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Southampton Place Houston Real Estate

Nestled just north of Rice University, Southampton Place is one of Houston’s best and most expensive neighborhoods.

Affluent and exclusive, Southampton Place is a residential neighborhood located about 5 miles southwest of downtown Houston. The neighborhood’s luxury homes and vintage bungalows are among the most desirable within Houston’s Inner Loop.

Residents enjoy:

  • EXCLUSIVITY: With a median sales price of over $1,000,000, Southampton Place real estate is easily one of the most expensive in Houston. (See The Salary I Need To Buy A Home In Houston’s Best Neighborhoods)
  • PROXIMITY TO MED CENTER: The Texas Medical Center, one of Houston’s main employment hubs, is less than a mile and a half away from Southampton Place. The Med Center has over 50 medical centers, academic institutions, and specialty clinics and has more than 100,000 employees.
  • PRIVATE SECURITY PATROLS: Safety is among the neighborhood’s best qualities: The Southampton/BOCA Patrol (made up of off-duty Houston PD officers) help keep the peace in the area.
  • ACTIVE CIVIC CLUB: The Southampton Civic Club (SCC) has been responsible for enforcing the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines since 1929. The community has remained a quiet residential enclave thanks to the civic club’s efforts.
  • NEAR RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Rice Village, one of the oldest and most eclectic shopping centers in Houston, is a stone’s throw away from Southampon Place homes. It is home to more than 300 stores, restaurants, and other establishments and spans over a 16-block area south of the neighborhood. The Museum District and Hermann Park are also nearby.
  • GREAT REAL ESTATE APPRECIATION: Southampton Place real estate consistently post impressive appreciation rates, soaring enough to make it to our list of the 14 Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods.
  • EXCELLENT SCHOOLS: Three highly regarded International Baccalaureate World Schools serve the neighborhood. Lamar High School, Lanier Middle School, and Poe Elementary School offer great academics programs and have received multiple awards and accolades. (See Top Schools in Houston)

Buying or selling a Southampton Place home can be tricky. Low inventories and the neighborhood’s strict deed restrictions/architectural guidelines may present a few speed bumps. Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Southampton Place’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Southampton Place homes for sale.

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12 Things Southampton Place Real Estate Buyers Should Know

One of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Southampton Place is known for its tree-lined streets, upscale homes, and great atmosphere.

  • With a median sales price of over $1,000,000, Southampton Place real estate is easily one of the most expensive in Houston.
  • The Southampton Civic Club (SCC) has been responsible for enforcing the neighborhood’s deed restrictions and architectural guidelines since 1929. The community has remained a quiet residential enclave thanks to the civic club’s efforts.
  • Safety is among the neighborhood’s best qualities: The Southampton/BOCA Patrol (made up of off-duty Houston PD officers) help keep the peace in the area.
  • The Texas Medical Center, one of Houston’s main employment hubs, is less than a mile and a half away from Southampton Place. The Med Center has over 50 medical centers, academic institutions, and specialty clinics and has more than 100,000 employees.
  • Rice Village, one of the oldest and most eclectic shopping centers in Houston, is a stone’s throw away from Southampon Place homes. It is home to more than 300 stores, restaurants, and other establishments and spans over a 16-block area south of the neighborhood. The Museum District and Hermann Park are also nearby.
  • Southampton Place real estate consistently post impressive appreciation rates, soaring enough to make it to our list of the 14 Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods.
  • Three highly regarded International Baccalaureate World Schools serve the neighborhood. Lamar High School, Lanier Middle School, and Poe Elementary School offer great academics programs and have received multiple awards and accolades. (See Top Schools in Houston)
“Paige Martin is the best realtor in Houston. She will tell you the ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ of a property and help you make a good purchase.”
“As first time buyers in the US, we are delighted to have worked with Paige. She is a delight to work with, and I would recommend anyone to enlist her help if you’re looking to either buy or sell a property.”
  • Southampton Place is heavily deed-restricted, limiting homesites to detached single-family homes with spacious setbacks.
  • Southampton Place broke ground in the 1920s. Its developer, E. H. Fleming had originally envisioned the neighborhood as a residential and business community. The community is made up of around 600 single-family homes.
  • The neighborhood offers a glimpse into 1920s and 1930s architecture with its vintage brick cottages, classical Georgian homes, and quaint bungalows. Tear-down development gave way to more contemporary designs.
  • Southampton Place homes typically feature 3 to 5 bedrooms spread over 1,500 to over 5,000 square feet of living space. Lot sizes are typically between 5,000 to 12,000 square feet.
  • Pricing for Southampton Place homes for sale can start at around $600,000. New construction in the neighborhood can fetch upwards of $2,500,000.

