ROYDEN OAKS REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Royden Oaks homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Royden Oaks Houston is a peaceful enclave of over 200 homes. It is also one of the 20 most expensive neighborhoods in Houston. The subdivision enjoys the same location benefits as its neighbor, River Oaks.

Royden Oaks remain popular due to its:

Due to its small size and often low inventory, finding the best Royden Oaks Houston realtor is a must. Hiring a Houston realtor familiar with the area is crucial to securing your Royden Oaks home.

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

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Table of Contents

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

Royden Oaks Home Sale Trends

Royden Oaks Real Estate Trends

Royden Oaks Houston is a peaceful enclave of over 200 homes. It is also one of the 20 most expensive neighborhoods in Houston. The subdivision enjoys the same location benefits as its neighbor, River Oaks. Royden Oaks real estate is still less expensive compared to homes for sale in River Oaks.

Royden Oaks remain popular due to its:

Royden Oaks has grown into a bustling yet peaceful neighborhood with luxury homes.


Royden Oaks Best Realtor Insights

The neighborhood was developed by Frank Sharp, Houston’s renowned real estate developer, in the 1940s. Homes back then were predominantly one-story ranch-style homes.

Royeden Oaks home


Royden Oaks Maps, Location & Zip Code

Royden Oaks Map

Commute Time Royden Oaks
Downtown (min) 20
Med Ctr (min) 20
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 10

Map of Royden Oaks

Highlights Royden Oaks
Amenities River Oaks Park is just outside the neighborhood near the corner of Westheimer and Timber Ln. The park offers a playground, a hike and bike trail, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a sports field.
Golf Courses -Royal Oaks Country Club
-Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range
Run / Bike Trails -Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trailhead
-Memorial Park Green Ridge Trail
-Cullen Running Trails Center
-Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
Nearby Retail / Dining RESTAURANT
-Ouisie’s
-Zoe’s Kitchen
-Kiran’s
-RA Sushi Bar
-Whataburger
-Frank’s Americana

NIGHTLIFE
-The Railyard
-Capone’s
-L.A. Bar
-Velvet Melvin Pub
-Lizard’s Pub

SHOPPING
-South Swell Sports
-Past Era Antique Jewelry
-Alexandra Knight
-Diamond Cutters International
-Central Market

ENTERTAINMENT
-Edwards Theaters Greenway
-Arader Galleries
-Rienzi
-The Beer Can House
-River Oaks Theatre
Major Employers -Shell Oil
-Itegria, LLC
-Interstate Data USA
- Progressive IT Services
-Soundbox Studios

Royden Oaks Schools

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Lanier Middle 9

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) runs the schools zoned to Royden Oaks. These public schools are some of the best in the city and offer high-quality education comparable to the exemplary private schools nearby.


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



High Schools



Royden Oaks Private Schools


Much like River Oaks, students in the area mostly attend private schools nearby. Two of Houston’s finest private schools are just a few minutes from Royden Oaks.

Other private schools in the area include:

To find an updated listing of all Royden Oaks real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property type and budget that you’re looking for.

*Note: school zoning can change from year to year, the information above is deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. Please double-check.


Royden Oaks Real Estate Market

Royden Oaks Real Estate Sale Trends


Royden Oaks Real Estate Trends

River Oaks is a seamless neighborhood. Many people mistake Royden Oaks homes as still a part of it.

River Oaks is the most expensive Houston neighborhood. This makes buying a property in Royden Oaks comparable to having a River Oaks home. But, at a lower price point.

Home sizes range from 2,000 – 5,000 square feet. Homes are guaranteed spacious front yards. This is due to homes being at least 25 feet away from the front property line.

Posh new constructions have been changing the Royden Oaks real estate market for the past decade.

Despite being on relatively smaller lots, these new homes rival the grandeur of River Oaks homes for sale. These homes easily sell for at least $1 million. More than a third of the older homes have already been replaced with stunning 2-story homes.

These two-story homes blend well with the majestic vintage homes on Ella Lee Lane, leading to River Oaks Houston. Recently renovated homes usually sell for around $700,000 to over $1,600,000.

