Stately Mansions & Luxury Homes
River Oaks is a residential community located in the center of Houston with a population of just over 20,000 residents. Known for its stately mansions and luxury homes, River Oaks is one of Houston’s most expensive and exclusive neighbourhoods. It is home to CEOs, celebrities and the wealthy. The neighborhood oozes an authentic charm, with its beautiful esplanades, tree-lined streets, and stately manors. Properties in River Oaks are a mix of grand mansions and traditional homes from the 1920s and 1930s, luxury condos, and townhomes in gated communities. At 3%, the unemployment rate is low and the average commute time is around 20 minutes.
A Great Place to Live
River Oaks homes are highly accessible, with convenient access to main roads like Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Street. Loop 610, Southwest Freeway and Katy Freeway are also nearby. Because of the neighborhood’s central location within the Inner Loop, residents of River Oaks enjoy convenient access to schools, retail areas, restaurants, entertainment centers, and parks. Residents also have easy access to all major job centers including Downtown, The Medical Center, Greenway Plaza and Galleria.
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
In addition to the elegant houses that line the streets of River Oaks, much of the community’s beauty comes from the abundance of verdant elements in the area. There are plenty of parks and green spaces within and around the neighborhood, including the River Oaks Park and the River Oaks Community Center. River Oaks Park features a Cinderella-inspired pumpkin carriage, a playground, lighted tennis courts, and a lighted sports field. A quarter-mile off-road trail is also available in the area. Other parks within the neighborhood include: Olympia Park, Sleepy Hollow Park, Meyer Park, Elliott Park, and Homewood Park. Homes in River Oaks, are also only minutes away from Houston’s largest urban park – Memorial Park. The 1,500-acre park features many indoor and outdoor recreational facilities such as jogging, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, Memorial Park Golf Course (a top-rated public golf course), sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas and a swimming pool. The River Oaks Country Club is also located within the neighborhood. It features a golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming area.
Many retail and entertainment centers, including Uptown Park, Highland Village, and the River Oaks Shopping Center, are all within comfortable driving distance from River Oaks. River Oaks Shopping Center is Houston’s first shopping center. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries. Numerous restaurants, boutiques, bars, and lounges also line Westheimer and San Felipe. Residents can also take a short drive to Montrose, downtown, or Upper Kirby for more options. Furthermore, River Oaks is a short drive from Houston’s world-famous Galleria mall. The Galleria, is Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest, nationally. The Galleria has over 400 shops and restaurants beneath its stunning atriums, two high-rise hotels, three office towers and a full-size ice-skating rink. The mall’s anchor stores include Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, Burberry, Gianni Versace and Cartier Nordstrom and Macy’s.
River Oaks is has many top ranked schools in the area and is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The city is home to multi-award winning River Oaks Elementary School. River Oaks Elementary is one of the best schools in Houston (or anywhere in Texas). Wharton Dual Language Academy is an alternative primary school that serves gifted and talented and neighborhood Vanguard programs. River Oaks is also home to Lanier Middle School and Lamar High School, which has a great Athletics program. River Oaks also has many premier private schools nearby.
Home to CEOs, celebrities and the wealthy, River Oaks is Houston’s most expensive and exclusive neighborhood. Properties for sale in River Oaks can start at around $650,000. The most expensive River Oaks real estate can fetch upwards of $16,000,000. River Oaks has continued to be popular due to its excellent location, exclusivity, prestigious rankings, top ranking schools, private police and its proximity to key Houston districts.