Welcome to Memorial
A forested enclave for the affluent where executive homes and abundant nature intertwine.
The pristine and arbored streets of Memorial are lined with gorgeous homes and immaculate lots, landscaped for privacy. Known for its wooded, natural feel and luxury, Memorial has made a name for itself as one of the most desirable suburban neighborhoods in all of Houston. Its location just west of Downtown puts locals within arms’ reach of top amenities, all while feeling worlds away from the bustle.
Memorial is bisected by the street from which it takes its name, conveniently bounded by several commuter highways. It transitioned from a landscape of farmlands and sprawling estates into a top-tier residential neighborhood during the rapid expansion of Houston in the 1940s, though it retained its bucolic charms and mature, natural terrain.
Homes in Memorial are nothing short of show-stopping. Though there is a high quantity of stellar single-family homes in standard sizes, the true appeal of Memorial for most lies in its collections of grand, million-plus dollar homes. These striking estates come in a wide scope of architectural styles, including but not limited to Mediterranean, Tuscan, Tudor, Georgian, Spanish, and Contemporary.
What to Love
- Elevated sense of privacy
- Lavish homes in diverse styles
- Numerous parks and green spaces
Distinguished for its grand homes and verdant scenery, Memorial makes a perfect home for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban living. Despite its peaceful atmosphere, locals can rest assured that they’ll have every commercial amenity they desire at their fingertips — from top retail destinations to foodie-approved restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Memorial might be a small neighborhood, but its retail and dining scene is as enticing as the bigger, more urban areas of the city. At Memorial City Mall, top brands like Apple, Coach, and Michael Kors keep locals outfitted with the trendiest luxury items. The massive mall also houses dozens of national retailers, restaurants, and lifestyle services like salons and fitness centers.
Town & Country Village is Memorial’s other prime shopping spot, decked out in soft fairy lights, garden patios, and Al Fresco dining venues. The well-blended array of establishments include independent boutiques, spa and salon services, restaurants, and several national brands like Athleta and Banana Republic.
Though Memorial is surrounded by many of Houston’s top culinary corridors, the neighborhood is home to its own set of spectacular restaurants, too. Mornings can start off right with a decadent latte from Verbena Coffee, or a delicious breakfast from White Elm Cafe. Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar makes a perfect date-night venue thanks to their intimate, romantic bistro setting and menu of Italian classics.
Things to Do
Apart from trying the latest dishes at sublime restaurants and shopping to their heart’s content, the residents of Memorial also love getting out into nature and enjoying their community. The Houston Country Club serves as a way to facilitate both, providing a steady social calendar and pristine golf course along with several enviable amenities. Perfect for the whole family, the Memorial Villages Farmers Market is loaded with local vendors of the highest caliber.
Open to the public, the Memorial Park Golf Course is regarded as one of the best municipal golf courses in the nation and brags a rolling, invigorating fairway certain to impress. The Houston Racquet Club is the city’s premier tennis club, focused on connection and a healthful lifestyle. Those looking to simply enjoy nature will want to experience the gardens and beauty of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, which holds 155 acres and offers more than 5 miles of hiking trails.
Indoor fun abounds at Bowlero Houston, a fun and modern pairing of bowling, cocktails, and New American eats in a laid-back setting. For a staycation in the city, there’s nowhere better than Hotel ZaZa, whose revered ZaSpa takes self-care and relaxation to a whole new level.
Memorial is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Frostwood Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school
Memorial Elementary School, PK & K-5, highly rated public elementary school
Memorial High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school
The Kinkaid School, PK & K-12, highly rated private school ranked in the top 10 best private schools in the state
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, PK & K-12, highly rated, private, all-girls Catholic school