Collegeview Houston TX Homes, Real Estate & Neighborhood

Collegeview Houston Real Estate Guide

Centrally located and highly accessible, Collegeview is one of the top subdivisions that make up the city of West University Place.

Popular for its mix of old and new homes, Collegeview’s appeal stems from its location along main roads, proximity to great schools, and its small town atmosphere.

Made up of four key sections, Collegeview features:

  • WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE LOCATION: Named as one of Forbes‘ Top Urban Enclaves, the city of West University Place features some of the most expensive real estate in the Greater Houston area. The median sales price of West U homes is at over $1,000,000.
  • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS: West University Elementary School serves the Collegeview neighborhood. It was named 5th in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings. Lamar High School, an IB World School, also serves the community. (See Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Houston Schools)
  • EASY ACCESSIBILITY: Collegeview is located along several main roads, including Bissonnet Street, Bellaire/Holcombe Boulevard, Weslayan Street, and University Boulevard. Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway are within minutes of Collegeview homes.
  • NEAR MAJOR EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: The Galleria and the Texas Medical Center, two of Houston’s bustling business and employment centers, are within 3 miles of Collegeview. The Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the country, is home to more than 50 hospitals, academic institutions, and research facilities (with 100,000+ employees and volunteers).
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Collegeview homes have plenty of retail, entertainment, and dining options nearby. Weslayan Plaza and Braes Heights Shopping Center are a few blocks away, while the 16-block retail center Rice Village is about a mile from the neighborhood.
  • WEST U PARKS: West University operates 8 parks, including Huffington Park and Colonial Park. Colonial Park covers more than 3 acres and features a swimming pool, a fitness/weight room, two lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a walking/jogging track.

Buying or selling a Collegeview home can present some challenges. Older homes tend to need extensive renovations, and others can sell as lots. Some Collegeview homes are located along/near busy streets, which can present some noise and traffic issues. Also, some areas sell at a premium, while others may sell at a discount.

Contact Paige Martin who has completed dozens of successful Collegeview home sales and is the #1 ranked KW Realtor in all Houston.

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12 Things Collegeview Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Made up of around 700 single-family homes, Collegeview is located in West University Place, one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.

  • Named as one of Forbes’ Top Urban Enclaves, the city of West University Place features some of the most expensive real estate in the Greater Houston area. The median sales price of West U homes is at over $1,000,000.
  • West University Place Elementary School serves the Collegeview neighborhood. It was named 5th in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings. Lamar High School, an IB World School, also serves the community.
  • Collegeview is located along several main roads, including Bissonnet Street, Bellaire/Holcombe Boulevard, Weslayan Street, and University Boulevard. Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway are within minutes of Collegeview homes.
  • The Galleria and the Texas Medical Center, two of Houston’s bustling business and employment centers, are within 3 miles of Collegeview. The Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the country, is home to more than 50 hospitals, academic institutions, and research facilities (with 100,000+ employees and volunteers).
  • Collegeview homes have plenty of retail, entertainment, and dining options nearby. Weslayan Plaza and Braes Heights Shopping Center are a few blocks away, while the 16-block retail center Rice Village is about a mile from the neighborhood.
  • West University operates 8 parks, including Huffington Park and Colonial Park. Colonial Park covers more than 3 acres and features a swimming pool, a fitness/weight room, two lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a walking/jogging track.
  • The oldest Collegeview homes can date back to the 1930s. Many have been replaced with newer and bigger homes.
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  • Collegeview homes typically feature 2 to 4 bedrooms spread over 1,000 to around 4,000 square feet.
  • The most expensive Collegeview real estate can feature 5-bedroom floor plans with over 5,000 square feet of living space.
  • Lot sizes are typically between 5,000 to around 9,000 square feet.
  • Architectural styles vary, ranging from traditional designs to more modern and contemporary aesthetics.
  • Prices for Collegeview homes for sale can start at around $700,000 to more than $1,500,000.

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Collegeview Maps and Location

Four sections in the city of West University Place is known as Collegeview – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. These neighborhoods sit south of Bissonnet Street, and north of Bellaire/Holcombe Boulevard.

Collegeview 1st and 3rd sits east of Weslayan Road, while Collegeview 2nd and 4th are west of it. The city of Southside Place is just east of the neighborhood (Houston lies north and south). Another independent city, Bellaire, is a few blocks west of Collegeview.

The neighborhood is centrally located along busy roads and near some of West U’s parks, including Colonial Park, Friends Park, and Huffington Park. Colonial Park, the largest in West U’s park system, covers around 3 acres and features a swimming pool, a weight room, two lighted tennis courts, and a walking/jogging trail.

