Weslayan Plaza Houston Homes, Real Estate & Neighborhood Guide

Weslayan Plaza Houston Real Estate Guide

A “pocket neighborhood” nestled near Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Weslayan Plaza is known for its vintage ranch-style homes, great location, and high accessibility.

Nestled between the Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza and the Galleria/Uptown areas, Weslayan Plaza offers excellent access to key districts and neighborhoods. Made up of around 150 homes, the community is a popular option due to its:

  • PROXIMITY TO THE GALLERIA: The Galleria/Uptown area is one of Houston’s major employment centers. Over 2,000 businesses operate out of the district, with more than 55,000 employees. The Galleria area features more than 23 million square feet of office space. The Greenway Plaza, another business district, is just east of Weslayan Plaza.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL, DINING, AND ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS: Highland Village, one of the oldest shopping centers in Houston, is a few blocks away from Weslayan Plaza homes. The upscale shopping center features over 70 stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and other commercial establishments. Other retail centers in the area include the River Oaks District, Weslayan Plaza Shopping Center, the Galleria, and Uptown Park.
  • GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: The neighborhood is a stone’s throw away from Southwest Freeway and other main roads, providing great access to the Galleria, the Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston. Loop 610, Westheimer Road, Richmond Avenue, San Felipe Street and the Buffalo Speedway are easily accessible from Weslayan Plaza homes.

Buying or selling a home in Weslayan Plaza can be challenging due to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions (which can be a problem depending on your long term goals), older homes (which often sell at a discount but may need extensive renovations), and proximity to major roads and freeways (which are a plus, but you don’t want to live too close to a major artery).

Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Weslayan Plaza’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell Weslayan Plaza homes for sale.

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12 Things Weslayan Plaza Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Nestled on the northeast corner of Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway, Weslayan Plaza is one of Houston’s older and most expensive neighborhoods.

  • The Galleria/Uptown area is one of Houston’s major employment centers. Over 2,000 businesses operate out of the district, with more than 55,000 employees. The Galleria area features more than 23 million square feet of office space. The Greenway Plaza, another business district, is just east of Weslayan Plaza.
  • Highland Village, one of the oldest shopping centers in Houston, is a few blocks away from Weslayan Plaza homes. The upscale shopping center features over 70 stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and other commercial establishments. Other retail centers in the area include the River Oaks District, Weslayan Plaza Shopping Center, the Galleria, and Uptown Park.
  • The neighborhood is a stone’s throw away from Southwest Freeway and other main roads, providing great access to the Galleria, the Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston. Loop 610, Westheimer Road, Richmond Avenue, San Felipe Street and the Buffalo Speedway are easily accessible from Weslayan Plaza homes.
  • Three highly rated International Baccalaureate World Schools serve the neighborhood, namely the School at St. George Place, Lanier Middle, and Lamar High School. (See Best Schools)
  • Weslayan Plaza real estate is more affordable than properties in nearby areas like River Oaks, Afton Oaks, Royden Oaks, and Oak Estates. Median appraised value is at around $450,000. (See also The Salary)
  • Weslayan Plaza is among the pocket neighborhoods developed south of River Oaks during the 1950s. Vintage ranch-style and traditional homes still line the neighborhood’s streets.
  • Like nearby Lynn Park, Oak Estates, and Highland Village, the neighborhood is deed-restricted. Homes typically have wide setbacks, well-kept front yards, and mature trees.
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  • Architectural styles vary. The neighborhood’s original homes feature one-story traditional designs with brick and wood exteriors and hardwood floors.
  • Newer construction Weslayan Plaza homes are also available in the neighborhood. These properties are more spacious and feature two-story floor plans and more contemporary designs.
  • Weslayan Plaza homes often feature 3- to 5-bedroom floor plans with home sizes ranging from 1,400 to over 5,000 square feet.
  • Lot areas are mostly between 6,000 to 7,200 square feet.
  • Prices for Weslayan Plaza homes for sale can start at around $500,000. The most expensive real estate in the neighborhood can sell for upwards of $1,000,000.