Royden Oaks homes for sale are a mix of elegant ranch-style homes and new construction two-story residences. Home designs range from Mediterranean, French, Georgian, and contemporary architecture.


Royden Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Royden Oaks Homes

The median sales price of Royden Oaks single-family homes is around $1,500,00. A median home size of about 3,000 square feet in size. The average number of bedrooms and baths is 3.3 and 2.9 respectively.

The appeal of Royden Oaks single-family homes for sale is due to its lower price point. It offers the same benefits as other Inner Loop neighborhoods with a small-town vibe.

Sizable new constructions cost a lot less compared to similar neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods are West University and River Oaks.

Due to the low number of homes that get on the market, analyzing the Royden Oaks real estate trends won’t get a clear picture of its status. The only thing to note is, that Royden Oaks homes are continually in demand and can fetch high asking prices depending on updates.


Royden Oaks Townhomes Sale Trends


There are no townhomes within the Royden Oaks subdivision which further increases the demand for housing.

There are, however, many townhome options in nearby neighborhoods. This is especially in the Galleria area such as Afton Oaks Oaks townhomes for sale.

Townhomes near Royden Oaks include:


Royden Oaks Condo Sale Trends


There are no Royden Oaks condos for sale either. The closest condo is Inwood Manor Condominium just on the borders of Royden Oaks and River Oaks along San Felipe. The Willowick is also on the west boundary, on the other side of Willowick Rd.

Other nearby condos in the area include:

Other condos near Royden Oaks are within the Inner Loop. To tour these condos, click on the links below:


Royden Oaks Houston History


The neighborhood was developed by Frank Sharp, Houston’s renowned real estate developer, in the 1940s. Homes back then were predominantly one-story ranch-style homes.

The Royden Oaks Association of Property Owners was established on May 29, 1951. To this day, the HOA enforces stringent deed restrictions to maintain its small-town atmosphere.

Royden Oaks has grown from a small patch of undeveloped land to a bustling yet peaceful neighborhood with luxury homes.

Royden Oaks aerial


Fun Things To Do Near Royden Oaks


The Royden Oaks HOA only allows properties to be used for residential purposes. While there is a lack of businesses within the neighborhood itself, it has easy access to favorite shopping centers. These areas have a seemingly endless array of shopping, entertainment, and dining options.

Highland Village Shopping Center is just a few blocks away along Westheimer Road. For over 50 years, it has been one of Houston’s most distinctive and appealing retail venues.

A 5-minute drive to the west along Westheimer leads to the world-famous The Galleria. It’s the largest mall in the state of Texas and houses over 375 stores.

The mixed-use development Greenway Plaza is also just 5 minutes away along US Hwy 59, right next to the Lakewood Church.

The River Oaks Shopping Center has 76 stores, 14 restaurants, a theater, and a grocery store. With all these choices, retail options never run out near Royden Oaks.

For those who wish to be closer to nature, River Oaks Park is just outside the neighborhood near the corner of Westheimer and Timber Ln. The park offers a playground, a hike and bike trail, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a sports field.

Although the terrain is flat, there are minimal bike lanes within Royden Oaks. For public transportation options, there are buses plying Westheimer Road and Wesleyan Street towards the Greenway area.

The area offers excellent walkability and is near many major thoroughfares such as Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Street. Royden Oaks has a Walkscore of 75 out of 100. Most errands can be accomplished on foot through the many businesses surrounding the neighborhood.

Some of these businesses include:

Restaurant

Nightlife

Shopping

Entertainment

Map of Royden Oaks


Royden Oaks Houston Realtor – Paige Martin


Paige Martin – a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team – is ranked amongst the very top Keller Williams agents in the Houston area.

Paige is ranked as one of the top realtors in Royden Oaks Houston, and the state of Texas. Read more about the over 65 awards she’s won in the last few years.

Paige works with a tremendous number of buyers and sellers within the Inner Loop. For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, homes, or properties based on personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com or 713-425-4194.


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