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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 14,871. Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area are above average.
About Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area...
Population
14,871

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,088,333
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,193
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    179.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    647.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,014.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    434.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$164,423
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area Reviews

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Have visited many times throughout the years because this is the area my high school had been located. It has had much diversity and many new restaurants have been built. There is a shopping center that is nice to visit, "The River Oaks Shopping Center" which is an enjoyable spot to walk around where there are palm trees aligned in front of every store. Very safe and family and pet friendly, I would be happy to be able to be here for longer.
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Lived in The Heights around a bunch of Lawyers. There just aren't many criminals that mess with there possible defense attorney! The area has a lot of single garage apartment renters paying $1000 for a 1 bedroom. We got robbed which was upsetting. But I rollerbladed alone all over the area Day & Night without incident & felt pretty safe. Great flat smooth roads to rollerblade on. This area also managed to maintain power during & after a couple of Hurricanes. The bar scene in the Heights is extremely kind to single women & more typical of Texas than the more religious areas of Houston. Lots of young married & young single professionals in the area. Probably have moved here permanently if my housemate was not psycho.
Prior to this I was living in the University area. I definitely like the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. However, there is a higher crime rate and it seems as though the neighbors are too involved in personal affairs which is a little aggressive for me as I am a private person. I also have noticed I am pretty much the only person of my ethnic background, as the neighborhood is predominantly white and retired or on their way to. The specific area in which I live is always experiencing traffic as it is next to two main streets (west gray and sheperd). I do love how pet friendly they are and the convenience of an array of stores within walking distance.