Rice Court Real Estate Guide

Rice Court homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Rice Court Real Estate Guide

Rice Court is one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Houston. Made up of around 350 luxury homes and vintage bungalows. Rice Court features an exclusive community, high accessibility, and a great atmosphere.

The community is continuously in high demand due to the following:

Buying or selling a home in Rice Court can be challenging. Inventories are tight, with very few homes put on the market every year. There have been fewer than 40 home sales in the neighborhood in the past three years.

To get personal advice on buying or selling a Rice Court home, contact Paige Martin. One of Houston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“With over 15 years of dedicated experience in the real estate industry, Lisa Iglesias with HPT exemplifies the epitome of professionalism. Her commitment to client care and unwavering integrity sets a standard that distinguishes her as a reliable and trustworthy real estate professional. Working with Lisa is 100% the best experience I had!” - Raphie Siguenza (Google Review)

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Rice Court Homes For Sale

$2,199,000
4 Beds, 4 Baths
2818 Georgetown Street
$360,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths
6743 Calhoun Road
$244,500
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1946 Sugar Pine Circle
$735,000
5 Beds, 4 Baths
4422 Piper Shadow Lane
$369,990
3 Beds, 2 Baths
13227 Moorlands Hills Drive
$699,000
5 Beds, 3 Baths
4814 Keneshaw Street

Rice Court Homes For Rent

$7,100
3 Beds, 3 Baths
3028 Georgetown Street

Table of Contents

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

Rice Court Home Sale Trends

Rice Court Real Estate Trends

Rice Court is a neighborhood in West University Place known for its affluence and luxury. The area features convenience while maintaining a small-town atmosphere.

Rice Court is famous due to its:

Rice Court offers a variety of home options. From traditional-style homes dating back to the 1930s to newly-built homes. Newer homes in the area include custom-built mini-manors and estate-style properties.


Rice Court Best Realtor Insights

Rice Court is an affluent subdivision nestled within West University Place, one of the most exclusive residential enclaves in Houston.


Rice Court Maps, Location & Zip Code

Rice Court Map

Commute Time Rice Court
Downtown (min) 10
Med Ctr (min) 5
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 10

Map of Rice Court

Highlights Rice Court
Amenities Rice Court is a part of West University Place, an independent city named a “Top Urban Enclave.”

Rice Court is one of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods. It features exclusivity and high accessibility to Downtown Houston and nearby districts.

Homeowners can enjoy proximity to restaurants, retail centers, and major employment hubs.
Golf Courses - Hermann Park Golf Course
Run / Bike Trails - Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
- Brays Bayou Park
- Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- West U Towne Center
- Rice Village
- West University Shopping Center
- Weslayan Plaza
- West U Marketplace
- Vanderbilt Square

Dining:

- Prego
- Tiny's No. 5
- Chicken Kitchen
- Seco's Latin Cuisine Inc
- Little Matt's
- Cleburne Cafeteria
- Skeeter's Mesquite Grill

Nightlife:

- The Owl
- Little Woodrow's Rice Village
- Under the Volcano
- On The Kirb
- McGonigel's Mucky Duck
- Sonoma Wine Bar at Upper Kirby

Groceries:

- Randalls
- Kroger
- H-E-B
- Whole Foods Market
- Trader Joe's
Major Employers - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
- Texas Medical Center
- Sunnova Energy International Inc
- Rand Group

Rice Court Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
West University Elem 8

Rice Court homes are zoned for the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Houston ISD was established in 1920 and remains the largest school district in Texas. The district received a “Met Standard” rating from the TEA and is a multi-awarded Broad Prize Winner.

HISD features several National Blue Ribbon and International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools.

Students in the area may attend the following schools:


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



High Schools



Rice Court Private Schools


The following are some of the more notable private schools near Rice Court.

To find an updated listing of all Rice Court real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at [email protected] with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Rice Court 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.


Rice Court Real Estate Market

Rice Court Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Rice Court real estate primarily consists of single-family homes, some dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. These homes have since been renovated or replaced with newly-built custom homes.

Rice Court offers upscale homes and luxury estates. Most homes feature a swimming pool, multi-car garages, outdoor kitchens, and mature trees.

Rice Court single-family homes are generally built on lot sizes ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. Home sizes range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet.

Single-family homes in Rice Court typically have 1-2 story floor plans. Featuring 3–5 beds and 2–5 baths. These homes have designs ranging from traditional to French, Mediterranean, and modern.

Prices of homes in Rice Court range from $300,000 to over $1,000,000. The most expensive single-family homes in the area can sell for over $2,000,000.


Rice Court Townhome Sale Trends


There are no townhomes in Rice Court. There are, however, plenty of townhome options available in nearby neighborhoods.

The Houston Properties Team is an expert in Rice Court 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.


Rice Court Condo Sale Trends


There are no mid- or high-rise Rice Court 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:

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. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.

The Houston Properties Team is an expert in Rice Court real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.


Rice Court TX History


In 1917, Ben Hooper, a former Tennessee governor, started the development of West University Place. The city’s name was derived from the area’s location, which was west of the then-known Rice Institute, now Rice University.

Most of the city’s street names were named after authors, colleges, and universities. Some of the community’s lots were first sold in the same year.

In 1926, El J. Jarrad and Preston Plumb platted Rice Court. Rice Court was one of the earliest sections of West U, which today has 26 subdivisions.

In 1924, West University residents pushed for incorporation due to Houston’s reluctance to build in areas far from the city’s center. In 1940, the then-municipality adopted a formal city charter.

Today, Rice Court is an affluent subdivision nestled within West University Place. The area is known for its vintage estates and luxury homes.


Fun Things To Do Near Rice Court


Rice Court is near major roads and highways such as I-69, Loop 610, and the Southwest Freeway. This gives residents quick access to retail and dining centers, parks, and entertainment hubs.

Rice Village is a well-known retail hotspot that is a few blocks away from Rice Court. The mall features over 300 retail, dining, and other commercial establishments.

Residents can visit the Museum District and Hermann Park, which is a short drive from Rice Court. Hermann Park features a public golf course, a natural science museum, a Japanese garden, and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Here are some of the must-visit places in and around Rice Court:

Parks and Trails
Retail
Dining
Nightlife
Groceries

Best Rice Court 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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