GALLERIA REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Galleria homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Located west of Loop 610, the Galleria is one of Houston’s leading business and retail centers. The neighborhood is a vibrant and eclectic mix of offices, fancy stores, restaurants, and upscale homes.

One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Galleria living is popular thanks to:

Due to the proximity of particular residences to freeways( bad for resale values), the Galleria real estate market can be challenging to navigate. It also lacks zoning (some homes are adjacent to bars and restaurants, which can cause noise and parking concerns on the street) and uneven development. Some neighborhoods and complexes command a premium, while others offer a discount. Some condominiums may have low resale values (due to HOA, poor construction, and general design problems).

For help in navigating the Galleria real estate market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Galleria’s most active real estate agents.

"We were moving from Virginia, and Houston Properties kept in touch with us for almost a year until we were ready to relocate. They guided us through the entire process and were very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. The sellers' market made the home buying process very stressful for us, but they were able to manage that and keep us focused on finding a home we would love. The team was always quick to respond to my numerous emails and texts and sent us daily updates regarding new homes coming on the market. When things could have fallen apart after appraisal, they helped us to negotiate with the seller. Words or the 5-star rating cannot really express the wonderful experience we received from them. We would 100% recommend Houston Properties for your home buying or selling needs!" - Yolanda Hicks (Google Review)

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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

The Galleria, located west of Loop 610, is one of Houston's primary business and shopping areas. The neighborhood is a vibrant and eclectic mix of offices, fancy stores, restaurants, and upscale homes.

Residences in the area are popular thanks to the neighborhoods:

Properties in the Galleria area are in high demand due to its upscale mixed-use development. The region houses a retail complex with 2.4 million square feet of leasable space and luxury residential.


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 The Galleria/Uptown region is Houston's top shopping destination, featuring numerous fashion stores and retail attractions. Over 425 restaurants and entertainment outlets are within minutes of Galleria Residences.
Golf Courses There are no golf courses within the Galleria, however, it is only a few minutes away from one of the most affluent golf communities in Houston, River Oaks Country Club.

Here are other notable golf courses nearby:

- Houston Country Club (Private)
- Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range (Public)
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
Nearby Retail / Dining With almost 375 retailers, Galleria is Texas' biggest mall. With 2.4 million square feet of total retail area, it is only surpassed in size by seven other retail centers in the United States. Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, and Nordstrom are among its current anchor stores.

- 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
- True Food Kitchen
- Caracol
- Etoile Cuisine et Bar
- The Galleria
- Uptown Park
- Rice Village
- Uptown Collection
- Highland Village
- BLVD Place
Major Employers - Quanta Services
- Accenture
- ConocoPhillips
- Occidental Petroleum Corp
- EOG Resources
- Deloitte
- KBR
- Exxon
- CenterPoint Energy
- Baker Hughs
- Cheniere Energy Inc

Galleria Schools

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Grady Middle 7

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) serves the Galleria area.

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools).

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the community a “Met Standard” rating in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including 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


To find an updated listing of all Galleria real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*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


Galleria Single-Family Home

Despite the district's abundance of high-rise condos, Galleria single-family houses remain famous for homebuyers. The neighborhood offers numerous possibilities that would meet one's preferences and needs, ranging from antique patio homes to new construction custom-built luxury residences.

Architectural styles vary, with residences ranging from conventional to the contemporary, ranch to the Mediterranean, and French, to name a few.

Galleria houses for sale often have three to four bedrooms and living areas ranging from 1,000 to more than 4,000 square feet. Homes in the region range in size from 3,000 to more than 15,000 square feet and are situated on mid-to-large-sized lots (by Houston standards).

The most extravagant Galleria real estate can include 5 to 6 bedrooms and up to 8,000 square feet of living space. These homes frequently have landscaped and wooded landscapes, swimming pools, multi-car garages, and other luxury features.

Deed restrictions apply to some subdivisions and communities in the Galleria area.

Various factors influence pricing, including location, home size, and condition. Galleria home prices range from $350,000 to more than $2,000,000.


