River Oaks Homes for Sale
River Oaks is considered one of the wealthiest communities in Texas with one of the wealthiest zip codes in the United States. Homes in River Oaks start at just over $1 million and beyond $20 million, Bloomberg Business week has ranked River Oaks as the seventh most expensive housing block in the nation.
River Oaks has been well-publicized for its national model of community planning. The River Oaks community has been a subject of scholarly studies because of their significant contributions to Houston’s history and development of suburban elite communities. Throughout the years, River Oaks has been published in magazines, newspapers, and real estate journals nationwide.
River Oaks Shopping Center is Houston’s first shopping center, and features retail, food, office space, and the River Oaks Theater, an “art house” theater. The shopping center’s design is considered the model for future development.
Throughout the River Oaks community, residents enjoy many upscale amenities. Homes are within minutes away from downtown and all the amenities of the big city, as well as the fine dining, entertainment, and shopping in Midtown. There are also several municipal parks, trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a lighted sports ground. The River Oaks Country Club offers golf facilities, and is host of the River Oaks International Tennis Tournament. Residents can soak up the culture by visiting museums, exploring the historical parks, or simply walking on the trails throughout the community, glancing at the historic buildings and landmarks. Located within the Houston Independent School District jurisdiction, River Oaks will always remain home to the elite, forcing the middle class to search elsewhere.