Business Week has put together a list of the ten most expensive blocks in America, and Houston has an entry on the list. Spoiler alert: You probably don't live on it.
Everyone will surely be knocked over to learn that the block, which actually seems to be quite a few blocks, is in River Oaks.
People might be more surprised to learn, as Business Week puts it, that The Menil Collection is in River Oaks.
Which means if you live in that area around the Menil, you can brag to friends that you live in River Oaks.
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According to Business Week:
No. 7 Afton Oaks/River Oaks, Houston, TX Where: Buffalo Bayou to San Felipe Street Median home value: $1,722,454 Median household income: $250,000+
Streets around the River Oaks Country Club, such as Inwood Drive and Lazy Lane, have some of the most expensive estates in this section of Houston, according to estimates on Zillow.com. River Oaks is also home to the Menil Collection, a museum of modern art created by Schlumberger oil-drilling heiress Dominique De Menil and her husband Jean. The building, featuring designs by both Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano, houses nearly 16,000 works, including antiquities, Byzantine, African, and Modern art. One of the highlights is the Mark Rothko chapel.
The most expensive "block" in America, by the way, is in Beverly Hills, California.