5.5 out of 10

Richmond Ave, Greenway / Upper Kirby

Ranked 2nd best street in Greenway / Upper Kirby
29.7338297464406 -95.4296763937735
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Where the locals hang out"

Richmond Ave. in Houston is the local's Westheimer. Yes, some of them still find things to do near Westheimer and Montrose, but most of them tired of this long ago. Just like New Orleans has Decatur Street for the locals fed up with the Bourbon Street madness, Richmond is the locals main street.
I used to live off of Richmond but on the far west side near Gessner. I had my choice of good restaurants, Hispanic clubs, and tattoo parlors, but not much else.
Where Richmond really comes alive is near Kirby on up to Montrose. This is where you will find secret dive bars, music shops, and local favorites like Amy's icecream.
The best part about Richmond Ave. is that it will have slightly less people on it than the neighboring Westheimer. It still gets busy, especially on the weekends, but when you are tired of fighting the crowds on the Westheimer side, give Richmond a chance.
The locals figured this out years ago.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"A little bit goes a long way"

When it comes to this street, a little bit goes a long way. It is great for young people who live the hustle and noise of the city and who love to party. If you are looking for great food at a reasonable price, come to this street. If you are looking for drinks, although I don't recommend asking for anything more complex than a red bull and vodka, come to this street. They do have a nice selection of beers, domestic and foreign.
After a while it kind of wears on you and you will just want to go home. The grass isn't always greener, but as long as you get out before it starts to dry, this street is not bad.

In other words, come for the fun, but I don't recommend making this your residence.
Recommended for
  • Singles

"Party street in a cool part of city"

Richmond runs a long way through Houston but the area down near the Galleria is well know for being a party area of the city. A great place to hang out and drink beer and eat good food. Also a good place to meet other people. I wouldn't want to live on it though. It's kinda busy, especially around midnight.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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