Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Real Estate Guide

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Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Real Estate Guide

Royden / Afton Oaks is an upscale and premier community near the Galleria and River Oaks. It is one of the Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Houston. The community is located east of Loop 610 and north of the Southwest Freeway. The community is also bordered by Westheimer road on its north. Afton Oaks features high accessibility, excellent entertainment, and housing options.

Royden / Afton Oaks homes are well-known for their:

Afton Oaks also features great community atmosphere thanks to its community civic club. The Afton Oaks Civic Club is in charge of enforcing the neighborhood's covenants and maintaining common areas. The club also provides services such as extra security. The civic club was founded in 1955. Due to its deed restrictions and proximity to major roads and retailers, Afton Oaks real estate might be challenging to navigate.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“Brad and Laura were amazing and exceeded my expectations. They helped me and my family selling our old home and buying a new one. They were both very professional, knowledgeable and respectful of my time and my family. I have 2 teenagers and a dog that can make anyone's job challenging but they were able to accommodate to our schedule and always seem calm and confident that everything was going to be ok. A process that could have been stressful was actually a pleasure. From the staging and pictures to the day we sold our house everything was great and the house sold really quick at a very good price. Brad was always a call away and was very responsive to any question we might have; excellent communication and customer service skills. Brad was with us every step of the way and did not miss anything for the house we sold and the house we bought; he recommended a very good inspector who was able to find some issues with our new house that the builder was able to fix before we signed on the contract to buy our new house; Brad also went to the final walk through with me and helped me checking the house one last time since my husband was not going to be able to go. Everything from day one was first class with Brad and Laura. I would recommend them as realtors to anyone I know. We hope to stay in this new house for a while but I will definitely contact them the next time I sell and/or buy a new house!” - Paula Sutton (Google Review)

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Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Homes For Sale

6 Beds, 4 Baths
4624 Merwin Street
5 Beds, 5 Baths
4511 Staunton Street
4 Beds, 3 Baths
4718 Merwin Street
5 Beds, 4 Baths
4511 Waring Street
4 Beds, 3 Baths
4720 Merwin Street
5 Beds, 5 Baths
4514 Waring Street

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 2 Baths
4655 Richmond Avenue
5 Beds, 5 Baths
4722 Devon Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
4503 Bryn Mawr Lane
3 Beds, 3 Baths
4726 Oakshire Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
4502 Richmond Avenue
3 Beds, 2 Baths
3207 Banbury Place

Table of Contents

  1. Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Home Sale Trends
  2. Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Best Realtor Insights
  3. Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Schools
  5. Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Real Estate Market

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Home Sale Trends

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Real Estate Trends

The Royden/Afton Oaks area comprises two upscale deed-restricted communities nestled east of Loop 610 and north of Southwest Freeway. The Royden Oaks area, in particular, is right next to the River Oaks neighborhood.

The Royden/Afton Oaks neighborhoods are known for their:

The Royden/Afton Oaks area has approximately 700 homes. These neighborhoods are largely residential, featuring single-family homes with generous lot sizes between 8,000 to 10,000 square feet.

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Best Realtor Insights

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

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Maps, Location & Zip Code

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Map

Commute Time Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks
Downtown (min) 10
Med Ctr (min) 15
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 5
Exxon Campus (min) 35

Map of Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks

Highlights Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks
Amenities Royden/Afton Oaks has great access to the Southwest and West Loop Freeway.

Residents are near many retail, dining, and entertainment centers.
Golf Courses - Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range
- Houston Country Club
- River Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails Running/Biking/Hiking Trails and Tracks:

- 400m Memorial Track - Paved
- Cullen Running Trails Center
- Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trailhead


- Post Oak Park
- Judson Park
- River Oaks Park
- Ella Lee Park
- Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
- Vic Discroll Park
- Locust Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail Shops:

- Tillys
- Dillard's
- Old Navy
- Express


- Grotto Ristorante
- Piatto Ristorante
- Bayou City Seafoods & Pasta
- Seasons 52
- Liberty Taco
- Clutch City Coffee
- Luce Coffee Roasters
- Starbucks
- Cavo Coffee
- 7 Leaves Cafe


- IPIC Theaters
- Regal Edwards Greenway Grand Palace
- XD Ride Adventure
- Jumping World Sharpstown
- The Richmond Arms Pub
- Ron's Pub
- Red Lion's British Pub
- Velvet Melvin Pub
- Loch Bar
- Revolve Kitchen + Bar


- Target Grocery
- Randalls
- Whole Foods Market
- Kroger
- H-E-B
Major Employers - Westlake Corporation
- The Hanover Company

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Schools

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Lanier Middle 9

Royden Oaks/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. Lamar High School, Lanier Middle School, and St. George Place Elementary School are among those.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Houston Private Schools

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

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

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Real Estate Market

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Afton Oaks single-family homes for sale feature small to large lot sizes between 2,000 to 13,000 square feet.

Many of the neighborhood’s original ranch-style homes from the 1950s still stand. Among these older homes, prices vary depending on the renovation done.

Afton Oaks’ older single-family homes are in excellent condition. 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 to recently constructed homes. Other designs include traditional, Spanish, Mediterranean, and French-style homes.

Newer construction homes tend to go for higher prices. Custom-built home prices go from $700,000 to over $3,000,000.

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Townhome Sales Trends

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

Afton Oaks townhomes for sale are a popular option because they provide many of the benefits of single-family homes. These also include luxurious living of condos, but without the hefty price tag.

Many of these new townhomes sit near Loop 610. These spacious 3-story townhomes have quickly become a favorite among people. Among them are those interested in relocating to Houston due to their proximity to the Galleria and Downtown.

Townhomes and patio homes in Afton Oaks sit on smaller lots, ranging from 1,400 to 4,000 square feet. Most feature three-bedroom floor plans spread over 3,500 square feet of living space.

Newly constructed Afton Oaks townhomes for sale typically start at around $800,000.

Royden Oaks/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


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

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks TX 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, Afton Oaks had its civic club early before its full completion. Residents immediately established a civic club while the area was still under development. In 1955 the civic club was established. 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. They ensure trees and pocket gardens are well maintained. They also contracted the BFI to provide backdoor garbage collection.

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

Fun Things To Do Near Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks

Credit to its location, Afton Oaks residents have easy access to the best Houston offers.

Some of Houston's best retail hotspots include the world-famous Galleria and 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 mile radius.

Memorial Park (Houston's largest urban park) is 2.5 miles from Afton Oaks. It has several indoor and outdoor recreational facilities available to everyone. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center are also within the park.

The neighborhood also features long-running Houston favorites. It includes Bayou City Seafood and Pasta (1990) and Nielsen'sDelicatessen (1952). Luling City Market (1981) and Ragin' Cajun (1974) counted.

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

Run/Bike/Hike Trails
Retail Centers

Best Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Realtor – Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

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