West University Place Luxury Real Estate Guide
West University is one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods.
Three things make West University Place stand apart from nearby Houston neighborhoods:
- Zoning to one of the top ranked elementary schools in Texas.
- Great location with quick access to Downtown Houston, The Medical Center, The Galleria and major Houston freeways.
- Distinct “small community” feel with high walk score, separate police force and fabulous parks and civic center.
West University Houston Resources:
- West U Neighborhood Guide
- All West University Homes For Sale
- West University Mansions For Sale
- West University Houston Maps
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For more information on available West University homes for sale, call Paige Martin at
713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com
West University Home Buying Guide
West U is an appealing residential community especially for professionals. It spans from Bissonet Street to Bellaire and Holcombe Boulevards, between Community Drive and Kirby Drive.
Nicknamed “The Neighborhood City”, West University is mainly a “bedroom community” for professionals working in the area and nearby Texas Medical Center. West U boasts of a central location near Rice University, Downtown Houston, the Galleria, Museum District, and Montrose.
The real estate inventory is mostly composed of single-family homes, with some townhomes, and condominiums. Homes styles vary from traditional Georgian style two-storey homes, to contemporary, Tudor, New Orleans, and French designed homes.
Home prices in West University range from $500,000 to over $1,800,000. The average number of bedrooms and bathrooms is 3.75 and 3.20 respectively.
Stringent zoning laws and deed restrictions within the city requires a 40% open space on every lot. Urban Forester, a recent addition to the city, protects the neighborhood from losing too many of its greenery; thus maintaining its small town atmosphere.
Fun Things To Do In West University
Residents of West University Place can enjoy a variety of activities within a few minutes from the city. There are many parks and picnic areas where residents can go bird watching, do team sports, or have a relaxing bike ride.
West U has a Walk Score of 74 of 100. Travelling from Edloe Street to Kirby Drive is a delight due to the many boutiques and restaurants along the way.
Public transport is accessible via the Hermann Park/Rice U Metrorail Station. There are also plenty of buses plying routes nearby.
Rice Village is one of the city’s best-loved shopping destinations. Encompassing 16 blocks with over 300 shops, it gives the area a youthful ambiance due to cozy coffee shops and local pubs it houses.
West University also has the largest Little League Baseball group in the United States.
Parks within the West University Place include:
- Colonial Park
- Friends Park
- Huffington Park
- Whitt Johnson Park
- Judson Park
- Wier Park
- Edwards Theaters Greenway Grand Palace Stadium
- Miller Outdoor Theatre
- Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
- Bite Macarons
- Local Foods
- The Breakfast Klub
- Luna Pizzeria
- Hobbit Cafe
- Kolache Factory
- Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
- Baker St. Pub and Grill
- The Ginger Man
- Grand Prize Bar
- Mezzanine Lounge
- Rice Village
- Urban Harvest Farmers Market
- Central Market – Houston
West University Realtor – Paige Martin
As featured on Fox News in the Morning, the Houston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin – a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team – is ranked amongst the very top Keller Williams agents in the Houston area.
Paige was named the #1 Ranked Individual Agent in the Keller Williams Memorial Office for the last four years. She has been a consistent top producing agent, winning awards every year since 2007.
Paige works with a tremendous number of buyers and sellers in West University.
For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, homes or properties based upon your personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, head of the Houston Properties Team & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177.