Garden Oaks Neighborhood Information
GARDEN OAKS is known for its large lots, towering pines and a beautiful location just north of the 610 loop with rambling, curved streets. Many residents move within the subdivision, renovating instead of building new homes when they need more space. The civic club hosts a house tour each year to showcase properties that have been renovated. Renovation of vintage homes is the mode of operation in Garden Oaks.
Located north of Houston Heights and close to the retail and office/industrial buildings by Shepherd and North Loop 610, Garden Oaks was developed by E.L. Crain in 1937. The lack of curbs, gutters and sidewalks adds to the country feel of this close-in community. Lots sizes are nearly double those in Houston Heights (average lot size in Garden Oaks is 11,800 square feet as compared to 6,600 square feet in The Heights).
These large lots offer plenty of room for additions that sometimes double the space of the neighborhood's 1,100-square-foot bungalows. Additionally, some cottages with high-pitched roofs feature attics that have been converted into master suites.
The Garden Oaks community has great appeal to those who like the peaceful feel of an established, historic neighborhood, but who also want to be close to Houston's vibrant Inner Loop action.
For a tour of the Garden Oaks subdivision, please call Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com. (map courtesy of Houston Heights Online)