Whispering Oaks Houston TX Homes, Real Estate & Neighborhood Guide

Whispering Oaks Houston Real Estate Guide

Located in Houston’s affluent 77024 zip code, Whispering Oaks is popular for its traditional homes on spacious lots.

Made up of around 200 single-family homes, Whispering Oaks is residential community which overlaps with Bunker Hill Village, one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Houston.

Residents enjoy:

  • EXCLUSIVITY: Whispering Oaks homes, while slightly more affordable than homes in nearby Bunker Hill and Frostwood, are still among Houston’s most expensive real estate. Median appraised values of homes in the neighborhood is at around $800,000.
  • 77024 ZIP CODE: 77024 is home to Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, including the Memorial Villages, Frostwood, Memorial Forest, and Whispering Oaks. Forbes includes 77024 in its list of “America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes”.
  • LARGE LOTS: 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, including Frostwood Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High School. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
  • NEAR RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Located near a cluster of retail centers and commercial establishments along I-10 and Beltway 8, Whispering Oaks homes have easy access to major retail, dining, and entertainment hotspots. Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are all within easy driving distance from the neighborhood.
  • PROXIMITY TO BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT: Major business and employment districts, including Westchase, the Energy Corridor, and the Galleria are all within minutes of the Whispering Oaks homes. 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 a number of factors. Older homes in the area may require extensive renovations, while some homes’ proximity to busy roads may also affect resale values.

For help in navigating this tricky market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Whispering Oaks’ most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Whispering Oaks Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Whispering Oaks is a quiet residential neighborhood that slightly overlaps one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Bunker Hill Village.

  • Whispering Oaks homes, while slightly more affordable than homes in nearby Bunker Hill and Frostwood, are still among Houston’s higher-end real estate. Median appraised values of homes in the neighborhood is at around $800,000.
  • 77024 is home to Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, including the Memorial Villages, Frostwood, Memorial Forest, and Whispering Oaks. Forbes includes 77024 in its list of “America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes”.
  • 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, including Frostwood Elementary, Memorial Middle, and Memorial High School.
  • Located near a cluster of retail centers and commercial establishments along I-10 and Beltway 8, Whispering Oaks homes have easy access to major retail, dining, and entertainment hotspots. Memorial City Mall, the CityCentre Plaza, and Town & Country Village are all within easy driving distance from the neighborhood.
  • Major business and employment districts, including Westchase, the Energy Corridor, and the Galleria are all within minutes of the Whispering Oaks homes. The Westchase District (home to several energy and oil companies like Phillips 66 and Chevron) is around 3 miles away.
  • The neighborhood’s location near major roads and freeways allow 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 neighborborhood’s older homes date back to 1950s to 1960s.
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  • The Houston Whispering Oaks Civic Club was established in 1978.
  • Architectural styles vary. Traditional styles are common, though some newer properties can feature more modern/contemporary designs.
  • Whispering Oaks homes often feature 3 to 5 bedrooms, spread over 2,000 to more than 4,500 square feet of living space.
  • Prices for Whispering Oaks homes for sale can start at around $800,000 and can go for well over $1,500,000.

Whispering Oaks Maps and Location

Made up of around 230 single-family homes, Whispering Oaks is nestled near the area where Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) and Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway) meet. The neighborhood sits mostly south of Memorial Drive and east of Gessner Road.

Some of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, including Frostwood and the Memorial Villages border the neighborhood. Bunker Hill Village, one of Forbes’ Top Suburbs To Live Well, overlaps some parts of Whispering Oaks – particularly the section north of Valley Star Drive.

The neighborhood is mostly residential, though there are plenty of retail, dining, and entertainment options nearby. Memorial City, home to both the Memorial City Mall and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, is about a mile away from Whispering Oaks.

Town & Country Village and the CityCentre Plaza are both within a mile and a half away.

Business and employment centers are also within easy driving distance from the neighborhood. The Energy Corridor and the Galleria are both around a 20-minute drive.

