River Oaks

River Oaks

Houston, Texas Homes for Sale

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About River Oaks

River Oaks is a luxurious neighborhood in Houston, Texas. Home to football players and politicians alike, this area has a rich history marked by sprawling estates and is surrounded by some of Houston's most exciting cuisine, shops and nightlife. With access to the city and the Galleria district, River Oaks is central to Houston but seems removed from the big-city atmosphere.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $183,000 to $27,500,000

Closed Prices: $123,000 to $15,980,000

Median Sale Price: $1,180,000

Average $ per sq ft: $601

Association Fee Ranges: $400 to $3750/quarter, $0 to $2500, $150 to $5930/mo, $0 to $16000

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1927 to 2023

Sq. Ft.: 629 to 22880 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 10 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 15 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Getting Around River Oaks

Around River Oaks

River Oaks is a great area to settle down with a family. With some of the best schools in Houston and ample parks and recreation, River Oaks is a very family-friendly area. Primarily dominated by single-family homes and condos, River Oaks is definitely more for the buyer than a renter. River Oaks also happens to be Houston's most expensive neighborhoods. Real estate in the area features stately mansions with a Victorian flair. New construction, however, has leaned more towards single-family homes with a modern twist. In many cases, historic homes are being updated or completely replaced with modern builds. Many of the homes in River Oaks feature four to five bedrooms. River Oaks is perfect for families looking for all the bells and whistles.

There are no shortage of options in River Oaks. Award-winning restaurants surround the area. Whether you're looking for traditional American cuisine or something with an exotic flair, you will find it in and around River Oaks. However, if you are looking for something a little more budget friendly, there are a large number of Houston-only eateries in the surrounding areas of Montrose and Galleria.

Walking around River Oaks and you're bound to see families at every turn. The suburban areas are not heavily trafficked, which means there is definitely a more community-friendly feel to the roads and streets. The main drive through the area is lined with dramatic trees, which is even more impressive during the holiday season when lights are in abundance. Cafes and brunch spots means River Oaks becomes the spot to be on the weekends.

Friday night offers lots of options for River Oaks dwellers. The River Oaks Theatre is the original movie theatre in Houston and plays independent films year round. You can even catch cult favorite shows at midnight. For those with an artistic bent, galleries around the area offer insight to Houston's visual arts scene. The Menil Museum is only a short drive away and features some carefully crafted exhibits from the private collection of John and Dominique de Menil. If you're a fan of shopping, Tootsies on Kirby offers three floors of elegance and designer names. Boutiques in the area also allow residents to stand out from the crowd with rare, sought-after brands.

Sundays in River Oaks may consist of visiting the country club to take in a few rounds of tennis and golf or traveling to Buffalo Bayou Park to take in the 124-acres of running, hiking, and walking trails. There are also a lot of nearby libraries and quiet spots to read a book or get into a zen state of mind. There are several parks to take children, including River Oaks Park which features a replica of Cinderella's carriage for the little ones to enjoy.

Locals Love

  • Beautiful scenery and abundant nature
  • Great schools
  • High-end boutiques and shopping
  • Renowned reputation

Locals Don't Love

  • Constant construction in surrounding areas
  • Far from grocery stores and big-name businesses

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