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Greenway / Upper Kirby Area is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 27,293. Greenway / Upper Kirby Area is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Greenway / Upper Kirby Area offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Greenway / Upper Kirby Area there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Greenway / Upper Kirby Area and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Greenway / Upper Kirby Area are above average.
About Greenway / Upper Kirby Area...
Population
27,293

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$491,032
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,608
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Greenway / Upper Kirby Area Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    171.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    285.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,160.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,463.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    441.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$99,228
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Greenway / Upper Kirby Area Reviews

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This area is considered to be the "heart of the city." I've lived here for about 10 years (since 2009), and I love living in Greenway/Upper Kirby! My now ex-husband chose this neighborhood because it was close to where he worked. He moved here ahead of me to start work. I therefore moved here sight unseen. I couldn't have chosen a better place to live. I had spent most of my life in suburban Philadelphia before living here. I always wanted to live in the city. Urban areas in the US South are quite different than in the North. Although Greenway/Upper Kirby is definitely an urban area, it almost has a suburban feel. Yes, there's a ton of amenities--stores, restaurants, etc.--within walking distance. However, there are lots of trees and parks around, too. Because we're in the middle of Greenway Plaza, one of the city's largest commercial centers, it gets quiet at night after the offices empty. I think that what I love the most is that this neighborhood is a foodie's paradise.
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The Greenway/ Upper Kirby is one of the best jewels in Houston TX. Conveniently located 7 minutes away from the Galleria, 12 minutes away from NRG stadium and 10 minutes away from Midtown, this area is great if you are traveling or if you want to live here. One of the peculiarities and amenities is that despite being close to it all, you actually feel far enough from the overwhelming galleria trafic. Moreover, there are shops, restaurants, theaters, and of course..plenty of Starbucks around.
The area is very safe, the street lights all work and there's a low crime rate. The police are active and on sight and I feel protected while being here whether it be during the day or at night.