Southside Place Real Estate Guide

Southside Place homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Southside Place Real Estate Guide

Nicknamed “The City of Tallows” for its Chinese Tallow trees, Southside Place spans a 10-block area south of West University Place and east of Bellaire.

Southside Place homes are popular thanks to their:

Southside Place real estate may be challenging to navigate due to older homes (some may need extensive renovations). Different new home developers (some have quality track records, while others do not) and different school zoning in the neighborhood may also pose a challenge to homebuyers.

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

“I highly recommend Courtney from the Houston Properties Team for reliable real estate services! She was professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions I had throughout the process. Courtney went above and beyond to ensure that my home was marketed effectively and sold quickly. No question that I'd work with Courtney and her team again in the future. Thank you!” - Dora Williams (Google Review)

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Southside Place Homes For Sale

4 Beds, 2 Baths
3715 Darcus Street
3 Beds, 1 Bath
3723 University
6 Beds, 6 Baths
3711 University Boulevard
5 Beds, 4 Baths
3716 Jardin Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
3739 University Boulevard
5 Beds, 4 Baths
12 Southside Circle

Southside Place Homes For Rent

5 Beds, 6 Baths
6623 Edloe Street
5 Beds, 5 Baths
3783 Carlon Street
2 Beds, 2 Baths
1913 Gillette Street #L
2 Beds, 2 Baths
207 Pierce Street #205
5 Beds, 4 Baths
2928 Suffolk Drive
2 Beds, 2 Baths
300 St Joseph Parkway #309

Table of Contents

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

Southside Place Home Sale Trends

Southside Place Real Estate Trends

Spanning ten blocks within the Inner Loop, Southside Place is an affluent independent city. It features some of the most expensive real estate in Houston.

Southside Place is popular due to its:

Southside Place homes posted great real estate and land value appreciation (with West U) in the past decade. Recent construction luxury homes and vintage bungalows in the neighborhood have price tags comparable to homes in nearby West U, Southampton Place, and Boulevard Oaks.

Southside Place Best Realtor Insights

One of the Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods, Southside Place is a small independent city. It spans around ten blocks south of West University.

Southside Place Maps, Location & Zip Code

Southside Place Map

Commute Time Southside Place
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 10
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 10

Map of Southside Place

Highlights Southside Place
Amenities The City of Southside Place features a park and pool area (Fire Truck Park) and a swimming pool.

It also has a clubhouse, basketball courts, a baseball field, and tennis courts.
Golf Courses - Hermann Park Golf Course
- Arty Fleckman Golf Inc
- River Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - Brays Bayou Park
- Russ Pitman Park
- Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center - 610 Entrance
- Hermann Park
- Japanese Garden
- Houston Zoo
- Miller Outdoor Theatre
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail Centers:

- Braes Heights Shopping Center
- Southwest Freeway Retail Center
- South Main Shopping Center
- Shops at Three Corners
- Bellaire Boulevard Center
- West U Towne Center
- Rice Village
- The Galleria
- Highland Village Shopping Center
- Uptown Park
- River Oaks Shopping Center


- Fabio’s Fresh Pasta
- Central Market Houston
- Tacos Tierra Caliente
- Phoenicia Specialty Foods
- Pat Greer’s Kitchen
- New York Coffee Shop
- Common Bond Café & Bakery


- Monarch Restaurant & Lounge
- Grand Prize Bar
- Absinthe Brasserie
- Harp
- Revelry on Richmond
- Ruthie’s Place
- Bar 5015
- Kaiser’s Korner Pub
- The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge
- Bosta Wine and Coffee
- Mosaic Bar and Lounge


- Museum of Natural Science
- Children’s Museum
- Holocaust Museum
- Asia Society Texas Center
- Czech Center Museum
- African American Culture
- Center for Contemporary Craft
- Lawndale Art Center
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Contemporary Arts Museum
- Jung Center of Houston
- Rice Art Gallery
Major Employers - Texas Medical Center
- Energy Corridor
- BWI Companies

Southside Place Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Twain Elem 8
West University Elem 9

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Pershing Middle 7

Southside 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. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a "Met Standard" rating. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools. Examples are Lamar High School and Twain Elementary School.

