The Upper Kirby District is the epitome of sophisticated taste and fine living and provides residents with the best of what Houston has to offer. The area’s evolution continues as new mixed-use developments emerge onto the landscape. A noted development is the grandiose Kirby Collection, located two blocks from Upper Richton, a new townhome and single-family home community by Surge Homes®.
The Kirby Collection will be home to retail boutiques, restaurants and will feature luxury apartments on its upper floors. This complex will add to the spirit of the Upper Kirby District where shopping, dining and entertainment is not for the faint of heart. The area already includes West Ave, an established mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly complex, and local boutique favorites such as Tootsie’s. Dining runs the spectrum and will satisfy every palate from Italian at the original Carrabba’s to the finest seafood and steaks at Eddie V’s. You can sip on wine at Cru and get your sushi fix at Kata Robata.
Let’s not forget about The Galleria, which is just a short drive down Westheimer where, along the way, you’ll find chic boutiques, restaurants and entertainment in Highland Village or the new River Oaks District. After you’ve exhausted yourself from shopping and dining, you can experience some of the finest spas, fitness centers and salons at your disposal.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the fabulous art scene. Upper Kirby Galleries, formerly Gallery Row, located along Colquitt, is a community of art galleries, including the Catherine Couturier Gallery and the Nicole Longnecker Gallery, who often host artist’s receptions, exhibitions and Saturday open house events complete with food trucks and vino.
One of the best attributes of the Upper Kirby District is its proximity to so many other areas of the city via Highway 59. Downtown, the medical center and Greenway Plaza are just minutes away with Montrose and the Museum District nearby, as well.
In Upper Kirby, residences vary from prestigious patio homes and custom single-family homes to new townhomes in gated communities and condominiums in luxury high-rise buildings with the median home value coming in at $830,000, based on 2014 MLS sales, and prices have risen since that time. Surge Homes®, a Houston-based real estate developer and builder, is entering the market in the Upper Kirby District with Upper Richton, a community of townhomes and single-family homes with prices starting at $449,000, which is a significant savings over similar properties in the area.
Located at 3410 Morningside Drive, Upper Richton, will feature traditional architecture and finishes. Surge Homes® prides itself on its innovative style and this will be obvious in the designer kitchens and bathrooms found in its homes. The company has an exclusive agreement with a European cabinet manufacturer so you won’t find these designs with any other builder in the Greater Houston Area. Private yards within a gated community and a Quality Assurance Program, which offers a 10-year, transferable homebuyer’s warranty offered nowhere else in the Inner Loop, round out the rest of the amenities available in this community. What’s not to love about that kind of luxury? Especially when the price to own a brand new home is more affordable than most in the neighborhood.
The Upper Kirby District is definitely a destination within the city; a rare neighborhood that provides access to all of the amenities its residents have come to expect and the reason they call it home.