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One of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Avalon Place is a small residential enclave of lovely, historic homes amidst mature trees.

Often considered an extension of Houston’s prestigious River Oaks, Avalon Place is a very popular neighborhood thanks to its central Inner Loop location, accessibility, and overall atmosphere. Residents enjoy:

  • TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: Avalon Place homes are zoned to some of the HISD’s finest IB World Schools, including River Oaks Elementary, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
  • FANTASTIC ACCESS TO RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: There are plenty of dining, entertainment, and retail nearby. Over 300 Yelp-rated establishments line Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, Richmond Avenue and Shepherd Drive. Shepherd Square Shopping Center, River Oaks Shopping Center, Highland Village, and River Oaks District are all within minutes of Avalon Place.
  • EXCLUSIVITY: Avalon Place features some of Houston’s most expensive real estate, with a median sales price of over $1,800,000. Home prices typically start at $900,000 to $1,000,000. (See The Salary I Need To Buy A Home In Houston’s Best Neighborhoods)
  • PROXIMITY TO BUSINESS DISTRICTS: The Greenway Plaza (Upper Kirby), a mixed-use district, is about a mile away from Avalon Place. It has 10 commercial high-rises with more than 4.2 million square feet of space. Other major employment districts like the Galleria/Uptown District, the Texas Medical Center, and downtown Houston are all within a couple of miles away.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: With several main roads and freeways just minutes away from Avalon Place homes, residents have fairly easy commutes to and from key Inner Loop districts.
  • ACTIVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION: The Avalon Property Owners Association handles the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines.

Buying or selling homes in Avalon Place can be tricky due to a number of factors, including the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines (which can affect resale depending on your goals) and proximity to major roads (you don’t want to be too near one).

The Avalon Place real estate market has remained very limited in the past decade. For-sale-by-owner homes are very common and homes don’t stay long on the market.

Contact Paige Martin, the best Avalon Place Realtor, for great recommendations and advice if you’re looking to buy or sell Avalon Place homes for sale.

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12 Things Avalon Place Real Estate Buyers Should Know

One of Houston’s older neighborhoods, Avalon Place features some of the most expensive real estate in the city. It is known for its luxury two-story homes, great atmosphere, and high accessibility.

  • Avalon Place features some of Houston’s most expensive real estate, with a median sales price of over $1,800,000. Home prices typically start at $900,000 to $1,000,000.
  • Avalon Place homes are zoned to some of the HISD’s finest IB World Schools, including River Oaks Elementary, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School.
  • There are plenty of dining, entertainment, and retail nearby. Over 300 Yelp-rated establishments line Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, Richmond Avenue and Shepherd Drive. Shepherd Square Shopping Center, River Oaks Shopping Center, Highland Village, and River Oaks District are all within minutes of Avalon Place.
  • The Greenway Plaza (Upper Kirby), a mixed-use district, is about a mile away from Avalon Place. It has 10 commercial high-rises with more than 4.2 million square feet of space. Other major employment districts like the Galleria/Uptown District, the Texas Medical Center, and downtown Houston are all within a couple of miles away.
  • With several main roads and freeways just minutes away from Avalon Place homes, residents have fairly easy commutes to and from key Inner Loop districts.
  • The Avalon Property Owners Association handles the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines.
  • Established in the 1930s, Avalon Place is among Houston’s older neighborhoods. It is made up of around 220 single-family homes, divided into seven sections.
  • Avalon Place homes typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 2,500 to more than 5,000 square feet.
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  • Many of the neighborhood’s older homes have been updated and renovated. Newer homes are also available and are often bigger (with as many as 5 bedrooms).
  • Lot sizes are between 6,000 to around 10,000 square feet.
  • Architectural styles generally lean toward traditional home designs. Newer properties also draw inspiration from Mediterranean and Spanish aesthetics.
  • Prices for Avalon Place homes for sale can start at $900,000. The neighborhood’s most expensive homes can sell for upwards of $2,000,000.

