Welcome to Oak Forest

Oak Forest is a large neighborhood centrally located. In fact, it’s the third largest group of neighborhoods in Harris County with over 5,000 homes! Established in 1947, Oak Forest was a favorite among returning World War II veterans. Nearly all the first original homes were sold to veterans for between $8,000-$10,000.
In the early 2000s, Oak Forest started attracting people who could not afford the Heights but still wanted to be close in. In 2010, the Houston Press ranked Oak Forest one of the “The Five Most Underrated Neighborhoods In Houston.” Since about that time, because of the favorable building lines and a high-ranking Elementary school (Oak Forest Elementary) its been attracting massive amounts of new construction. Because of its massive size, close proximity and beautiful construction, both new and old, Oak Forest is now attracting lots of new restaurants, shopping, coffee houses, and alike.

Overview for Oak Forest, TX

2,489 people live in Oak Forest, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $55,729. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Around Oak Forest, TX

There's plenty to do around Oak Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Austin Meat Market , Austin Kind Cakes, and Sophie's Gluten-Free Bake Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.05 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.92 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.69 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.76 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.78 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Oak Forest, TX

Oak Forest has 923 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oak Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,489 people call Oak Forest home. The population density is 23,637.838 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.35 / 48.65%

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Oak Forest, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Oak Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kathy Caraway Elementary
PreK - 5th

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