Garden Oaks Real Estate Guide

Garden Oaks homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Garden Oaks Real Estate Guide

Located off Loop 610, Garden Oaks is a neighborhood of approximately 1400 homes. Pine trees, magnolias, pecans, and oak surround the whole area that gave its namesake.

Garden Oaks features:

To preserve the residential character of Garden Oaks, deed restrictions are heavily enforced. It's imposed that homeowners need to have their builders and architects comply with a set of rules and regulations before any rebuilding or remodeling projects.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Garden Oaks neighborhood, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo realtors and one of the top ranked Realtors in the United States.

“Brittney Coyle is by far one of the best agents in the business! After a long and difficult search throughout the entire Houston area, her high level of focus and dedication was instrumental in helping us buy the home of our dreams! There were times where it didn’t seem like things would work out, but she worked around the clock to make sure we were successful in the end. My family and I cannot thank her enough for her relentless effort every step of the way and we are forever grateful to her for it! 5 star agent without a doubt!” - Nicole Evans (Google Review)

Garden Oaks Homes For Sale

2 Beds, 1 Bath
4306 Apollo Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
927 Gardenia Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1050 W. 42nd Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1062 Gardenia Drive
4 Beds, 4 Baths
1051 Althea Drive
4 Beds, 4 Baths
1066 Gardenia Drive

Garden Oaks Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 2 Baths
3414 Garden Crest Lane
4 Beds, 3 Baths
982 W. 42nd Street
2 Beds, 1 Bath
709 1/2 W. 34th Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
709 W. 34th Street
2 Beds, 2 Baths
835 W. 41st Street
5 Beds, 3 Baths
1415 Sue Barnett Drive

Table of Contents

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

Garden Oaks Home Sale Trends

Garden Oaks Real Estate Trends

With about 1,400 homesites, Garden Oaks showcases a variety of traditional and new construction homes. Located just off Loop 610, this largely residential neighborhood has some of the Best Land Value Appreciation Rates in Houston.

Garden Oaks features:

The Garden Oaks community continues to grow as developers buy up land in the area.

Garden Oaks Best Realtor Insights

One of Houston’s older neighborhoods, Garden Oaks, has remained a popular option for interested homebuyers. Homes in the area are prized for their quiet and verdant surroundings, large lots, and relatively central location.

Garden Oaks Maps, Location & Zip Code

Garden Oaks Map

Commute Time Garden Oaks
Downtown (min) 20
Med Ctr (min) 20
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 10
Exxon Campus (min) 30

Map of Garden Oaks

Highlights Garden Oaks
Amenities Garden Oaks is located off Loop 610, a neighborhood of approximately 1400 homes surrounded by pine trees, magnolias, pecans, and oaks.

The community boasts large green spaces, a resident lounge and clubhouse, and a fully-loaded fitness center. Homeowners can enjoy access to nearby retail establishments, parks, and restaurants.
Golf Courses - 5050 Acorn Golf
Run / Bike Trails - West Tidwell Park
- White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail
- Wortham Island Reserve
- Little Thicket Park
- Spring Branch Trail
- Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve
- Heights Hike and Bike Trail
- White Oak Bayou Greenway Access
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:
- Ross Dress for Less
- Rainbow Shops
- He's Got Style
- Whole Foods Market
- Kroger
- Sunny's Groceries & Tobacco
- H-E-B
- Kay Foods
- Costco

- Millie's Kitchen and Cocktails
- Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage
- Mi Sombrero
- Aladdin Mediterranean Grill
- Jellyfish

- Wakefield Crowbar
- Catty Corner Ice House
- Del Mar Lanes
- La Villita
- Sunset Strip
- Pleasures Gentlemen's Club
Major Employers - United States Postal Service
- Kroger
- Costco
- Harris County Hospital District
- HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center
- Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
- LyondellBasell
- Deloitte Houston

Garden Oaks Schools

Garden 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.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Garden Oaks Houston Private Schools

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

To find an updated listing of all Garden Oaks real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at [email protected] with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Garden 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.

