Homes for sale in West University Place offer the best of both worlds: the feel of a small town community combined with the amenities of big-city life. Located just west of Rice University, the area is shaded by magnificent oak trees. The Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and downtown Houston are just minutes away, making this neighborhood a popular location for doctors and educators. The nearby shops of Rice Village are well known for their upscale retailers and rare finds. Use this easy one-click search to find homes for sale in the City of West University Place.
West University was incorporated as an independent city in 1924, and still boasts its own mayor, city council, police and fire departments. The community takes great pride in its safety, its schools, its organized sport teams, and its many parks and recreation facilities.
The City of West University Place is zoned to West U Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. These quality schools make the neighborhood popular with young families. The fourteen-acre campus of West University Elementary School is the focal point of the city, and is ringed with churches, a library, small businesses, City Hall, and a community center. Roger Martin Properties is located "on the square" facing the Scout House and the West University Elementary playing fields.
From its earliest days in the 30's and 40's, homes in West University have always been mixed in style, with both two-story brick traditional homes and one-story frame bungalows. Today, many of the older, smaller structures are being replaced with new-built stucco homes. The city has also embarked on an ambitious re-development plan, and is upgrading its streets, street lights, sidewalks, curbs, sewers, and recreation facilities. West University Place has many remarkable homes for sale.