Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods Ranked

The top 20 most expensive neighborhoods in Houston

Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods Ranked

Houston boasts some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, many of which consistently make the top lists. To determine this year's most exclusive areas, we analyzed over 400,000 home sales in the past decade.

We noticed some interesting trends among the top luxury neighborhoods:
- Nearly all are zoned to Houston's Best Schools;
- Most close-in areas are also some of Houston's Most Accessible Neighborhoods;
- Most suburban areas are secured enclaves within Houston's Best Suburbs.

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Table of Contents

  1. Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods (Top 20)
  2. Close In & Inner Loop Houston Most Expensive Neighborhoods (Top 15)
  3. Suburban Houston Most Expensive Neighborhoods (Top 15)
  4. Methodology For Ranking Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods

Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods (Top 20)

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
River Oaks Area $3,157,707 50.4%
The Woodlands: Carlton Woods $2,800,000 69.8%
Bunker Hill $2,730,000 21.1%
Memorial Villages $2,350,000 38.2%
Southside Place $2,134,500 27.8%
Memorial Close In $2,100,000 12.0%
Tanglewood Area $1,985,075 24.1%
West University/Southside Area $1,845,223 47.0%
Southampton $1,749,605 45.8%
Memorial Park $1,427,000 -4.2%
Southgate $1,415,250 65.5%
Spring Valley Village $1,387,260 40.5%
Braeswood Place $1,302,000 70.8%
Frostwood $1,300,000 36.5%
Upper Kirby $1,171,375 50.0%
Bellaire Area $1,150,000 20.3%
Briargrove $1,132,500 39.8%
Benders Landing $1,075,000 65.4%
Royden Oaks/Afton Oaks $1,075,000 30.3%
Rice / Museum District $1,025,000 36.7%

River Oaks Area

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
River Oaks Area $3,157,707 50.4%

River Oaks Area Map

One of Houston’s most exclusive neighborhoods, River Oaks is centrally located within the Inner Loop. Deed-restricted and historic, the area features some of the most expensive homes in Bayou City.

River Oaks is well-known for its:

River Oaks is home to the River Oaks Country Club Estates, one of Houston’s most affluent golf communities. The country club features a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, and a fitness center.

Map of River Oaks Area

River Oaks Area Real Estate Trends


The Woodlands: Carlton Woods

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
The Woodlands: Carlton Woods $2,800,000 69.8%

The Woodlands: Carlton Woods Map

Carlton Woods is one of Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods. It features outdoor spaces and high-end amenities in one of Houston's Best Suburbs, The Woodlands.

Carlton Woods is known for its:

Carlton Woods is also zoned to some of the best schools from the Conroe and Tomball ISDs, including Tough Elementary and Timber Creek Elementary. The John Cooper School, a highly-rated private school, is only a few minutes from the neighborhood.

Map of The Woodlands: Carlton Woods

The Woodlands: Carlton Woods Real Estate Trends


Bunker Hill

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
Bunker Hill $2,730,000 21.1%

Bunker Hill Map

Bunker Hill Village sits at the westernmost part of the Memorial Villages, adjacent to Piney Point to the east and Hedwig to the north. The city's spacious luxury properties range from 15,000 sqft. to 50,000 sqft.

The area offers:

The city is zoned to the highly-regarded Spring Branch ISD and is home to two National Blue Ribbon schools: Bunker Hill Elementary and Frostwood Elementary.

Map of Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill Real Estate Trends


Close In & Inner Loop Houston Most Expensive Neighborhoods (Top 15)

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
River Oaks Area $3,157,707 50.4%
Bunker Hill $2,730,000 21.1%
Memorial Villages $2,350,000 38.2%
Southside Place $2,134,500 27.8%
Memorial Close In $2,100,000 12.0%
Tanglewood Area $1,985,075 24.1%
West University/Southside Area $1,845,223 47.0%
Southampton $1,749,605 45.8%
Memorial Park $1,427,000 -4.2%
Southgate $1,415,250 65.5%
Spring Valley Village $1,387,260 40.5%
Braeswood Place $1,302,000 70.8%
Frostwood $1,300,000 36.5%
Upper Kirby $1,171,375 50.0%
Bellaire Area $1,150,000 20.3%

Suburban Houston Most Expensive Neighborhoods (Top 15)

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
The Woodlands: Carlton Woods $2,800,000 69.8%
Benders Landing $1,075,000 65.4%
Lakes of Parkway $1,015,000 -7.1%
Grand Lake Estates $1,000,000 141.5%
Grand Harbor $945,000 115.3%
Avalon At Seven Meadows $895,375 35.2%
*The Woodlands: East Shore $885,000 -2.5%
Tiki Island $840,000 85.0%
The Woodlands: Sterling Ridge $810,000 64.3%
Telfair $775,000 49.7%
Riverstone $760,000 58.2%
Weston Lakes $760,000 81.0%
The Woodlands: Creekside Park $745,000 71.3%
*Memorial West $715,000 38.8%
Lake Pointe $689,775 9.0%

The Woodlands: Carlton Woods

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
The Woodlands: Carlton Woods $2,800,000 69.8%

The Woodlands: Carlton Woods Map

Carlton Woods is one of Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods. It features outdoor spaces and high-end amenities in one of Houston's Best Suburbs, The Woodlands.

Carlton Woods is known for its:

Carlton Woods is also zoned to some of the best schools from the Conroe and Tomball ISDs, including Tough Elementary and Timber Creek Elementary. The John Cooper School, a highly-rated private school, is only a few minutes from the neighborhood.

Map of The Woodlands: Carlton Woods

The Woodlands: Carlton Woods Real Estate Trends


Benders Landing

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
Benders Landing $1,075,000 65.4%

Benders Landing Map

Benders Landing is a master-planned community about 30 minutes north of Downtown Houston. It features home sites by the lake and in the woods. This acreage community features a lot with at least one acre each.

Benders Landing is famous for its:

Municipal Utility District (MUD) taxes are no longer collected in Benders Landing. The neighborhood has quality deed restrictions to check and regulate development.

Map of Benders Landing

Benders Landing Real Estate Trends


Lakes of Parkway

Area Median Home Price Median Sales Price 10 Yr %
Lakes of Parkway $1,015,000 -7.1%

Lakes of Parkway Map

Lakes of Parkway is one of the Best-Gated Communities in Houston. Around 800 luxury homes and townhomes make up the neighborhood.

Lakes of Parkway is famous because of its:

Lakes of Parkway is also near George Bush Park. The 7,800-acre park features a wide range of outdoor recreation options.

Map of Lakes of Parkway

Lakes of Parkway Real Estate Trends


Methodology For Ranking Houston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods


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