West University Place

Best for Families and Students Alike
With convenient access to big city amenities, West University Place in Houston exudes a traditional small-town vibe. The area was incorporated in 1924 and sits ‘inside the loop’ next door to Rice University. Many view this neighborhood as a stately community, dotted with grand houses and literary-inspired street names - the clever idea of a Rice English major back in the 1920s.

West University Place offers a variety of activities include visiting the Houston Zoo or the Houston Museum of Natural Science, shopping and dining at Rice Village, or spending the day at Hermann Park or Colonial Park. Many residents love to stroll and linger among the beautiful oak-shaded streets at day’s end.

Some great places to eat that the locals of West University Place highly recommend are Little Matt’s, The Buffalo Grille, Cleburne Cafeteria, Black Walnut Cafe, and Prego. The bar scene is also great for the younger crowd. Bars in the area include Marquis II, Simone on Sunset, Kelvin Highlander, and Upstairs Bar & Lounge. West University Place is a great place to live for anyone looking to enjoy the small-town life while being close to university and city life.
What West University Place Residents
Think About Their Apartments
Median rents in West University Place
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Getting to Know
West University Place

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Community Dr to Kirby Dr
North to South Boundaries: Bissonnet St to W Holcombe Blvd

Best Apartments
in West University Place

1 Bed $1,750
2 Beds $2,660

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Studio $1,275
1 Bed $1,370
2 Beds $1,580

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1 Bed $1,380
2 Beds $1,565

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1 Bed $1,595
2 Beds $1,940

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Studio $1,470
1 Bed $1,408
2 Beds $1,915

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1 Bed $1,482
2 Beds $2,257
3 Beds $2,477

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