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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

3516 Bellaire Boulevard West University Place, TX 77025

$459,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Bellaire Th 3500, West University Place
New
$459,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,408 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 87086287
Property Type Townhouse/condo
Price Type --
GREAT SCHOOLS AND GREAT LOCATION, LOW TAX RATE, NO HOA, EXTRA FULL BATH AND BED ROOM IN 2ND FLOOR. BIG WINDOW IN LIVING AREA INVITES PLENTY SUNLIGHT, THE KITCHEN OPENS TO DINNING ROOM, BALCONIES OFF OF THE DEN, THE PRIMARY ROOM AND THE 2ND BED ROOMS. ENJOY RELAX TIME AT THE CUTY FRONT YARD

3831 Case Street Houston, TX 77005

$3,499,999 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in West University Place, Houston
New
$3,499,999
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
6,057 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 853622
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Masterful Tudor revival situated on double lot and cul-de-sac in West University. Custom designed with the finest craftsmanship, this showcase home combines style that evokes a timeless past, yet accommodates the enjoyment of today's contemporary lifestyle. Exquisite millwork and custom flooring, 3 gas fireplaces, formal and casual living areas, ideal for family gatherings or entertaining. First floor guest bedroom suite, family room, library and two foyers. Chef's kitchen with Viking double oven, 6 burner range, SubZero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, warming drawer, rich wood cabinets and soapstone countertops. Climatized wine room, butlers pantry, breakfast room, and mudroom. Upstairs, magnificent Primary Suite with balcony and capacious Spa bath with steam shower system. Primary closet with floor to ceiling cabinets and library ladder. Two ensuite bedrooms, office, and fabulous Media/Playroom w/ensuite bath and kitchenette, could convert to large 5th bedroom. Truly a must see.

4152 Coleridge Street Houston, TX 77005

$985,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Colonial Terrace Sec C, Houston
New
$985,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,648 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 34818851
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Discover the perfect canvas for your dream home in the heart of West University, Houston. This corner lot offers large mature trees and limitless possibilities for customization and construction. Nestled in a prestigious neighborhood, known for its charm and convenience, this prime piece of land presents an exceptional opportunity for discerning buyers seeking to build their ideal residence. With its desirable location and generous dimensions, seize the chance to create a haven tailored to your unique vision amidst the vibrant energy of West University.

3014 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005

$1,789,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in West University Place, West University Place
New
$1,789,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,042 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 95514987
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Graced by two magnificent oak trees, this lovely West U residence is situated on a sprawling 9,375 SF lot [per HCAD] and underneath a canopy of mature oak trees on University Boulevard. The lifestyle home you have been waiting for! Traditional brick and hardiplank home offering red oak hardwood floors and architecturally appealing elements in the interior spaces. Gorgeous newly renovated primary bathroom [2021*]. Generously sized granite/stainless island kitchen plus adjacent wet bar. The symmetrical, circular floor plan leads to a covered backyard pavilion, private pool & spa, and a turfed side yard. The 'Pennsylvania Blue' flagstone patio is ideal for dining al fresco. Indoor/outdoor entertaining is always in season at 3014 University Boulevard. Upstairs you'll be impressed by the four sizable bedrooms with oversized closets and another upgraded full bath.The guest quarters = 5th bedroom/3rd bath option. Alternatively, use this space as a home office or game room. *=Per Seller

3746 Arnold Street West University Place, TX 77005

$1,695,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Sunset Terrace, West University Place
New
$1,695,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,436 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 14091400
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Here it is. Just what you have been hoping for. A beautiful custom-built brick in the 3700 block on a 7,500 sq. ft. (HCAD) lot along with unfinished quarters over the garage. In addition to the 4 bedrooms 3 ½ baths, both formals and family room, there is a work from home study. There are two backyard patios that are great for outdoor entertaining, and you will love the Porte-Cochere with a door leading into the kitchen area. This fabulous West University Place location is in close proximity to West U Elementary (Buyer to verify eligibility for attendance), the West U Little League fields, Milk and Cookies, Tiny's No. 5 and everything cool about West University Place. Per Seller

6604 Mercer Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,295,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in West University Place Sec 01, West University Place
New
$2,295,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 23806625
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Built in 2022 - 4/5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths nearly new construction in the heart of West University! This home has expansive ceilings and white oak floors throughout. The gourmet kitchen includes a built-in hidden pantry, large 12' island, custom Italian range, and Thermador appliances. The primary bedroom features vaulted ceilings, coffee bar, large walk-in closet and a private balcony. The primary bathroom features two vanities, a separate makeup counter, a freestanding tub, walk in glass shower & private access to laundry. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. A home office, formal dining room, mud room, a breakfast room, first floor game room/5th bedroom make this home a must see! All per Seller.

