Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 23 - Afton Oaks / River Oaks


NAME: Afton Oaks / River Oaks

DATE RECOGNIZED: 10.15.2001

STATUS: Inactive

COUNCIL DISTRICT: G

MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Central

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COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: The combined Super Neighborhood is defined by a network of historic neighborhoods and major economic centers. This group of neighborhoods with their unique characters and identities encompasses River Oaks, Afton Oaks, Greenway Plaza, and Upper Kirby.

The area boasts large retail centers such as the Highland Village and the River Oaks Shopping Center, and it is immediately adjacent to the Galleria. With a median household income of over $90,000, retail in this area continues to thrive and is expanding daily. These centers offer consumers a varied retail and restaurant experience.

River Oaks was Houston’s first master planned community. The area was purchased and developed by Michael and William Hogg and Hugh Potter in the 1920’s. Although it was originally planned as a middle-income development, the area soon became an enclave for the wealthy and has remained so to date. For one week each spring, River Oaks’ mansions and well-kept properties are the centerpiece of a home and garden tour called the “Azalea Trail.” The tour features rows of magnificent hot pink, red, and white azaleas along with tours of select houses. For a more detailed discussion of the history of River Oaks visit https://www.ropo.org.

The River Oaks/Afton Oaks super neighborhood includes several residential areas located in quiet tree-lined neighborhood pockets. Afton Oaks, one of these quiet neighborhoods, is a subdivision composed primarily of 1950s ranch-style homes. The fact that it's close to downtown, as well as its proximity to Uptown and the Galleria area, has made it a destination of choice for two-income families wanting to be near both work and the Inner Loop's numerous entertainment venues.

CIVIC CLUBS:

•   Avalon Property Owners Association email
•   West Lane Place Civic Association email web site

PARKS:

•   Delmonte Park 3750 Delmonte 77019
•   Ella Lee Park 2030 Larchmont 77019
•   Elliott (Mary) Park 3000 Chevy Chase 77019
•   Hogg Bird Sanctuary 100 Westcott 77007
•   Homewood Park 2943 Lazy Lane 77019
•   Kirby Park 900 Kirby 77019
•   Meyer (Rebecca) Park 3200 Reba 77019
•   Olympia Park 3600 Olympia 77019
•   Pine Valley Park 2431 Pine Valley 77019
•   River Oaks Park 3600 Locke Lane 77027
•   Sleepy Hollow Park 3400 Sleepy Hollow 77019

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