2022 Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks homes for sale & insider 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.

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Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Homes For Sale

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4 Beds, 3 Baths
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3207 Banbury Place
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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 / Afton Oaks Neighborhood

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 is located east of Loop 610 and offers many great amenities. Afton Oaks homes enjoy nearby community amenities, including:

- Post Oak Park
- Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
- River Oaks Park
- Del Monte Park

- The Pool at Towne Plaza
- AquaSalt

Museums / Art Galleries
- Laura Rathe Fine Art
- Casterline | Goodman Gallery
- The FOMO Factory
- TFTI Houston

Gyms / Recreation
- The Core Health and Fitness
- Equinox River Oaks
- Orangetheory Fitness
- LA Fitness
- LIfetime
Golf Courses There are no golf courses in Royden / Afton Oaks neighborhood. There are, however, nearby golf courses around the area, such as the River Oaks Country Club only 10 mins drive away.
Run / Bike Trails Royden / Afton Oaks residents enjoy access to nearby trails around the area, such as:

- Post Oak Park
- River Oaks Park

The sprawling Memorial Park is located north of the community, only 10 mins away from Royden / Afton Oaks. Many trails are offered here, which include:
- Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trails
- Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trailhead
- The Woodland Field Station
- Cullen Running Trails Center
- South Picnic Loop
Nearby Retail / Dining Due to the community's access to Southwest and West Loop Freeway, Afton Oaks residents enjoy access to many retail, dining, and entertainment. including:

- Peter Millar
- Away
- Target
- Uptown Plaza (shopping mall)
- Saint Bernard
- Harry Winston - River Oaks

- Bayou City Seafood and Pasta
- Liberty Taco
- Blue Onyx Bistro
- Crawfish (restaurant)
- Narin's Bombay Brasserie
- Grotto Restaurante

- Only 4 mins from Afton Oaks is the Galleria, which offers many retail and shopping choices.
Major Employers - Chevron
- ExxonMobil
- Shell Oil
- Polymed Therapeutics Inc
- Rowan Companies

Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks Schools

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Lanier Middle 9

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

Afton Oaks Houston Private Schools

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

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 with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*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

Afton Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Afton Oaks Single-Family Home

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

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

Afton Oaks’ older single-family homes are in excellent condition, however. 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 styles include traditional, Spanish, Mediterranean, and French-style homes.

Newer construction homes tend to go for higher prices. Custom-built home prices go from $800,000 to over $3,000,000.

Afton Oaks Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Afton Oaks Townhomes

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. This also includes 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. Especially 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 2,000 to 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:


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, Afton Oaks had its civic club early before its full completion. Residents immediately established a civic club while the area was still under development. The civic club was 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. They ensure 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 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 1-mile radius.

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

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

Afton Homes

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Map of Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks

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