Welcome to Memorial

Back when Memorial Drive was just a simple country road, it ran alongside a number of small farms that dotted the once–wide open spaces. Now, the long thoroughfare that this neighborhood gets its name from bisects a vibrant residential community nestled between the busy Katy Freeway and the meandering Buffalo Bayou waterway.

Key Details


community, shopping, restaurants, large lots


Commute Times
HOU 41m by car
IAH 35m by car
Downtown 25m by car
East to West Bunker Hill Road to Highway 6
North to South Highway 10 to Buffalo Bayou
Nearby Neighborhoods Memorial Villages, Tanglewood, River Oaks, Piney Point Village

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Affluent, forested neighborhood offering the best of the big city.

Situated west of greater Houston, Memorial’s residents don’t have to choose between the neighborhood’s large lots or a manageable commute to the city’s heart. Memorial derives its name from Memorial Drive, the east-to-west road that bisects the neighborhood.

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What to expect:
A solid, secluded homebase that is convenient for commuters.

With its serene, secluded subdivisions and strong public schools, Memorial is an ideal neighborhood for families. Memorial makes a great homebase for those working in Houston’s Energy Corridor or a number of its major office and retail developments, including Memorial City, CityCentre and Town and Country Village.

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The lifestyle:
An appreciation for good retail, restaurants and recreation.

Life in Memorial makes retail therapy or a memorable evening out easy. Memorial residents can make the short drive over to the Memorial City Mall, the 37-acre CityCentre, or Town & Country Village for first-rate shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Food options abound and residents favor local options, such as Pizaro’s for pizza or french food at Bistro Provence.

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Unexpected appeal:
Quintessential feel with well-rounded amenities for residents.

Rising in popularity during recent years, Memorial is the kind of place where kids play in sizable yards in front of picturesque homes, and it’s not unusual to see families out for evening strolls or kids enjoying the splash pad at the 22-acre Nottingham Park.

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The market:
Ample lots with exquisite, updated residences.

Many of the area’s original one-story ranch homes, developed in the sixties and seventies, have been replaced. New construction, mid-century modern homes are rising in popularity in the wooded neighborhood. You can expect to see lots of large Georgian, Mediterranean and traditional brick two-stories that have been thoroughly modernized.

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You'll fall in love with:
Memorial’s plentiful parks.

Memorial is a very wooded area with plenty of protected park areas around the Buffalo Bayou. Terry Hershey Park may not be as well known as expansive Memorial Park, a few miles to the west, but it’s no less beloved by Memorial residents who frequent its bucolic six-mile hike and bike trail, which runs along Buffalo Bayou. Two massive nature preserves - Bear Creek Pioneers Park and George Bush Park - are also close by.

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