River Oaks is an affluent community located in the geographic center of Houston, Texas, United States. Located within the 610 Loop and between Downtown and Uptown. River Oaks is one of the wealthiest communities in Texas and the United States. The community is home to River Oaks Country Club. The Houston Independent School District operates the public schools serving River Oaks. River Oaks is within the Houston Community College System boundaries. Four-year universities and colleges in close proximity to River Oaks include University of St. Thomas in Neartown and Rice University in the Houston Museum District.