Upper Kirby Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Upper Kirby.
- St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln. Forbes lists St. John’s (or SJS) as one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools.” It has long held a reputation in both academic excellence and selectivity. SJS also features a House system, in which students are sorted into six Houses.
- River Oaks Academy at 10600 Richmond Ave.
- Annunciation Orthodox School at 3600 Yoakum Blvd.
- The Harris School at 900 Lovett Blvd.
- Avalon Academy at 1616 Indiana St.
- Kipling Street Academy at 1425 Kipling St.
- School For Young Children at 810 Sul Ross St.
- St. Stephens Episcopal School at 1800 Sul Ross St.
- University of St. Thomas at 3800 Upper Kirby Blvd.
To find an updated listing of all Upper Kirby real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.
*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.
Upper Kirby real estate have posted one of the most impressive appreciation rates among Inner Loop neighborhoods. Over the past decade, property values in the district have steadily increased. The median sales price of homes in the district peaked at just under $650,000 in 2014.
Continuing commercial and residential development in the district has pushed prices and demand up.
Like its neighbor Montrose, Upper Kirby home options are varied. Townhomes, luxury condos, patio homes, and elegant homes in gated communities are available in the neighborhood. Prices can vary, ranging from $500,000 to more than $3,000,000.
Due to the neighborhood’s increasing popularity, however, inventories are close to nonexistent, making the Upper Kirby real estate market quite a challenge to navigate.
(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
For updated information regarding Upper Kirby real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Despite the surge in condos and townhomes, single-family homes remain a popular housing option in the district.
Upper Kirby single-family homes can range from new construction custom-built homes to vintage patio homes. Price, architectural style, size, and condition can vary, but the typical home Upper Kirby home can feature 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.
As demand for more housing rises in Houston’s Inner Loop, townhomes have started to replace older homes in Upper Kirby.
Lot areas range from 2,500 to more than 6,000 square feet. Living areas, on the other hand, can range from 2,000 to upwards of 4,000 square feet.
Upper Kirby homes for sale tend to sell at a premium – especially new construction homes. Prices can start at around $600,000. New construction homes can fetch much higher price tags, selling for upwards of $1,300,000.
Thanks to the neighborhood’s overhaul, increased demand made way for new development in Upper Kirby. Townhomes have become quite a popular option and a number of new construction townhomes are available in the district.
Upper Kirby townhomes can feature 4 stories of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths. Two car garages, high ceilings, rooftop terraces, and beautiful furnishings are common features. These properties tend to sit on smaller lots (from 1,000 to 2,500 square feet) but have relatively spacious living areas (from 2,000 to upwards of 3,000 square feet).
Some townhomes in the area are within private gated communities with amenities like controlled access and common area swimming pools.
New construction Upper Kirby townhomes for sale can start at around $500,000. Pricing depends on the properties’ age, size, location, and overall quality, and some townhomes in the district can sell for upwards of $950,000.
Upper Kirby Condo Sale Trends
Upper Kirby is home to three highrise condos: 2727 Kirby, the Regency House, and Lamar Tower. With amenities like lounges, 24/7 staff and security, pools, golf simulators, fitness centers, and private parks, these three Upper Kirby condos are quite popular among those in the market for both luxury and accessibility. (HOA fees and amenities vary from building to building.)
2120 Kipling is also located within the district. More residential condos are available in nearby neighborhoods like River Oaks, Montrose, Downtown, Galleria, and the Museum District.
Listed below are just some of the highrise condo buildings in and around Upper Kirby.
In Upper Kirby:
River Oaks (77019):
Downtown Houston (77002 / 77010):
Upper Kirby TX History
Much like other neighborhoods in the area like EaDo, Montrose, and Midtown, Upper Kirby used to be populated with deteriorating commercial and residential properties. Upper Kirby, however, managed to revitalize itself in a manner similar to those three neighborhoods as well.
During the 1980s, property and business owners banded together to revitalize the area’s ailing infrastructure. The Upper Kirby District was officially formed in 1988, followed by a Management District (1997) and a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (1999).
During this period, the neighborhood’s character was developed alongside its infrastructure.
Today, Upper Kirby features a great fusion of commercial and residential areas and has become one of the Inner Loop’s hottest neighborhoods.
Residents in the Upper Kirby District don’t have to go very far for shopping, dining, and entertainment as the neighborhood’s location gives it easy access to the finest Houston has to offer. The Greenway Plaza is virtually the district’s next door neighbor, while Montrose’s lively nightlife and street scene and the Galleria’s posh offerings are equally accessible from Upper Kirby.
Apart from reaping the benefits of its central location, the neighborhood is also a destination in itself, with its collection of upscale boutiques, fine dining restaurants, bars, and lounges.
Upper Kirby’s restaurants offer feasts in various cuisines, making the neighborhood quite a hotspot for foodies.
The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen, located at 2712 Richmond Avenue, offers British-Indian fusion cuisine alongside a wide selection of craft beers. The Goode Co. Seafood (2621 Westpark Drive) and the Goode Co. Taquerita (4902 Kirby Drive) are sure to sate one’s hankering for seafood and Tex-Mex. Kata Robata Sushi and Grill, at 3600 Kirby Drive, features sushi and tapas.
The neighborhood also features lounges, bars, and pubs offering great selections of craft beers and wine.
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