Whispering Oaks Real Estate Guide
Whispering Oaks homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Made up of around 200 single-family homes, Whispering Oaks is a residential community. The neighborhood overlaps with Bunker Hill Village, one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston.
Whispering Oaks real estate features:
EXCLUSIVITY: Whispering Oaks homes are slightly more affordable than homes in nearby Bunker Hill and Frostwood. The community is still among Houston's most expensive real estate. The median appraised values of homes in the neighborhood are around $800,000.
77024 ZIP CODE: 77024 is home to Houston's most expensive neighborhoods. It includes the Memorial Villages, Frostwood, Memorial Forest, and Whispering Oaks. Forbes has 77024 in its list of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes."
HOME OPTIONS ON LARGE LOTS: Whispering Oaks was developed in the mid-1950s. The neighborhood's older homes date back to the 1950s to 1960s. Architectural styles differ. Traditional styles are popular, but some newer properties may have more modern/contemporary designs. Whispering Oaks homes typically sit on spacious lots (by Houston standards). On average, lot sizes range from 10,000 to around 14,000 square feet. Bigger and more expensive properties can feature lots over 19,000 square feet.
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS: Award-winning Spring Branch ISD schools serve the neighborhood. Frostwood Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High School serve the community. The community is also zoned to National Blue Ribbon Schools. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
NEAR RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: The community is located near a cluster of retail centers and commercial establishments. Most of the stores are situated along I-10 and Beltway 8. Whispering Oaks homes have easy access to major retail, dining, and entertainment hotspots. Memorial City Mall and the CityCentre Plaza are within easy driving distance from the neighborhood. Town & Country Village is also nearby. Residents can easily access additional retail in communities and major roadways around the area.
PROXIMITY TO BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT: Major business and employment districts are all within minutes of the community. Westchase, the Energy Corridor, and the Galleria are all a short distance away. The Westchase District (home to several energy and oil companies like Phillips 66 and Chevron) is around 3 miles away.
Buying or selling a home in Whispering Oaks can be challenging due to several factors. Older homes in the area may require extensive renovations. While there is some homes' proximity to busy roads may also affect resale values.
To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Whispering Oaks 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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Whispering Oaks Homes For Sale
5 Beds, 3 Baths
123 Plantation Road
4 Beds, 4 Baths
337 Sugarberry Circle
6 Beds, 3 Baths
12503 Queensbury Lane
5 Beds, 3 Baths
622 Bendwood Drive
5 Beds, 3 Baths
12335 Cobblestone Drive
4 Beds, 3 Baths
12502 Vindon Drive
Table of Contents
- Whispering Oaks Home Sale Trends
- Whispering Oaks Best Realtor Insights
- Whispering Oaks Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Whispering Oaks Schools
- Whispering Oaks Real Estate Market
Whispering Oaks Home Sale Trends
Whispering Oaks is a residential neighborhood made up of around 200 single-family homes. This community is among the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston.
Whispering Oaks is famous thanks to its:
TOP SCHOOLS: Whispering Oaks is zoned to the Spring Branch ISD. Frostwood Elementary and Memorial High School are among the top schools near the community.
EXCELLENT RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: This community has easy access to retail and entertainment centers. Memorial City Mall and CityCentre Plaza are near the neighborhood.
MAJOR EMPLOYERS: Whispering Oaks is also near employment centers. Business districts near this community include the Energy Corridor and Galleria.
Whispering Oaks is also famous for its homes' traditional style and spacious lots. Lot sizes in this neighborhood could go from 10,000 up to 19,000 square feet.
Whispering Oaks Best Realtor Insights
Whispering Oaks is a quiet and luxurious residential neighborhood in Houston. This neighborhood slightly overlaps one of Houston's most expensive neighborhoods, Bunker Hill Village.
Whispering Oaks homes are still among Houston's higher-end real estate. It is slightly more affordable than homes in nearby Bunker Hill and Frostwood. The median appraised values of homes in the neighborhood are around $800,000.
77024 is home to Houston's most expensive neighborhoods. This includes the Memorial Villages, Frostwood, Memorial Forest, and Whispering Oaks. Forbes includes 77024 in its list of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes." Prices for Whispering Oaks homes for sale can start at around $800,000 and can go for well over $1,500,000.
