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The city of West University Place (which draws its name from neighboring Rice University) was developed in 1917 by former Tennessee governor Ben Hooper. The city was incorporated in 1924 because Houston was reluctant to extend power lines that far from the city center. A charming atmosphere, a wide variety of architectural styles and strict zoning laws, which require 40 percent of open space on every lot, have combined to make “West U” one of Houston’s most appealing locales.

Though it enjoys an urban location, surrounded by the cities of Houston, Bellaire and Southside Place, West University is known for its tree-lined streets and safe neighborhoods. Many of its street names were inspired by universities and colleges throughout the United States. The city has several distinct areas. One is called West U Downtown, a small strip of centrally located businesses. There are also about 26 subdivisions, including Rice Court, Pemberton, Colonial Terrace and Sunset Terrace.

West U offers easy access to some of Houston’s finest museums, as well as to the Medical Center, Galleria and freeway system. It has been nicknamed “The Neighborhood City” for its appeal to upper-middle-class families who ranks eighth in the wealthiest locations in Texas by per capital income.

The real estate business is booming in West University: In the city as a whole, the average per-square-foot sales price has risen more than 50 percent since 2003. Originally, West U was made up mostly of small cottages. Many of these cottages were torn down and replaced with large, two-story houses, several in the Georgian style. West University continues to develop as one of the most desirable and affluent parts of the greater Houston area.

West University Attractions

Rice Village Shopping Center

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Houston Farmer Market at Rice Village

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Some Real Estate Listings in West University Place

5602 Jane Austen Street Houston, TX 77005

$1,125,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in College Park, Houston
Open House
New
$1,125,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,359 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 69667615
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Exceptional free standing patio home in West University close to major Frwys. Shopping and a plethora of outside activities and recreation. New carpet, paint with Plantation Shutters. Beautiful open floor plan w/ separate formal living & dining, large den open to kitchen & B-fast room. Beautiful wood floors. Outside area leads from den area. Primary bedroom on second floor large enough for separate sitting area. All bedrooms ensuite!

6505 Mercer Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,499,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in West University Place Sec 01, West University Place
Open House
New
$3,499,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
6,626 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 78883053
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Exquisite custom-built home on a 9,600 SF extra wide corner lot in West U. This 5 beds/5 baths/2 half baths home defines luxury and style. Past the double entry doors - the foyer has wood flooring, a double-height ceiling, and a grand staircase. Dining room is large enough for hosting the grandest of dinner parties & family gatherings. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with top-of-line Wolf/SubZero appliances, large marble center island, and a breakfast room that opens to covered patio leading to the dream backyard. First level also features a home office with built-ins, coffered ceiling, and bath w/shower. Upstairs has expansive game room with bar. Primary retreat w/sitting room has fireplace & vaulted ceiling, dual walk-in closets, and spa-like bathroom. The 4 secondary bedrooms are generously sized w/good storage. Turfed backyard is holiday ready & party perfect. Control4 Smarthome; electrical system wired with generator. Prime West U - just blocks to park, school and shops. Gorgeous!

3832 Southwestern Street Houston, TX 77005

$2,495,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
4,270 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22848145
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Stunning new construction transitional home by SJS Group. This home has 4 bdrm, 5 full baths with 2 car garage. Full home automation system from Crestron, floor to ceiling glass doors lead to an entertainers dream yard with impressive outdoor patio & outdoor kitchen. Additional amenities include private office or flex room on the first floor, elevator capability, open floor plan, bar area, designer lighting fixtures, & immense natural light throughout this home are truly captivating. One of a kind kitchen with waterfall island, soft close cabinets, premium appliances (Wolf, Cove, Sub-zero), central vacuum, luxurious master retreat, massive master bathroom with exotic natural stones and accent walls. Modern house made with exquisite taste and delicate finishes creates the perfect lifestyle!

