- Current Prices:$135,000 to $1,750,000
- Closed Prices:$55,000 to $2,000,000
- Median Sale Price:$293,500
- Average $ per sq ft:$187
- Association Fee Ranges:$165/quarter,$0 to $2250,$55 to $165/mo,$0 to $150
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
- Age:1910 to 2021
- Sq. Ft.:614 to 9,000Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 7Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres
Where to Live
There are is a large cluster of single-family houses along both sides of Highway 288, with the more lavish homes near Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center. This neighborhood is also known for numerous luxury condominiums and townhomes, many of which can be found on Camden Drive and Soutine Street. Recently developed high-end residences on Wentworth Street reflect the neighborhood’s affluent reputation and growing population courtesy of Houston’s consistently strong medical industry.
Where to Eat
University has a diverse range of culinary options to choose from. Due to its proximity to Rice University, Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center, there are always new trendy restaurants blooming in the area. However, there are local favorites that have become neighborhood institutions, such as Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack on Old Spanish Trail, and the Original Timmy Chan Restaurant.
What You'll See
A lot of joggers running around Hermann Park and MacGregor Park. Due to its proximity to the Texas Medical Center and the zoo, you will see a mixture of healthcare professionals and families walking about in the afternoons. Hermann Park is usually filled with visitors, even on weekdays, so you will see groups of pedestrians on the sidewalks or bicycling on the side of the roads.
Friday Night Fun
University has a wide variety of bars, cafes and cultural events. Locals can enjoy the sunset at Hermann Park when the weather is nice, while Rice University students are hanging out with friends in nearby Montrose. There are also many local pubs and sports bars on the south side of University. Even the Houston Zoo hosts night tours every now and then.
The Perfect Sunday
Due to the fact that this neighborhood is sandwiched between Hermann Park and MacGregor Park, you will see many joggers, bicyclists, dog lovers and families enjoying their Sundays outside. The Houston Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the country and is usually packed on Sundays. Nearby Rice Village is also a very popular and vibrant commercial center, which hosts numerous restaurants and retailers.
Friendly community • Near Rice Village and Hermann Park • Beautiful modern condominiums.
Locals Don't Love
Occasional flooding • Hectic rush hour traffic • Expensive property.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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