Colonial Terrace Houston Homes & Neighborhood Guide

Colonial Terrace Houston Real Estate Guide

Colonial Terrace is one of the neighborhoods that make up West University Place, Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Located directly east of Bellaire, Colonial Terrace is made up of around 550 homes. The area’s appeal stems from its great neighborhood schools, excellent location, and peaceful atmosphere.

Residents enjoy:

  • TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: Ranked 5th in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings, West University Place Elementary School serves Colonial Terrace homes. IB World School Lamar High is also zoned to the neighborhood.
  • WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE LOCATION: A city-within-a-city, West University Place features some of the most expensive real estate in the Greater Houston area. The median sales price of homes in the city is at well over $1,000,000. Forbes included West U in its list of America’s “Top Urban Enclaves”.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Rice Village, one of Houston’s shopping destinations, is about a mile and a half away from the neighborhood. It features several restaurants, boutiques, retail stores, bars, and cafes. More options are available in The Galleria, made up of 300+ commercial establishments spread over more than 2,000,000 square feet of leasable space.
  • GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: Located near where Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway meet, the neighborhood is highly accessible. Main roads are minutes away from Colonial Terrace homes, including Bissonnet Street, Bellaire Boulevard, and Buffalo Speedway.
  • PROXIMITY TO BUSINESS CENTERS: Major employment centers (including the Galleria area, the Greenway Plaza, and the Medical Center) are all within easy driving distance from Colonial Terrace. The Texas Medical Center, home to more than 50 hospitals, medical research facilities, and academic institutions. Over 100,000 employees and volunteers travel to the Med Center daily.
  • COLONIAL PARK: Spanning around 3 acres, Colonial Park is the biggest in West U. Residents can enjoy the park’s swimming pool, walking/jogging path, playground, pavilion, and sand volleyball court. The park also features two lighted tennis courts.

Buying or selling a home in Colonial Terrace can be challenging due to the area’s older homes (some may need major renovations, while others are sold as lots), and proximity to main roads (noise and traffic issues may affect property values) and train tracks. Some Colonial Terrace real estate (on specific streets) may also sell at a discount, while others sell at a premium.

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

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12 Things Colonial Terrace Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located in one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Colonial Terrace is a peaceful neighborhood of around 550 homes.

  • Ranked 5th in Children at Risk’s Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings, West University Place Elementary School serves Colonial Terrace homes. IB World School Lamar High is also zoned to the neighborhood.
  • A city-within-a-city, West University Place features some of the most expensive real estate in the Greater Houston area. The median sales price of homes in the city is at well over $1,000,000. Forbes included West U in its list of America’s “Top Urban Enclaves”.
  • Rice Village, one of Houston’s shopping destinations, is about a mile and a half away from the neighborhood. It features several restaurants, boutiques, retail stores, bars, and cafes. More options are available in The Galleria, made up of 300+ commercial establishments spread over more than 2,000,000 square feet of leasable space.
  • Located near where Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway meet, the neighborhood is highly accessible. Main roads are minutes away from Colonial Terrace homes, including Bissonnet Street, Bellaire Boulevard, and Buffalo Speedway.
  • Major employment centers (including the Galleria area, the Greenway Plaza, and the Medical Center) are all within easy driving distance from Colonial Terrace. The Texas Medical Center, home to more than 50 hospitals, medical research facilities, and academic institutions. Over 100,000 employees and volunteers travel to the Med Center daily.
  • Spanning around 3 acres, Colonial Park is the biggest in West U. Residents can enjoy the park’s swimming pool, walking/jogging path, playground, pavilion, and sand volleyball court. The park also features two lighted tennis courts.
  • The neighborhood’s older homes date back to the 1930s. Many of the area’s original homes, however, have been replaced with bigger and newer construction homes.
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  • Colonial Terrace is made up of around 550 homes. Most are single-family dwellings, but there are some townhomes available in the area.
  • Colonial Terrace homes can offer 3 to 5 bedrooms, with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to upwards of 4,500 square feet. Lot sizes are typically between 5,000 to around 7,000 square feet.
  • Colonial Terrace homes range from bungalows and cottages, ranch-style homes, and luxury homes.
  • Colonial Terrace townhomes tend to be smaller, from 1,000 to around 2,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Colonial Terrace homes for sale can start at around $500,000. Newer properties can sell for well over $1,500,000.

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Colonial Terrace Maps and Location

Located at the westernmost area of West University Place, Colonial Terrace is directly east of the city of Bellaire. Covering around 170 acres, the subdivision has around 550 homes.

The neighborhood sits south of Bissonnet Street, west of Wesleyan Street, north of Bellaire Boulevard, and east of train tracks. It is near where Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway meet.