2617 Wroxton Road Houston, TX 77005

$1,612,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Krenzler Courts, Houston
Open House
$1,612,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
3,393 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 77646942
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Exquisite colonial home fully renovated by Casa Bella Development, freshly painted throughout and featuring high ceilings, crown moldings, upgraded energy efficient windows, and travertine flooring throughout the first floor. The second floor includes all bedrooms and full hardwood flooring. The kitchen features Thermador appliances, island with gas cooktop, white wood cabinetry, and marbled countertops with subway tile backsplash, all presenting full views of the pool. The primary bedroom is accentuated by a balcony, and a dual-faced fireplace that also opens into the bathroom. The white-marbled primary bath features separate soaking tub & frameless glass shower. Nestled in an ideal location close to the Med Center, Rice Village, and Kirby, and zoned to the highly sought after West University Elementary. The main house is 2931 sq. ft., guest quarters is 462 sq. ft., totaling 3393 sq. ft.

2803 Tangley Road Houston, TX 77005

$1,500,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Monticello, Houston
Open House
$1,500,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,001 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 78712159
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Gorgeous home sits on a prime corner lot in the sought-after Monticello section of West University. This home offers the charm of West U while incorporating traditional features and beautifully updated spaces and amenities. This home also boasts beautiful hardwood floors, family room with fireplace, kitchen with custom cabinets, Italian quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, gas range and oven. The breakfast area leads to the formal dining room overlooking the quaint courtyard with charming fountain. Primary bedroom on the first floor features lavish primary bathroom with double sink vanity, soaking tub, separate shower and walk in closet. Privacy gate connects courtyard and back yard, where you will find a patio/deck with plenty of greenspace, perfect for entertaining family and friend. This space is also perfect for playtime and for your furry friends. Walk/bike to Rice Village, Rice University and Herman Park.

2704 Robinhood Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,150,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,036 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 88981433
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Spectacular new construction by Laird Custom Homes. 2704 Robinhood is situated on a great mid-block lot, flanked by two graceful oak trees. Modern clean lines with beautiful white brick exterior -- and large Low-E SmartSun windows, bring in abundant natural light. This versatile floor plan includes four spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space, ensuite bathrooms, and oversized game room. Upstairs primary suite has vaulted ceiling and oversized bathroom, that includes luxurious freestanding tub and separate closet areas. Bright expansive kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, large quartz island and counters. Located in beautiful West University, your new home is close to several neighborhood parks, Rice Village, the Medical Center, and Downtown. This modern home is elevator capable and is equipped with EV outlet in the garage. Builder and designer are finalizing selections, but there's still the opportunity to select your favorite finishes! Please inquire for more details.

3611 Amherst Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,499,000
6 Beds
7.5 Baths
5,846 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 17722781
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Fabulous West U home on sought after cul de sac street near WU elementary/ball fields. Open flowing plan with gracious formals, stately study DOWN ensuite full bath allows use as bedroom 7. Additional powder rm down. Huge family rm & chef's kitchen with stainless appliances Viking/Bosch, big pantry & lovely breakfast rm. Superb home for entertaining inside & out with sparkling pool, huge patio for play, pets & wonderful summer kitchen. Second floor boasts pretty hardwood floors, lavish primary suite with spa style bath & huge closet, plus four secondary bedrooms each with private ensuite baths & gamerm. Third floor offers full bath & two flex rms (bedrm 6 or study or workout rm + additional playrm or perhaps use as guest suite). Soaring ceilings,1st floor mud rm with refrigerator+storage, 2nd floor utility rm, ADEMCO Whole House Security System, Crestron Home Automation System,ToughDog Secuirty HD Camera Monitoriing system, JBL built-in speakers/ 11 zones 2 Tankless water heaters.

3938 Coleridge Street West University Place, TX 77005

$1,999,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,208 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 79609181
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
New construction West University Place home situated just THREE BLOCKS from school and ballfields. Designed by award-winning Cusimano Architects. This 4 bed, 4.1 bath smart home was built with attention to detail and designer finishes. Upon entry, you are greeted with a stately open floor plan with soaring 11ft ceilings and seamless flow between the entertaining spaces. Kitchen with quartzite waterfall island, Miele appliances, sizable walk-in pantry, breakfast room, and mud room. Spacious family room with built-ins and stone fireplace with views to the backyard. Formal dining room with wet bar/butler's pantry. Home office with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, storage closet, and double doors for privacy. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The primary suite features a marble-clad bathroom with lots of counter space, soaking tub, and an oversized shower. Central game room with bar/beverage center. Backyard perfect for gatherings and al-fresco dining. Just completed October 2022. Gorgeous!

