Garden Oaks is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The neighborhood, located north of Houston Heights, was established in 1937 by Edward L. Crain. Oaks has many oak, pecan, and pine trees in and around the neighborhood. Several types of houses, including ranch-style houses and bungalows, are in the neighborhood.
Houstonia magazine stated that beginning in 2000 Garden Oaks began attracting “creative types” who wanted to establish families or who could not afford the Houston Heights or Montrose. In 2010 Richard Connelly of the Houston Press said that Garden Oaks “used to be an underrated neighborhood but now is on everyone’s radar.” In 2013 Houstonia stated that Garden Oaks was one of the “25 Hottest Neighborhoods” in Houston; it stated that Garden Oaks was “wealthier and more developed” than Oak Forest but that the latter was also becoming popular.
The neighborhood is served by the Houston Independent School District (HISD).