Weslayan Plaza Maps and Location

Made up of around 150 homes, Weslayan Plaza is a relatively small residential community (sometimes referred to as a pocket neighborhood, like Highland Village, Oak Estates, and Lynn Park).

The neighborhood is roughly bordered by Weslayan Street to the east, W Main Street to the north, Drexel Drive to the west, and Southwest Freeway (Hwy 59) to the south. Houston’s most affluent and most expensive neighborhoods surround the small community, including River Oaks, Afton Oaks, and Royden Oaks.

Weslayan Plaza is nestled between two major employment and retail centers, Uptown Houston/Galleria area and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza. The Galleria area, home to 2,000+ businesses and 55,000+ employees, is about a mile away from the neighborhood.

Greenway Plaza, on the other hand, is directly east of the neighborhood. Greenway Plaza is a mixed-use district with 10 commercial buildings (over 4 million square feet of space).

Downtown Houston is around 5 miles away from the neighborhood.

Retail, dining, and entertainment options are also available nearby. Highland Village, a high-end retail center, is a few blocks away. Opened in the 1950s, Highland Village is one of the oldest and most popular shopping destinations in the city.

Weslayan Plaza Houston is under the 77027 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Weslayan Plaza Houston Schools

Weslayan Plaza 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 St. George Place Elementary School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • St. George Place Elementary School at 5430 Hidalgo St. Also known as St. George’s Place Elementary School, it is an International Baccalaureate World School serving the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school also features a Vanguard neighborhood (for GT students), English Language Learner (ELL), and a special needs programs.

Middle Schools

  • Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead St. Located in the Montrose/Neartown area, Lanier Middle School opened in the mid-1920s. Like St. George’s Place Elementary, the school is also an authorized IB World School (Middle Years Programme) and a non-magnet neighborhood program. It has received a Texas Gold Performance Award (2011) and features great athletics and fine arts programs.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Located in Upper Kirby, Lamar High School is one of Houston’s IB World Schools serving the IB Diploma Programme together with its neighborhood and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The school also offers a magnet program centered on Business Administration. Apart from its great academics, the school is also knwon for its exemplary athletics programs. The Lamar Texans is one of the most highly rated football teams in Greater Houston.

Weslayan Plaza Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Weslayan Plaza.

  • Afton Oaks School at 4739 Ingersoll St. Afton Oaks School is a coeducational Montessori school for students grades PK-3.
  • Presbyterian School at 5300 Main St. Presbyterian School is a co-education school serving Pre K to 8 students. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 5/5.
  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln. St. John’s School is one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools” according to Forbes.com and “the best private school in Houston” according to the New York Times. St. John’s admits students from K-12.
  • St. Anne Catholic School at 2120 Westheimer Rd. St. Anne Catholic School is an accredited Pre-K through 8th grade with a National Blue Ribbon Status from the Department of Education. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5 stars.
  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet St. It is a co-educational school with a curriculum based on academics, religion, fine arts, and athletics. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.
  • The Post Oak School at 4600 Bissonnet St. It is a Montessori school serving elementary to high school students. The elementary and middle school campus is located in Bellaire while the high school campus is in the Museum District. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.

To find an updated listing of all Weslayan Plaza 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.

Weslayan Plaza Real Estate Trends

Weslayan Plaza real estate have remained a popular option for homebuyers wanting a close-in location, relatively more affordable homes, and high accessibility.

Property values have steadily risen over the last 10 years with slight fluctuations. The median appraised value of Weslayan Plaza homes is at over $450,000.

Several factors constribute to the neighborhood’s strong appreciation rates, including new construction homes (which tend to sell at a premium) and low inventories. There have been less than 10 public Weslayan Plaza home sales annually in the last decade (some homes are not listed on the MLS or are for-sale-by-owner).

