Monticello Houston Homes For Sale & Real Estate Guide

Monticello Houston Real Estate Guide

Popular for its charming small town vibe and luxury homes, Monticello is one of the neighborhoods that make up West University Place.

Located within one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Monticello is known for its luxury homes, great schools, and central location. Residents enjoy:

  • WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE LOCATION: Forbes once named West University Place as one of the country’s “Top Urban Enclaves”. The city-within-a-city is still one of the most coveted and most expensive addresses in the Houston area, with a median sales price of over $1,000,000.
  • TOP SCHOOLS: Monticello homes are zoned to highly regarded HISD schools, including West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School and Lamar High School. West U Elementary ranked 5th in Children at Risk‘s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings.
  • NEAR RICE VILLAGE: Rice Village, a 16-block shopping destination, is a few blocks away from the neighborhood of Monticello. With over 100 Yelp-rated commercial establishments in the area, residents have plenty of upscale boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment hotspots from which to choose.
  • PROXIMITY TO MED CENTER: The Texas Medical Center is Houston’s world-class healthcare complex, home to 50+ institutions, schools, and research centers with over 100,000 employees and volunteers. The Galleria and downtown Houston are also within a few miles of Monticello homes.
  • GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: West University Place is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the Houston area. Several main roads and freeways are nearby, including Bissonnet Street, Kirby Drive, Buffalo Speedway, Southwest Freeway, and Loop 610.
  • LUXURY HOMES: Compared to homes in nearby Sunset Terrace and Rice Court, the neighborhood’s homes are slightly more affordable. Average home prices is at around $1,400,000. The most expensive Monticello real estate typically feature gourmet kitchens, large master suites, landscaped grounds, and beautiful brick and stucco exteriors.

Buying or selling a home in Monticello can be tricky due to a number of factors. Very few homes are put on the market every year (only around 50 homes were sold in the area in the last 2 years). Contact Paige Martin who has completed dozens of successful Monticello home sales and is the #1 ranked KW Realtor in all Houston.

 

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12 Things Monticello Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Located in one of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Monticello is made up of around 400 single-family homes.

  • Forbes named West University Place as one of the country’s Top Urban Enclaves in 2007. The city-within-a-city is still one of the most coveted and most expensive addresses in the Houston area, with a median sales price of over $1,000,000.
  • Monticello homes are zoned to highly regarded HISD schools, including West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School and Lamar High School. West U Elementary ranked 5th in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings.
  • Rice Village, a 16-block shopping destination, is a few blocks away from the neighborhood of Monticello. With over 100 Yelp-rated commercial establishments in the area, residents have plenty of upscale boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment hotspots from which to choose.
  • The Texas Medical Center is Houston’s world-class healthcare complex, home to 50+ institutions, schools, and research centers with over 100,000 employees and volunteers. The Galleria and downtown Houston are also within a few miles of Monticello homes.
  • West University Place is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the Houston area. Several main roads and freeways are nearby, including Bissonnet Street, Kirby Drive, Buffalo Speedway, Southwest Freeway, and Loop 610.
  • Compared to homes in nearby Sunset Terrace and Rice Court, the neighborhood’s homes are slightly more affordable. Average home prices is at around $1,400,000. The most expensive Monticello real estate typically feature gourmet kitchens, large master suites, landscaped grounds, and beautiful brick and stucco exteriors.
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  • The city of West University Place has its own police force and boasts of one of the lowest crime rates in the Houston area.
  • Older Monticello homes date back to the early 1930s. Most of these homes have been updated and maintained. Newer homes are also available in the neighborhood.
  • Monticello typically sit on mid-sized lots, ranging from 5,000 to around 11,000 square feet.
  • Monticello homes offer 3- to 6-bedroom floor plans, spread over 1,300 to upwards of 6,500 square feet of living space.
  • Architectural styles vary in the neighborhood, ranging from Traditional, English, French, and Colonial designs.
  • Monticello homes for sale can start at around $800,000. Bigger and newer properties can sell for upwards of $3,000,000.

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Monticello Maps and Location

An upscale neighborhood made up of around 400 homes, Monticello is one of the neighborhoods that make up the city of West University Place.

It has Buffalo Speedway to the west, Bissonnet Street to the north, Wakeforest Avenue to the east, and Plumb Street to the south. The neighborhood sits north of Rice Court, and west of Krenzler Court, Evanston, Quenby Court, Tangley Place, and Preston Place.

Wier Park, at 3012 Nottingham Street, is located at the heart of Monticello. The park covers a .88-acre area and features a playground, picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Southampton and Rice Village are a few blocks away from Monticello.

Rice Village, a shopping center that covers roughly 16 blocks, has been a Houston destination since the 1930s. It is home to several high end boutiques, mom and pop stores, and restaurants.

Business and employment centers are also minutes away from Monticello homes. The Texas Medical Center, with its 50+ medical institutions, is around 2 miles away from the neighborhood. The Galleria/Uptown District is about 3 miles west.

Monticello, West University Place is within the 77005 zip code of Harris County.

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

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Monticello Place Schools

Monticello 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. Children at Risk listed West U Elementary 2nd in its 2015 public school rankings. In 2016, the school also nabbed a top spot in Children at Risk’s 2016 Greater Houston Area Elementary School Rankings (5th). The school offers a Vanguard neighborhood program for gifted and talented students.

