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Upper Kirby

Upper Kirby is an upscale and diverse community where residential spaces exist alongside high-end retail venues and hip restaurants. It is a growing area of Houston.

The district is located west of South Shepherd Drive and east of Buffalo Speedway. To the north lies Bissonnet Street, with Westheimer Road to the south. The luxurious enclave of River Oaks is situated just south of Upper Kirby. It is only minutes away from Greenway Plaza, downtown and the Texas Medical Center.

Upper Kirby is also the address of important businesses from media studios, banks, investment firms, art galleries and more.

The community has undergone welcome redevelopment in recent years, having received upgrades on infrastructure, greater access to parks and more pedestrian-friendly features that break the Houston stereotype of vehicular dependence.

With historic neighborhoods existing alongside mixed-used development and major economic and commercial centers, Upper Kirby is one of the most sought after places to live in Houston.

Nearby schools

Upper Kirby is part of the Houston Independent School District and is zoned to the following schools:

  • River Oaks Elementary
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Lamar High School

Real estate

Upper Kirby’s real estate options are diverse. As an exciting urban community, it offers plenty of choices that fit a number of lifestyles, including single-family homes, townhomes, luxury highrises and apartments.

At a glance

Upper Kirby’s easy access to retail stores, restaurants and the city’s other important businesses inspires work-life balance.

  • Upscale restaurants like Ruggles Green, Little Pappasito’s Cantina and Carrabba’s serve a variety of cuisines and organic options.
  • The River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is used for a variety of events such as weddings.
  • Pilates Concept of Houston  is one of Upper Kirby’s many health and fitness centers

If you’d like to learn more about the homes for sale in Upper Kirby, call 713-572-0824 or email