The Memorial area of Houston, Texas is located west of Downtown, northwest of Uptown, and south of Spring Branch. 

It includes part of the Energy Corridor, home to oil company office buildings, and Memorial City, with shopping malls and mainstream restaurants. Forested Terry Hershey Park runs 12 miles along the district’s southern edge, and Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary has birdwatching trails and a historic log cabin.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.