3919 Case Street Houston, TX 77005

$2,200,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Collegeview, Houston
Open House
New
$2,200,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,192 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 30250284
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Fall in love with this elegant residence featuring a stunning oak tree and timeless brick exterior. Just three blocks from West U Elementary, baseball fields and neighborhood favorites like Tiny's! Remodeled by Houston-based Interior Designer Kristen Sweek, this home boasts upscale finishes, lighting and hardwoods throughout. Elegant and functional, the brand-new chef's kitchen is an entertainer's dream. It features a hidden pantry, high-end paneled appliances, custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a large gathering island. The light-filled family room leads to the lushly landscaped and turfed backyard. Step under the covered patio to the summer kitchen and let the whole-home speaker system provide year-round indoor/outdoor entertainment. The second floor gameroom and full bath provide versatility: play, work, workout, or host guests. Recent roof and HVACs (2020). Easy access to downtown and Med Center. You will not want to miss this exceptional home!

4132 Oberlin Street Houston, TX 77005

$2,200,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,502 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 42922166
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Beautiful new construction by Laird Custom Homes offers a perfect combination of style, comfort, and convenience in a highly sought-after location. Situated just one block from Colonial Park and Pool, this home offers the perfect blend of luxurious living in a family community. 4 beds/4 Ensuite + half bath. The open-concept living room and kitchen area is ideal for entertaining guests or spending quality time with family. The kitchen features Quartz countertops & backsplash and Thermador appliance package.

4039 Browning Street West University Place, TX 77005

$1,540,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,722 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 47287945
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Welcome to 4039 Browning, a custom-built residence in coveted West University Place. Prime location near Greenway Plaza, Medical Center, Galleria, and NRG Park with easy access to 59, 610, and Westpark. Meticulously crafted to withstand Mother Nature with stucco exterior, Monier Concrete tile roof, and builder's pier foundation. Location and extra thick foundation pad, flood waters have never been able to breach the home. Grand entrance with 20-ft ceilings, travertine and granite flooring downstairs, cork flooring upstairs for added warmth. Luxurious primary suite with fireplace and jetted tub. Backyard oasis with covered breezeway. Impeccable craftsmanship, prime location, and luxury amenities make this home a must-see!

6641 Sewanee Avenue West University Place, TX 77005

$1,875,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in West University Place, West University Place
Open House
$1,875,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,756 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 48145923
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Sitting on a 7,500 (HCAD) sq. ft. lot, 6641 Sewanee is a traditional brick West University gem. The 3,756 sq. ft. home has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. There is also a guest room with a full bath on the first floor. There is ample natural light throughout, a fabulous cook's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, formal living and dining rooms. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped backyard gardens with a pool, covered porch and summer kitchen. In close proximity to the West U Park/Pool and Whole Foods Market. All info per seller.

6317 Buffalo Speedway West University Place, TX 77005

$2,699,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in West University Place Sec 01, West University Place
Open House
$2,699,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,042 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 98170392
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
A stunning contemporary new construction home with POOL and oversize 10,000 sqft lot in the heart of West University Place. Spacious plan with so many high end features like 12' ceiling, large covered patio with big sliding doors, 38 Kalamazoo K750HB grill , Generac 24KW GENERATOR. TOTO toilets, RW Flooring engineered hardwood w 50 year warranty, LED mirrors in all bathrooms, Master Badeloft tub - sink, Daltile tiles, European Madeval cabinets in kitchen-bathroom-mudroom - and closets, Wolf/Subzero appliances and large RAM windows for natural lights throughout the house. Home office/study room at the first floor, primary bedroom at the second floor along with other 3 rooms and game room. 16' high 3 car garage has all CMU walls and elevator shaft. Metal flat roof has 2 rooftop terraces with 10 yr warranty, facing backyard and front street. Pool is finished and working on final inspection. Home is staged.

2632 Arbuckle Street Houston, TX 77005

$1,998,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Belle Court, Houston
Open House
$1,998,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,030 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22531900
Property Type Single Family Residential
Price Type --
Making its debut to the market is this gorgeous 4-5BD/4.1BA home featuring an expansive, flexible layout, and charming outdoor space with a pool in wonderful West University Place. Step inside to discover high ceilings & newly installed LED lighting throughout that rise over newly installed hardwood floors. The gracious foyer is flanked by formal living and dining rooms. Ahead, the large family room welcomes indoor-outdoor living and entertaining on a lovely patio with a pool! Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops and a breakfast room, plus a spacious study with built-ins and a powder room. Above, the owner's suite boasts double closets and a spa bathroom. A laundry room plus a secondary suite and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. With a closet and attached bath, the game room could easily serve as a fifth bedroom. A gated driveway and attached garage add parking to this exceptional home a short distance from Rice Village amenities, Rice University & Texas Medical Center.

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