3117 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005

$549,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,692 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 77411379
Property Type Townhouse/condo
Price Type --
Welcome to your new West University home, a beautiful 3-bedroom townhouse that has it all! The first floor features a wide open living space connected to a gorgeous modern kitchen with quartz countertops & Samsung appliances (2019). Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with floor to ceiling windows in the front & back that allow natural light to pour in, connecting the front courtyard through the living space to a fenced back yard with deck. The three 2nd floor bedrooms all have solid hickory hardwood floors. The primary suite has a stunning bathroom with a double sink vanity, wooden backsplash, roomy shower, & sizable walk-in closet. The other 2 bedrooms have enough room to fit king sized beds! The washer/dryer set (2019) is smartly located in the upstairs common space, tucked away to maximize useful space. Zoned to West U Elementary, Pershing MS & Lamar HS. HVAC, roof, skylights, gutters, & downspouts updated 2021. Schedule a private showing today & make this house your home!

2629 Cason Street Houston, TX 77005

$1,799,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,612 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 50421105
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Exquisite West U home on a tree lined block, close to Rice Village and Whitt Johnson Park. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and lovely crown molding throughout. The first floor is complete with formal living and dining rooms, a recently updated kitchen and a spacious family room overlooking a sparkling pool and outdoor entertaining area. The second floor boasts a media room, primary suite with separate study, 3 additional bedrooms and 2 additional baths. Walk up to the third floor to discover another bedroom and en-suite bath with vaulted ceilings and tons of light. Updates in this home include new bathroom and kitchen counter tops in 2020, appliances in 2018, a new roof in 2021, recent interior paint, new carpet on third floor in 2021. AC Units are 2015,2016 and 2018 and include a whole house filtration system. This home has it all and it is a must see! Please check out the video attached to the listing! Open this Sunday, November 20, 2-4!

6602 Buffalo Speedway Houston, TX 77005

$1,600,000
3 Beds
4 Baths
2,888 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 46149287
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
Prime 15,000 sq.ft. corner lot (100'x150') located in the prestigious neighborhood of West University Place is ready for new construction or home remodel; new construction being erected throughout the neighborhood. Enter the massive Oak tree lined lot through the automatic gate and private drive from Carnegie Street. Property has great bones with brick on 4 sides should you decide to remodel and dwell in the home (property is livable and currently tenant occupied through May). The sprawling estate encompasses 2 large living spaces, dining room, 3 ample bedrooms and stainless kitchen appliances. Remodel contractors and builders on standby--live in it now, flip later, lease out, or tear down existing structure and build new. Close proximity to Rice Village, Rice University, The Museum District and Medical Center. Multiple private schools near by and property zoned to Lamar HS, Pershing Middle School, and West University Elementary School.

6542 Vanderbilt Street Houston, TX 77005

$1,195,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,439 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 12576540
Property Type Single-family
Price Type --
This absolutely charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is a rare find in West U and features a great floor plan with generous rooms filled with natural light & a spacious back yard! The living room with gas log fireplace & hardwood floors opens to a sitting area w/ double height windows. Large dining room, ideal for small or large gatherings. A wonderful island kitchen with tons of counter & cabinet space opens to the breakfast room with views of the back yard. The upstairs primary suite has a walk-in closet with built-ins, a large bathroom w/ double sinks, tub & walk-in shower and direct access to a wrap-around balcony overlooking the back yard, perfect for relaxing before bedtime. Two spacious secondary bedrooms upstairs with walk-in closets plus a third bedroom downstairs which would make a great study! Recent updates include HardiePlank house siding, tankless water heater and deck. Beautiful upgraded back yard with turf & landscape lighting, perfect for pets, play & entertaining!

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