River Oaks

Houston’s River Oaks real estate market is one of the most exclusive and desirable neighborhoods in the city.

Welcome to River Oaks 

River Oaks is an upscale neighborhood located in the heart of Houston, Texas. Renowned for its elegant homes, tree-lined streets, and luxurious lifestyle, River Oaks is considered one of the most prestigious residential areas in the city.

Situated just west of downtown Houston, River Oaks offers a convenient location while providing a tranquil and exclusive atmosphere. The neighborhood is known for its grand mansions and beautifully landscaped estates, showcasing architectural styles ranging from traditional to contemporary.

River Oaks is home to the renowned River Oaks Country Club, which offers its members world-class golf, tennis, and social amenities. The country club also hosts prestigious events, including the annual River Oaks International Tennis Tournament.

In addition to its stunning homes and private amenities, River Oaks features picturesque parks and green spaces. The neighborhood's crown jewel is the 1,500-acre Buffalo Bayou Park, which runs along the southern border of River Oaks. This urban oasis offers trails for walking, running, and biking, as well as picnic areas and stunning views of downtown Houston.

The neighborhood is also known for its high-end shopping and dining options. River Oaks Shopping Center, situated on West Gray Street, features upscale retailers, boutiques, and restaurants, offering residents a sophisticated and convenient shopping experience.

River Oaks is served by the highly acclaimed Houston Independent School District, providing access to excellent educational opportunities for residents. The neighborhood's central location also offers easy access to Houston's cultural attractions, museums, theaters, and professional sports venues.

With its lush landscapes, prestigious homes, and close proximity to amenities, River Oaks embodies elegance and sophistication. It has long been a coveted address for Houston's elite and continues to attract residents who appreciate a refined and luxurious lifestyle.

Overview for River Oaks, TX

25,098 people live in River Oaks, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $112,002.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.9 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Around River Oaks, TX

There's plenty to do around River Oaks, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tacos Tapachula, Epicurean Group, and Läderach chocolatier suisse.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.09 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.87 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.88 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.63 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for River Oaks, TX

River Oaks has 12,524 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in River Oaks do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,098 people call River Oaks home. The population density is 5,410.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.88 / 53.12%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in River Oaks, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby River Oaks. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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River Oaks Elementary
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