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Garden Oaks, Texas Real Estate

Oak Forest and Garden Oaks were created as bedroom communities just after World War II. A quiet, pastoral lifestyle and original architecture from the 1950s and 1960s are still a big part of the area's identity. However, new enclaves of sprawling homes on large lots of land—some of which feature shared amenities—are cropping up thanks to the communities' ongoing success as family-friendly places to live.

Modern townhomes, classic ranch-style homes and custom homes are all available in these neighborhoods at surprisingly affordable prices compared to neighboring suburbs. Oak Forest is lower priced than Garden Oaks, with comparable homes and amenities. On a quiet curving street amongst the lush pine forests, it is hard to believe that Downtown Houston is just minutes away. Real estate prices start at $200,000 for homes in Oak Forest and $300,000 in Garden Oaks.
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Garden Oaks Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Texas

Oak Forest and Garden Oaks are two residential suburbs of Houston that are named for the surrounding lush forest preserves. Low on crime and big on quality education, these communities are family-friendly, offering close access to nearby shopping and all the culture and amenities of Downtown Houston.

Oak Forest and Garden Oaks are located between Pinemont, Shepherd, the North Loop West and the Northwest 290 Freeway. The region's proximity to the 610 Loop makes it attractive to buyers who are looking for easy ways to commute into the city without having to live within the city itself. Real estate in these neighborhoods includes a mix of 1950s and 1960s architecture from their roots as post-war residential projects and modern developments. Affordability, specifically in the neighborhood of Oak Forest, is most attractive to young families and first-time homebuyers.

A well-maintained park system containing hundreds of acres of recreational opportunities and locally run shops and eateries make the communities of Oak Forest and Garden Oaks an ideal place to live, work and play. The Houston Independent School District oversees 10 public and 6 private award-winning schools, among them a Montessori program through Garden Oaks Elementary.

Oak Forest and Garden Oaks are roomy, quiet villages fleshed out with towering pine trees enjoying the small town life without sacrificing the conveniences of urban living. New housing developments are bringing more attention to the area than ever, as real estate options include single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses.

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