Garden Oaks

Houston’s Garden Oaks is one of the largest subdivisions in Harris County. It is centrally located in Houston, with beautiful vintage homes. Founded in the 1920’s by the brother’s Will and Michael Hogg it is now one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the entire metro area. Situated between hwy290 and Hwy 45 just off of 610, this family-friendly area is a great place to start and raise a family. There is always something to do in this neighborhood with great schools and a convenient location.

Houston has excellent weather all year round, allowing plenty of outdoor eating. This neighborhood boasts its share of family-friendly patio eating opportunities, such as d’Alba, nestled in the Garden Oaks subdivision combining a beautiful casual atmosphere with an elevated American cuisine, all delivered uniquely, offering well-balanced dishes made with fresh local ingredients and integrating them into more recognizable fare.

The Garden Oaks food scene is varied, with many international offerings. You will not get bored or go hungry in this neighborhood. 

If you and your fur baby are looking to make new friends in your new neighborhood, then take your pup to this lush neighborhood park, where you’ll find a small dog park with plenty of other puppies for yours to play with; You’ll want to hit up the 21-hole disc golf course, biking and jogging trails, sports fields, and a community pool and playground for the kiddos, too, and for those looking for a nice long bike and running route you can connect to the White Oak Bayou Trail right from the park. The area is also home to the River Oaks Country Club whose golf course was designed by the famed Donald Ross.

If you enjoy more indoor activities, consider checking out AGR Sports. This location has a plethora of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There is paintball, axe throwing, laser tag, and much more. You may also want to visit some of the historic buildings in the area such as the Clayton Family Home (built in 1924) or the River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Homes along historic Kirby Drive were restricted to American Colonial or English Tudor styles.

Don’t let the suburban environment fool you; this neighborhood has several bars, lounges, and late-night restaurants. Locals enjoy grabbing drinks at neighborhood beer gardens and outdoor patio bars on West 43rd Street and Wakefield Drive, like The Cottonwood, which are great for a Friday night out with friends.

If you are interested in this or any other neighborhood in the Houston area, contact your favorite Uptown Apartment Locator agent and make an appointment to learn more and find that great new place to live.