Whispering Oaks homes typically sit on spacious lots (by Houston standards). On average, lot sizes range from 10,000 to around 14,000 square feet. Bigger and more expensive properties can feature lots over 19,000 square feet.
Award-winning Spring Branch ISD schools serve the neighborhood. This includes Frostwood Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High School.
Whispering Oaks is near retail centers along I-10 and Beltway 8. This community has easy access to major retail, dining, and entertainment hotspots. Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are nearby.
Major business and employment districts are minutes away from Whispering Oaks homes. This includes Westchase, the Energy Corridor, and the Galleria. The Westchase District (home to various energy and oil companies) is around 3 miles away.
The neighborhood's key location to major roads allows for easy access to key Houston districts. Homes in the area have near-direct access to Memorial Drive and Gessner Road.
Whispering Oaks was developed in the mid-1950s. The neighborhood's older homes date back to the 1950s to 1960s.
Architectural styles vary. Traditional styles are common, though some newer properties can feature more modern designs.
Whispering Oaks homes often feature 3 to 5 bedrooms, spread over 2,000 to more than 4,500 square feet of living space.
Whispering Oaks Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Whispering Oaks|
|Med Ctr (min)||20|
|Energy Corridor (min)||15|
|Amenities||Whispering Oaks homes are close to major retail, dining, and entertainment destinations.
Memorial City Mall, CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are all accessible by car from the neighborhood.
It is close to major business and employment districts.
|Golf Courses||- Sharpstown Park Golf Course
- Westwood Golf Club
- BraeBurn Country Club
|Run / Bike Trails||- Arthur Storey Park
- Harwin Park
- Cullen Running Trails Center
- Crain Park
|Nearby Retail / Dining||Retail:
- Rainbow Shops
- Luna Retail LLC
- Black Rose Boutique
- String & Thread
- Saltgrass Steak House
- Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
- The Capital Grille
- Westchase Bar & Grill
- Yantze Restaurant
- House of Bowls
- La Tapatia
- Club Tequila
- AZTECA BAR Night Club
- El Karma
- El Bravo Night Club
- Club Safari Houston
- Foodway Supermarket
- Thrifty Food Store
- Town Park Grocery
- Clarewood Supermercado
|Major Employers||- Major, Lindsey & Africa
- KTek Resourcing
- Murray Resources
- Elwood Staffing
Whispering Oaks Schools
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Memorial Drive Elem||9|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
Whispering Oaks homes are zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).
Headquartered in Hedwig Village, the Spring Branch ISD is a highly-rated school district with several National Blue Ribbon Schools. Frostwood Elementary (in Frostwood), Memorial Middle, and Memorial High School (in Hedwig) have received multiple awards.
Students in the area may attend the following public schools:
Frostwood Elementary School at 12214 Memorial Dr. Frostwood Elementary (FWE) offers several academic programs in Bilingual/ESL, Gifted and Talented, Fine Arts, and Spanish, among others. It earned the National Blue Ribbon School twice. It has a 10/10 rating from GreatSchool.org.
Memorial Drive Elementary School at 11202 Smithdale Rd. Memorial Drive Elementary School is located within Hedwig Village. It was built in 1949, making it the second oldest school in the Spring Branch ISD. It has a school rating of 9 on GreatSchool.org.
- Memorial Middle School at 12550 Vindon Dr. Memorial Middle School (MMS) is located some blocks northwest of Whispering Oaks. The school opened in 1963 and is one of the SBISD’s top-rated schools. It was recognized as National Blue Ribbon School and offered a wide variety of athletics programs.
- Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Located in Hedwig Village, Memorial High School is one of the top-rated schools in the Memorial area. It opened its doors in 1962 and has received several recognitions and awards. Awards include College Readiness Award (Texas ACT Council), Gold Performance Award (TAKS), and High Performing School Award (NCEA). It was named National Blue Ribbon School and Honor Roll School.
Whispering Oaks Houston Private Schools
The following are among the more notable private schools near Whispering Oaks.
Grace School at 10219 Ella Lee Ln.
