UPPER KIRBY REAL ESTATE GUIDE
2022 Upper Kirby homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Once nicknamed the “Heart of Houston,” Upper Kirby is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the city. The community is located a few miles southwest of Downtown Houston. Upper Kirby is home to many restaurants, offices, bars, townhomes, vintage homes, and residential condo buildings.
The neighborhood is highly sought after for its:
PROXIMITY TO JOB CENTERS: Downtown is 3 miles away, and Texas Medical Center is 2 miles away. The Galleria is only two and a half miles away. Downtown Houston has more than 150,000 workers employed by 3,500+ businesses. Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world, with over 8 million patients. The Texas Medical Center housed more than 100,000 workers.
DINING AND RETAIL SPOTS: The district features more than 150 Yelp-rated retail, dining, and entertainment establishments. Most of them are located along Kirby Drive, Shepherd Drive, and Westheimer Road. Residents can enjoy exciting new food spots, lounges with craft beer and wine, and shopping hubs. Additional retail and centers are available in Downtown Houston, only 10 minutes away from Upper Kirby.
ACCESS TO MAJOR THOROUGHFARES: The district sits along/near major streets and freeways. The neighborhood is located near Kirby Drive, Westheimer Road, and Buffalo Speedway. Upper Kirby sits along Richmond Avenue and W Alabama Street.
AFFORDABILITY: Upper Kirby is certainly more affordable compared to its neighbor River Oaks, Houston’s most expensive neighborhood. (See The Salary I Need to Live Comfortably In 52 Top Ranked Houston Neighborhoods). The district features several home types, from vintage single-family homes to newer townhomes. Some mid- and high-rise residential condos are also available within the neighborhood.
Buying or selling a home in Upper Kirby can present some challenges. Homes near main roads and freeways may have noise or parking issues, especially near the district’s commercial areas. With no zoning laws in effect, some homes may be built backing a restaurant or bar that can get noisy on certain days. The district features some old and new properties, each with its own set of challenges. However, older homes may need to be updated, while new construction may have quality issues.
To get personal advice on buying or selling an Upper Kirby home, contact Paige Martin. One of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.
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Table of Contents
- Upper Kirby Home Sale Trends
- Upper Kirby Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Upper Kirby Schools
Upper Kirby Home Sale Trends
Upper Kirby is a vibrant mixed-use district located next to Greenway Plaza and Montrose. One of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods, the area features plenty of bars, cafes, lounges, restaurants, and stores.
A mix of townhomes, vintage homes, and residential condo buildings, the Upper Kirby neighborhood is highly sought after for its:
- Prime Location: The district is less than 15 minutes away from the key business and commercial centers of Houston, namely Downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center, and The Galleria.
- Shopping & Dining Hubs: Upper Kirby boasts more than 150 Yelp-rated retail, dining, and entertainment establishments. Most shops sit along Kirby Drive, Shepherd Drive, and Westheimer Road.
- Access to Major Thoroughfares: The neighborhood is close to main streets and freeways, including Kirby Drive, Westheimer Road, Buffalo Speedway, Richmond Avenue, and W Alabama Street.
While Upper Kirby homes are more affordable than residences in the neighboring River Oaks, the district's land and real estate value have continued to grow over the past ten years.
Upper Kirby Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Upper Kirby|
|Med Ctr (min)||15|
|Energy Corridor (min)||Unknown|
|Run / Bike Trails||Unknown|
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Unknown|
Upper Kirby Schools
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|