W Alabama Street.
  • Lamar Tower residences come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans and some can also be customized to the owner’s liking. The units feature floor to ceiling glass doors, walk-in closets, and private balconies with unobstructed view of Downtown and Galleria.
  • Lamar Tower’s luxury amenities include a swimming pool, exercise room, salon, two party rooms, recreational areas, a jogging track and BBQ area with picnic tables. It also features full-service round the clock concierge services, valet parking, maintenance service, and daily dry clean pick-up and trash pick-up services.
  • Lamar Tower condos for sale are priced between $250,000 to $450,000 for one and two-bedroom units and over $1.3M for penthouse units.

Lamar Tower Pet Policies & Management Office

One of Houston’s pet-friendly condos, Lamar Tower management permits residents to have pets. The building has dedicated dog runs or walking areas.

(See Pet Policies of Houston’s Luxury Buildings).

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Lamar Tower: Mass Transit Options And Access

One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Upper Kirby has convenient access to major thoroughfares including the Buffalo Speedway, the Southwest Freeway, Westheimer Road, and Shepherd Drive.  Residents are few minutes from Houston’s key districts like Downtown, the Galleria, Museum District, and Medical Center.

Aside from its central Inner Loop location, the neighborhood is also a retail and entertainment destination. Upper Kirby houses a collection of fine dining restaurants, bars, and cafes located in Greenway Plaza, and along Westheimer Road, and Kirby Drive.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Greenway Plaza, Lakewood Church, Edwards Greenway
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Kata Robata, Fleming’s, Grace’s, Carrabba’s, Mia’s, Little Pappasito’s
  • Grocery Stores: Whole Foods, Central Market
  • Trails & Parks: Levy Park, Menil Park, Weir Park

Lamar Tower Condos: Maps And Directions

Located in the northern section Upper Kirby, Lamar Tower sits at 2929 Buffalo Speedway, just adjacent to Greenway Plaza and a block from Westheimer Road in River Oaks. Upper Kirby lies north of Southwest Freeway, south of River Oaks, west of Montrose/Neartown, and east of Afton Oaks.

The neighborhood’s central Inner Loop location provides residents easy access to other key business centers like Downtown, and Medical Center. Located 5 miles northeast of Lamar Tower, Downtown Houston houses the headquarters of prominent companies and has more than 150,000 workers. Texas Medical Center , about 4 miles southeast, has over 8 million patients and 100,000 employees.

Residents are only a block away from Westheimer Road and its 150 yelp-rated establishments. Greenway Plaza, a multi-used development complex housing celebrated fine dining, cafes, full-service banking centers, and fitness facilities, is located adjacent to Lamar Tower.

River Oaks and Galleria’s premiere shopping destinations like The Galleria, Rice Village, River Oaks Shopping Center, Highland Village, and Uptown Park are minutes away.

Upper Kirby Houston bears a 77098 Harris County zip code.

Lamar Tower: School Zoning Information

Lamar Tower is located within Upper Kirby. Upper Kirby is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Lamar Tower residents can send their children to the following schools:

Poe Elementary at 5100 Hazard St. Named after the famous author, Edgar Allan Poe Elementary offers a fine arts magnet program, featuring various enrichment classes in dance, music, visual arts, Suzuki violin, and technology. It is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead St. Lanier is located in neighboring Neartown/Montrose and is one of the HISD’s International Baccalaureate World schools (IB Middle Years Programme). It offers a Vanguard Magnet/GT program that features classes in foreign languages, algebra, and IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry).

Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Located within the Upper Kirby District, Lamar features several academic programs including an IB Diploma Programme, Advanced Placement, and a magnet program for Business Administration. As one of the HISD’s International Baccalaureate schools, it offers IB diplomas in 5 languages: French, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

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