Middle Schools

  • Pershing Middle School at 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd. Located in nearby Braeswood Place, Pershing Middle School is a Fine Arts magnet school. Along with its magnet program, the school also offers a neighborhood program, as well as a gifted and talented program (Pre-AP). Those zoned to Pershing may opt to apply to Pin Oak Middle School.
  • Pin Oak Middle School at 4601 Glenmont St. Pin Oak Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008. It is a Foreign Language magnet school and is one of the most highly rated schools in the area.

High Schools

  • Lamar High School at 3325 Westheimer Rd. Located in nearby Upper Kirby, Lamar High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme. Lamar is also a business management magnet school for the HISD. Apart from its great academics, the school is also known for its great athletics program (the Lamar Texans).

Monticello Houston Private Schools

  • Southampton Montessori School at 5012 Morningside Dr.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal School at 3816 Bellaire Blvd.
  • The Post Oak School at 4600 Bissonnet St, Bellaire.
  • Episcopal High School at 4650 Bissonnet St, Bellaire.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School at 6802 Buffalo Speedway. 
  • St. John’s School at 2401 Claremont Ln.
  • St. Francis Episcopal Day School at 335 Piney Point Rd.

To find an updated listing of all Monticello 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.

Monticello Real Estate Trends

Monticello real estate have steadily appreciated over the past decade, posting an average appraised value at over $800,000.

Compared to other West University Place neighborhoods, homes in Monticello are slightly more affordable – lots are smaller, averaging around 6,000 square feet (the West U average is at around 7,500 square feet).

Overall, Monticello homes for sale remain a popular option. The community’s proximity to Rice Village, access to main roads, and great neighborhood schools all add to its appeal.

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

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

Monticello Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Monticello is made up of around 400 single-family homes. Quaint cottages and two-story traditional homes are common in the area. Many of the area’s older homes date back to the 1930s.

Monticello homes typically feature 3 to 4 bedroom floor plans, with living spaces ranging from 1,800 to around 3,500 square feet.

The most expensive Monticello real estate can offer as many as 6 bedrooms spread over 6,500+ square feet. Spacious master suites, soaring ceilings, and high-end furnishings and fixtures are common features.

Architectural styles vary, though most Monticello homes lean toward traditional aesthetics with brick, stone, and stucco exteriors. English, Colonial, and French-inspired homes are also available in the neighborhood.

Lot sizes are slightly smaller in Monticello, ranging from 5,000 to around 11,000 square feet.

Prices for Monticello homes for sale can start in the high $800,000s. The most expensive real estate in the neighborhood can fetch price tags of over $3,000,000.

Monticello Townhomes Sale Trends

There are no Monticello townhomes for sale, though there are plenty of townhome properties available around the neighborhood’s borders. Nearby neighborhoods like Upper Kirby and Montrose also features townhome options.

Monticello Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Monticello condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in surrounding areas. 2520 Robinhood is located within 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.

Monticello TX History

Ben Hooper, a former Tennessee governor, started development in what is now known as West University Place in 1917. Named for its location west of (what was then) Rice Institute, the small community’s first homes sold within the same year.

Several West University area subdivisions were developed later, Monticello in particular was built sometime during the 1930s.

It neighborhood later incorporated. The city of West University Place formally adopted a city charter by 1940.

Today, the city and its neighborhoods continue to be one of the most expensive real estate in the Houston area. The area’s luxury homes, great neighborhood schools, and excellent accessibility add to Monticello’s appeal, along with its old-world neighborhood charm.

Fun Things To Do In Monticello

Monticello residents have plenty of retail, entertainment and dining options within a few blocks from their homes.

Wier Park, at 3012 Nottingham Street, is a .88-acre green space at the center of the community. It features a playground, picnic tables, a basketball court and two lighted tennis courts.

The city of West University Place has several other parks, including Colonial Park, Friends Pocket Park, Judson Park, Liberty Hill, Whitt Johnson Park, and Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park.

Colonial Park, the largest park in West U at around 3 acres, offers a variety of facilities, including a sand volleyball court, a pavillion, two lighted tennis courts, a playground, and a walking trail.

Monticello is a few blocks away from Rice Village, a popular retail and dining destination that spans a 16-block area. Built in the 1930s, Rice Village is a hodgepodge of high-end boutiques, restaurants, stores, and cafes. There are over 300 Yelp-rated commercial establishments in the area.

Nearby areas of interest include Hermann Park and the Museum District.

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

Dining

  • Yoyo’s Hot Dog
  • Local Foods
  • Pokeology
  • benjy’s
  • Cafe Rabelais
  • Helen Green Food and Wine
  • NAO Ramen House
  • Buda Juice
  • Fajitas A Go Go
  • Under the Volcano

Retail

  • Rice Village
  • Braes Heights Shopping Center
  • Plaza in the Park
  • Highland Village
  • The Galleria
  • River Oaks District
  • Weslayan Plaza
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Nightlife

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

Groceries

  • H-E-B
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Kroger
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Central Market
  • Randalls
  • Brompton Food

Nearby Outdoor Attractions

  • Colonial Park
  • Friends Pocket Park
  • Judson Park
  • Liberty Hill
  • Whitt Johnson Park
  • Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park
  • Wier Park
  • Hermann Park
  • Rice Running Trail
  • Hermann Park Golf Course

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