Did you know that River Oaks was Houston's first master planned community? (It was developed in the 1920s.) Or that only 30 years ago, Upper Kirby was a nameless, nondescript neighborhood? In the decades since their establishment, the River Oaks and Upper Kirby have become densely-packed dining, shopping and living destinations, drawing both affluent residents and window-shoppers alike.
Whether you're just getting to know these well-to-do neighborhoods or you're hunting for hidden gems, check out our guide below for all the best bars, boutiques, bistros and much more.