River Oaks is home to some of Houston's most notable and expensive neighborhoods in Houston. The area is desirable not only for its mansions, but also for its many boutiques, restaurants, and museums. The River Oaks Shopping center is the oldest in Texas and nestled within the center is the historic Landmark River Oaks Theatre.
River Oaks is one of the nation’s wealthiest residential communities and is located inside the 610 loop, nestled between Uptown and Downtown Houston, with convenient access to the Medical Center. Established in the 1920s, every detail of the River Oaks development process was established to create a well-integrated community. Deed restrictions stated that only certain architectural styles were allowed, and that homes had to be valued at $7,000 or more, which was a significant amount of money at the time. Over the next decade and a half, River Oaks got widespread national attention for its landscape design and planning standards. In 1927, The City of Houston annexed the community, adding 3,465 acres of land to the city limits.
One of the most popular destinations is the River Oaks District, a 14-acre outdoor luxury shopping center that offers world-class high fashion brands, fine dining and entertainment venues. Streets are smooth and tree-lined, and street signs are a muted black and white instead of bright reds and yellows. Residents and visitors of the highest economic and social stratum would feel at home here, especially with its world-renowned shops, such as Tom Ford, Dior, Hermés, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier and Harry Winston. For upscale movie viewing, delicious cocktails and gourmet food, Houstonians can visit iPic Theater or any of the district’s upscale restaurants like Steak 48 and Toulouse Café and Bar.
For more top-notch shopping in a highly fashionable neighborhood, residents can visit the River Oaks Shopping Center, the third oldest shopping center of its type. The development straddles West Gray and is well-known for its modern take on Art Deco design. The pedestrian center hosts national names like GAP and Ann Taylor, but it also provides locally-owned, luxury boutiques.
In addition to the 75 stores and restaurants, the area is also home to the legendary River Oaks Theatre. Built in 1939, this site brings a historic small town feel to the area and is typically known for showing indie and foreign films. It has a café and full bar upstairs, and on the second Saturday of every month, residents can catch a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The theatre is one of only a handful of Houston sites that carries on the tradition!
There are plenty of parks and green space within and around the neighborhood, including River Oaks Park, River Oaks Community Center and Memorial Park. The community is home to River Oaks Country club and is just minutes away from Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Homes in River Oaks are among the most desirable and the most expensive in the nation. Architecture designs often include Mediterranean, Dutch Colonial and mid-century modern estates. Older properties are being renovated and updated, and some have since been replaced with new construction homes while keeping traditional influences. Other real estate options include high-rise condos and townhomes within gated communities. River Oaks schools include high performing public schools as well as notable private schools such as St. John’s school, which has been recognized as one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools,” according to Forbes.
River Oaks Shopping Center
Em & Lee
Reiner's Fine Jewelry
Piada Italian Street Food
State of Grace
Beet Box Blend Bar
Entertainment and Popular Places to Visit
River Oaks Country Club
River Oaks Theatre
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Stages Repertory Theatre
River Oaks Real Estate
River Oaks homes for sale vary from extraordinary estates to iconic properties, ensuring the perfect residence for any buyer. It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, or a full family unit: River Oaks has the perfect home for you. There are a variety of communities with homes available throughout River Oaks, including the Royal Oaks Country Club in the center of the Royal Oaks subdivision.
This Elegant Georgian Style Home Is Situated On 1+ Acre In A Prime River Oaks Location. Originally Built In 1939, The Current Owner Significantly Updated The Home In 1999 With Room Additions, Fresh Interiors, And Upgraded Systems. Designed For Ent...
Sub Dividable. Prime, Level, River Oaks Building Site On A Cul-de-sac; 97,278 Sq (per Hcad). Contiguous 53,875 Sf Lot And 7,316 Sf House (per Hcad), At 7 Briarwood Court Is Also Available Per Mls#85952406.
Gracious Traditional Situated On An Idyllic, Private 1.23+ Acres On A Coveted River Oaks Cul-de-sac. This Prime Property Provides The New Owners A Fresh Palette To Update What Has Always Been One Of River Oaks' Most Elegant Residences. Generous Fo...
Robert Dame Designed French Traditional On A Stately Wooded Kirby Lot. This Magnificent Home Will Feature 5-6 Bedrooms, Separate Traditional And Catering Kitchens, Iron Windows With Retractable Doors, Underground Garage And Wine Cellar, Loggia, Po...
Defined By Its Elegant Tudor Architecture, This River Oaks Home Boasts 5 Bedrooms And Multiple Living Areas With Soaring Ceilings. The Third Story Loft Includes A Full Gym And Sauna. The Resort-style Property Offers A Pool, Tennis Court, Putt Putt...
Extraordinary Architectural Elements & Impeccable Design Combine To Create Remarkable River Oaks Residence On 18,000+ Sq. Ft. Corner Property In Desirable St. John's Area. Exceptional Floor Plan Enhanced By The Finest Finishes & Abundant Natural L...
River Oaks Buyers - For This You Have Been Waiting! Traditional 2 Story Brick New Construction - Begun But Still Time For Personal Selections. Exceptional Attention To Detail Both Inside & Out. Oversized Lot, Room For Yard, Pool & Entertaining Lan...
Welcome Home To This Timeless Masterpiece Located In The Heart Of River Oaks, Designed By Mirador Architects And Built By Gabriel Home Builders. Georgian Style Is Combined With Colonial Influences And A Traditional Layout That Is Endlessly Adapta...
Impeccable River Oaks Showcase Estate By Charter Custom Homes Prominently Situated Overlooking Larchmont Circle. Open Entertaining Spaces, Soaring Ceilings, And Fine Finishes. Paneled Library. Wine Vault. Gourmet Island Kitchen. Master Suite Up W/...
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Listing information last updated on September 26th, 2017 at 3:55am CDT.