Southampton Place Maps and Location

Adjacent to Rice University, Southampton Place is 160.75 acres of tree-lined streets, luxury homes, and beautiful landscape. Live oaks line Sunset and Rice Boulevards, and have been the hallmark of this neighborhood.

The community’s central location is a huge influence to its rising property values. It is near enough the Southwest Freeway without the disadvantage of being too close to worry about noise and traffic. Homes in Southampton Place have near direct access to several main roads as well, including Kirby Drive, Bissonnet Street, Main Street, and University Boulevard.

Southampton Place lies north of Rice Boulevard, south of Bissonnet Street, east of Kelvin Drive, and and west of Ashby Street. The community is made up of just over 600 upscale single-family homes.

One of Houston’s main employment centers, the Texas Medical Center is located just a few blocks east of Southampton. The area is home to more than 50 medical institutions, specialty clinics, and schools, as well as over 100,000 employees. Downtown is around 5 miles away from the community.

Retail hubs, outdoor entertainment, and culture and arts hotspots are also nearby, including the Museum District, Hermann Park, and Rice Village.

Southampton Place real estate have a 77005 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Southampton Place Houston Schools

Southampton Place homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a “Met Standard” rating in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Lamar High School, Lanier Middle School, and Poe Elementary School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

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Elementary Schools

  • Poe Elementary School at 5100 Hazard St. Edgar Allen Poe Elementary School is a fine arts magnet school that aims to develop creative thinkers and performers in the arts. Apart from its magnet program, Poe also offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 8/10.
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Middle Schools

  • Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead St. Bob Lanier Middle School (formerly Sidney Lanier) features a neighborhood non-magnet program as well as a Vanguard/IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) program. The school received a Texas Gold Performance Award based on language arts, math, reading, science, social studies, and writing in 2011.
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High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar High School is known for its great Athletics program. It has one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state and their football team, the Lamar Texans, is one of the highest-ranking teams within the Greater Houston area. The school’s academics programs are equally impressive. Lamar features neighborhood (non-magnet), business magnet, IB Diploma, and Advanced Placement programs.
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Southampton Place Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Southampton Place.

  • Southampton Montessori School at 5012 Morningside Dr.
  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln.
  • St. Vincent De Paul School at 6802 Buffalo Speedway.
  • St. Anne Catholic School at 2120 Westheimer Rd.
  • St. Stephens Episcopal School – Houston at 1800 Sul Ross St.
  • Presbyterian School at 5300 Main St.

To find an updated listing of all Southampton Place real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Southampton Place Real Estate Trends

The affluent neighborhood of Southampton Place is a small yet vibrant community of mostly single-family homes just north of Rice University.

It is among the most expensive neighborhood in Houston due to its Inner Loop location, proximity to Houston hubs, and luxury homes for sale.

Southampton is also among the 14 top Inner Loop neighborhoods in terms of appreciation. The median sales price of homes in the neighborhood is at over $1,000,000.

Southampton Place exhibits a similar trend of restoring old houses like the neighboring Boulevard Oaks.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Southampton Place real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Southampton Place Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Southampton Place is made up of over 600 single-family homes. The neighborhood’s deed restrictions only allow properties to be used as single-family dwellings (limited to 2 ½ floors and with wide setbacks).

Floor plans vary, though homes in Southampton Place typically offer 3 to 5 bedrooms spread over 1,500 to more than 5,500 square feet of living space.

