Afton Oaks Houston Real Estate, Neighborhood & Homes For Sale

Afton Oaks Houston Real Estate Guide

One of Houston’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods, Afton Oaks is an exclusive and upscale subdivision located near the Galleria and River Oaks.

Afton Oaks is an upscale deed-restricted community of more than 500 homes.

Nestled east of Loop 610 and north of Southwest Freeway, the community is among the most desirable Inner Loop neighborhoods and is popular for its:

  • PROXIMITY TO HOUSTON’S BEST RETAIL: World-class retail, dining and entertainment options are within minutes of Afton Oaks homes. The Galleria, an upscale shopping district with over 350 retail stores and establishments, is just a few blocks away from the neighborhood. Other options nearby include Uptown Park, Highland Village, and the River Oaks District.
  • SHORT COMMUTES TO BUSINESS DISTRICTS: Nestled between the Uptown area and the Greenway Plaza, Afton Oaks homes have great access to key Houston business districts. Uptown Houston boasts of more than 23 million square feet of office space and is home to 2,000 companies. The Greenway Plaza is a mixed use development with 10 commercial buildings and more than 4 million square feet of retail and office space.
  • EXCLUSIVITY: Afton Oaks real estate is among the most expensive in the city of Houston. Its location, atmosphere, and accessibility continue to drive demand. Median sales price is at over $900,000.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Located along two major freeways, Afton Oaks offers excellent access to other key districts. Homes in the area also have near direct access to main roads like Westheimer Road and Richmond Avenue.
  • GREAT COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE: The Afton Oaks Civic Club is responsible for enforcing the neighborhood’s deed restrictions, maintaining common areas and handling services like additional security. Chartered in 1955, the civic club is responsible for preserving the neighborhood’s peaceful atmosphere.
  • STRONG PROPERTY VALUES: Afton Oaks real estate continue to post strong appreciation rates. The neighborhood is among the hottest Inner Loop neighborhoods in terms of real estate appreciation. (See also The Salary I Need To Buy A Home In Houston’s Best Neighborhoods)

Buying or selling a home in Afton Oaks can be challenging due to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions, older homes (some of which may need extensive remodelling), and proximity to railroad tracks and major freeways (both of which may affect resale values). Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Afton Oaks’ most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Afton Oaks homes for sale.

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12 Things Afton Oaks Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Nestled on the northeast corner of Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway, Afton Oaks is one of Houston’s older and most expensive neighborhoods.

  • Afton Oaks real estate feature a central Inner Loop location. World-class retail, business and employment hubs, parks, and numerous entertainment and dining options are within minutes of the neighborhood.
  • With immediate access to Westheimer Road, West Loop, and Southwest Freeway, the neighborhood is minutes away from key Houston areas like the Galleria, the Medical Center, and Downtown Houston.
  • Homes in the neighborhood are within a few blocks some of Houston’s retail and entertainment destinations, including River Oaks Shopping Center, Galleria, Uptown Park, and Highland Village Shopping Center.
  • Oak trees line the streets of Afton Oaks, giving homes great curb appeal thanks to over 50 years of active civic club involvement.
  • One of Houston’s older neighborhoods, Afton Oaks feature gorgeously updated ranch-style homes from the 1950s. New construction is also available in the area.
  • Afton Oaks real estate continue to post strong appreciation rates.
  • Homes in the area typically sit on spacious lots, with sizes ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 square feet.
  • Like most Inner Loop neighborhoods, some of Afton Oaks’ original homes have been torn down to make way for larger, custom-built homes.
  • Thanks to its active HOA and deed restrictions, the neighborhood has remained a peaceful enclave amidst Houston’s hustle and bustle.
  • Older Afton Oaks home sizes range between 2,000 to more than 4,000 square feet. Two-story new construction homes can offer 2,000 to just a little under 7,000 square feet of living space.
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  • Most homes in the neighborhood can feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans, though the most expensive Afton Oaks real estate can offer as many as 5 to 6 bedrooms.
  • Prices for Afton Oaks homes for sale can start at around $400,000 and can go up to more than $3,000,000.

