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The Garden Oaks/Oak Forest (sometimes referred to as "GOOF" area) is a tight-knit community just outside of 610 on the North side of Houston, generally characterized as being between 290 and N. Shepherd Drive. It boasts the beautiful T.C. Jester Park, which features a private community pool, playgrounds, dog parks, tennis courts, baseball field, bike paths, running paths, frisbee golf, and more.

With wide streets, shaded sidewalks, great schools, and beautiful homes, this neighborhood is ideal for families looking to get bigger yards and a feeling of community while still living close enough to the city to enjoy the perks of urban living. Just a few miles from all major thoroughfares but separate and historic enough to have a distinct culture, Oak Forest/Garden Oaks is the best of both worlds for Houston living.

The area is also known for its diversity in restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. There are well known eateries such as Liberty Kitchen, Tacos A Go Go, and Berry Hill, and there are also local specialties and favorites like Plonk! Beer & Wine Bistro, MytiBurger, Doyle's Restaurant, Govinda's, Gaitlins BBQ, and more. The area is also known for some of the more popular dive bars, such as Sassafras, Cottonwood, Wakefield Crowbar, Shepard Park Draught House, Great Heights Brewing Company, Petrol Station, and more. 

If you are interested in living in this beautiful and historic area, Angela can give you a tour of the neighborhood and show you homes that are on the market and within your price range.

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