Ascension Episcopal School at 2525 Seagler Rd.
River Oaks Academy at 10600 Richmond Ave.
Wesley Academy at 10573 Westpark Dr.
Alexander-Smith Academy at 10255 Richmond Ave.
Primrose School of the Westchase District at 3191 Briarpark Dr.
Saint Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.
Cecilia Catholic School at 11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
The Kinkaid School at 201 Kinkaid School Dr.
To find an updated listing of all Whispering Oaks 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 Whispering Oaks 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.
Whispering Oaks Real Estate Market
Whispering Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends
Whispering Oaks is known for its traditional-style houses and is one of Houston's most expensive communities. Homes in this neighborhood usually sit on large lots and have been around for decades. The median lot sizes in Whispering Oaks are 12,500 square feet – large by Houston standards.
Whispering Oaks homes typically feature various designs, including 3- to 5-bedroom and 2- to 4-bathroom floor plans. Because of this, home sizes vary and could range from 2,000 to more than 4,500 square feet. Houses sit on large lots, typically ranging between 10,000 to around 19,000 square feet.
Architectural styles vary, though homes in the neighborhood mostly lean toward traditional designs (older homes in particular).
Older Whispering Oaks homes date to around the mid-1950s; most have been updated and maintained. Newer homes are also available in the neighborhood, which features more contemporary designs.
The homes for sale in this community can start at around $800,000 and go for well over $1,500,000. This price range makes Whispering Oaks one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston.
Whispering Oaks Houston Townhomes Sale Trends
There are no townhomes in Whispering Oaks. There are, however, plenty of townhome options available in nearby neighborhoods.
The Houston Properties Team are expert in Whispering Oaks 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.
Whispering Oaks Condo Sale Trends
There are no mid- or high-rise Whispering Oaks condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in the surrounding areas.
Several condo buildings are located in the Bayou Woods, Downtown, and Memorial Villages, 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.
Whispering Oaks TX History
Like nearby subdivisions Frostwood and Memorial Forest, Whispering Oaks was developed in the mid-1950s. Developers designed and built the neighborhood within a primarily rural area before WWII.
Sawmills, farms, and a few homes used to occupy some parts of the lush areas around the Buffalo Bayou. Developers took notice and started buying up properties in the Memorial area after the completion of Interstate 10. The post-war housing boom also encouraged massive development in the area, building more homes in the community.
The Houston Whispering Oaks Civic Club was established some years later, in 1978.
Many years after its founding, Whispering Oaks continues to be a popular neighborhood within the Memorial area.
Fun Things To Do Near Whispering Oaks Houston
Whispering Oaks’ location along Gessner and Memorial gives residents excellent access to the area’s hottest retail and entertainment hotspots.
Memorial City Mall is one of the area's oldest and most famous shopping centers. This mall features over 150 restaurants, bars, and other commercial establishments nearby that residents can visit.
The CityCentre Plaza is also one of Houston’s premiere shopping destinations near Whispering Oaks. The multi-use district is also home to office spaces, condos, dining options, and retail stores.
Town & Country Village, on the other hand, also offers several upscale options to entertain visitors.
For outdoor entertainment, residents have plenty of options to choose from. This includes Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail, Bendwood Park, and the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.
Here are some must-visit places in Whispering Oaks, Houston:
- Peli Peli Kitchen
- State Fare
- Killens STQ
- Patagonia Grill & Cafe
- Rooster Vietnamese Grill
- Izakaya Wa
- Tortoni Pasta Pizza Vino
- Pappy’s Cafe
- A Little Seoul
- Lantern Lane Shopping Center
- Memorial City Mall
- CityCentre Plaza
- Town & Country Village
- Village Plaza at Bunker Hill
- Westchase Mall
- Milano Bar
- 024 Lounge
- Blue Lagoon Club
- State Fare
- Bowl & Barrel
- Faces Club
- The General Public
- Monnalisa Bar
- Radio Bar
- Vine Wine Room
- Trader Joe’s
- Super H Mart
- 99 Ranch Market
- Georgia’s Farm to Market
- Terry Hershey Park
- Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
Best Whispering Oaks Realtor – Paige Martin
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