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Afton Oaks is an older neighborhood that is centrally located just inside Loop 610. It is a small upscale neighborhood of about 525 homes that are a mostly 1950s ranch style homes and a few new construction homes. It is nestled in one of the most exclusive areas of Houston neighboring River Oaks. Afton Oaks is just minutes from downtown, the Galleria, and Rice Village. The people who live here are a mix of working professionals, families, and long-time residents. Although the younger crowd in the area has somewhat of a “Greek” vibe, the Afton Oaks Civic Club actively preserves the legacy and history of the neighborhood.

Where to live: Because the neighborhood is small, there really aren’t any sections that stand out as different from the rest. The homes here are mostly original because they are large and in good condition. However, most have been updated with modern features such as granite countertops, new appliances, master bath suites and walk-in closets. In addition to the original homes, there are approximately 12 new construction dispersed throughout the neighborhood.

Culinary Scene: Afton Oaks is next door to some of the finest restaurants in town. Highland Village, considered one of the city’s most food-centric dining destinations, is within walking distance. It is home to everything from the fanciest cupcakes in town to premier steakhouses. You can also find chef-driven cafes, ethnic cuisines, and artisan bakeries in Highland Village. For those wanting to venture just a little further, like 5 minutes down the road, Washington Street is home to many hip and trendy dining spots. Or you can explore fine dining at its best in the Galleria area.

Expect to see: With Highland Village, River Oaks Shopping Center, and the Galleria all just minutes away, you can expect to see a lot of high fashion and style in and around Afton Oaks. However, there are plenty of families who call this neighborhood home. It is common to see fashionably sporty moms pushing jogging strollers through the neighborhood or some of the neighborhood’s older citizens out enjoying their freshly landscaped yards. Many of the young professionals who live here have deep ties to their alma mater, so don’t be surprised if you see the occasional banner or bumper sticker for popular universities, especially during football season or basketball’s March Madness.

A Friday night in the neighborhood: Opportunities abound for a fun night out close to home. For sports fans, head over to one of the local restaurants to watch your favorite college team. Just make sure you go to the right one for the university you support as there are several that specific alumni tend to hang out at. Or for a fancier evening, head to an upscale bar in Highland Village. For a cultural evening head downtown to see a show in the theater district, which just happens to be one of the largest theater districts in the country.

The perfect Sunday: Afton Oaks is just minutes away from some amazing parks. Go for a jog at Memorial Park’s three-mile loop. Or head over to Eleanor Tinsley park to catch one of the many festivals that occur there regularly. If you have guests in town, take them shopping at the Galleria or hit the upscale boutiques in Highland Village.

Locals Love:

· Proximity to Downtown and Galleria

· Large lots and homes

· Lush landscape of old hardwood trees

· Nearby shopping and restaurants

Locals Don’t Love:

· Expensive cost of living

· Roads in need of repair

· Traffic around the area due to its popularity