WELCOME TO RIVER OAKS
Centrally located between Downtown and Uptown within the 610 Loop, River Oaks has a long history as one of Houston’s most desirable areas.
Originally developed in the 1920s by brothers William and Michael Hogg, River Oaks almost immediately established itself as Houston’s most prestigious neighborhood. That prestige has continued unbroken into the modern day, with River Oaks containing many of Houston’s most extravagant and expensive homes.
The leafy streets of this master-planned community contain numerous remnants of its glittering past, including the iconic 1920’s River Oaks Shopping Center and a still-operational Art Deco theater. Other upscale attractions include River Oaks Country Club and the Museum of Fine Arts’ Rienzi gallery. River Oaks central location provides easy access to Houston’s many attractions and amenities, with the Galleria shopping district being particularly close by.
RIVER OAKS REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
The affluent residents of River Oaks enjoy an incredibly central location without compromising on size and space. The neighborhood’s largest lots extend beyond 20,000 square foot in size, with beautifully landscaped gardens and amenities including outdoor resort-style swimming pools.
Upon these expansive lots, you will find extravagant architectural masterpieces designed with exquisite attention to detail. From beautiful Tudor manors and grand Regency-style homes to stunningly modern glass-fronted designs, each property exudes its own distinct character.
These palatial homes typically boast incredibly lavish interiors, with enormous reception halls and gourmet kitchens that make them perfect for entertaining.
With an exceptionally central location and unrivalled opulence, River Oaks contains many of Houston’s most expensive properties. Most of homes within the neighborhood are worth several million dollars, with the most extravagant being valued at in excess of $20 million.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Affluent residents have been drawn to River Oaks for almost a century. It’s location within the 610 Loop puts all Houston’s cosmopolitan amenities within easy reach, while River Oaks’ spacious lots and round-the-clock private security force provide incredible protection and privacy.
Attractions situated within River Oaks include the historic River Oaks Shopping Center. Established in the 1930s, it was one of the world’s first purpose-built shopping centers. Today, it remains a vibrant commercial center, with a fantastic selection of upscale fashion boutiques and restaurants serving varied international cuisine.
River Oaks’ picturesque Art Deco theater is located at the shopping center. Another long-lasting River Oaks institution, these beautiful theater eschews typical multiplex fare and instead shows a carefully-curated selection of foreign and independent films.
The Museum of Fine Arts’ Rienzi gallery mirrors the opulence and extravagance of the surrounding neighborhood, displaying an exquisite selection of European ceramics, miniatures, and paintings.
River Oaks’ best-known upscale amenity is the River Oaks Country Club. The Country Club was first established in the 1920s, and its foundation predates River Oaks’ earliest residential development. The club is known for its elite clientele and outstanding views, as well as the historic River Oaks International Tennis Tournament, which has been hosted here every year since 1931. River Oaks Country Club also boasts an outstanding 18-hole championship golf course, originally designed by Donald Ross and updated by Tom Fazio in 2015.