2022 Garden Oaks homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Located off Loop 610, Garden Oaks is a residential neighborhood composed 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.

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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.

This charming community 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 offers an accessible community with green spaces and proximity to convenient modern life from retail outlets, restaurants, and commercial centers.

The neighborhood has lots of top schools, and numerous recreational parks like T.C. Jester, Oak Forest, Lamonte, and Graham to name a few but Garden Oaks is just next to the Freeway making it easy to drive to Downtown and the Galleria, major hubs in Houston.
Golf Courses - Fifty Fifty Acorn Golf and Icehouse

- Memorial Park Golf Course and driving range

- Melrose Golf Club

- Tim Krumnow

- Antoine Golf

- Bsl Golf

- United State Golf Association Regional Affairs

- Houston Open

- Houston Country Golf Maintenance

- Chevron Center for Education and Golf

- Golf Investments
Run / Bike Trails - T.C.Jester Park

- Oak Forest Park

- Lamonte Park

- Graham Park

- Shepherd Park

- Candlelight Park

- American Legion Park

- Mangum Manor Park

- Watonga Parkway
Nearby Retail / Dining - The Union Kitchen

- The Bistro-Eat.Drink.Connect

- Miller's Cafe

- Rainbow Shops

- Ross Dress for Less
Major Employers - United States Postal Service

- Walgreens

- Olive Garden Italian

- Kroger

- Sheraton Hotels and Resorts

- Whole Foods

- Marriott Hotels and Resorts

Garden Oaks Schools

Garden Oaks Houston 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 send an email to Paige Martin at contact Paige Martin @ 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.

Garden Oaks Real Estate Market

Garden Oaks TX Maps And Location

Located 8 miles northwest of Downtown Houston, Garden Oaks is nestled just off Loop 610.

Garden Oaks is east of Oak Forest and north of Shady Acres and Houston Heights. It is northeast of Lazybrook and Timbergrove. Shepherd Park Plaza lies to the north. On the other hand, Independence Heights lies east of the neighborhood.

The Oak Forest-Garden Oaks Super Neighborhood covers the two areas. It also includes other subdivisions like Candlelight Estates and Shepherd Park Plaza. It covers a large area east of Northwest Freeway, south of Pinemont Drive, west of Shepherd Drive, and north of Loop 610.

Garden Oaks homes have easy access to main roads and freeways. Those roads are Shepherd Drive, W 34th Street, North Freeway (Interstate 45), and Northwest Freeway (US 290). Parks, schools, retail stores, cafes, and restaurants are nearby. Residents can also take a short drive to the Heights for more options.

The neighborhood is primarily residential. Garden Oaks has around 1,400 homes. It is divided into five sections, with deed restrictions in place.

Garden Oaks Houston is under the 777018 Harris County zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

Garden Oaks Map

Garden Oaks Real Estate Trends

Garden Oaks Real Estate Trends

Garden Oaks real estate is among Houston's best neighborhoods in land appreciation.

The median sales price of Garden Oaks homes has appreciated well over the last ten years. It broke over $400,000. Despite slight fluctuations, the number of homes sold in the neighborhood has also increased.

Several factors have contributed to this increase. It includes higher demand for homes in close-in neighborhoods like Garden Oaks and Oak Forest. New construction homes in the area (some townhomes in gated communities) are rising, pulling median prices further.

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

For updated information regarding Garden Oaks real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at

Garden Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Garden Oaks Single Family

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 for 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-style 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

Garden Oaks Townhomes

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 Downtown area, see Downtown Houston 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.

Greater Heights

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






Garden Oaks Specific Map

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