Oak Forest West Real Estate Guide

Oak Forest West homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Oak Forest West Real Estate Guide

Oak Forest West offers affordable living in Houston for salaries under $80,000. It shares the same developer as the master-planned community, Sharpstown.

Oak Forest West is highly desirable due to its:

Navigating Oak Forest West real estate can be tricky because of factors like the different school zones. Another reason is its proximity to railroad tracks and major roads. The wide range of builder options also adds to the complexity.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Oak Forest West area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“We recently had the privilege and pleasure of working with Ashley Tilton on purchasing our first home. Going in we had no experience or idea what buying a home entailed. From start to finish she was honest and knowledgeable explaining in detail what was important, the pros and cons of each home we visited. From our initial conversations and throughout the whole process Ashley was very professional. She always made us feel like a priority. At each step in the whole process, Ashley came through with commitment to excellence. We highly recommend anyone who is looking for a home to contact Ashley. She went above and beyond!” - Patricia Contreras (Google Review)

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Oak Forest West Homes For Sale

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Oak Forest West Homes For Rent

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Table of Contents

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

Oak Forest West Home Sale Trends

Oak Forest West Real Estate Trends

Oak Forest West is one of Houston's Affordable Neighborhood Under $80,000, like Bear Creek South and Willowbrook South. It offers more, with easy access to nearby great retailers and many dining options.

The community's appeals include:

Greenspaces are also available for outdoor enthusiasts. There are great parks like Cole Creek Park and trails like White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail.

Oak Forest West Best Realtor Insights

Oak Forest West provides affordable housing options in Houston for salaries under $80,000.

Oak Forest West Maps, Location & Zip Code

Oak Forest West Map

Commute Time Oak Forest West
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 25
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 10

Map of Oak Forest West

Highlights Oak Forest West
Amenities Oak Forest West is a great place to live because there are many places to shop, eat, and have entertainment.

People may explore places like the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail or a Target that are close by.
Golf Courses - 5050 Acorn Golf
- T.C. Jester Disc Golf Course
Run / Bike Trails - White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail
- Watonga Parkway
- T.C.Jester Park
- West Tidwell Park
- Spring Branch Trail
- Cole Creek Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail Shops:

- Target
- Forest West Shopping Center
- Antoine Square Shopping Center
- Northbrook Center
- Oak Forest Shopping Center
- Walmart Supercenter
- Dollar General


- Little Bitty Burger Barn
- Logan's Roadhouse
- Chick-fil-A
- Angie's Country Kitchen
- Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
- O' Taste & See Eatery
- Barnaby's Cafe
- Frank's Grill
- Tia Maria's
- Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen


- Pachanga Billar
- NJ's
- Twin Peaks
- Spring Branch Pub & Grill
- Millies Ole View
- Eighteen Ten Ojeman
- Loose Cannon Bar
- Applebee's Grill + Bar
- T A's Cargo Club
- Mad Bull Club

- Target Grocery
- Joe V's Smart Shop
- El Rancho Supermercado
- Food Town
- 43rd Food Store
- Kroger
Major Employers - ExxonMobil
- ConocoPhillips
- Sysco Corporation
- Houston Methodist Hospital
- Halliburton
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
- Texas Medical Center

Oak Forest West Schools

Oak Forest West homes are zoned to Houston Independent School District (HISD).

HISD stands as the biggest school district in Texas. It features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-awarded schools. Oak Forest West, in particular, boasts some of the best schools in the district.

Students in the area may attend these public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Oak Forest West Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Oak Forest West.

To find an updated listing of all Oak Forest West real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Oak Forest West 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.

Oak Forest West Real Estate Market

Oak Forest West Single-Family Home Sale Trends

The majority of the properties in Oak Forest West are single-family homes. The neighborhood offers a mix of both older ranch-style homes and newly constructed residences.

Oak Forest West features generous lots ranging from 1,500 to more than 13,000 square feet. Home sizes are between 1,000 to 5,000 square feet.

Most of the homes in Oak Forest West were built in the late 1940s and 1950s. Like other neighborhoods in Houston's Inner Loop, Oak Forest West also experienced a shift in home styles during the 1990s.

New residents either renovated or demolished older properties to build modern houses.

The Oak Forest Homeowners Association, on the other hand, ensures that deed restrictions are upheld to preserve the community's architectural identity. The HOA also implements patrol and beautification programs.

Oak Forest West Townhomes Sale Trends

The townhomes in Oak Forest West are typically situated within the boundaries of the larger Oak Forest community.

These townhomes vary in size, ranging from 700 to 1,600 square feet. Prices start at $30,000 and can go up to over $200,000.

Due to their relatively lower maintenance and modern amenities, the demand for townhomes has been steadily increasing.

Oak Forest West Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Oak Forest West condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in the surrounding areas.

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.

The Houston Properties Team is an expert in Oak Forest West real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.

Oak Forest West TX History

Oak Forest was founded in 1947 by Frank Sharp through his company, Oak Forest Realty Corporation.

In 1949, the neighborhood was annexed and became the third largest group of subdivisions in Harris County, after Sharpstown and Kingwood.

Initially, there was only one section of the neighborhood. Sharp later expanded the neighborhood by developing 17 more sections.

Oak Forest was also designed with specific areas for schools, parks, places of worship, and enterprises.

Many homes in the area still retain their original designs from the 1940s and 1950s. Some of these houses still have their original homeowners living in them.

Over time, Oak Forest West experienced changes in home architecture to reflect evolving preferences. Nonetheless, the Oak Forest Homeowners Association ensures that deed restrictions are followed in order to preserve the neighborhood's architectural style.

Today, Oak Forest West continues to attract residents who appreciate its mix of older, character-filled homes and newer construction projects.

Fun Things To Do Near Oak Forest West

Oak Forest West offers a unique blend of small-town charm and exciting recreational opportunities.

Aside from being near major hotspots like the Galleria and Downtown, the neighborhood also boasts an array of parks and trails for residents to enjoy.

T.C. Jester Park features a swimming pool, a dog park, and disc golf courses. Hiking and biking trails are also available on the 16.5-mile White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail.

There are several restaurants and shops that residents can visit in the area. Exploring the neighborhood can provide even more options for residents to enjoy.

Here are some of the must-visit places in Oak Forest West:

Run/Bike/Hike Trails
Retail Centers

Best Oak Forest West 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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