Houston has some great luxury neighborhoods. From hip, urban communities to kid-friendly, family neighborhoods, Houston has a plethora of choices from $500K to $750K. Â I could spend all day going through every great neighborhood this city has to offer. Â However, since Norhill Realty is located in andÂ primarilyÂ focused on Houstonâ€™s near-town neighborhoods, I will focus on the best of those neighborhoods for this post andÂ this series. Â If I missed one that you think should have been on the list, let me know.
Due to its affordability, location, and historic charm,Â Greater HeightsÂ is one of the most sought after communities in Houston. Most of the Heights was built in the early part of the 20th century and was considered Houstonâ€™s first suburb. Â However, after a few decades of development, the Heights is basically located in the center of town. Â In its early history, trolley cars could be taken directly to downtown Houston and ritzy boutiques dotted 19th street. Â The trolley cars are gone and what is left is a great jogging trail and park that cuts through the middle of Heights Boulevard. Â 19th street still has shopping but today it is mostly filled with small hip boutiques and restaurants. Â In the 70s and 80s, then neighborhood fell on some hard times. Â However, today it is one of the trendiest, family-oriented areas of town, and new home development and retail development is flooding into the neighborhood.
The Houston Heights offers a diverse mix of old and new Victorian homes, early century craftsman homes, andÂ contemporary/modern design. Â Most of the homes feature high ceilings, great craftsman interior finishes, and spaces from 1000 sqft to well over 3500 sqft. Â Prices range from the low 400s to the high 700s. Â However, at the 500K to 750K range, you are looking at a new or completely renovated home with a space over 2000 sqft.
Upper KirbyÂ can only be described as a wonderful marriage between luxury and urban living. The area is considered one of the hipper neighborhoods in the city. Luxury shopping and chic restaurants proliferate the neighborhood. Multi-use developments such asÂ West AveÂ andÂ 2727 KirbyÂ provide a wonderful combination of trendy boutiques and restaurants with luxury living. Most everything in this area is within walking distance or a short bike ride.
Upper Kirby is a also centrally located and an easy commute to some of Houstonâ€™s largest economic centers, including the adjacent Greenway Plaza, Galleria/Uptown, Downtown Houston, and the Texas Medical Center.
The living options in this area are diverse. From single family bungalows to upscale luxury townhomes to ultra modern single family homes to high rise living, this neighborhood has something for everyone. Â From $500K to 750K, there are a number of single family home options. Â Single family homes in that price range will typically be about 2500 sqft or less. Â They are typically of older construction, but they do have some modern updates and renovations.
New and recently developed townhomes and patio homes are also within reach at this price point in Upper Kirby. Â These units tend to be newer construction with spaces in excess of 2500 square feet. Â Many of the developments are actually quite nice with high quality finishes and amenities.