Sunset Terrace Houston Homes For Sale, Real Estate Guide

Sunset Terrace Houston Real Estate Guide

Located within one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Sunset Terrace is a small, quiet residential enclave with luxury homes and traditional homes.

Sunset Terrace is one of the smaller neighborhoods within the West University Place area. The neighborhood is prized for its great schools and small town charm.

Residents enjoy:

  • GREAT SCHOOLS: One of the Best Schools in Houston, West University Elementary School is a few blocks away from Sunset Terrace homes. Lamar High School, with its variety of International Baccalaureate Diploma programs, also serves the community.
  • ACTIVE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Known for its tree-lined streets, Sunset Terrace boasts of an active civics association. Responsible for preserving the neighborhood’s old-world atmosphere, the Sunset Terrace/Montclair Civic Association organizes events for residents and enforces the neighborhood’s guidelines.
  • NEAR EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: The neighborhood is less than half a mile away from the Greenway Plaza, a mixed-use development home to several offices and commercial establishments. The Galleria/Uptown district, another major Houston employment center, is a couple of miles away. The district is home to world-class shopping centers, restaurants, bars, and over 23 million square feet of office space.
  • EXCLUSIVITY: Sunset Terrace real estate are among the most expensive in the Inner Loop. Median sales price is at over $1,500,000, thanks to the tear-down trend replacing the neighborhood’s older homes with upscale new construction homes.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Rice Village, with its collection of restaurants and stores, is located a few minutes away from Sunset Terrace homes. The 16-block open-air mall is a popular shopping destination. Other options are also nearby, including the Braes Heights Shopping Center, Highland Village, Plaza in the Park, and River Oaks District.
  • LUXURY HOMES: The most expensive Sunset Terrace homes are typically newer and bigger properties. These luxury properties offer amenities like hardwood flooring, formal living and dining areas, game rooms, spacious walk-in closets, and landscaped and pool-ready backyards.

Sunset Terrace real estate can be tricky to navigate due to its older homes (some may need major updates, while others are sold as lots), proximity to main roads (noise and traffic issues may affect resale values), and new construction (while some builders have great track records, others may not).

Navigating the Sunset Terrace real estate market can be tricky.  Contact Paige Martin who has completed dozens of successful Sunset Terrace home sales and is the #1 ranked KW Realtor in all Houston.

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12 Things Sunset Terrace Real Estate Buyers Should Know

One of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Sunset Terrace offers a mix of ranch-style homes and upscale new construction homes.

  • One of the Best Schools in Houston, West University Elementary School is a few blocks away from Sunset Terrace homes. Lamar High School, with its variety of International Baccalaureate Diploma programs, also serves the community.
  • Known for its tree-lined streets, Sunset Terrace boasts of an active civics association. Responsible for preserving the neighborhood’s old-world atmosphere, the Sunset Terrace/Montclair Civic Association organizes events for residents and enforces the neighborhood’s guidelines.
  • Sunset Terrace real estate are among the most expensive in the Inner Loop. Median sales price is at over $1,500,000, thanks to the tear-down trend replacing the neighborhood’s older homes with upscale new construction homes.
  • The neighborhood is less than half a mile away from the Greenway Plaza, a mixed-use development home to several offices and commercial establishments. The Galleria/Uptown district, another major Houston employment center, is a couple of miles away. The district is home to world-class shopping centers, restaurants, bars, and over 23 million square feet of office space.
  • Rice Village, with its collection of restaurants and stores, is located a few minutes away from Sunset Terrace homes. The 16-block open-air mall is a popular shopping destination. Other options are also nearby, including the Braes Heights Shopping Center, Highland Village, Plaza in the Park, and River Oaks District.
  • The most expensive Sunset Terrace homes are typically newer and bigger properties. These luxury properties offer amenities like hardwood flooring, formal living and dining areas, game rooms, spacious walk-in closets, and landscaped and pool-ready backyards.
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  • Downtown Houston is about 5 miles away from Sunset Terrace. The Texas Medical Center, is about a couple of miles west of the neighborhood.
  • Developed in the 1940s, Sunset Terrace features a variety of home styles and designs. Some of the neighborhood’s older ranch-style homes have been replaced with new construction custom-built homes.
  • Sunset Terrace homes typically feature 4- to 5-bedroom floor plans. Older homes in the area are smaller, with around 2,000 to 2,600 square feet of living space. Newer homes can feature as much as 4,000 to 5,000 square feet.
  • Homes in the neighborhood often sit on mid- to large-sized lots (by Houston standards), ranging from 6,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.
  • Architectural styles vary. The neighborhood’s original homes lean more toward ranch and traditional styles. Newer homes feature more contemporary and modern designs.
  • Prices for Sunset Terrace homes for sale start at around $700,000 (for older homes and lots). Newer and bigger properties can fetch more than $2,000,000.