Retail and entertainment areas are also nearby, including Braes Heights Shopping Center and Weslayan Plaza. Rice Village, a 16-block retail center, is about a mile away. For more dining and entertainment options, Collegeview residents can take a short drive to the Galleria (about 3 miles away).

The Galleria features around 2 million square feet of leasable space, and is home to more than 300 boutiques, retail stores, restaurants, cafes, and bars. The area is also one of Houston’s major employment centers, with over 23 million square feet of office space.

The Texas Medical Center is also within 3 miles away. The large medical complex is home to more than 50 hospitals, academic institutions, and research facilities and has more around 100,000 employees and volunteers.

Collegeview, West University Place is within the 77005 zip code.

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

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Collegeview Place Schools

Collegeview 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.

Elementary Schools

  • West University Elementary School at 3756 University Blvd. Ranked 5th in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings, West University Elementary School is one of the most highly rated schools in the HISD. It offers a Vanguard neighborhood program for gifted and talented students.

Middle Schools

  • Pershing Middle School at 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd. Pershing Middle School offers a fine arts magnet program, 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. Pin Oak Middle School was named National Blue Ribbon School in 2008 and serves a Foreign Languages magnet program.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Lamar High School is home to the Texans, a highly regarded football team in the Houston area. The school is also known for having one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state. The school is an International Baccalaureate World School and offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme. It also offers a business management magnet program.

Collegeview Houston Private Schools

  • West University SignSouthampton 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 Collegeview 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.

Collegeview Real Estate Trends

Collegeview real estate has enjoyed great appreciation rates over the past 10 years, mostly due to the area’s limited inventories and influx of new construction homes.

The median appraised value is at over $900,000.

Collegeview continues to draw homebuyers, its appeal stemming from several factors, including its West University location, top rated neighborhood schools, and central location.

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

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

Collegeview Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Made up of around 700 homes, Collegeview is known for its newer properties interspersed with smaller cottages and older homes dating back to the 1930s.

While many of the neighborhood’s older homes have been torn down in favor of new construction, some have been updated and extensively renovated.

Collegeview homes typically feature 2 to 4 bedrooms, spread over 1,000 to over 4,000 square feet. The area’s most expensive real estate in the neighborhood can offer 5-bedroom floor plans with living spaces upwards of 5,000 square feet.

Lot sizes are between 5,000 to around 9,000 square feet.

Collegeview homes range from traditional Georgians with brick veneer exteriors to more modern designs.

Prices for Collegeview homes for sale can start at around $700,000 to more than $1,500,000.

Collegeview Townhomes Sale Trends

Collegeview is made up primarily of single-family homes. There are a few townhomes available in nearby West U neighborhoods, including Colonial Terrace.

Collegeview Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Collegeview condos for sale. There are however, plenty of units 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.

Collegeview TX History

West U Church

The city of West University Place was developed by former Tennessee governor Ben Hooper. The community was located well outside Houston city limits at the time. Houston was reluctant to extend city services, which led to West U residents to adopt a formal city charter.

Collegeview, along with the other sections that make up West U, was developed in sections around the 1930s. The community’s older homes date back to this period, though a number of them have been replaced with newer homes.

Today, Collegeview is among the most popular in the Greater Houston area. Great neighborhood schools, great accessibility, and beautiful homes continue to draw homebuyers to the area.

Fun Things To Do In Collegeview

Collegeview residents have plenty of options for outdoor entertainment, retail, and dining.

Huffington Park, located at 6204 College Street, is within a few blocks from Collegeview homes. The .61-acre park features a playground, a shade arbor, and picnic tables.

Colonial Park (at 4130 Byron Street) covers more than 3 acres, and features a sand volleyball court, two lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, a fitness/weight room, a pavilion, a playground, and a walking/jogging track.

For retail, residents can take a short drive to the area’s many shopping centers, including Weslayan Plaza (along Weslayan Street) and Braes Heights Shopping Center (along Bellaire/Holcombe Boulevard).

For more options, Rice Village and the Galleria are also highly accessible from the neighborhood.

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

Dining

  • Tiny No 5
  • Little Matt’s
  • Pokeology
  • Yoyo’s Hot Dog
  • Bacco
  • Local Foods
  • Yokushi Robata
  • Liberty Taco
  • On the Kirb
  • benjy’s

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

  • The Cellar Bar
  • bar bleu
  • Lumen Lounge
  • Simone on Sunset
  • The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
  • Rosinka Wine & Tea House
  • Under the Volcano
  • Swagger Lounge & Bar
  • Plate and Bottle
  • benjy’s

Groceries

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

Parks

  • Colonial Park
  • Friends Pocket Park
  • Huffington Park
  • Judson Park
  • Liberty Park
  • Whitt Johnson Park
  • Wier Park
  • Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park

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