Galleria Real Estate Guide

Galleria homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Galleria Real Estate Guide

Located west of Loop 610, the Galleria is one of Houston’s leading business and retail centers. The area is a bustling and diverse mix of businesses, shops, restaurants, and upscale homes.

One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Galleria is popular for its:

Galleria real estate market can be challenging due to low resale values (poor HOA, near main roads, design problems). Noise and parking issues on the street is a problem with the proximity of bars and restaurants. It lacks zoning, and in some areas, the development is uneven. Some communities and apartment complexes command a premium, while others offer a discount.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Galleria area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

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Galleria Homes For Sale

$379,990
2 Beds, 2 Baths
651 Bering Drive #803
$1,180,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
5642 Meadow Lake Lane
$855,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2432 Chimney Rock Road
$302,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2400 Mccue Road #340
$1,825,000
5 Beds, 5 Baths
2224 Potomac Drive
$495,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
5150 Hidalgo Street #501

Galleria Homes For Rent

$1,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
5353 Richmond Avenue #7
$1,800
1 Bed, 1 Bath
5050 Ambassador Way #113
$1,950
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2525 Mccue Road #427
$3,000
2 Beds, 3 Baths
2211 Stoney Point Street
$3,550
2 Beds, 2 Baths
5905 Fairdale Lane #B
$1,950
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2507 Bering Drive #9

Table of Contents

  1. Galleria Home Sale Trends
  2. Galleria Best Realtor Insights
  3. Galleria Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Galleria Schools
  5. Galleria Real Estate Market

Galleria Home Sale Trends

Galleria Real Estate Trends

Located west of Loop 610, the Galleria is one of Houston's primary business and shopping districts. The neighborhood is a mix of offices, stores, restaurants, and upscale homes.

Galleria, one of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods, is popular thanks to its:

Galleria is among the best in Houston neighborhoods based on Land Value Appreciation. The area offers a retail complex with 2.4 million square feet of leasable space and luxury homes.


Galleria Best Realtor Insights


Galleria Maps, Location & Zip Code

Galleria Map

Commute Time Galleria
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 15
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) Unknown

Map of Galleria

Highlights Galleria
Amenities With almost 375 retail centers, the Galleria is Houston's top shopping destination. Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, and Nordstrom are some of the most popular shops in the Galleria.

Galleria is also near several nightlife options, such as Belvedere, which is only a short drive away.

Trails and green spaces are also nearby, such as Grady Park and the Cullen Running Trails Center.
Golf Courses - Houston Country Club (Private)
- Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range (Public)
- River Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
- Post Oak Park
- Grady Park
- Hidalgo Park
- Cullen Running Trails Center
- Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trailhead
- Wiess Park
- Tanglewood Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- Neiman Marcus
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Macy's
- Nordstrom
- Zumiez
- Urban Outfitters
- Old Navy
- Banan Republic

Dining:

- Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
- Masraff’s
- Pappas Bros Steakhouse
- Maggiano’s Little Italy
- De Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
- Truluck’s
- The Capital Grille

Nightlife:

- The Living Room
- Belvedere
- Luna Lounge
- H Bar
- Urban Social

Groceries:

- Target Grocery
- Whole Foods Market
- Randalls
- Richard's Grocery Store
- Kroger
- H-E-B
Major Employers - Quanta Services
- Accenture
- ConocoPhillips
- Occidental Petroleum Corp
- EOG Resources
- Deloitte
- KBR
- Exxon
- CenterPoint Energy
- Baker Hughs
- Cheniere Energy Inc

Galleria Schools

Galleria is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, HISD is the largest school district in the state. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) awarded the district a "Met Standard." HISD has several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, such as Briargrove Elementary and Lamar High School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



High Schools



Galleria Houston Private Schools


The following private schools can be located within the Galleria area:

To find an updated listing of all Galleria real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at [email protected] with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Galleria areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.


Galleria Real Estate Market

Galleria Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Single-family homes in the area are a popular choice among homebuyers. From vintage patio homes to new construction custom-built homes, it offers options that would suit varying wants and needs.

Architectural styles vary from traditional to contemporary, ranch, Mediterranean, and French homes.

Galleria homes for sale offer 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans with up to 1,000–4,000 square feet of living space. Homes in the area sit on mid- to large-sized lots (by Houston standards), with sizes ranging from 3,000 to more than 15,000 square feet.

