Super Neighborhoods

SN 36 - Brays Oaks

NAME: Brays Oaks


STATUS: Active



Sylvia Rivas
Sylvia Rivas, President   
Braeswood Assembly of God Church
10611 Fondren Rd, 77096

LOCATION: The neighborhood is roughly about eight square miles bounded by Breaswood on the north, South Main Street on the south, Braewick ditch on the east and U.S 59 on the west of the neighborhood.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: Brays Oaks was originally part of oil tycoon Walter Fondren's ranch. Developers turned the undeveloped land into a new attractive location for young professionals. The area became one of Houston's most accessible and popular communities with a mixture of families, culture and commercial businesses. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a mixture of apartment complexes sprang up beside residential subdivisions which resulted in more commercial businesses and restaurants moving into the Community. However, by the mid 1980's, the real estate market began to suffer from the Houston oil bust. Property values declined and many of the apartment complexes deteriorated as ownership and management changed frequently. Turnover in the residential areas also led to merchants leaving the area and retail spaces remaining vacant.

The Community fought back to improve the area. One of the most important projects was the effort to have the Texas legislature create a management district for the area. Members of the Community, including officers of the Super Neighborhood, met with local businesses to get the required petition signatures for the creation of a management district and testified before the Texas legislature in favor of the management district. In June 2005 the Texas legislature voted to create the Brays Oaks Management District which has become a major force in the ongoing improvement of the Community. The name of the area changed to Brays Oaks. The Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood is included in the boundaries of the Brays Oaks Management District. Today, the Brays Oaks Community is one of the most diverse areas in Houston.

The Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood is actively engaged in the ongoing improvement of the entire Brays Oaks Community. Guest speakers at our monthly meetings include many of our local and state elected officials who provide information about what is occurring in our local and state governments and our attendees can discuss their issues and concerns with our guest speakers. Representatives of our elected officials provide updates and listen to the concerns raised by the attendees. Other organizations attend our meetings to obtain information and to provide information about their activities, meetings and projects to the attendees. The Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood also is an advocate on important issues which affect the quality of life in our Community, including providing our support and advocacy when other organizations come to us for assistance.

CIVIC CLUBS: (Updated 4/26/2024)

Braes Park Subdivision Civic Club email
Glenshire Community Association email web site
Southwood Place Civic Club email web site
      • Bellfort Place Community Association, Inc.
      • Braeburn Terrace Home Owners Association, Inc.  
      • Braeburn Valley Home Owners Association, Inc. 
      • Braeburn Valley West Home Owners Association, Inc.  
      • Gessport Home Owners Association, Inc. 
      • Glenshire Community Association.
      • Maplewood West Civic Association
      • Neighborhoods to Trails Southwest
      • Northbrook North Townhouse Association. 
      • Northbrook South Townhouse Association, Inc.
      • Northfield I & II Home Owners Association, Inc. 
      • South Meadow Property Owners Association
      • West Airport Home Owners Association, Inc.
      • West Bellfort Property Owners Association, Inc. 
      • West Place Green Home Owners Association, Inc
      • Westbrae Village Home Owners Association, Inc. 
      • Braeburn Valley HOA
      • Fondren Lake HOA
      • Frontenac HOA
      • Gessport HOA
      • Lafayette Place civic Club
      • Lakes of Fondren HOA
      • Southwood Place HOA


•   Glenshire Community Association email web site
•   Southwood Place Civic Club email web site
•   Braeswood Park    
•   Fondren Park    
•   Glenshire Park    
•   Marian Park    


Marian Park
Fondren Elementary
Louie Welch Middle School
Fondren Middle School
Valley West Elementary School
A. A. Milne Elementary School
Yeshiva Torat Emet School
Torch Day School of Houston
SJ Chess School
Energized for Excellence, Inc ECC
Joshua’s Learning Land
Grace School
Westbury Christian School Athletic Complex