Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood

It is a thriving hub of retail, fine dining, hotels, and commercial businesses.

Welcome to Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood

The Uptown area of Houston, which includes the Galleria Mall, is located several miles west of downtown Houston. It is a thriving hub of retail, fine dining, hotels, and commercial businesses. Over 2,000 companies call this area home. As an office district, it is the 17th largest in the USA and is bigger than downtown Houston so is sometimes mistaken for being the "center" of Houston.
Tanglewood is a beautiful, leafy residential area to Uptown's west.

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The Galleria Mall itself was developed in 1970 and is one of the largest malls in the USA. The Uptown area, initially a grubby outpost on the fringes of Houston, began improving and developing in the 1960s. By 1987, Uptown had overtaken commercial district rivals in many major cities in terms of office space and employees.

Tanglewood, previously a coastal prairie, took root earlier in 1930, officially opening in 1949.

Population, Location, and Commute

The area, collectively, is home to around 17,500 people; although, as new apartment and high-rise developments flourish, this number is increasing. Whilst no commercial businesses are based within Tanglewood, this neighborhood is minutes to the Galleria and Uptown amenities. Located several miles from downtown Houston, the commute can be 20 plus minutes (approximately).
The Energy Corridor is a reverse commute of around 20-25 minutes. The 610, 59, and I10 are on the doorstep.

*Commute times heavily dependent on traffic.

Home Styles

The Galleria and Uptown area consists largely of retail and commercial, as the primary residential housing tends to be mid-rise apartments, rentals, and a growing number of high-rise condos.

Quieter streets away from the retail hub see more town and patio homes.

Tanglewood is dominated by large single-family homes on large tree-filled lots (average around 17,000 sf). A former US president used to live in Tanglewood!


Everything you could possibly need is here within this thriving hub including an ice rink! The area particularly appeals to those who like city living, high-end shopping, and fine dining with one-of-a-kind restaurants including Alfresco Dining (Uptown Park). The nearest park and green space are Memorial Park which is a few minutes away by car. The new River Oaks Shopping District, on  Westheimer is also minutes away as is the Highland Village Shopping District. Post Oak Boulevard boasts a flagship Whole Foods with its own brewery.
The Galleria and Uptown is a landscape of high rises.


This area sits with Houston Inner School District (HISD). Tanglewood and much of Uptown are zoned to Briargrove Elementary School, Grady Middle School, and Lee High School.

However, homes to the south of the Galleria zone into St George's Place (an IB World Elementary School). TH Rodgers is a K-12 school for gifted and talented students.

The area is close to excellent private schools including Awty International, Kinkaid, St. Johns, and St. Michaels.

Nearby Neighborhoods

  • Briargrove - 77057
  • Woodlake and Briar Meadow - 77063
  • Memorial Villages - 77024
  • Highland Village - 77027
  • River Oaks - 77019


Home Prices

The average home size in Tanglewood is around 5511 square feet with an average price tag of $2.75m. Average rentals are $8,350 per month. The average year built is 1991 with the average lot size around 17,000 sf. Townhomes and patio homes within the Galleria/Uptown area can be anything from 400K and upwards.

Apartment rental prices tend to be higher than elsewhere. Expect to pay upwards of $2500 per month for a unit in good condition.

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Overview for Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood, TX

15,063 people live in Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $73,774. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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38 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood, TX

Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood has 8,151 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,063 people call Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood home. The population density is 13,331.602 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.44 / 48.56%

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Schools in Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Galleria, Uptown, & Tanglewood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Michael Catholic School - Houston
PreK - 8th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
PreK - 8th
School At St George Place
PreK - 5th

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