Oaks Civic Association
Boulevard Oaks is one of Houston's premier inner city neighborhoods, noted for its beauty and grace. Located near Rice University, approximately four miles southwest of Downtown, its boundaries are the Southwest Freeway to the north, Morningside to the west, Bissonnet to the south, and Graustark/Parkway to the east (plus the 5300 blocks of Cherokee and Mandell, the 1700 blocks of Albans, Wroxton, Bolsover and Rice Blvd., and properties facing Ashby). There are more than 1,200 residences, together with some 30 small businesses along Bissonnet and Sunset. See Map. A wide variety of housing is found in the neighborhood ranging from old mansions to bungalows, and a small section of ranch-style homes built after World War II, though many have been recently replaced by larger two-story homes. The advantages of Boulevard Oaks can be summed up under three headings: location, beauty, and neighborhood culture.
November - December 2022 Newsletter
Bike Map for Boulevard Oaks
of being stuck home and desperate to have your kids go outside and play?
Take your family for a bicycle ride! It’s a fun, safe, and healthy
way to spend time outside while observing Houston’s stay-at-home order.
Check out the
handy Boulevard Oaks bike
map and explore your neighborhood on bike!
City of Houston Sidewalk Variance
The city recently changed its standards for sidewalk replacement form 4 ft. wide to 5 ft wide regardless of location and type of street. This new requirement is detrimental to our street trees and alters the character of our neighborhood by creating more paved surfaces. BOCA encourages all neighbors who are contemplating a sidewalk replacement and builders building new homes to replace sidewalks with 4 ft wide sidewalks to match the rest of the neighborhood. The city has a variance procedure that is easy to follow. The application can be found here. Select “HOA Letter” as your reason for requesting the variance. Please attach our letter to your request. The BOCA letter can be found here.
Trees for Houston/Boulevard Oaks
help keep the" Oaks" in Boulevard Oaks by making a tax-deductible donation
to the Trees for Boulevard Oaks program and help keep the neighborhood
green. Your contribution will allow us to replace trees that have been
lost recently, plant new trees in locations where redevelopment has
created new planting opportunities, and to water at-risk trees in locations
without access to irrigation. Let us know if you have a specific need
for a street tree.
Donate online through the Trees for Houston website and select "Boulevard Oaks" at the top of the portal to ensure your donation is designated for use within our neighborhood. Or mail a check payable to “Trees for Houston” with a notation of “BOCA fund” in the memo line. Download the Street Tree Campaign Forms and mail your check c/o BOCA at P.O. Box 540331, Houston, TX 77254. Please do not mail to Trees for Houston. Contributions to our neighborhood street tree planting and maintenance program are fully tax-deductible. More information about this project and ways to protect your street trees can be found here.
Please join or renew your membership Download form here or use paypal below.
(Members can sign up for limited time-sensitive neighborhood news through BOCA E-News.)
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