7.2 out of 10

Kirby Dr, Braeswood Place

Ranked 1st best street in Braeswood Place
29.6987124031934 -95.4182045459492
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"The Finer Things"

So your in Houston and you are looking for something to do. This is a very diverse city. Do you want to slum it and go 'low rent' for the night? Or are you looking for the finer things in life- food, shopping? If you want to step up the Houston experience without putting on your tuxedo and having the limo drop you off to a swanking downtown club, then Kirby Drive and West University Place might be just what you are looking for.
The area surrounding Kirby Drive on the southside of highway 59 is very nice. I would even say one of the nicest areas within the city limits. Dining is amazing here. You can throw a rock in any direction and hit a resteraunt with raving reviews. Also, the shopping here is second to none. Mostly independent shops within walking distance of each other.
It is also walking distance from Rice University so there are lots of students who frequent the area. This is not a retirement community! Its very youthful and lively, but at the same time very classy and refined. If you have the spare coin, you will find yourself coming back to south Kirby Drive and West University Place.
View, food, shopping- what else are you looking for on a Saturday afternoon?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Kirby will only get busier - but it has a ton of life"

Ah, Kirby Drive - it seems to get more crowded every day; on the other hand, that's because of how convenient it is accesswise when inner-loop in Houston, and how many shops and restaurants line it (outside of the residential areas, of course). The fact that it connects to Allen Parkway is a BIG plus, too; I am not sure how bad the traffic will eventually be, though - so far it seems to have no limit.

AVOID this street on weekdays from 3:30 to 6 if you can at ALL avoid it. The combination of tons of retail plus lots of construction makes for a pretty unhappy drive.
Recommended for
  • Singles

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