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Oak Forest

Oak Forest is a thriving residential hub in northwest Houston. Located in the bustling city of Houston, Texas, Oak Forest stands as a testament to residential excellence. As one of the largest communities in Harris County, surpassed only by Kingwood and Sharpstown, Oak Forest exudes a charm that's distinctly its own.

Dating back to the 1940s, Oak Forest was an initiative of the Oak Forest Realty Corporation, owned by renowned developer Frank Sharp. The first house, which functioned as a sales office, was established on the corner of Golf and Fisher Dr. Almost all of the first homes were purchased by World War II veterans for a humble price of $8,000-$10,000.

Many of the original inhabitants hailed from rural areas to the west of Houston, bringing their diverse backgrounds and cultures, including Polish Texan and Czech Texan heritage. Telephone service, a staple today, was introduced only in mid-1948.

Future planning was a cornerstone of the Oak Forest development, with space earmarked for churches, parks, schools, and commercial development. This foresight allowed for the establishment of numerous grocery stores, cleaners, service stations, and more along W. 43rd St.

Education was valued in Oak Forest, with the original Oak Forest Elementary built in 1951, followed by Black Junior High School in 1958 and Waltrip High School in 1960. As the area grew, Stevens Elementary was added to accommodate the rising population.

Today, Oak Forest is a vibrant community with a population exceeding 23,000 residents across 5,523 homes. The start of the 21st century saw an influx of "creative types" attracted to the affordability and community spirit of Oak Forest.

This upward trend continues, with the area experiencing an average annual increase of 5.8% in house sales from 2005 to 2011. The neighborhood has been recognized as one of the "Five Most Underrated Neighborhoods In Houston" by the Houston Press, and the Houston Chronicle referred to it as the "new West University".

In recent years, many families have been drawn to the attractive lifestyle and affordability of Oak Forest and nearby Garden Oaks. Recognized as one of the "25 Hottest Neighborhoods" in Houston by Houstonia magazine, Oak Forest continues to strengthen its reputation as a desirable and thriving neighborhood.

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