Avalon Place Homes For Sale & Real Estate Trends
2022 Avalon Place homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Avalon Place features some of the most expensive real estate in the city. It is a very popular neighborhood often considered an extension of River Oaks. This is thanks to its central Inner Loop location, accessibility, and overall atmosphere.
Avalon Place is one of Houston’s premier neighborhoods thanks to its:
TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: Avalon Place homes are zoned to some of the HISD’s finest IB World Schools. These include River Oaks Elementary, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
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)
ACCESS TO RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: There are plenty of dining, entertainment, and retail options 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.
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 include the Galleria/Uptown District and the Texas Medical Center. Downtown Houston is also 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. Traveling to other Houston districts is made easy due to the neighborhood’s proximity to the Southwest Freeway and Loop 610. Nearby zip codes include: 77098, 77002, 77007, 77046, 77027, and 77006.
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 the homebuyer's goals) and proximity to major roads. 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.
To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Avalon Place area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.
"We were moving from Virginia, and Houston Properties kept in touch with us for almost a year until we were ready to relocate. They guided us through the entire process and were very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. The sellers' market made the home buying process very stressful for us, but they were able to manage that and keep us focused on finding a home we would love. The team was always quick to respond to my numerous emails and texts and sent us daily updates regarding new homes coming on the market. When things could have fallen apart after appraisal, they helped us to negotiate with the seller. Words or the 5-star rating cannot really express the wonderful experience we received from them. We would 100% recommend Houston Properties for your home buying or selling needs!" - Yolanda Hicks (Google Review)
Avalon Place Homes For Sale
3 Beds, 3 Baths
3019 Locke Lane
4 Beds, 5 Baths
2911 Avalon Place
4 Beds, 5 Baths
2528 Reba Drive
5 Beds, 5 Baths
2514 Avalon Place
4 Beds, 3 Baths
5625 Bertellis Lane
3 Beds, 2 Baths
6723 Utah Street
Avalon Place Homes For Rent
5 Beds, 5 Baths
2514 Avalon Place
4 Beds, 3 Baths
2607 Avalon Place
4 Beds, 2 Baths
2607 Hardy Street
4 Beds, 2 Baths
6327 Wilshire Lakes
3 Beds, 2 Baths
13327 Blair Glen
3 Beds, 2 Baths
6310 Norland Street
Table of Contents
- Avalon Place Home Sale Trends
- Avalon Place Best Realtor Insights
- Avalon Place Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Avalon Place Schools
- Avalon Place Real Estate Market
Avalon Place Home Sale Trends
Avalon Place is one of the most popular and expensive neighborhoods. This is due to its convenient Inner Loop location, atmosphere, and accessibility.
Avalon Place is one of Houston’s premier neighborhoods thanks to its:
TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: Avalon Place homes are near some of the HISD’s best IB World Schools. These include River Oaks Elementary, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School.
ACCESS TO LIFESTYLE CENTERS: There are plenty of dining, entertainment, retail shops, and parks nearby. Shepherd Square Shopping Center, Highland Village, and River Oaks District are all within minutes of Avalon Place.
PROXIMITY TO BUSINESS DISTRICTS: The Greenway Plaza (Upper Kirby)is about a mile from Avalon Place. Other major employment districts include the Galleria/Uptown District and the Texas Medical Center. Downtown Houston is also within a couple of miles away.
ACCESSIBILITY: With several main roads and freeways just minutes away from Avalon Place homes. Traveling to other Houston districts is easy due to the neighborhood’s proximity to the Southwest Freeway and Loop 610.
Avalon Place was built in the 1890s on a plot of land that is now a part of River Oaks. Single-family houses and recently remodeled homes in Avalon Place are currently on the market.
Avalon Place Best Realtor Insights
Built in the 1890s, Avalon Place sits on a plot of land near River Oaks.
With typical sales prices of around $1,800,000, Avalon Place has some of Houston's most - expensive real estate. A home starts between $900,000 and $1,000,000.
Residents of Avalon Place homes can access important Inner Loop neighborhoods easily. Major highways and freeways are close to the area.
Purchasing or selling a home in Avalon Place can be difficult due to many factors. This includes the neighborhood's deed restrictions, architectural standards, and proximity to major roads.
Homes on Avalon Place are assigned to some of the best IB World Schools in the HISD. These include Lanier Middle, Lamar High, and River Oaks Elementary.
Residents of Avalon Place can reach Downtown Houston, the Galleria, and the Medical Center in 15 to 20 minutes.