Afton Oaks Maps and Location

Made up of around 450 homes, the upscale community of Afton Oaks sits west of Loop 610, north of Southwest Freeway (US-59), and south of Westheimer Road. Union Pacific railroad tracks define the neighborhood’s east borders.

Afton Oaks is south of Briar Hollow, west of Upper Kirby, north of Bellaire, and east of the Galleria. Main roads and freeways are easily accessible from the community, including Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, Richmond Avenue and Westheimer Road.

The largely residential neighborhood is nestled between two key Houston business districts: the Galleria/Uptown area and the Greenway Plaza. Other employment hubs like Downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center are easily accessible – around 5 and 3 miles away, respectively.

Retail and entertainment are also nearby. The River Oaks District, Highland Village, and the Galleria are all within blocks away from Afton Oaks homes. Other options like Uptown Park, Rice Village, and the River Oaks Shopping Center are within minutes away.

Despite its accessibility to Houston’s main districts, the neighborhood remains a peaceful enclave. Thanks to the Afton Oaks Civic Club, the community maintains a small town vibe through its master-planning, deed restrictions, and private security.

Afton Oaks real estate have a 77027 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Afton Oaks Houston Schools

Afton Oaks homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a “Met Standard” rating in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Lamar High School, Lanier Middle School, and St. George Place Elementary School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • St. George Place Elementary School at 5430 Hidalgo St. St. George Place Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate World School serving the Primary Years Programme (PYP)Also known as The School at St. George Place, it has received an “Exemplary” rating from the TEA.

Middle Schools

  • Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead St. Located in Neartown/Montrose, Lanier Middle School is an IB World School serving the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The school also offers a neighborhood (non-magnet) and a Vanguard (gifted and talented) programs. Lanier opened in 1926, and is one of HISD’s first middle schools. The school has also received the Texas Gold Performance Award in 2011.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Home to the Texans, Lamar High School has a great Athletics program. They have one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state, and their football team is one of the highest-ranking teams within the Greater Houston area. Lamar also boasts of exemplary academics programs: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and a business magnet program. Its IB Diploma programs include classes in 5 languages, including Russian, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Afton Oaks Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Afton Oaks.

  • Afton Oaks School at 4739 Ingersoll St. Afton Oaks School is a coeducational Montessori school for students grades PK-3.
  • Presbyterian School at 5300 Main St. Presbyterian School is a co-education school serving Pre K to 8 students. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 5/5.
  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln. St. John’s School is one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools” according to Forbes.com and “the best private school in Houston” according to the New York Times. St. John’s admits students from K-12.
  • St. Anne Catholic School at 2120 Westheimer Rd. St. Anne Catholic School is an accredited Pre-K through 8th grade with a National Blue Ribbon Status from the Department of Education. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5 stars.
  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet St. It is a co-educational school with a curriculum based on academics, religion, fine arts, and athletics. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.
  • The Post Oak School at 4600 Bissonnet St. It is a Montessori school serving elementary to high school students. The elementary and middle school campus is located in Bellaire while the high school campus is in the Museum District. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.

To find an updated listing of all Afton Oaks real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Afton Oaks Real Estate Trends

Afton Oaks real estate are some of Houston’s most expensive and continues to post strong appreciation rates. It is one of Houston’s hottest Inner Loop neighborhoods, with homes in the area posting a median sales price of over $900,000.

Afton Oaks features a mix of old ranch-style homes and new construction custom-built homes. Most of the area’s original homes have been extensively updated.

Property values in Afton Oaks have continued to rise through the years as the neighborhood’s newer homes pull up median sale prices.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Afton Oaks real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Afton Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Afton Oaks single-family homes for sale feature mid to large lot sizes (by Houston standards) between 8,000 to 10,000 square feet.

A number of the neighborhood’s original ranch-style homes from the 1950s still stand. Among these older homes, prices vary depending on how much renovation has been done.

