In a city as young as Houston – it was founded in 1836 – entire sections of the city can be transformed in less than a decade. As you might expect, homeowners are drawn to neighborhoods where tradition and conservation provide a sense of continuity and history.
River Oaks is not the only historic neighborhood in Houston — it’s not even the oldest neighborhood — but it is the best known. River Oaks property owners have managed overwhelmingly to maintain the balance between preservation and modernity.
The neighborhood has been remarkably successful in retaining and attracting homeowners who have maintained the architectural traditions established by the original developers of River Oaks.