Flooding and heavy rain have also had an impact on the exclusive, deed-restricted region. However, the only significant damage that has been reported in the region is flooded streets.
Major natural calamities don't frequently strike Avalon Place either.
There are lots of options for nearby dining, entertainment, and shopping. Along Shepherd Drive, Kirby Drive, Westheimer Road, and Richmond Avenue are more than 300 establishments with positive Yelp reviews.
The Texas Medical Center and the Galleria/Uptown District are two well-known employment districts near Avalon Place.
The majority of properties available in Avalon Place are new construction single-family homes and newly renovated properties.
Avalon Place Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Avalon Place|
|Med Ctr (min)||10|
|Energy Corridor (min)||20|
|Amenities||Avalon Place is accessible to numerous reputable schools, corporate hubs, entertainment venues, and retail stores.
The area is also just 10 to 15 minutes away from Downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center, and Galleria.
|Golf Courses||- River Oaks Country Club
- Optimal Golf Performance
- Arty Fleckman Golf Inc
- Memorial Park Gold Course and Driving Range
- Hermann Park Gold Course
|Run / Bike Trails||- Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
- Buffalo Bayou Hike and bike Trail Downtown - South Bank
- Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trails
- Memorial Park Green Ridge Trail
- Cullen Running Trails Center
|Nearby Retail / Dining||- T.J. Maxx
- Ann Taylor
- Relish Restaurant & Bar
|Major Employers||- Primary Services
- Workforce Solutions
- Elwood Staffing
- Robert Half Recruiters & Employment Agency
Avalon Place Schools
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|River Oaks Elem||9|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
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). 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:
- 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).
- Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodland St. Lanier Middle School is a 5-minute drive from Neartown. Like River Oaks ES, the school is also an IB World School, serving the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
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 its 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 PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget.
*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.
Avalon Place Real Estate Market
Avalon Place Real Estate Trends
The Avalon Place real estate market has grown over the last 10 years. It is among the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston. It has a median home sales price of 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. Like neighboring Montrose, it has preserved many of its original homes.
These renovated homes come with substantial updating and modern amenities. An architectural committee reviews all building plans for new constructions or renovations.
Custom home builders are familiar with the different deed and structural restrictions of Avalon Place. The quality construction, unmatched comforts, and custom details come with these recently renovated homes. These are big factors 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 reliable but not guaranteed.)
For updated information regarding Avalon Place real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at PMartin@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 structural guidelines help maintain the area’s overall atmosphere. Older Avalon Place homes lean towards traditional designs. 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
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. This provides 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 are outside the neighborhood. These offer world-class amenities that are to be expected from this affluent area.
The Huntington on 2121 Kirby Drive is the highest residential building in Houston. It 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-story residential condo. It has 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 cost $60 per acre. When the debt load became a burden, he sold 300 acres which later became the 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 the 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. They supervise the deed and structural restrictions to preserve the traditional beauty of the neighborhood.
Today, Avalon Place is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston. The luxury homes have been updated and maintained. Thanks in part to its active homeowner's association, much of the area’s old-time-y charm has been preserved.
Fun Things To Do Near Avalon Place
Despite being a strictly residential area, residents have several options. There are plenty of fine dining, musical entertainment, and great shopping locations.
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 do groceries at Super K Food Store on South Shepherd Drive or Whole Foods Market along Kirby Drive.
Other options are also available nearby, including Highland Village, one of Houston’s best shopping centers. The Galleria and its specialty boutiques are 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. The fenced areas of the adjacent Spark Park in the River Oaks Elementary School are restricted to dogs.
The Theatre District is accessible from Avalon Place, delighting music and art lovers in the neighborhood. There are also plenty of green spaces for residents who wish to enjoy outdoor activities.
This neighborhood is popular due to its strategic Inner Loop location and proximity to Westheimer Road.
Here are some of the best places to visit in and around Avalon Place:
- Local Foods
- Ruggles Green
- Fabio’s Fresh Pasta
- Zen Japanese Izakaya
- Mia’s Table
- State of Grace
- Gusto Gourmet
- Fat Bao
- African Art Room
- Art League of Houston
- Blue Orange
- Contemporary Arts Museum
- Menil Collection
- The Rothko Chapel
- 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
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods Market
- Super K Food Store
- River Oaks Shopping Center
- Shepherd Square Shopping Center
- Highland Village
- Rice Village
- River Oaks District
- The Galleria
Avalon Place Houston 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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