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The River Oaks neighborhood in Houston is a beautiful, peaceful area, but one that is still within reach of the city and all the excitement it has to offer. Houston is the fourth most populous city in America, and is a mecca for the arts, business and culture. Apartments in River Oaks have direct access to all points of Houston, but you wouldn't know it by looking at them. Instead, the neighborhood has the demeanor of a lovely suburban region, giving River Oaks the perfect balance between city life excitement and suburban relaxation.
Upon first look at the River Oaks area you'll notice it's very green. Part of the contributing factor to that is the many parks in the immediate area, like River Oaks park. Apartment rentals in River Oaks are just a step away from River Oaks park, which offers a full-sized playground, 0.25-mile hike and bike trail and tennis courts. It's also a great place to sit among the trees and enjoy a relaxing day, away from the buzz of the large city.
For Houston's renowned nightlife there's no need to travel into the city center to get your fill. Right in the River Oaks region is Capone's, a bar/restaurant well known in the Houston area for its perfectly cooked brick oven pizzas. Described as a 1920's style bar, Capone's also hosts live music frequently, and its full delectable menu stays open until 2 a.m. daily, so late-night cravings in River Oaks never go unfulfilled.
Houston and the surrounding areas are known for their stellar school systems. Houston's Independent School District was recently named America's top urban school district. Many of the schools that helped earn that distinction lay in River Oaks. Apartments in River Oaks surround Lamar High School. Founded in 1936, Lamar has one of the largest high school international baccalaureate programs in the country.
Higher learning options are just as wide. Nearby colleges and universities include the University of St. Thomas, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston and prestigious Rice University. Rice, only minutes away from River Oaks apartments, is one of the top private universities in the country, landing 18th on U.S. News & World Report's National University Rankings.
With a car in River Oaks transportation is a breeze. A drive into the city is only about 15 minutes. For travel beyond the city, the Katy Freeway, I-610 and I-69 are all easily accessed from River Oaks. Transportation without a car is also made easy by Houston's convenient Metro system. A variety of buses pass through River Oaks and disperse throughout the Houston region.