Oak Forest/Garden Oaks


Brandon Siegmund

Courtney Carlson Siegmund

Anderson Siegmund

On a Saturday morning, you'll find us:

I​n the front yard playing with our son followed by a walk to the neighborhood park.

Our favorite Oak Forest/Garden Oaks/Shepherd Park Plaza hangout is:

Slowpokes. It opened up not too long ago on 34th. The latte and flatbreads are awesome!

The best-kept secret(s) in Oak Forest/Garden Oaks/Shepherd Park Plaza are/is​: 

The holiday decorations, although they’re probably not a secret anymore. Everyone comes together to decorate; it is magical walking through the neighborhood. Halloween is a blast, too! 

If you're looking for something great to do after work in Oak Forest/Garden Oaks/Shepherd Park Plaza, we would recommend​:​ 

G​rabbing a beer and burger at Shepherd Park. Great food, helpful staff and good tunes! 

If we could describe Oak Forest/Garden Oaks living in one word, it would be​:​


Things to Do / Events:

Y​ou’ll find 40-plus taps of suds alongside a lineup of live music, corn hole, fire pits, and special events like seasonal boils.
​Visit Cottonwood for more details.​


Doyle's (http://doylesofhouston.com/) humble beginning began when Leo Doyle and sister Cloe Doyle opened a delicastessen selling meats and cheeses. It was only after a customer asked for one rye role and a 1/4lb of sliced roast beef which made a sandwich …did the Doyles get the idea to start their own restaurant. Doyle's very 1st location was on Ella Boulevard at 43rd Street. Within two years it had outgrown this location and moved to its present location. In true "Texas" style its building had previously housed a bar then an evangelical revival center. There were horses just down the street and cattle were grazing just four blocks away. As Houston continued to grow and change so did Doyle's. ​They
were one of the first restaurants to serve Pizza on a daily basis. Doyle's remains a family tradition 60 years later and thanks its loyal customers from which we owe our success.

​Gatlin's BBQ

Gatlin’s BBQ is widely considered one of the best Texas BBQ joints in Houston. A two-time winner of the Houston Press Best Barbecue award, Gatlin’s prides itself on delivering the highest quality BBQ product and genuine down home southern hospitality. In the pursuit of finding the holy grail of BBQ, you need not look any further; Gatlin’s is simply the best BBQ in town!

L​iberty Kitchen

Just visit the website. You'll understand... Liberty Kitchen 

​Petrol Station

Petrol Station used to be exactly that: a gas station. Now, this refurbished counter-service spot is dishing up of the tastiest burgers in Houston. You'll also find a fantastic craft beer list that's divided into beginner, intermediate, and expert levels.​ Try 'em out: 985 Wakefield Dr., Houston, TX 77018

​Plonk Beer & Wine Bistro

At Plonk! Beer and Wine Bistro, we bring together the right elements for a great time, right here in beautiful Oak Forest. A casual, friendly bar environment that boasts a chef-created, seasonal food menu, Plonk! is a place where a serious craft beer selection coexists with an approachable but eclectic wine list that is always served at the ideal temperature. This neighborhood hangout is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about drinking and dining destinations in Houston!​

​Shepherd Park Draught House

This amazing space, nestled in Garden Oaks, features a modern-pub feel, adorned with an incredible collection of punk, pop, and rock memorabilia from the private collection of owner/executive chef, Ken Bridge.
​ ​Shepherd Park boasts an amazing full menu, including an incredible pick of Texas Wagyu Kobe beef burgers. You can also enjoy a wide variety of Texas craft beers, wines, and specialty drinks on the beautiful wrap around patio.​

TC Jester Park

*More details can be found here (https://www.facebook.com/pages/TC-Jester-Park/146250715399050)


 Oak Forest is a large residential community in northwest Houston. It is the third largest group of subdivisions in Harris County.

Construction of what would become one of Houston's largest residential neighborhoods began in 1946, and almost all of the earliest homes were sold to veterans returning from World War II.  The neighborhood has gone through the same cycle of rebirth which seems to be a reoccurring trend with many of Houston's older central neighborhoods. After years of moving further and further out to newer suburbs, many people are realizing that the old neighborhoods have a lot of charm, and are conveniently close to the types of activities and jobs that they want. The resulting recent migration of people into Houston's core has had many effects on neighborhoods like Montrose, The Heights, and also Oak Forest. New trendy restaurants, bars, and other businesses have opened, and home prices have been steadily climbing. In short, Oak Forest has become a very hip housing market. It makes sense, many of the older homes are still nice, having large yards for an inner Houston neighborhood, and the quiet, tree lined streets are still charming. ​

It is almost certain that the gentrification of Oak Forest will continue for the foreseeable future, and that it will continue to be a popular neighborhood for new generations of residents.The original vision from developer ​Frank Sharp's of building livable communities like Oak Forest seems to still be as desirable today as it was in the late 1940s.


Miles & Co. Properties

9 Greenway Plaza,

Suite 1100,

Houston, TX 77046

Phone. 281-883-9243

Email. thomas@milesandcoproperties.com