Upper Kirby

Welcome to Upper Kirby

Where urban sophistication meets residential elegance

Welcome to Upper Kirby, a captivating district nestled within the heart of the Houston Metropolitan Area. Renowned as one of the city's major commercial corridors, this vibrant community weaves urban dynamism with affluent residential charm, offering a lifestyle that embraces both the excitement of city life and the comforts of elegant living.
Surrounded by upscale residential neighborhoods, Upper Kirby is a testament to the harmonious coexistence of business and residential allure. The district's dynamic energy is complemented by the tranquility of nearby affluent communities, creating a unique balance that enriches daily life.

At the heart of Upper Kirby lies the magnificent Greenway Plaza — a master-planned mixed-use development across 50 acres. This hub of activity features a harmonious blend of businesses, shops, and residential units, providing residents with a complete and convenient living experience that captures the essence of modern urban living.

Upper Kirby's architectural landscape is a reflection of its diverse offerings. While large ranch-style homes predominate, the district also boasts a selection of new two-story homes catering to varying tastes and preferences, ensuring a housing market as diverse as the community it serves.

What to Love

  • Thriving commercial hub
  • Greenway Plaza Oasis
  • Architectural diversity
  • Urban sophistication

Local Lifestyle

In Upper Kirby, the city's commercial vitality intertwines with the serenity of residential elegance. This district offers a lifestyle that caters to those who appreciate the pulse of urban excitement while cherishing the comforts of home. Experience a life where city lights illuminate your evenings, cultural experiences enrich your days, and the embrace of upscale living elevates every moment. Whether you seek cosmopolitan flair, tranquil sophistication, or a blend of both, Upper Kirby invites you to embrace a lifestyle where the best of both worlds harmoniously unite.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Discover the fusion of flavors at Pondicheri, a modern Indian restaurant set in an industrial chic atmosphere where traditional cuisine meets contemporary charm. For a taste of Italy, Carrabba's – The Original on Kirby offers Italian cuisine in a family-friendly environment, bridging generations with its culinary legacy.

State of Grace beckons as a polished New American restaurant featuring oysters and classic Texas fare, elevating dining to an art form. Embrace the sophistication of Brasserie 19, a French culinary haven known for its refined cuisine, vibrant social scene, and innovative iPad wine lists.

Brasil captures the essence of artsy allure, welcoming you to enjoy relaxed vibes, live music, and light fare in an ambiance that fosters creative engagement.

Tootsies is a sophisticated women's boutique where fashion-forward clothing and accessories take center stage, adding elegance to your wardrobe. Kuhl-Linscomb has five distinct buildings filled with furniture, kitchenware, and upscale gifts, offering an immersive shopping experience. River Oaks District, a luxury and chic outdoor mall nestled along tree-lined streets, invites you to peruse high-end brands in an elegant setting that reflects the spirit of Upper Kirby's sophistication.

Things to Do

Upper Kirby is a hub of diverse activities catering to an array of interests, ensuring every moment spent here is an opportunity to explore, learn, and enjoy. Levy Park is a verdant oasis, with a softball field, a vibrant community garden, a dog park, and a playground that welcomes families and four-legged friends alike.

For those seeking an immersive outdoor experience, Buffalo Bayou Park unfolds as a sprawling 160-acre green space, where a skate park, scenic fountains, and awe-inspiring views of the Houston skyline create a backdrop for unforgettable moments of leisure and recreation.

Delve into local flavors and fresh produce at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market, a bustling site that captures the essence of community engagement while showcasing the finest local goods. Celebrate creativity at Art On the Avenue, an event that brings together regional artists and their masterpieces, fostering a vibrant celebration of artistic expression.

The Menil Collection is a cultural treasure trove, housing more than 19,000 artifacts from the Paleolithic era to the present, inviting you to embark on a journey through history and creativity.


Upper Kirby places a premium on education, offering residents a selection of schools that reflect a commitment to academic achievement and personal growth. The community is dedicated to providing students with a supportive environment that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a dynamic world.

Overview for Upper Kirby, TX

22,475 people live in Upper Kirby, where the median age is 35.9 and the average individual income is $107,728. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Upper Kirby, TX

Upper Kirby has 11,326 households, with an average household size of 1.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper Kirby do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,475 people call Upper Kirby home. The population density is 6,065.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.51 / 51.49%

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Schools in Upper Kirby, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper Kirby. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Center For Hearing And Speech
PreK - 1st
No rating available
River Oaks Elementary
PreK - 5th
St Anne Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy
PreK - 8th
Gregory-Lincoln Educational Center
PreK - 8th
Carnegie Vanguard High School
9th - 12th

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