Garden Oaks Real Estate Market

Garden Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Garden Oaks homes are mostly detached single-family properties set on mid to large-sized lots (by Houston standards). Homes in the neighborhood have remained popular over the years. It is due to their relatively central location and accessibility to downtown and other key districts. Another reason is its beautiful old homes.

Unlike other Houston neighborhoods, Garden Oaks still features many of its original homes. Those homes dated as far back as 1937. These vintage homes have since been renovated and restored.

Garden Oaks real estate varies, from patio homes and bungalows to larger plantation-style and ranch-style homes. Two- to three-bedroom floor plans are standard, though larger 4-bedroom homes are also available. Living spaces range from 1,000 to more than 4,500 square feet.

Garden Oaks single-family homes sit on lots ranging from 6,000 to more than 15,000 square feet.

Architectural styles vary, though traditional and ranch styles are common. New construction Garden Oaks homes feature more contemporary designs.

Prices for homes in the neighborhood can start at around $250,000. The most expensive Garden Oaks real estate can sell for more than $1,400,000.

Garden Oaks Townhomes Sale Trends

Recent residential development in Garden Oaks has led to several new townhomes for sale.

As interest in the area grew, developers purchased lots in the Garden Oaks area. Townhomes in the neighborhood typically offer 3-story floor plans with 3 to 4 bedrooms. Private balconies or terraces, attached 2-car garages, and second-floor living are standard features.

Compared to single-family homes, Garden Oaks townhomes feature smaller lots. They range from 1,500 to about 2,500 square feet. Living spaces are typically between 1,500 to 3,000 square feet.

Prices for Garden Oaks townhomes for sale can start at $200,000 and go up to $500,000.

Garden Oaks Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Garden Oaks condos for sale. However, there are some units available in neighboring areas like Houston Heights. It includes The Point at White Oak (77009).

Other condos within 10-20 minutes of Garden Oaks include:

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

Garden Oaks TX History

Established ten years before its next-door neighbor Oak Forest, Garden Oaks is one of Houston's older neighborhoods.

In the late 1930s, Edward L. Cairn bought a parcel of land just north of the historic Heights. The development, then marketed as "Houston's next River Oaks," broke ground in 1937. Its streets were laid out in a curvilinear pattern, quite like River Oaks' street layout.

The neighborhood's first homes were plantation-style or ranch-style homes on expansive, tree-canopied lots.

World War II caused a slowdown in the Houston housing market. It halted development in Garden Oaks. The post-war housing boom during the 50s and 60s revived new construction in the area. There was, however, a shift in demand – returning soldiers preferred smaller and more practical homes. Garden Oaks' later sections, notably the ones on the western edge of its borders, illustrate this shift.

Today, the neighborhood still features a wide variety of home styles. They vary from quaint cottages and bungalows to bigger plantations and ranch-style homes. Increased demand for housing also sparked new development. Developers started buying up old Garden Oaks homes and lots. The old homes were torn down in favor of townhomes and more contemporary single-family homes.

Super Neighborhood 12 (Central Northwest) was recognized in 2010. It includes Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Candlelight Estates, and Shepherd Park. It also includes other subdivisions north of Loop 610 and west of Northwest Freeway. The Oak Forest-Garden Oaks area refers to this group of subdivisions and neighborhoods.

Fun Things To Do Near Garden Oaks

Though primarily residential, Garden Oaks' central location gives its residents plenty of options. It is near the Heights, Oak Forest, and other key Houston retail, entertainment, and cultural districts.

There are several parks and hike-and-bike trails within minutes of Garden Oaks homes. They include the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, American Legion Park, and Graham Park.

For retail, residents can drive to the nearby Galleria or downtown. Residents can also visit the Oak Forest Center along Ella Boulevard. It features a few retail and dining options. Those choices include Kroger, Dollar Tree, and Ross Dress For Less.

Here are some of the best places to visit in and around Neartown / Garden Oaks:


Best Garden Oaks TX 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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