Welcome to Memorial/Memorial West
Upscale living meets a family-friendly atmosphere in this area close to downtown Houston
Memorial and Memorial West are a collection of neighborhoods nestled between Memorial Drive, Highway 6, the stunning Buffalo Bayou, and a wealth of attractive, tree-lined avenues. A destination for anybody seeking high-end living without sacrificing access to the metropolitan area of downtown Houston, this area is home to many young professionals and families who are charmed by wide streets, large homesites, excellent schools, and a distinguished community.
Before Memorial was annexed by Houston, it was characterized by lush country estates and farmland. It wasn’t until the 1960s, well after the U.S. Army Reserve of Engineers had inundated the original townsite, that development in this area boomed. The prosperity of enchanting subdivisions created an ambiance of stylish, upscale living.
Today, Memorial and Memorial West are dotted with neighborhoods boasting captivating architecture in a myriad of styles such as Mid-century Modern and stylish, contemporary homes that range from mansions and two-story estates to row houses and chic apartments. Supported by a top-rated school system, prestigious neighborhoods, and an abundance of opportunity, Memorial and Memorial West offer unparalleled living in the Houston area.
Things to Love
• The area’s plethora of green spaces of all varieties
• A blossoming shopping and dining scene
• Top-rated schools
People and Lifestyle
Memorial and Memorial West hum with unencumbered excellence, offering all residents a distinct, high-end way of life. From stately homes to verdant foliage, the streets of Memorial and Memorial West are top-notch.
Due to Memorial’s easy commute to Downtown Houston, the Galleria, and the Energy Corridor — three of the largest business districts in all of Texas — the area attracts many highly educated young professionals and families. Most residents own their homes and enjoy lush living conditions surrounded by a familiar and community-forward atmosphere.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Memorial and Memorial West are constantly updating, improving, and perfecting their host of delightful eateries, retail options, and entertainment opportunities in order to provide the best possible experience for its residents.
A self-professed oasis of sophisticated shopping, the exemplary City Centre is a premier shopping destination complete with a blend of popular brands such as J.Crew and Anthropologie as well as refined Texas staples such as King Ranch. Memorial City Mall is another haven of retail, as it is overflowing with options from wellness opportunities to resplendent restaurants.
A blend of spicy and sweet, Jonathan’s The Rub is the perfect way to celebrate a successful day of shopping in the Memorial area. The Memorial location of Brenner’s Steakhouse is yet another top-tier example of upscale dining, while the casually delicious Bagel Bob’s is a foolproof way to start your day.
Things to Do
Memorial and Memorial West are dedicated to bringing unmatched activity no matter the taste — or the occasion. The proximity to Downtown Houston paired with local excitement makes for a nonstop locale of entertainment.
The Memorial City Mall is always brimming with events for the whole family, such as frequent summer movie nights. Likewise, City Centre is home to showstopping events such as the blow-out Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. The Memorial area never misses when it comes to community-building and exciting events for all.
Surround yourself with the gorgeous natural spaces around the area by spending a day at the Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail, or take advantage of Memorial and Memorial West’s prime location by planning a staycation, special dinner, or celebration at the luxurious Hotel ZaZa, known for event spaces, fine dining, and sophisticated rooms.