Sunset Terrace Maps and Location

Sunset Terrace is a small residential enclave, one of the neighborhoods within the West University Place area. The neighborhood is made up of around 450 homes and is mostly residential.

It has West University Place to the west, College View 3rd to the east, Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza to the north, and Southside Place to the south. Sunset Terrace and Montclair Place share a civic association, the Sunset Terrace/Montclair Place Civic Association.

Sunset Terrace homes have excellent access to main roads and freeways. Buffalo Speedway, Bissonnet Street, Westpark Drive, University Boulevard, and Southwest Freeway are all easily accessible from the neighborhood.

Main employment centers like the Greenway Plaza/Upper Kirby, the Galleria/Uptown District, and the Texas Medical Center are all within easy driving distance. Greenway Plaza is a few blocks away, while the Galleria and the Med Center are both within a couple of miles.

The neighborhood also has a number of retail and entertainment centers nearby, including some of Houston’s most popular shopping destinations, Rice Village, Braes Heights Shopping Center, River Oaks District, and Highland Village.

Sunset Terrace is within the 77005 zip code of Harris County.

Zip codes near Sunset Terrace Houston include 77046, 77030, 77025, and 77401. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Sunset Terrace Place Schools

Sunset Terrace 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.

West University Elementary School is a few blocks away from the neighborhood. Pershing Middle School and Lamar High School are in nearby Braeswood Place and Upper Kirby, respectively.

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Elementary Schools

  • West University Elementary School at 3756 University Blvd. Children at Risk listed West U Elementary 2nd in its 2015 public school rankings. The school offers a Vanguard program for gifted and talented students.
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Middle Schools

  • Pershing Middle School at 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd. The school serves students grades 6 through 8 and offers a Fine Arts magnet program. Pershing also features a neighborhood program and a Pre-AP Gifted and Talented program. Students zoned to Pershing may opt to attend Pin Oak Middle School in Bellaire.
  • Pin Oak Middle School at 4601 Glenmont St. The school offers a Foreign Language magnet program and serves grades 6 to 8. It has a GreatSchools.org rating of 10/10.
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High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. The school offers business management courses as well as International Baccalaureate programs. Home to the Lamar Texans, the school also has great athletics programs.
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Sunset Terrace Houston Private Schools

  • Southampton Montessori School at 5012 Morningside Dr.  It is a co-educational preschool with a GreatSchools.org community rating of 5/5.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal School at 3816 Bellaire Blvd. The school serves students from preschool to Grade 8 and has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.
  • The Post Oak School at 4600 Bissonnet St, Bellaire. The Post Oak School is a Montessori school serving elementary to high school students. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.
  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet St, Bellaire. Episcopal High School 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.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School at 6802 Buffalo. The school is a parochial co-educational school for elementary to middle school students. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.
  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln. St. John’s School is one of “America’s Elite Prep Schools” according to Forbes and “the best private school in Houston” according to the New York Times. St. John’s admits students from K-12.
  • St. Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd. A previous National Blue Ribbon School, the school admits elementary to middle school students. It has a GreatSchools.org community rating of 4/5.

To find an updated listing of all Sunset Terrace 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.

Sunset Terrace Real Estate Trends

Sunset Terrace real estate have posted strong values in the past 10 years. The neighborhood features some of the most expensive homes for sale in Houston.

The median sales price of Sunset Terrace homes for sale is at over $1,500,000.