Avalon Place Maps and Location

Avalon Place is located in the 77019 Houston zip code, one of the most expensive zip codes in the city. It’s immediately adjacent to River Oaks and Montrose. It is made up of around 220 single-family homes and though the neighborhood is residential, there are plenty of commercial areas along its borders.

The neighborhood is flanked by Westheimer Road to the south, San Felipe Street to the north, Dickey Place to the west, and Bellmeade Street to the east.

The area is very similar to River Oaks, with its large homes and mature trees.

Most people mistake Avalon Place as still part of River Oaks if not for the distinct tripartite pattern on the neighborhood’s sidewalks.

Travelling to other Houston districts is made easy due to the neighborhood’s proximity to the Southwest Freeway and Loop 610.

It’s a great neighborhood for those who wish to be near both work and play, with its proximity to the job centers of Uptown Houston, Greenway Plaza, Texas Medical Center, and Downtown Houston.

Major shopping centers, including the River Oaks Shopping Center, Highland Village, and River Oaks District, are all within easy driving distance from the neighborhood.

Nearby zip codes include: 77098, 77002, 77007, 77046, 77027, and 77006. (View Houston zip code map)

Avalon Place Sections

Avalon Place is divided into 7 sections, each following their own deed restrictions. In 2001, these sections were restarted and incorporated. The deed restrictions were collected into a master document and set forth the requirements that are presently followed.

  • Avalon Place (1931)
    • Lots 1 – 18: Lots 1 through 18 all face Avalon Place, and are at least 60 feet away from the front property line.
    • Lots 19 – 36: Lots 19 through 36 all face Ella Lee Lane, and are at least 45 feet away from the front property line..
  • 1st Addition (1935)
    • All homes in Avalon Place, 1st Addition face Ella Lee Lane, and are at least 45 feet away from the front property line.
  • 2nd Addition (1935)
    • Lots 18 – 34 of Block B, Lots 1 – 17 of Block C: All homes in this portion of the neighborhood face Reba Drive and are at least 45 feet away from the front property line.
    • Lots 18 – 34 of Block C: Homes in this area face Locke Lane and are at least 40 feet away from the front property line.
    • Blocks D, E, and F: All homes in these areas face Locke Lane, and are at least 35 feet away from the front property line.
  • 3rd Addition (1938)
    • Lots 17 – 32 of Block L, Lots 1 – 16 of Block N: Homes in these portions of the neighborhood must face Ella Lee Lane, and are at least 45 feet away from the front property line.
    • Lots 4 – 11 in Block M, and Lot 1 in Block S: Homes included in these areas face Dickey Place, and are at least 25 feet away from the front property line.
  • 4th Addition (1940)
    • Lots 17 – 30 of Block N, and Lots 1 – 14 of Block O: These homes face Reba Drive, and have front line restrictions as depicted in the Avalon Place plat.
    • Lots 2 and 3 of Block S: These 2 properties face Dickey Place and have at least 25 feet of space from the front property line.
  • 5th Addition (1941)
    • Lots 1 – 15 in Block P, and Lots 15 – 29 of Block O: These homes all face Locke Lane.
    • Lots 4 – 8 of Block S: These homes face Dickey Place and have front property line restrictions as depicted on the Plat of Avalon Place.
  • 6th Addition (1952)
    • Lots 1 – 11 in Block K, and Lots 33 – 46 of Block L: These homes all face Avalon Place.
    • Lots 1 – 3 of Block M: Homes in this portion all face Dickey Place.
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Avalon Place Houston Schools

Avalon Place 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 River Oaks Elementary School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • River Oaks Elementary School at 2008 Kirby Dr. River Oaks Elementary School is within the neighborhood, at the corner of Kirby and San Felipe. It has an accelerated multidisciplinary curriculum and is one of the first three elementary schools in Texas to acquire authorization to serve the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP).

