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Overview of Upper Kirby

Rent an apartment in Upper Kirby Houston, TX, for a taste of historic neighborhoods as well as new urban development and business centers. Upper Kirby is generally viewed as an affluent neighborhood of professionals, both single and married. It is especially popular with those from their mid-20s to mid-30s, including families with children of all ages.

The official boundaries for Upper Kirby are between Buffalo Speedway on the west and South Shepard on the east. The north boundary is Westheimer Road and the south marker is both the Southwest Freeway and Bissonnet. However, many people include adjacent areas when they talk of Upper Kirby, which is sometimes known as Greenway-Upper Kirby.

Upper Kirby is close to other popular neighborhoods such as Galleria, Neartown, Montrose, and Royal Oaks Court.

Upper Kirby Lifestyle and Entertainment

Upper Kirby is a pedestrian friendly community. You can often stroll from work or home for a quick bite, an evening get-together with friends, or a Saturday shopping expedition.

The area's high median household income supports ongoing retail development. You can choose from a wide range of bakeries, delis, cafes, restaurants and pubs. These include locally grown one-of-a-kind eateries as well as the nationally known chains. No matter what you're craving, you can probably find it in Upper Kirby.

The community offers many unique shops and service businesses, as well as a nice selection of art galleries and dealers. Plus you're not far from the area's largest mall - Galleria Houston with its 375 shops and restaurants.

For outdoor recreation, Levy Park is a hidden jewel. The nearly six acre park opened in 1952, but had become run down. In 2003, a series of renovations were started. The park now boasts a dog park, new playground equipment, a pavilion, a granite jogging trail, an amphitheater and seating, an urban nature center and a community garden. The revitalized green belt is becoming a community destination.

The Upper Kirby Rental Market

The apartment rental market in Upper Kirby, not unexpectedly, is more costly than other parts of the city. This is considered an affluent area and rents reflect that. You can choose from low-, mid- and high-rise buildings in which to live. Rent for one-bedroom apartments begin at close to $1,000 and increase significantly from there to $2,800 and more. Location and amenities will affect price. The area is viewed as a easy commute to downtown and other satellite business centers.

Upper Kirby Resources

Residents of the Upper Kirby neighborhood live in Houston City Council District C. Visit Houston city government for more information. The neighborhood also is part of the Upper Kirby Management District. Children in Upper Kirby attend schools in the Houston Independent School District. The area served by the Adele B. Looscan Neighborhood Library of the Houston Public Library.

Upper Kirby Zip Codes

The Zip codes serving the Upper Kirby-Greenway area include: 77098, 77046 and a portion of 77005.