Afton Oaks, a subdivision of more than 500 homes, lies just inside Loop-610 east of the Galleria. Founded in the 1950s on farm and ranch land owned primarily by the Stahlman and O’Meara families, the neighborhood was developed with California Ranch-style brick homes.
In the 1950s, Richmond Avenue ended on the east side of the railroad track and, even as Afton Oaks acquired more and more homes, working farms remained north and south of the area. Highland Village was the area’s shopping center.
Today’s home owners of Afton Oaks are a congenial mix of ages and lifestyles, and the area boasts an active civic club. Grand old trees along the curving streets and the pedestrian-friendly esplanade on Newcastle add to the established feel of the neighborhood. New homes are being built and older homes updated to preserve the timeless features prized by many real estate buyers, including hardwood floors, built-ins and traditional architecture. Home sites range from just short of 7,000 square feet to over 16,000 square feet, adding to Afton Oaks’ attraction for builders and buyers desiring close-in new construction.
Bounded on the north by Westheimer, on the south by the Southwest Freeway, on the west by Loop 610, and on the east by Mid Lane, Afton Oaks’ close-in location, proximity to Highland Village and Galleria shops, and neighboring entertainment venues, have made it a popular choice with home buyers.