Into the Wood

Take a rare peek behind the gates of Stablewood, as the remarkably remote, incredibly elite Uptown enclave on the forested banks of the bayou turns 25.

Jack Thompson

The Upper East Side. Beverly Hills. Chicago’s Gold Coast. Here in Houston, there’s River Oaks. These neighborhoods conjure images of wealth and prestige upon mention. The name Stablewood — which is every bit an equal of the others in terms of the prominence of its residents and the stateliness of its environs — may not garner such immediate recognition. But if it weren’t such a well-kept secret, intentionally off the radar and quiet behind guarded gates, the Uptown-adjacent Memorial-area neighborhood celebrating its 25th anniversary this year certainly would.

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