Southgate Real Estate Guide

Southgate homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Southgate Real Estate Guide

Southgate is about 5 miles southwest of Downtown Houston and is close to Texas Medical Center. The community was named for its location near Rice University's south gate. The neighborhood features a mix of renovated vintage homes and new construction homes.

Southgate is well-known thanks to its:

Buying or selling a Southgate home can be tricky. The community's strict deed restrictions and low inventories can present challenges. In addition, it's older homes (some of which may need extensive renovations). Southgate, which was built in the 1930s, predates the Medical Center. Some of the original homes in the neighborhood have been updated and renovated. Others have since been cleared to make way for newer construction.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Southgate area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“Brittney Coile with The Houston Property Team is an amazing realtor that goes above and beyond to help in any way she can. We have been in the real estate industry ourselves years ago, and have met hundreds of realtors. Brittney is definitely a top realtor. Professional, attentive, hard working and with a kindness and willingness to help long after the property has closed. I give her my strongest recommendation and will definitely wish to continue doing business going forward. Thank you for your amazing help and hard work for us! You have been invaluable during this time!” - Ingrid Holst (Google Review)

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Southgate Homes For Sale

3 Beds, 4 Baths
2102 Southgate Boulevard
4 Beds, 2 Baths
2202 Watts Street
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2502 Mcclendon Street
6 Beds, 6 Baths
2050 Southgate Boulevard
5 Beds, 5 Baths
2120 Southgate Boulevard
4 Beds, 4 Baths
2036 Addison Road

Southgate Homes For Rent

4 Beds, 3 Baths
2128 Watts Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2047 Mcclendon Street
5 Beds, 3 Baths
2219 Addison Road
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2215 Swift Boulevard
4 Beds, 2 Baths
2022 Mcclendon Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2111 Sheridan Street

Table of Contents

  1. Southgate Home Sale Trends
  2. Southgate Best Realtor Insights
  3. Southgate Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Southgate Schools
  5. Southgate Real Estate Market

Southgate Home Sale Trends

Southgate Real Estate Trends

Southgate is an established area of more than 500 homes. It sits West of the Texas Medical Center and South of Rice Uni. It is home to major employers such as Chevron and Arco Construction.

Southgate has an excellent reputation thanks to its:

Southgate is one of Houston's Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods. The median sales price is over $800,000. Land values have posted significant increases over the past decade.

Southgate Best Realtor Insights

Recent developments in Southgate made it one of the more popular inner loop neighborhoods in Texas.

Southgate Maps, Location & Zip Code

Southgate Map

Commute Time Southgate
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 5
Energy Corridor (min) 25
Galleria (min) 15

Map of Southgate

Highlights Southgate
Amenities Southgate sits south of Rice Uni and east of the Museum District and Hermann Park. The district features more than 50 medical institutions, schools, hospitals, and specialty centers.

Nearby master-planned communities around the Southgate include Southampton and West Uni.

Southgate homes sit on 50-feet lots, but plots are as large as 100 feet wide. Tree-lined streets and vintage cottages inspire a small-town vibe within Southgate.
Golf Courses - Herman Park Golf Course
- River Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - Brays Bayou Park
- Brays Bayou Trail
- Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
- Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- Medical Center Plaza
- Rice Village
- South Main Shopping Center
- Loft
- Corners of the Worlds


- Safina
- Two Guys Pizzeria
- Taste of Spices
- Poke In The Bowl
- MOD Pizza
- The Halal Guys
- Piada
- Terrace 54
- Southwell's Hamburger Grill
- Burger King


- Upstairs
- Bar 9
- The Davenport
- Leon's Lounge
- Lumen
- The Owl
- Story Ultralounge
- Barbella
- Bar Esperanto
- Ovations


- Kroger
- Randalls
- Dean's Grocerette & Deli
- Target
- H-E-B
Major Employers - Texas Medical Center
- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
- Chevron
- Arco Construction, Design and Management

Southgate Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Roberts Elem 9

Southgate's 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 it a "Met Standard" rating in 2016. HISD has several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools, including Lamar High School and Roberts Elementary School.

Elementary School

To find an updated listing of all Southgate real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Southgate areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.

Southgate Real Estate Market

Southgate Single Family Home Sale Trends

Southgate's single-family homes have lots ranging in size from 1,700 to more than 6,500 square feet.

Southgate homes typically have two to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms. It is possible to have a 5/4/2 floor plan for larger homes with one or two stories. There is a wide variety of architectural styles throughout the area, but most homes are of a more traditional style.

Several of Southgate’s original homes from the 1930s and 1940s have been gorgeously renovated and maintained. Others have since been replaced with custom-built homes. Newer construction homes tend to sell for higher prices than older Southgate homes for sale.

Prices for Southgate homes for sale range from over $200,000 to over $2,000,000.

Southgate Townhome Sale Trends

There are no townhomes in Southgate. There are, however, plenty of townhome options available in nearby neighborhoods.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Southgate real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston townhomes or learn more about properties that could be a fit for you.

Southgate Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Southgate condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in the surrounding areas.

Several condo buildings are located in the Museum District and River Oaks including:

River Oaks:

Museum District:

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. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Southgate real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.

Southgate TX History

Southgate was developed in the 1930s as a "new American residential subdivision".

It was prized for its proximity to Rice University, Main Street, and access to affordable homes.

Southgate, Inc. built 554 of the subdivision's original homesites but only sold 200 during its initial offering.

The deed restrictions in the area also date from this period. Several of the neighborhood's original homes have been renovated and maintained.

Southgate is now one of Houston's most expensive neighborhoods, with one of the best real estate appreciation rates in the Inner Loop, owing to its excellent location and accessibility.

Fun things to do near Southgate

Apart from easy access to Houston's best educational and medical institutions, Southgate is also close to the Museum District and Hermann Park.

Hermann Park, one of Houston's most popular attractions, is a 445-acre public park that houses the Houston Zoo, the Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Garden Center, and the Hermann Park Golf Course.

The Museum District is a few minutes away from the neighborhood and contains 19 museums and institutions within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain. The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum of Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are among the most popular attractions in the district.

The park has a variety of attractions and facilities, including jogging trails, playgrounds, gardens, and even pedal boats. There are also many dining, retail, and entertainment options in the area.

Here are some of Southgate’s must-visit places:

Run / Hike / Bike Trails

Best Southgate Realtor - Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

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