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

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

Weslayan Plaza Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Weslayan Plaza is made up of around 150 homes, most of which date back to the 1950s. Many of the neighborhood’s original homes still line the area’s streets. Some new construction two-story homes are available in the area, with more living space and more modern designs.

Homes in the neighborhood typically feature around 2- to 5-bedroom floor plans spread over 1,400 to around 3,000 square feet of living space. The most expensive Weslayan Plaza homes can offer upwards of 5,000 square feet.

Weslayan Plaza homes sit on mid-sized lots with mature trees, with sizes ranging from 6,400 to 7,200 square feet. Wide setbacks and well kept lawns give the area a certain small town vibe.

Older Weslayan Plaza homes are mostly updated and renovated. These ranch-style properties often feature wood and brick exteriors, screened porches, and hardwood floors.

Architectural styles lean more toward traditional aesthetics. Newer homes typically feature modern and contemporary designs.

Prices for Weslayan Plaza homes for sale can start at around $500,000 and can get up to more than $1,500,000.

Weslayan Plaza Houston Townhomes Sale Trends

There are plenty of townhomes in the areas around Weslayan Plaza, including ones from Lovett Homes. Nearby Afton Oaks also features some townhome units and patio homes around its borders.

Weslayan Plaza Condo Sale Trends

There are no highrise residential condos within Weslayan Plaza. Nearby districts like Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza, River Oaks, and the Galleria do offer a number of luxury mid- and highrises. Listed below are a few of them.

River Oaks:

Galleria:

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

Weslayan Plaza Houston History

Like most neighborhoods in the area, Weslayan Plaza was developed in the 1940s and 1950s. One-story ranch-style homes lined the neighborhood’s streets during the period. Brick and wood exteriors, hardwood floors, and ample setbacks are common features, giving the neighborhood a certain old-world atmosphere.

Today, many of Weslayan Plaza’s original homes have been replaced with bigger new construction homes with modern two-story designs.

The neighborhood remains a popular option due to a number of factors, including its proximity to major employment and retail centers, accessibility, and slightly more affordable home options.

Fun Things To Do Near Weslayan Plaza Houston

Like most pocket neighborhoods around the River Oaks and Galleria areas, Weslayan Plaza is mere minutes away from Houston’s best dining, retail, and entertainment hotspots.

The Greenway Plaza, located just east of the neighborhood, is a master-planned development. The mixed-use district is home to 10 commercial buildings, several restaurants, stores, hotels, and condos.

Highland Village, one of Houston’s premiere shopping destinations, is a few blocks away. Built in the 1950s, the shopping center features more than 60 upscale boutiques, stores, restaurants, and commercial establishments. Other nearby shopping centers include the River Oaks District, Uptown Park, the Galleria, and Shepherd Square.

The Weslayan Plaza, another retail center, is located just across the Southwest Freeway.

Here are some of Weslayan Plaza Houston must-visit places:

Dining

  • Kuma Burgers
  • Peru Cafe Express
  • Oporto Cafe
  • Yokushi Robata
  • Weslayan Cafe
  • Tiny Boxwoods
  • NAO Ramen House
  • Borgo Food Station
  • Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
  • Pizzeria Solario

Retail

  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • River Oaks District
  • The Galleria
  • Uptown Park
  • Highland Village
  • Rice Village
  • Shepherd Square
  • Weslayan Plaza
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Nightlife

  • Story Ultralounge
  • Oporto Cafe
  • Swagger Lounge & Bar
  • Seasons 52
  • Le Colonial
  • Drexel House
  • BLVD 610
  • RA Sushi
  • Ragin Cajun
  • Rocks @ Greenway

Groceries

  • Central Market
  • H-E-B
  • Kroger
  • Target
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Randall’s
  • Walmart
  • Westcreek Market and Deli

Golf and Outdoor Entertainment

  • River Oaks Country Club
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Hermann Park Golf Course
  • Hermann Park
  • Memorial Park

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