River Forest Real Estate Guide

River Forest homes for sale & insider real estate guide

River Forest Real Estate Guide

River Forest is an affluent area north of Buffalo Bayou. The community offers a premier living in the Memorial zone. Though the community is small, River Forest is in a central location.

Residents of the River Forest community enjoy perks like:

The location of the River Forest near many city centers attracts buyers. New homebuyers might find the real estate market confusing. The guidance of experienced real estate experts will be a great help.

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

“Brad and Laura were amazing and exceeded my expectations. They helped me and my family selling our old home and buying a new one. They were both very professional, knowledgeable and respectful of my time and my family. I have 2 teenagers and a dog that can make anyone's job challenging but they were able to accommodate to our schedule and always seem calm and confident that everything was going to be ok. A process that could have been stressful was actually a pleasure. From the staging and pictures to the day we sold our house everything was great and the house sold really quick at a very good price. Brad was always a call away and was very responsive to any question we might have; excellent communication and customer service skills. Brad was with us every step of the way and did not miss anything for the house we sold and the house we bought; he recommended a very good inspector who was able to find some issues with our new house that the builder was able to fix before we signed on the contract to buy our new house; Brad also went to the final walk through with me and helped me checking the house one last time since my husband was not going to be able to go. Everything from day one was first class with Brad and Laura. I would recommend them as realtors to anyone I know. We hope to stay in this new house for a while but I will definitely contact them the next time I sell and/or buy a new house!” - Paula Sutton (Google Review)

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River Forest Homes For Sale

5 Beds, 3 Baths
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4 Beds, 4 Baths
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
15739 Fleetwood Oaks Drive

River Forest Homes For Rent

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Table of Contents

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

River Forest Home Sale Trends

River Forest Real Estate Trends

River Forest is an affluent Memorial neighborhood of only 70 homes located north of the Buffalo Bayou. It offers upscale community living with its stately homes and tree-lined, cul-de-sac streets.

River Forest is known for its:

Lot sizes in River Forest range from 13,000 up to more than 19,000 square feet. Homes for sale can start at around $600,000 and go up to $1,600,000.

River Forest Best Realtor Insights

River Forest, located north of Buffalo Bayou, is a small, affluent neighborhood of only 70 homes. It features an upscale community living in the prized Memorial neighborhood. 

River Forest Maps, Location & Zip Code

River Forest Map

Commute Time River Forest
Downtown (min) 20
Med Ctr (min) 25
Energy Corridor (min) 10
Galleria (min) 20

Map of River Forest

Highlights River Forest
Amenities River Forest homes are nearby parks and trails such as the Terry Hershey Park and the Buffalo Bayou hike and bike trails.

There are lots of shopping, dining, and entertainment options nearby. Memorial City Mall, City Centre, and Town & Country Village are only a short drive from the neighborhood.
Golf Courses - Lakeside Country Club
- Royal Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail
- Addicks Dam Road Southeast
- Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail
- Barker Reservoir
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- Free People
- T.J. Maxx
- Zumiez
- Nordstrom Rack
- Macy's
- Dillard's


- The Capital Grille
- Tipping Point Restaurant and Terrace
- The Union Kitchen
- KP's Kitchen
- La Table
- Yi Peng Thai Dining


- Social Nightlife
- Leon's Lounge
- Barbarella
- The Flat
- Marfreless
- Blur Bar


- Randalls
- Kroger
- Everest Food Mart
- Target
- Richard's Grocery Store
- Lyon's Supermarket
Major Employers - BMC
- Kroger
- HighRadius Corporation
- Big Tyme Construction LLC
- Two Brothers Foundation Repair

River Forest Schools

River Forest is zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).

The Spring Branch ISD has several National Blue Ribbon and award-winning schools. River Forest has some of the best Houston schools zoned to its subdivisions.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

To find an updated listing of all River Forest 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 River Forest 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.

River Forest Real Estate Market

River Forest Single-Family Home Sale Trends

The single-family homes at River Forest are spacious. Properties for sale come with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Moreover, properties come in traditional and modern home designs.

Houses in the area stand on spacious lots. Compared with other Memorial zones, the lots here are more spacious. The lots may range from 13,000 to more than 19,000 square feet.

The single-family homes for sale in the area costs around $1,030,000. The cheapest homes start selling around $620,000.

River Forest Townhome Sales Trends

There are no townhomes in River Forest. There are, however, plenty of townhome options available in nearby neighborhoods.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in River Forest real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston townhomes or learn more about properties that could be a fit for you.

River Forest Condo Sale Trends

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

Several condo buildings are located in the Memorial area, including:

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 are expert in River Forest 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.

River Forest TX History

River Forest is part of the communities that make up Memorial.

In the 1930s, the area had ranch-style homes, stables, and timber mills.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Houston had a housing boom. Developers looked to the west and constructed along Buffalo Bayou.

Land development in the Memorial area continued over several decades. Many deed-restricted communities sprang up, including River Forest.

Fun Things To Do Near The River Forest

River Forest homes are near parks and trails. Two popular spots nearby are Terry Hershey Park and Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trails.

Terry Hershey Park is a county park. And it runs alongside Buffalo Bayou, which has many trails.

Here are other nearby spots around the River Forest:

Golf Courses
Parks and Trails

Best River Forest 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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