The most expensive Galleria real estate can feature 5–6 bedrooms with living spaces ranging from 4,000–more than 8,000 square feet. Luxury homes feature landscaped and wooded grounds. Other common features in these homes include swimming pools and multi-car garages.

Some subdivisions and communities within the Galleria area have deed restrictions in place.

Many factors play a role in pricing, including location, size of the home, and condition. The prices for Galleria homes can range from $300,000 to more than $2,500,000.


Galleria Townhome Sale Trends


Townhomes are a bit popular in the posh Galleria/Uptown area. Housing demand in Galleria led to several new townhomes within gated communities. Community amenities vary, but controlled access, round-the-clock security, and central park areas are common.

Galleria townhomes and patio homes typically offer smaller lot sizes than single-family homes. Lots range from 1,000 to about 6,000 square feet. Two- to three-bedroom homes are common, but larger properties can have up to five bedrooms. Living spaces range from 1,000 to more than 4,000 square feet.

Galleria townhomes can start at around $100,000, with some of the bigger and newer properties selling for $1,200,000.


Galleria Condo Sale Trends


Galleria condos are popular, with entertainment and business centers less than a mile away. Condos in the Galleria are also a short distance from the district’s many office buildings.

Apart from convenience and accessibility, Galleria high-rises offer luxury amenities. 24/7 security, parking, tennis courts, and fitness centers are available to residents. More amenities include pools, saunas, well-kept grounds, and roof-top decks.

Outside the Inner Loop, the Galleria is one of Houston’s busiest and most exciting districts. Residents are near restaurants, parks, and museums. Entertainment hubs like Uptown Park are a few blocks away as well.

There are newly developed condos like the Astoria, the Aurora, and the Belfiore.

Many Galleria Houston condos have private parking, gated entrances, and building security. Some buildings also have fire prevention systems, emergency systems, and surveillance cameras.

Galleria high-rises also offer other great amenities. Many luxury buildings feature porters, valets, concierges, and trash and laundry services. Galleria high-rises provide luxury amenities. 24/7 security, parking, tennis courts, and fitness centers are available to residents. More amenities include pools, saunas, well-kept grounds, and roof-top decks.

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Galleria real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.


Galleria TX History


The beginnings of the Galleria can be traced back to the 1940s. A prominent Texas oil tycoon Glenn H. McCarthy had an idea to build a sprawling shopping and hotel complex in Houston. However, as with most grand ideas, McCarthy’s plans took a while to materialize.

In the 1960s, long after McCarthy had scrapped the concept, real estate magnate Gerald D. Hines took over the development of the Galleria. The Galleria first opened its doors in November 1970. It was designed based on Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

The Galleria only featured 600,000 square feet of retail space in its early years. Later expansions and developments transformed the Galleria into what it is today. It has grown to have over 2 million square feet of retail space and approximately 375 stores and services. Now, it is the biggest shopping mall in Texas and the eighth largest in the United States.

The Galleria in the late 1960s also sparked the development of Houston’s Uptown District. Gerald D. Hines and other real estate investors saw Uptown’s potential and implemented various developments in the area.

Later, the Uptown District became one of Houston's most vibrant and bustling hubs. It boasts more hotel rooms, office spaces, and retail shopping centers than Downtown Houston.

Surrounding communities and neighborhoods thrived alongside the commercial developments in the area. Today, the "Galleria area" refers to several upscale neighborhoods and communities. Which are south of Woodway Drive, east of Loop 610, north of the Southwest Freeway, and west of S Voss Road.


Fun Things to Do Near the Galleria


As Houston’s leading destination for retail, there is no shortage of fun things to do within the Galleria/Uptown district.

There’s the Galleria itself, the largest mall in Texas. With 2.4 million square feet and 375 stores, it rivals the seven other retail centers in the United States. Its anchor stores include Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and Nordstrom.

The Galleria also features over 50 restaurants, a jogging track on the roof, and a skating rink. Other entertainment and dining options are easily accessible.

Uptown Park is just north of the Galleria, a pedestrian-friendly, European-style shopping center. It has several upscale retail, service, and entertainment centers. Some of the must-visit stores in Uptown Park are Facade, Longoria Collection, and M. Penner.

There are also plenty of other options near the Galleria, including Rice Village and Highland Village.

Must-visit places in and around Galleria include:

Dining
Retail
Nightlife
Groceries
Parks

Best Galleria Realtor – Paige Martin


As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.


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