Houston’s Most Expensive & Exclusive Zip Codes

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With hard work and dedication, you too could find yourself in one of Houston’s exclusive neighborhoods.

There are a myriad of reasons why anyone would want to live in Houston. It is not only one of the largest cities in Texas, it is one of the nation’s most vibrant locations. In general, it is a relatively affordable city, but those with some extra cash to spend will derive a host of benefits. The more expensive neighborhoods tend to have a higher level of security and thus a lower crime rate. Below, we look at some of the priciest zip codes in the city of Houston and offer explanations as to why they carry such a lofty price tag.


This area contains luxury neighborhoods such as Hyde Park and Avalon Place. Its close proximity to Downtown Houston means that residents are close to the best dining, entertainment facilities, and malls in the city. This zip code also has some of the city’s best security and stunning architecture. However, none of this comes cheap with many properties in the area selling for over $1 million and homes sell at an average of $238 per square-foot.


This area can be found on Houston’s Northwest side and contains properties on sale for an average of $244 per square-foot. Notable neighborhoods include Frostwood, Memorial Forest, and Fonn Villas, while Highway 90 and Interstate 10 offer convenience. Again luxury is the codeword for this area, so get your checkbook out if you want to become a member of the social elite!


If you keep up to date with posh neighborhoods then you have probably heard of West University Place and Southside Place, both of which can be found in this zip code. The average price of a home in this area is $264 per square-foot and since most properties are over 4,000 square feet, you don’t need to be a mathematical wizard to determine that 7-figure sales are commonplace here. Residents enjoy gorgeous parks and high quality schools along with an array of other enviable amenities.


It is fairly standard for properties in this zip code to change hands for a minimum of $700,000. The average cost of a property is $225 per square-foot; however, residents who send their kids to Lamar High School and enjoy quiet evenings in Levy Park aren’t complaining. This zip code is located between Upper Kirby and Midtown and contains well-known neighborhoods such as Chevy Chase and Winlow Place.


Our final example of an expensive zip code is located just west of the aforementioned 77098 area. For around $228 per square-foot, you too could be living in neighborhoods such as Roydon Oaks and Oak Estates. Local attractions include the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and the Memorial Park Golf Course. Add in a high standard of living and a pristine backdrop and you’re in a world of your own choosing.

While not everyone can afford to live in such exclusive neighborhoods, there is no harm in dreaming and perhaps one day you will surprise yourself and find an affordable property in one of the fabulous zip codes mentioned above.

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