One of the best examples of downtown Houston’s efforts to attract residents is the Memorial Corridor. Located in the city’s western core, a region experiencing rapid growth, Memorial Corridor is soon becoming one of the city’s most desirable residential areas. The mixed-use development CityCentre’s entrance in the Memorial Corridor has been a driving influence in the revitalization of the neighborhood. Many new housing developments have emerged in CityCentre, joining the new dining and entertainment venues and retail establishments.

When Memorial Drive was only a country road, it passed by a lot of farms that dotted the once-open landscape. Now, the name-giving street cuts right through the middle of a bustling residential area sandwiched between the Katy Freeway and the winding Buffalo Bayou. This area is now a wealthy, wooded part of town with all the city has to offer.

Popular with families and young couples, Memorial provides the best of both suburban and city living. Memorial is a well regarded area of Houston, known for its excellent schools and convenient access to a variety of city attractions. This residential region is about 20 minutes from the heart of Houston, and it features thick forests, open parks, spacious lots, and quiet streets. As an added bonus, Memorial is home to a plethora of entertainment options, including a variety of restaurants, bars, and clubs, as well as numerous retail centers, parks, and cafes.

Memorial is a great place to raise a family because of the quiet, secluded subdivisions and excellent public schools. If you work in the Energy Corridor or any part of Houston’s big business and retail developments like Memorial City, CityCentre, or Town & Country Village, Memorial is a terrific place to call home.

Being a resident of Memorial simplifies retail therapy and creating unforgettable nights out. If you’re looking for a great place to shop, eat, and have fun, look no farther than the nearby Town & Country Village, the upscale 37-acre CityCentre, or the historic Memorial City Mall. Food options are plentiful, and locals tend to frequent places like Pizaro’s for pizza and Bistro Provence for French cuisine.

Memorial is the kind of neighborhood where children may safely play in large yards in front of attractive homes, and where parents and children can enjoy an evening stroll or a day at the 22-acre Nottingham Park, which has a splash pad.

Many of the original ranch-style homes built in the neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s have been demolished and replaced. Mid-century modern, newly built residences are becoming increasingly popular in the rural area. Many big, extensively updated two-story brick homes in Georgian, Mediterranean, and traditional styles.

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