The neighborhood’s strong property values can be attributed to its great schools, small town vibe, and excellent location.

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

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

Sunset Terrace Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Sunset Terrace is made up of around 450 single-family homes. The neighborhood is a mix of old ranch-style homes and new construction luxury homes. The tear-down trend in the area has replaced some of the neighborhood’s original homes from the 1940s.

Sunset Terrace homes typically offer 4- to 5-bedroom floor plans, spread over 4,000 to more than 5,000 square feet. Older homes in the area are smaller, with 2 to 4 bedrooms (2,000 to around 2,600 square feet).

Homes in the neighborhood tend to sit on mid-sized lots (by Houston standards), with sizes ranging from 6,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.

Sunset Terrace homes come in different architectural styles. Older homes lean more toward traditional and ranch-style, while newer homes borrow inspiration from Mediterranean, modern, and contemporary designs.

The most expensive homes in the area can feature luxury amenities, including wide setbacks, spacious masters bedrooms, hardwood flooring, formal living and dining areas, game rooms, spacious walk-in closets, and landscaped and pool-ready backyards.

Sunset Terrace homes for sale can start at around $700,000 to more than $2,000,000.

Sunset Terrace Townhomes Sale Trends

There are no Sunset Terrace townhomes for sale, though there are plenty of townhome properties available around the neighborhood’s borders. Nearby neighborhoods like Upper Kirby and Montrose also features townhome options.

Sunset Terrace Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Sunset Terrace condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in surrounding areas including 2520 Robinhood in nearby Rice Village.

Several condo buildings are located in the Museum District, Upper Kirby, and the Galleria, including:

River Oaks (77019):

Museum District (77004/77006)

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

Sunset Terrace TX History

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Developed in the late 1940s, Sunset Terrace is a residential neighborhood with around 450 single-family homes. The city of Houston annexed the neighborhood shortly after development.

The neighborhood is built on what used to be Harris County Poor Farm. The Sunset Terrace Garden Club initiated a project to beautify the ditch that ran east of the neighborhood’s borders.

The neighborhoods of Sunset Terrace and Montclair Place share a civic association, which helps maintain the area’s quiet atmosphere.

Today, Sunset Terrace is one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Fun Things To Do In Sunset Terrace

Residents of Sunset Terrace have excellent access to some of Houston’s finest shopping and entertainment destinations.

Rice Village, the 16-block open-air mall, features an eclectic collection of restaurants, pubs, and retail stores. The area features a great selection of stores and boutiques, and has been a retail hotspot since 1930. Another old shopping hub, the Braes Heights Shopping Center is located in nearby Southside Place.

One of Houston’s most visited districts, the Museum District is located a couple of miles west of Sunset Terrace. The district is home to 20 museums, art gallerias, cultural centers, and organizations. It covers a 1.5-square mile area around the Mecom Fountain. Some of the most popular museums in the district includes the Museum of Fine Arts, the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Zoo, the Menil Collection, and the Rothko Chapel.

For outdoor entertainment, residents can take a short drive to Memorial Park or Hermann Park, both of which feature public golf courses.

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Here are some of the must-visit places in and around Sunset Terrace Place:

Dining

  • Tiny’s No. 5
  • Little Matt’s
  • Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
  • On The Kirb
  • Peru Cafe Express
  • Happy Endings
  • Fajitas A Go Go
  • Bacco
  • Thai Bistro
  • The Buffalo Grille

Retail

  • Rice Village
  • Braes Heights Shopping Center
  • Plaza in the Park
  • Highland Village
  • The Galleria
  • River Oaks District
  • River Oaks Shopping Center
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Nightlife

  • Bacco
  • Simone on Sunset
  • Under the Volcano
  • Lumen Lounge
  • The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
  • benjy’s
  • The Ginger Man
  • Marquis II
  • bar bleu
  • Little Woodrow’s

Groceries

  • Randall’s Food
  • H-E-B
  • Kroger
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Whole Foods Market

Nearby Outdoor Attractions

  • Hermann Park
  • Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
  • Rice Running Trail
  • Memorial Park
  • Buffalo Bayou Park
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

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