Guide To Upper Kirby Luxury Real Estate
Formerly a neglected area crisscrossed with some of Houston’s main roads, the Upper Kirby District of today is a vibrant and trendy neighborhood of elegant homes, luxury highrises, and upscale restos and shops.
Like most of the Inner Loop’s hottest neighborhoods, location plays a major role in Upper Kirby’s newfound popularity. Centrally located amid more established and older neighborhoods, Upper Kirby luxury real estate blends seamlessly with the area’s chef-owned restaurants, bars, lounges, and upscale boutiques.
Accessibility is not a problem either, as the district straddles the Southwest Freeway, and has the Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer Road nearby. Business and job centers like Downtown and the Texas Medical Center are within minutes of Upper Kirby homes.
With the Greenway Plaza sitting adjacent to the district and the Galleria a short drive away, Upper Kirby also has excellent access to Houston’s best retail and entertainment hubs. Dining and nightlife options in nearby Montrose are within easy reach, though the district itself has plenty of options within its borders.
The most expensive Upper Kirby homes are zoned to some of the HISD’s most highly regarded schools, including Lamar High School and St. John’s School.
Another factor that makes Upper Kirby so popular among homebuyers is its diverse collection of luxury real estate. Homes in the area include vintage traditional and patio homes that date back to the 1920s, single-family homes and posh townhomes in gated communities, and chic highrise condos.
Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at [email protected] or 713-384-5177 for more information about Upper Kirby luxury real estate.
Upper Kirby Houston Resources:
- Upper Kirby Neighborhood Guide
- Upper Kirby Homes For Sale
- Upper Kirby Homes Under $1M
- Upper Kirby Homes Under $500K
- Houston Neighborhoods Guide
For more information on available Upper Kirby luxury real estate call Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email [email protected].
Upper Kirby Neighborhood Information
Located just a few minutes southwest of Downtown Houston, the district’s borders are defined roughly as the Buffalo Speedway to the west, Westheimer Road to the north, Shepherd Drive to the east, and the Southwest Freeway to the south.
During the late 1980s, Upper Kirby was an unnamed community of aging commercial buildings and infrastructure. Efforts to renew the neighborhood was a community effort, driven by both home and business owners. The result is a pedestrian-friendly and hip district characterized by its upscale boutiques, vintage red phone booths, and its lively dining and nightlife scene.
New construction homes, including several multi-level properties, are among the most expensive in Upper Kirby. These custom-built single-family homes and townhomes are typically located within gated communities that offer luxury amenities and services.
Architectural styles, sizes, and prices vary. Location, age, and size are major factors in pricing, though a typical 4/4 Upper Kirby home for sale can sell for $1,500,000 to upwards of $3,000,000.
Upper Kirby condos for sale are also popular options, since these properties offer great luxury amenities without the high maintenance fees often associated with homeownership.
Houston’s Upper Kirby District is within the 77098 zip code.
Upper Kirby: Fun Things To Do In And Around The Neighborhood
Residents in the Upper Kirby District don’t have to go very far for shopping, dining, and entertainment as its 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.
While Upper Kirby doesn’t have much green spaces within its dense, urban landscape, the neighborhood has Levy Park in nearby Greenway Park. The park has been renovated in the past few years, and now features a dog park, a softball field and a community garden.
Listed below are just some of the best places to visit in and around Upper Kirby.
- Kata Robata
- The Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen
- Goode Co. Seafood
- Goode Co. Taqueria
- Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant
- Luna Pizzeria
- Fat Bao
- Paul’s Kitchen
- Ruggles Black
- Gusto Gourmet
- Hobbit Cafe
- Luigi’s Cucina Italiana
- Corner Table
- El Tiempo Cantina
- Beck’s Prime
- Beckrew Wine House
- The Stag’s Head Pub
- Mezzanine Lounge
- The Cellar Bar
- 1919 Wine and Mixology
- Velvet Melvin
- The Davenport
- Downing Street Pub
- McElroy’s Pub
- McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
- River Oaks Shopping Center
- Rice Village
- The Galleria
- Weslayan Plaza
- Highland Village
- Shepherd Square Shopping Center
- Kirby Richmond Plaza
- Southwest Freeway Retail Center
- River Oaks Park
- Levy Park
- Menil Park
- Memorial Park
- Weir Park
Upper Kirby Houston Realtor – Paige Martin
As featured on Fox News in the Morning, the Houston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin – a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team – is ranked amongst the very top Keller Williams agents in the Houston area.
Paige is ranked as one of the top realtors in Upper Kirby Houston and the state of Texas. Read more about the over 65 awards she’s won in the last few years.
Paige works with a tremendous number of buyers and sellers within the Inner Loop.
For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, homes or properties based upon your personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at [email protected] or 713-384-5177.