River Oaks

A large collection of see-and-be-seen restaurants, like Steak 48, Le Colonial and Ford Fry’s State of Grace.

Welcome to River Oaks

River Oaks is Houston’s most sought-after neighborhood situated within the 610 Loop between downtown and Uptown, it was the city’s first master-planned community and has long attracted Houston’s affluent and socially prominent residents. Spanning more than 1,100 acres, River Oaks, a well-publicized national model for community planning, is now a collection of both historic and sprawling estates.
 
The market in River Oaks includes opulent estates with extraordinary gardens. Built in a smattering of architectural styles, from English Tudor to Spanish Colonial Revival, the neighborhood’s original homes from the twenties and thirties are now mixed in with modern builds that are just as grand, in both size and sophistication. Many of the multi-million-dollar estates boast stunning gardens.
 
Bordered by the Buffalo Bayou and dotted with dense and mature trees, River Oaks is a well-named, tree-filled neighborhood. Loaded with street after street of impeccably maintained yards and elegant shopping centers, this lush enclave is one of the wealthiest communities in Texas. With first-class, exciting cuisine and social clubs, River Oaks has become a dining, shopping and living destination. A large collection of see-and-be-seen restaurants, like Steak 48, Le Colonial and Ford Fry’s State of Grace, are frequented by River Oaks residents. River Oaks is also home to several social clubs, like the Briar Club and the River Oaks Country Club. The River Oaks Shopping Center, an Art Deco gem built in 1937, was one of the first retail meccas in the state, and residents catch indie and foreign-language flicks at its red-curtained 1939 movie palace. On the area’s western edge, the River Oaks District lures in lovers of high fashion and celebrities with its luxury retail stores, such as Dior, Tom Ford and Harry Winston.

Overview for River Oaks, TX

15,726 people live in River Oaks, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $147,854. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15,726

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

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

$147,854

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for River Oaks, TX

River Oaks has 7,571 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. 15,726 people call River Oaks home. The population density is 6,633.477 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15,726

Total Population

High

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

44

Median Age

48.09 / 51.91%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,571

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$147,854

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
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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Grades
School rating
River Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
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