River Oaks Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Texas
Offering upscale living in a garden setting, the affluent and exclusive subdivision of River Oaks is one of the wealthiest communities and most sought after zip codes in the state of Texas. River Oaks is located in west central Houston between downtown and uptown/Galleria. Developed in the 1920s by Hugh Potter and Michael Hogg, River Oaks quickly became one of Houston's most prestigious areas and it remains so today.
In the 1990s, River Oaks was at the geographic center of Houston and was an independent community. It was annexed by the city in the mid 1990s. Children living in River Oaks attend the schools of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest district in the country. More than 200,000 students attend 288 schools in the 312-square mile district. More than 25 universities and colleges are located in the greater Houston area, waiting to help students achieve their lifelong learning goals.
River Oaks is home to the River Oaks Country Club, which features its own golf course designed by Donald Ross, a noted golf course designer. Many municipal parks and recreational areas serve the community of River Oaks including Memorial Park, which is located north of River Oaks, as well as Buffalo Bayou, a favorite area for hikers. Additionally, the River Oaks Community Center offers free classes to residents.
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