University is a neighborhood located in Central Houston, near Highway 288 and MacGregor Park. This vibrant neighborhood sits east of the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, Houston Zoo, and Hermann Park. The area has many points of interest as well as luxurious homes, making it a desirable location for property investors and commercial developers alike.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$58,500 to $2,500,000
  • Closed Prices:$20,500 to $1,450,000
  • Median Sale Price:$195,650
  • Average $ per sq ft:$142
  • Association Fee Ranges:$425/quarter,$0 to $2250,$45 to $170/mo,$0 to $1956
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1890 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:392 to 10,230Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 6Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres


The University community offers a wide variety of housing designs, making it easy for buyers to find their perfect home. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $15 to $2,045, and taxes for the year range from as low as $548 to as high as $45,354. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $15 to $2,045. Property taxes for the year can range from $2,636 to $11,243.

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.

Locals Love

Beautiful modern condominiums • Near Rice Village and Hermann Park • Safe and clean.

Locals Don't Love

Expensive property • Hectic rush hour traffic • Occasional flooding.


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