Middle Schools

  • Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodland St. Lanier Middle School is a 5 minute drive in Neartown. Like River Oaks ES, the school is also an IB World School, serving the Middle Years Programme (MYP). They received a Texas Gold Performance Award based on language arts, math, reading, science, social studies, and writing in 2011.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar High School is just outside the neighborhood along Westheimer and Eastside. The school has a great Athletics program. They have one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state, and have either won or placed several times in state championships in the past. Their football team, The Lamar Texans, is one of the highest-ranking teams within the Greater Houston area. Lamar is also an IB World School and a Business Administration magnet school.
  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts at 4001 Stanford St. The HSPVA – or simply, PVA – is divided into 6 departments, namely  instrumental music, vocal music, dance, theater, visual arts, and creative writing. Creative writing is a relatively new addition.

Avalon Place Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Avalon Place.

  • St. Anne Catholic School (at 2120 Westheimer Road) is less than a mile away along Westheimer and South Shepherd. It 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.
  • St. John’s School, at 2401 Claremont Lane, a 5-minute drive from Avalon Place. It 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.
  • River Oaks Baptist School accepts students from preschool to middle school. Located along 2300 Willowick Road, the school focuses on a firm foundation in academics, character education, and spiritual development. The school has received numerous recognitions for their foreign language and arts programs.
  • River Oaks Academy at 10600 Richmond Ave.
  • Annunciation Orthodox School at 3600 Yoakum Blvd.
  • The Harris School at 900 Lovett Blvd.
  • Avalon Academy at 1616 Indiana St.
  • Kipling Street Academy at 1425 Kipling St.
  • School For Young Children at 810 Sul Ross St.
  • St. Stephens Episcopal School at 1800 Sul Ross St.
  • University of St. Thomas at 3800 Avalon Place Blvd.

To find an updated listing of all Avalon Place 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.

Avalon Place Real Estate Trends

The Avalon Place real estate market has grown over the last 10 years. It is still among the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston with a median home sales price at over $1,800,000. (Nearby River Oaks has a median sales price of $2,500,000.)

The neighborhood goes against the common Houston trend of tearing down older homes to make way for new constructions. Like neighboring Montrose, Avalon Place has preserved many of its original homes.

These renovated homes come with substantial updating and modern amenities to meet the luxurious lifestyle of Avalon Place residents. An architectural committee reviews all building plans for new constructions or renovations.

There are plenty of custom home builders who are familiar with the different deed and architectural restrictions of Avalon Place. The quality construction, unmatched comforts, and custom details that come with these recently renovated homes are a big factor in the rising selling prices of Avalon Place homes.

With a low vacancy rate, Avalon Place homes continue to be very limited. Residents rarely move out, and often only do so to move to a much bigger home in the vicinity.

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

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

Avalon Place Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Avalon Place is made up of around 220 single-family homes. Homes in the neighborhood are at least two floors high due to strictly implemented deed restrictions. Older Avalon Place homes date back to the 1940s, and most have been updated and renovated.

Most Avalon Place homes feature 3- to 4-bedroom (with 2 to 4 full baths) floor plans, spread across 2,500 to upwards of 5,000 square feet.

Lot sizes range from 6,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.

The neighborhood’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines help maintain the area’s overall atmosphere. Older Avalon Place homes lean toward traditional designs, while newer properties can borrow inspiration from Mediterranean, Spanish, and other aesthetics.

Prices for Avalon Place homes for sale generally start between $900,000 to around $1,000,000. The most expensive homes in the neighborhood can sell for upwards of $2,000,0000.

Avalon Place Townhomes Sale Trends

Avalon Place deed restrictions prohibit the use of properties for anything other than single-family residential use.

However, there are plenty of townhome options near Avalon Place, providing a more affordable option for homebuyers.

Stanford Oaks Court along Spann St. is just outside the neighborhood. Patio homes in this subdivision have prices ranging from $600,000 to a little over $700,000.

Vermont Place Townhome is another townhome complex near Avalon Place. It is located along Welch St. and has a median estimated home value of around $416,000.

Avalon Place Condo Sale Trends

There are also no condos within Avalon Place due to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions. Several luxury high-rises can be found outside the neighborhood and offer world-class amenities that is to be expected from this affluent area.

