The Neighborhood

A Good Place to Live: River Oaks

When we ask home buyers why they want to live in River Oaks, their answers are always a combination of the following: convenient location (minutes from the Museum District, restaurants, The Galleria and Downtown); proximity of the best public and private schools; and high retention of property values.

The restoration of older River Oaks houses has been a distinctive trend. In recent years there has been a discernible shift to cultivate tradition, moderation, balance and a nurturing and cozy home environment. This has been helped by the efforts of a number of River Oaks residents who have organized to encourage historic preservation.

But don’t think that River Oaks is only about rules and restrictions. Newcomers to River Oaks are often surprised by what a friendly place it is. Whether in the play-in-the-street section around St. John’s School, in the backwoods of Tall Timbers or on the grand streets of the Country Club Estates section, the residents are remarkably neighborly and engaging, without being too intrusive.