Colonial Terrace homes are minutes away from retail, business, and employment centers. The Galleria/Uptown district is around 3 miles away, while the Greenway Plaza is only 2 miles north of the neighborhood.

The Texas Medical Center, one of Houston’s major employment centers, is less than 15 minutes away. The district features more than 50 hospitals, research facilities, and academic institutions with around 100,000 employees and volunteers.

For retail, Colonial Terrace residents have plenty of options, including Rice Village, a 16-block shopping center just east of West University Place. Weslayan Plaza, The Galleria, Highland Village, and River Oaks District are all within easy driving distance from the neighborhood.

Colonial Park is located at the heart of the community and offers a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool, a playground, a pavilion, a sand volleyball court, and two lighted tennis courts. A walking path/jogging trail is also available in the area.

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

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

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Colonial Terrace Place Schools

Colonial 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.

Elementary Schools

  • West University Elementary School at 3756 University Blvd. Ranked 5th in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings. The school’s Vanguard neighborhood program is designed for gifted and talented students.

Middle Schools

  • Pershing Middle School at 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd. Pershing Middle School is one of the HISD’s Fine Arts magnet schools. It also offers a Pre-AP Gifted and Talented program alongside its neighborhood 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. Home to the Lamar Texans, Lamar High School is known for its great athletics programs. It has one of the oldest lacrosse programs in the state and has a successful football program. 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.

Colonial Terrace 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 Colonial 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.

Colonial Terrace Real Estate Trends

Colonial Terrace real estate has shown great appreciation rates over the last 10 years. This is thanks mostly to a teardown trend – replacing older and smaller homes with larger properties.

Some older homes (dating back to the 1930s) are still available in the area, though mostly sell at a discount or as lots.

Many factors contribute to the community’s continuing and renewed popularity, including its great neighborhood schools, beautiful homes, and central location within the Inner Loop.

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

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

Colonial Terrace Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Colonial Terrace is made up of around 550 homes. Most are single-family homes, though some townhomes are available in the community.

Homes in the neighborhood date back to the early 1930s, though many have been torn down in favor of newer properties.

Most Colonial Terrace homes feature 3 to 5 bedrooms, with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to upwards of 4,500 square feet. Lot sizes are typically between 5,000 to around 7,000 square feet.

Colonial Terrace homes come in many architectural styles, including traditional, ranch, Victorian, Georgian, and Texas Hill Country. Newer properties typically feature more contemporary designs.

Older Colonial Terrace homes for sale can start at around $500,000. New construction luxury homes in the area can sell for upwards of $1,500,000.

Colonial Terrace Townhomes Sale Trends

The neighborhood features a few townhomes. Compared to their single-family home counterparts, Colonial Terrace townhomes are smaller and more affordable.

Most townhomes in the neighborhood are older, with 3-bedroom floor plans spread over 1,000 to 2,000 square feet of living space. Lot sizes are between 2,500 to around 3,000 square feet.

Prices for Colonial Terrace townhomes for sale can start at around $400,000 to around $500,000.

Colonial Terrace Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Colonial 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.

Colonial Terrace TX History

West U Church

The city of West University Place started out as a development well away from Houston. Ben Hooper, a former Tennessee governor, spearheaded the community’s growth in 1917. Named for its proximity to (what was then) Rice Institute, West University Place’s first lots sold the same year.

In 1924, the city of West University Place incorporated and adopted a formal city charter.

The community was developed in sections, and 26 subdivisions now make up the city, including Colonial Terrace.

Some Colonial Terrace homes date back to the early 1930s, though many have been replaced with newer and larger properties.

Fun Things To Do In Colonial Terrace

Colonial Terrace, thanks to its location near where Loop 610 and Southwest Freeway meet, is minutes away from several shopping destinations, entertainment centers, and parks.

The Galleria, Houston’s premiere shopping center, is less than 10 minutes away from the Colonial Terrace. It features more than 2 million square feet of shopping space and more than 300 upscale boutiques, high end restaurants, exciting nighlife options, and cafes. Rice Village is also a few minutes away.

West University Place’s park system also has its residents covered. The city’s biggest park, Colonial Park, is located at the heart of Colonial Terrace.

Colonial Park is located along Byron Street and covers around 3 acres. The park features a swimming pool, a sand volleyball court, a playground, a pavilion, and two lighted tennis courts. The walking/jogging path winds around a large green space.

The city’s other parks are also nearby, including Friends Pocket Park, Huffington Park, Judson Park, Liberty Park, Whitt Johnson Park, Wier Park, and Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park.

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

Dining

  • Yoyo’s Hot Dog
  • Bacco
  • Pokeology
  • Local Foods
  • Little Matt’s
  • On the Kirb
  • benjy’s
  • Buda Juice
  • Nobie’s
  • Cafe Rabelais

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

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

Groceries

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

Parks

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

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