Afton Oaks’ older single-family homes are in great condition though. As such, homeowners are more likely to remodel their homes instead of tearing them down to build new homes.

Home styles vary from 1950’s ranch style homes to recently constructed traditional, Spanish, Mediterranean, and French style homes.

Newer construction homes tend to go for higher prices, with custom-built single-family homes easily going from nearly $800,000 to over $3,000,000 million.

Afton Oaks Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

The ongoing trend of replacing older homes gave rise to a number of patio home and townhome developments in Afton Oaks.

Afton Oaks townhomes for sale are a popular option because it provides many of the benefits of single-family homes along with the luxurious living of condos, but without the hefty price tag.

Many of these new townhomes were built near Loop 610. These spacious 3-story townhomes have quickly become a favorite among people interested in relocating to Houston due to its proximity to the Galleria and Downtown Houston.

Townhomes and patio homes in Afton Oaks sit on smaller lots, ranging from 2,000 to around 3,000 square feet. Most feature three-bedroom floor plans spread over 3,000 square feet of living space.

Prices for new construction Afton Oaks townhomes for sale typically start at around $800,000.

Afton Oaks Condo Sale Trends

There are no high rise condos within Afton Oaks. However, there are other options for condos in the River Oaks and Galleria area.

Condos near Afton Oaks include:

River Oaks:

Galleria:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.

Afton Oaks Houston History

The O’Meara and Stahlman families previously owned the farmland where Afton Oaks now sits. Development in the area started in the early 1950s.

Unlike other Houston neighborhoods, residents immediately established a civic club while the area was still under development. Established in 1955, the Afton Oaks Civic Club formulated and heavily enforced deed restrictions in the neighborhood.

Aside from enforcing deed restrictions, the civic club works to protect the neighborhood’s environment by ensuring the trees and pocket gardens are well maintained. They also contracted the BFI to provide backdoor garbage collection.

The active civic club is one of the reasons Afton Oaks was selected for a “Neighborhoods to Standard” renovation program. It is a four-year program that installs improved streets, curbs, and storm sewers in the neighborhood.

Fun Things To Do Near Afton Oaks Houston

Credit to its location, Afton Oaks residents easily have great access to the best Houston has to offer.

Some of Houston’s best retail and entertainment hotspots, including world-famous Galleria, River Oaks Shopping Center, Highland Village Shopping Center, and Rice Village, are within minutes of the neighborhood. Residents are mere minutes away from 1,000 commercial establishments within a 1 mile radius.

Afton Oaks is also only a few minutes from Houston’s largest urban park, Memorial Park. The park offers many indoor and outdoor recreational facilities such as a public golf course, tennis courts, sports fields, playgrounds, a swimming pool, an arboretum, and jogging and biking trails. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is also located within the park.

The neighborhood also features several long running Houston favorites including: Bayou City Seafood and Pasta (1990), Nielsen’s Delicatessen (1952), Luling City Market (1981), and Ragin’ Cajun (1974).

Here are some of Afton Oaks Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • Peli Peli
  • Steak 48
  • HS Green
  • Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors
  • Seasons 52
  • Bayou City Seafood and Pasta
  • Healthy Cow Pizza
  • Caracol
  • Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
  • Argentina Cafe

Retail

  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • River Oaks District
  • Galleria
  • Uptown Park
  • Highland Village
  • Rice Village
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Nightlife

  • Story Ultralounge
  • Seasons 52
  • Bar 12
  • Le Colonial
  • Revolve Kitchen + Bar
  • Swagger Lounge & Bar
  • Oporto Cafe
  • The West End
  • The Railyard
  • WXYZ Bar

Groceries

  • Central Market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Randalls Food & Pharmacy
  • Westcreek Market and Deli
  • H-E-B
  • Kroger

Golf and Outdoor Entertainment

  • River Oaks Country Club
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Hermann Park Golf Course
  • Hermann Park
  • Memorial Park

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