University Place

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$108,800 to $18,000,000
  • Closed Prices:$950 to $4,895,000
  • Median Sale Price:$799,900
  • Average $ per sq ft:$359
  • Association Fee Ranges:$42 to $600/quarter,$0 to $8931,$40 to $1582/mo,$0 to $75
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1920 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:560 to 16,454Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 9Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres

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Where to Live

As student housing takes up the majority of the neighborhood, the housing left behind for everyone else is mostly within established subdivisions bordering the university. These properties range from large upper class homes to smaller condos. These areas are a combination of both and you may see an older condo building next to a brand new three-story townhome. The farther away you are from the university, the quieter it will be, making for a great family home life.

Where to Eat

Food is in high demand in any college town, and University Place is no exception. Cheap but delicious eats are in abundance to appeal to the student population. If you're looking for delicious burgers or tacos, this may be the area of town for you. Rice Village is in the area and features many food options, as well as places to sit and enjoy a beer or glass of wine. There are also plenty of coffee shops where students can cram for finals while enjoying a bite to eat.

What You'll See

The area is highly walkable and you shouldn't be surprised to see students and neighbors roaming around. Rice University is surrounded by a walking trail that is highly trafficked during the day. While the demographic of the area skews younger, you will also find families and people who have lived in the area for a while. The main road running through the area is blanketed by oak trees on either side, so driving through gives Houstonians a peek into nature that is rarely found in other parts of the city.

Friday Night Fun

Friday nights can be spent in the campus bar or at the various night spots around the University. Rice Village offers a variety of British-themed pubs and wine dives that cater to a college audience. If you're looking to spend a night on the town without breaking the bank, this is a great area. That being said, there are also plenty of arts and culture events to enjoy. The University hosts plays, concerts, football games, and more that residents of the area can access with ease.

The Perfect Sunday

Sunday can be spent exploring the neighborhood or taking advantage of the walking trails around the University. The gravel trail is just under three miles in length and is perfect for a mid-afternoon stroll or a morning jog. The nearby Rice Village Shopping Center offers plenty of boutique stores and brand name places as well as cafes and eateries to splurge on sweet treats. The Museum District and Houston Zoo aren't far from the area as well, so you're close to the cultural center of Houston which always makes for a good Sunday visit.

Locals Love

Close to Rice University and events • Running trails with gorgeous nature • Young college crowd.

Locals Don't Love

Far from downtown • Parking can be problematic • Some narrow roads.

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