Galleria Townhome Sale Trends


Galleria Townhomes

Townhomes are popular in the affluent Galleria-Uptown neighborhood. Demand for housing in the district has resulted in the building of several new Galleria townhomes, some housed within gated communities. Standard community features include controlled access, round-the-clock security, and central park spaces.

Galleria townhomes and patio homes often have smaller lot sizes, ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 square feet, compared to single-family homes. Two- to three-bedroom homes are popular, although larger ones can have up to five. Living areas range in size from 1,000 to over 4,000 square feet.

Galleria townhomes start from $200,000, with larger and newer properties going for $900,000.


Galleria Condo sale Trends


Galleria Houston condominiums are popular due to their proximity to entertainment, retail, and job centers. Aside from convenience and accessibility, Galleria high-rises include luxury amenities such as parking, tennis courts, health centers, pools, private gardens, and rooftop decks.

The Galleria, located just outside the Inner Loop, is one of Houston's busiest and most exciting districts. Condo tenants are just a few blocks from The Galleria retail and Uptown Park, as well as restaurants, parks, and museums.

New residential building development has resulted in three new Galleria condos, including the Astoria, Aurora, and Belfiore.

Condos in the Galleria are also close to the district's numerous office towers. See all of the Galleria Condos on the map below.

Condo map - Galleria

Many Galleria Houston condos have 24-hour security, guards, protected parking, a gated entrance, and building security. Some structures also contain fire suppression, emergency response systems, and surveillance cameras.

Tennis courts, pools, saunas, fitness centers, well-kept lawns, rooftop decks, and other amenities are available in Galleria high-rises. Many luxury complexes also include porters, valets, building managers, concierges, and trash and dry laundry pickup.

Cosmopolitan Living area

Montebello Courtyard

Four Leaf Towers

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


Galleria TX History

The Galleria's origins may be traced back to the 1940s, when Glenn H. McCarthy, a notable Texas oil entrepreneur, had the vision to develop a vast shopping and hotel complex in Houston. Like most big ideas, McCarthy's ambitions required time to come to fruition.

Long after McCarthy had abandoned the idea, real estate billionaire Gerald D. Hines took over the development of what is now known as the Galleria in the 1960s. The Galleria, which opened its doors in November 1970, took its name from the structure that influenced its architectural style and aesthetics — Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

The Galleria only featured 600,000 square feet of retail space in its early years. Additional expansions and developments in the subsequent years led to making the Galleria what it is today. With over 2 million square feet of retail area and approximately 375 stores and services, it is the biggest shopping mall in Texas and the eighth largest in the United States.

The expansion of Houston's Uptown District coincided with the creation of the Galleria in the late 1960s. Gerald D. Hines and other real estate developers recognized Uptown's potential and launched several projects in the region.

The Uptown District, like the Galleria, was transformed from an underdeveloped neighborhood to one of Houston's most vibrant and bustling hubs. Downtown Houston features more hotel rooms, office spaces, and retail shopping complexes.

Along with the economic developments in the area, the surrounding communities and neighborhoods thrived. The "Galleria region" refers to several luxury homes and villages south of Woodway Drive, east of Loop 610, north of the Southwest Freeway, and west of S Voss Road.


Fun Things To Do In The Galleria


The Galleria/Uptown region has plenty of exciting things to do as Houston's premier retail attraction.

There's also the Galleria, with almost 375 retailers; it is Texas' most significant mall. With 2.4 million square feet of total retail area, its size surpassed seven other retail centers in the United States. Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, and Nordstrom are among its current anchor stores.

The Galleria also has over 50 restaurants, a rooftop jogging track, a skating rink, and various other entertainment and dining options.

Uptown Park, an open European-style shopping mall, is situated north of the Galleria. It has a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and much upscale retail, service, and entertainment centers. Facade, Longoria Collection, Mint Kids & Baby, M Penner, and Elizabeth Anthony Esther are among the must-visit boutiques in Uptown Park.

The Galleria

If people find those two retail centers lacking, there are many alternative options nearby, including Rice Village and Highland Village.

Here are just some of the must-visit places in and around Houston Galleria:

Dining

Retail and Entertainment

Nightlife

Groceries

Parks

Map of Galleria


Galleria Houston 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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