Students zoned to Pershing Middle School may opt to attend Pin Oak, a National Blue Ribbon School.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Southside Place Private Schools

Southside Place has many private schools near Rice University and the Texas Medical Center. Listed below are some of them:

To find an updated listing of all Southside Place 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 Southside Place 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.

Southside Place Real Estate Market

Southside Place Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Southside Place is known for its upscale and vintage homes dating back to the 1930s and 40s. New construction homes (some with as many as six bedrooms) are common in the area. However, some of the neighborhood's original homes have already been updated.

Older Southside Place homes are typically smaller (2 to 3 bedrooms) than their newer counterparts. Most harken back to the late 1930s. They are a mix of bungalows and two-story homes with wood and brick exteriors.

These homes may sell at lot value, though they can still fetch upwards of $700,000. Updated homes can sell for higher prices.

On the flip side, recent or new construction homes in Southside Place often offer 4- to 5-bedroom floor plans. Luxury amenities and finishes are standard. They include ensuite baths, spacious living areas, and private swimming pools.

Home sizes typically range from 1,500 to more than 6,500 square feet. Lots are mid- to large-sized (by Houston standards), from 6,000 to around 18,000 square feet.

Architectural styles in Southside Place range from traditional designs to more modern/contemporary aesthetics.

Prices for Southside Place homes for sale start at around $800,000 and can go upwards of $2,000,000.

Southside Place Townhomes Sale Trends

There are no Southside Place townhomes, as most homes are detached single-family dwellings. Surrounding areas like the Medical Center and Museum District, however, do have townhomes available.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Southside Place 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.

Southside Place Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Southside Place condos for sale. However, plenty of units are available in surrounding areas like the Museum District and River Oaks. Condos in the Galleria/Uptown area and Downtown are also popular options.

River Oaks (77019):

Museum District (77004/77006):

Downtown Houston (77002 / 77010):

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.

Southside Place TX History

Developer Edlo L. Crain opened a small new home community called Southside Place in 1925. The community debuted with bungalows, a new swimming pool, and a park. Crain enhanced the development with Chinese Tallow trees and Radiant Red rose bushes.

The developer also engineered what was then considered modern advances into the streets of Southside Place. Examples are concrete curbs and sidewalks, and gravel streets.

Residents were attracted to Southside Place by its updated facilities and the park. The park served as a central gathering place for the residents - forming a community bond that still exists today.

Southside Place was incorporated in 1934, electing a mayor and five council members. Nowadays, the city has a council-manager form of government. It operates its own police and fire departments.

Fun Things To Do Near Southside Place

Credit to its Inner Loop location, Southside Place has easy access to the best Houston hotspots. Homes in the neighborhood are just a short drive from some of Houston's best retail hubs. Uptown Park, Highland Village Shopping Center, and River Oaks Shopping Center are prime examples. The Galleria, with its world-class retail and upscale dining options, is around 4 miles from the neighborhood.

For options closer to home, the city has Braes Heights Shopping Center. The 2-story Mid-Century modern strip mall features a variety of retail stores and casual dining spots. Nearby Rice Village, which spans around 16 blocks, is one of Houston's most popular shopping destinations. It has over 300 commercial establishments and retail stores. It also showcases an array of restaurants (with samplings of different cuisines) and retail stores.

The City of Southside Place also features a park and pool area (Fire Truck Park). It has a playground, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, basketball courts, a baseball field, and tennis courts.

Here are some of Southside Place's must-visit places:

Run/Bike/Hike Trails
Country Clubs and Golf Courses

Best Southside Place Houston 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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