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River Oak’s Heritage – Houston, TX

One of Houston’s grandest neighborhoods had rather humble beginnings and might never have taken off but for the vision and endurance of special people.

In 1920, Thomas Ball and others bought 375 acres in the country west of town to build a private golf club whose members could buy lots south of the course. They commissioned young architect John Staub to design the clubhouse and paved the street now known as River Oaks Boulevard from Westheimer to the club.

In the beginning, River Oaks was meant to be no more than a club flanked by weekend homes. Although not far from downtown, no roads led to it, so it seemed remote. But, in 1923, riding through woods near the club, Mike Hogg and Hugh Potter saw its potential and over the next three years, along with Mike’s brother, Will, bought all surrounding land, ultimately acquiring 1,100 acres.

Their master plan included well-designed infrastructures, parks, esplanades, a 15-acre school campus, and two shopping centers. It also included exacting, enforceable deed restrictions calling for underground utilities, rigid building codes, centralized community control and few intersecting streets.

Recognizing the importance of a first impression, they commissioned Staub to design gateways at neighborhood entrances signaling the gracious lifestyle to be found within. They also charged Staub, Birdsall Briscoe, Sam Dixon, and Joseph Northrop with designing several homes which sold quickly. Still, many thought the area too far in the country.

Undaunted and committed to their plan, Will, Mike, and their sister, Ima, chose a 14-acre site along Buffalo Bayou to build their family estate, Bayou Bend. Ima and Staub collaborated on its 22-room mansion, and she and landscape architect C. Pat Fleming designed its now famous surrounding gardens. Inspired, many other prominent Houstonians began building homes and, with this, the River Oaks that has since become legend was finally born.

Now, stately mansions decorate not only its namesake boulevard but the graceful avenues that branch out to complete it. From these beginnings, its distinction as Houston’s premier address has been meticulously cultivated and River Oaks remains the crown jewel of real estate in Houston.

Houston Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 1,067 homes for sale in Houston, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
44% Single Family, 17% Rental, 8% Townhouse, 3% Condo, 2% Land/lot, 1% Multi Family and 26% Other.

44% Single Family
17% Rental
31% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 1,067
Average Home Size 2,826 ft² / 263 m²
Price Range ($1,700 - $10,400,000)

Weather in Houston

The average high temperatures in Houston range from 62 in January to 93 in July

Average home income in Houston

The average household income of a Houston resident is $75,865 with an average home value of $176,552

Population of Houston

Houston has 2,993,058 residents.

Home ownership in Houston

The average level of home ownership in Houston is 50%.

Education breakdown of Houston

Education levels of residents of Houston include: highschool 24%, associate 5%, bachelor 18%, graduate 10%.

Households in Houston

Houston has 1,065,571 homes, built on average 40 years ago.

Information from in and around Houston...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 1067 homes for sale in Houston. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Rental, Townhouse, Condo, Land/lot, Multi Family and Other. The average list price of these property results is 724,105. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Houston please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 1067 homes for sale in Houston, TX are represented by 5 member brokerages serving the Houston area. Member brokerages representing the 1067 homes include Heritage Texas Properties, John Daugherty Realtors, Greenwood King Properties, WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Wayne Murray Properties and Bayou Realtors.