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Hop on the hype train for Regent Square in Houston's River Oaks & Montrose Area

Something exciting is coming to the River Oaks/Montrose District in Houston. In a city on the cutting edge of industry and innovation, and known for fast-paced living, busy freeways, as well as massive office buildings, comes a space that redefines walkability, convenience, and luxury. 

While currently under construction, Regent Square brings Houston residents a new variety of retail stores and entertainment options for a shopping experience unlike anything Houston has ever seen. The much awaited opening is nearing and River Oaks residents are set to benefit the most. 

After years of anticipation, it’s finally here
After more than a decade, Regent Square is preparing to open. Initially announced in 2007, the ambitious project was halted on the eve of the great recession that affected all aspects of the global economy during the first decade of the new millennium. Even though River Oaks property values were relatively spared during the economic downturn, the project went dormant as retailers remained cautious.

Delay after delay, rumor after rumor, the plans for the project, and hype-fueled rumors are finally coming to fruition. The first phase, which broke ground in 2012, was a residential building completed in 2015. As a part of the second phase, the square that includes a sprawling retail center is set to open this year (2021). The much-anticipated development is slated to place the River Oaks community even higher on the list of most desirable areas to live within the Houston metropolitan area.  

Perfect location
Located within Houston’s inner loop, the Regent Square is mere minutes from the employment center that is downtown. In the River Oaks neighborhood, arguably the most affluent in Houston, the quality of retailers attracted to the development is unparalleled in the city. 
River Oaks is already home to a large selection of luxury retail stores and fine dining options, the competition Regent Square brings to the mix will guarantee an experience unmatched in any locale. 

Part of a master-planned community
Scheduled for construction/opening in phases, the Regent Square will include nearly a quarter-million square feet of retail/restaurant space, 60K square feet of office space, and nearly 750 residential units occupying nearly 24 acres. Future phases could add 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,000 residential units. 

The Regent Square will occupy an expansive 24-acre parcel, dissected by two interior streets, creating a four-block community within the River Oaks neighborhood. 
The planners of the project intentions are to create an intimate retail experience enjoyed exclusively by pedestrian traffic. While streets are designed for vehicular access, the speeds will be slower to ensure safety. Sidewalks will support various uses to promote window shopping, casual strolls, and outdoor dining at patio cafés.

There are plenty of shaded areas and the landscaping invites relaxation, providing an area in stark contrast from the rest of the bustling city. The new development will complement the existing fabric of the surrounding community. 

The ideal retail experience 
The high-quality retail stores and restaurants fit perfectly in the River Oaks neighborhood. The establishments opening are not only be up to the standard River Oaks residents expect, but they will bring a whole list of amenities those living in the surrounding areas can enjoy.  

With expected occupancy very soon, the pedestrian promenade of the center will be home to a variety of yet-to-be-announced retail outlets as well as three free-standing restaurants with the ever so desired roof decks. 

Patrons will shop among national brands, specialty stores, and boutiques all on one property. With the blend of classic and contemporary architecture and intricately designed landscaping, the experience will impress shoppers and have them returning time and time again. The square will be attractive to both window shoppers and those on a mission to find exactly what they are looking for. 

Offering something for everyone, some of the intended occupants include fitness centers and gyms, beauty/health spas as well as a variety of retailers focused on the health and wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.  

With activity from early morning to well past sundown, the nightlife of Regent Square will rival the hippest spots in the city. With fine dining options and a social scene boosted by evening concerts and outdoor cinema, the action will never stop. 

With farmer’s markets on the agenda and the hosting of festivals throughout the year, the Regent Square is sure to draw people near and far. 
Regent Square is much more than a shopping center, it is the newest entertainment destination in Houston. 

Perfect place to build a new home
River Oaks property values have and will remain among the highest in Texas. With prices increasing 100% over the past two decades, the area’s real estate market shows no sign of slowing down. 

An investment as large as Regent Square demonstrates the confidence investors have in the vitality of the region. Now is the perfect time to get on board and make your dreams a reality. 
The local real estate market has been waiting for the development, and once completed demand for homes in the already desirable area will increase. This will not only deplete current inventory but increase property values…making the investment now even more attractive.  

ROC Homes: Turning dreams into reality
Why not live right next to the excitement? ROC Homes has new construction within walking distance and on the same street as the Regent Square development, and another not too far from it. With several different floor plans, the new home you are looking for in an established neighborhood that is always evolving is within your reach. ROC Homes signature First Floor Lifestyle floor plans provide ample space and storage for both growing families and empty-nesters who love to entertain and stay active in their communities.

But if you are looking for a home with the space you need at a price still within reach, don’t hesitate. The homes are selling fast and will not last long. 
If you are ready to start your living your dream, contact the team at ROC Homes for a no-obligation consultation and/or showing.