Westchase District, another major employment center, is around 5 miles from Whispering Oaks homes. The district is home to many oil and energy companies, including Chevron and Phillips 66.

Whispering Oaks homes is within one of the country’s most expensive zip codes, 77024. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Whispering Oaks Houston Schools

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 a number of 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:

Elementary Schools

  • Frostwood Elementary School at 12214 Memorial Dr. Frostwood Elementary (FWE) offers a number of academic programs in Bilingual/ESL, Gifted and Talented, Fine Arts, and Spanish, among others. It was named a National Blue Ribbon School twice, in the years 1989-90 and 2005.

Middle Schools

  • 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 named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89, and it offers a wide variety of athletics programs.

High Schools

  • Memorial High School at 935 Echo Ln. Located in Hedwig Village, Memorial High School is one of the most highly regarded schools in the Memorial area. It first opened its doors in 1962, and has since received a number of recognitions and awards, including the College Readiness Award (Texas ACT Council), Gold Performance Award (TAKS), and High Performing School Award (NCEA). It has been named National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89 and Honor Roll School.

Whispering Oaks Houston Private Schools

The following are some of 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 send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Whispering Oaks Real Estate Trends

Whispering Oaks real estate is relatively more affordable compared to that of its nearest neighbors, including Bunker Hill Village and Frostwood. However, home prices in the neighborhood still do go well above $1,000,000.

Whispering Oaks home prices have steadily increased over the last decade, thanks to a number of factors. The neighborhood’s central location, easy accessibility, multi-award winning schools, and large lots.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Whispering Oaks real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Whispering Oaks Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Whispering Oaks is known for its traditional homes on large lots. Median lot sizes are at 12,500 square feet – large by Houston standards.

Whispering Oaks homes typically feature 3- to 5-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 2,000 to more than 4,500 square feet. Lot sizes typically sit 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 back to around the mid-1950s, and most have been updated and maintained. Newer homes are also available in the neighborhood, most of which feature more contemporary designs.

Prices for Whispering Oaks homes for sale can start at around $800,000 and can go for well over $1,500,000.

Whispering Oaks Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

Whispering Oaks is made up of detached single-family homes. There are, however, townhomes available outside the community.

Whispering Oaks Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise condo buildings within Whispering Oaks Houston, but there are some within the Memorial area. Here are a few of them:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see all Houston Galleria/Uptown area condos, see Galleria Houston Condos.

Whispering Oaks TX History

Whispering Oaks, like nearby subdivisions Frostwood and Memorial Forest, was developed in the mid-1950s within an area that was mostly rural prior to WWII.

Sawmills, farms and a few homes used to the dot 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 development in the area.

The Houston Whispering Oaks Civic Club was established some years later, in 1978.

Today, Whispering Oaks is 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 some of the area’s hottest retail and entertainment hotspots. Memorial City Mall, one of the oldest shopping centers in the area, featuures over 150 restaurants, bars, and other ccommercial establishments.

The CityCentre Plaza is also one of Houston’s premiere shopping destinations. 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 a number of upscale options.

For outdoor entertainment, residents have plenty of options, including 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:

Dining

  • Peli Peli Kitchen
  • State Fare
  • Killens STQ
  • Patagonia Grill & Cafe
  • Roostar Vietnamese Grill
  • PDQ
  • Izakaya Wa
  • Tortoni Pasta Pizza Vino
  • Pappy’s Cafe
  • A Little Seoul

Retail

  • Lantern Lane Shopping Center
  • Memorial City Mall
  • CityCentre Plaza
  • Town & Country Village
  • Village Plaza at Bunker Hill
  • Carillon
  • Westchase Mall
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Nightlife

  • Milano Bar
  • 024 Lounge
  • Blue Lagoon Club
  • State Fare
  • Bowl & Barrel
  • Faces Club
  • The General Public
  • Monnalisa Bar
  • Radio Bar
  • Vine Wine Room

Groceries

  • H-E-B
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Super H Mart
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • Georgia’s Farm to Market
  • Randall’s
  • Kroger

Parks

  • Terry Hershey Park
  • Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

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