The Huntingdon on 2121 Kirby Drive is the highest residential building in Houston and offers a great view of Avalon Place.

Regency House is a 13-story residential condo along 2701 Westheimer. Its modern design and lofty interiors make it as highly coveted as Avalon Place homes.

The Renaissance at River Oaks along Welch Street is a 3-storey residential condo with a median estimated home value of over $204,000.

River Oaks (77019):

Upper Kirby (77098):

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the nearby Downtown Houston area, see Downtown Houston Lofts and Condos.

Avalon Place Houston History

Virginia native, Dr. William Thomas Dickey relocated to Houston in the 1880s. He bought 460 acres of land, covering both sides of Kirby Drive and between Richmond Avenue and Buffalo Bayou.

He dreamed of subdividing this vast farmland into a neighborhood to be called “College Heights”. The land was priced at $60 per acre, and when the debt load became a burden, he sold 300 acres which later became River Oaks addition.

Dickey didn’t live long enough to see his dreams fulfilled so his son, William M. Dickey, strived to make this happen.

He started developing Avalon Place in 1931. High construction costs slowed down the development. As each lot sold, W. M. Dickey paid off the loan and saved money to continue development of other areas.

Eventually, Avalon Additions started development in 1935. By 1941, most of the land has been sold and many homes began construction after World War II.

The Avalon Property Owners Association was established in 1979 and supervises the deed and architectural restrictions to preserve the traditional beauty of the neighborhood.

Today, Avalon Place is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston. Many of its luxury homes have been updated and maintained, and thanks in part to its active homeowners association, much of the area’s old time-y charm has been preserved.

Fun Things To Do Near Avalon Place

There are many shopping options for residents of Avalon Place. Despite being a strictly residential area, there are plenty of fine dining, musical entertainment, and great shopping locations clumped together along its borders.

Commercial hotspots line both Westheimer Road and Kirby Drive. Shepherd Square Shopping Center and River Oaks Shopping Center are both within a few minutes away from Avalon Place. Residents can do their grocery runs at the nearby Super K Food Store on South Shepherd Drive or at Whole Foods Market along Kirby Drive.

Other options are also available nearby, including Highland Village, one of Houston’s best shopping centers. The world-famous The Galleria and its specialty boutiques are just a short drive away along Westheimer Road and across the loop. The neighborhood is also less than 2 miles away from Montrose’s antique stores, thrift shops, and funky boutiques.

Leash laws are strictly implemented within the neighborhood according to Houston ordinances, and the fenced areas of the adjacent Spark Park in the River Oaks Elementary School are restricted to dogs.

The Theatre district is also easily accessible from Avalon Place, delighting music and arts lovers in the neighborhood. There’s also plenty of green spaces for residents who wish to enjoy outdoor activities.

This neighborhood is highly coveted due to its strategic Inner Loop location and proximity to Westheimer Road, one of the city’s major thoroughfares.

Here are some of the best places to visit in and around Avalon Place:

Dining

  • Local Foods
  • Ruggles Green
  • Fabio’s Fresh Pasta
  • Zen Japanese Izakaya
  • Grace’s
  • Nobie’s
  • Mia’s Table
  • State of Grace
  • Gusto Gourmet
  • Fat Bao

Art Galleries

  • African Art Room
  • Art League of Houston
  • Blue Orange
  • Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Menil Collection
  • The Rothko Chapel
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Nightlife

  • The Cellar Bar
  • Dino’s Den
  • The Davenport
  • 1919 Mixology
  • West Alabama Ice House
  • Hops Meet Barley
  • The Owl Bar
  • Capone’s Oven & Bar
  • Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • McElroy’s Pub

Groceries

  • Trader Joe’s
  • H-E-B
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Kroger
  • Randall’s
  • Super K Food Store

Retail

  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • Shepherd Square Shopping Center
  • Highland Village
  • Rice Village
  • River Oaks District
  • The Galleria

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