River Oaks is Houston's most exclusive neighborhood, complete with white-columned mansions, maids' quarters and manicured gardens.
Situated in Central West Houston, sitting slightly East of the Galleria area, the residents of River Oaks enjoy easy access to the Southwest Freeway (US 59) and Loop 610 for a less than 10 minute commute to Downtown Houston.
River Oaks was established by Will and Mike Hogg, the sons of former Texas Governor James Hogg and is nestled around the southern edge of Memorial Park
In 1928, the Hogg brothers promoted lots in the subdivision for $2,200. Deed restrictions required architectural control and prohibited homes priced below $7,500. Restrictions for Kirby Drive allowed homes only of American Colonial or English Tudor style.
This luxurious neighborhood of about 1,600 residents offers properties starting near $400,000 to over $10 million.
River Oaks Amenities:
Many of the district's streets are named after famous golf and country clubs (such as Chevy Chase, Md., Inverness, Ohio, and Inwood, NY.
Known for its exclusive boutiques and upscale restaurants.
Deed restrictions prohibit "For Sale" signs on properties.