Southampton offers a glimpse of the 1920s and 1930s era with its vintage brick cottages. Contemporary, Mediterranean, and Georgian are common home styles in the area as well. New construction homes tend to feature more contemporary designs, though most still lean toward traditional aesthetics.

Many homes in Southampton Place were built before the days of air conditioning and commonly have large wooden windows and side porches. Notable architects Salisbury and McHale designed many of the fine houses in the neighborhood.

Compared to the rest of Harris County, the Southampton Place real estate inventory tends to move quickly. Inventory is often low, and homes get sold quickly.

Prices for Southampton Place homes for sale range from over $600,000 to over $2,000,000.

Southampton Place Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

The neighborhood is a strictly single-family enclave and there are no Southampton Place townhomes for sale. The nearest townhome community is Southampton Homes along Southampton Estate.

Other townhome communities in 77005 include:

  • Sycamore Lofts
  • College Court Place
  • Westchester Court
  • Auburn Place Townhomes

Southampton Place Condo Sale Trends

Southampton’s deed restrictions also discourage condos. There are, however, plenty of residential mid- and high-rise buildings in surrounding neighborhoods like the Museum District, River Oaks, and River Oaks.

Condos nearby include:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Museum District area, see Houston Museum District Condos.

Southampton Place TX History

Southampton Place was developed in 1922 by E.H. Fleming as a residential and business community.

It was incorporated into the City of Houston the following year, and Southampton deed restrictions were drafted. One of its rules stated that there were to be no apartment houses or duplexes built within the neighborhood.

In 1929, the Southampton Civic Club (SHCC) was established to preserve and protect the deed restrictions of the neighborhood. The deed restrictions have been updated through the years. The homeowners association is a big driving force in keeping Southampton a single-family residential area for over 85 years.

The SHCC promotes preservation of the neighborhood and has also been active in the development of Houston ordinances such as off-street parking and residential permit parking.

They were also instrumental in preserving the beautiful oaks lining the Southampton Place streets when the new water lines were installed under city streets in 1972.

Southampton is also famous for its heavily-enforced deed restrictions. Alley access at the back of homes help keep cars and trash off the streets, and provide more space in their front yards.

Southampton is part of the University Place Association, an organization of area neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions that aim to promote civic goals.

Fun Things To Do Near Southampton Place Houston

Southampton Place deed restrictions prohibits construction of commercial or business establishments.

Fleming Park at Dunstan and Kent houses two full tennis courts, a playground, and a pavilion where various community activities take place. The well-kept asphalt streets and bike lanes are a favorite for Houston inline skaters and cyclists.

Southampton Place Houston has a WalkScore of 82 of 100 making it one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Houston. Though there are few public transportation options in the area, it rarely is an issue as most errands can be accomplished on foot.

Sunrise Grocery, a convenience store that used to be a gas station, is a familiar view along Bissonnet. British Isles is just outside the neighborhood along Rice Boulevard and is a favorite for many Houston consumers craving for some English fare.

Mercantile, a part grocer and coffee bar is just a 10-minute walk from Southampton. It is currently one of the hottest coffee shops in the country according to Eater.com.

Daily commutes are made easy by the Memorial Hermann station of the METRORail Redline. There are also buses plying Shepherd Drive, Bissonnet Street, and Greenbriar Drive.

Here are some of Southampton Place Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • Punk’s Simple Southern Food
  • Antica Osteria
  • Ruggles Cafe Bakery
  • Cloud 10 Creamery
  • Benjy’s

Retail

  • Rice Village
  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • River Oaks District
  • Galleria
  • Highland Village
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Nightlife

  • Under the Volcano
  • Simone on Sunset
  • Kay’s Lounge
  • The Ginger Man
  • Baker St. Pub & Grill

Hermann Park

  • Rice Running Trail
  • Hermann Park Trails
  • Hermann Park Reflecting Pool
  • Mecom Fountain
  • Japanese Garden

Museum District

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • The Menil Collection

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