River Oaks is a mostly residential neighborhood in the western part of Central Houston, Texas. Notable locations bordering the neighborhood include Memorial Park to the north, Upper Kirby to the south, Uptown to the west, and Shepherd Drive to the east. Its strategic location provides convenient access to roads such as Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Street.
River Oaks was founded by the brothers’ Will and Mike Hogg together with Hugh Potter. They first purchased and developed the area around the River Oaks Country Club Estates in 1923 and later acquired the land on all its sides. Thus, the development of River Oaks began. From 1926 to 1947, that additional 1,100 acres of land, known as River Oaks, joined the River Oaks Country Club Estates. The founders’ meticulous planning, unyielding deed restrictions, and building codes established River Oaks as Houston’s posh neighborhood.
River Oaks has a share of stately mansions, grand Victorian homes, a collection of single-family homes, condos, and townhomes. The architectural style is a mixture of Contemporary, French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional, and other designs such as American Colonial and English Tudor. Properties have a median sale price of over $2,500,000 for a single-family house, $500,000 for townhomes, and $200,000 to $5,000,000 for condos. River Oaks homes have 4- to 5-bedroom floor plans with 3,000 to more than 10,000 square feet lot area. The more expensive ones feature 6 to 9 bedrooms, with floor area ranging between 12,000 to 16,000 square feet. The townhomes and condos showcase 2 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 full baths—living spaces measure between 1,000 to more than 2,500 square feet.
Real Estate Market Statistics
Median Home Price
Median Home Sold Price
Median Price Per Sqft
Median Days In Market
Rate of Home Ownership
Number of Households
Is it for me?
Who is this neighborhood for
River Oaks is for people who want to live in an exclusive, posh, and safe community near major business and employment districts, schools, dining, and entertainment options. The location offers a convenient living arrangement close to everything you need. If you are a young professional, you will love the frequent lineup of unique festivals, the food, music, and art events on weekends.
If you are interested in knowing more about River Oaks’ properties, please feel free to contact me. I will be glad to provide you with additional details and find a lovely home in the area.
Find Your Home
Latest homes for sale in River Oaks
Take the next step
Ready to take the next step?
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell property in Houston, working with an experienced realtor is a great way to get the best deal possible. Working in the industry for many years, I value the business I get from my clients and will work hard to ensure you’re happy with your real estate transaction. Please click the button down below if you would like to contact me for additional information on specific properties or neighborhoods in the city.