West University Place, often referred to as West University or West U, is an affluent small city located within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. Considered one of the region’s best places to live, West University Place real estate is consistently in high demand. As a result, it can be a tricky market to navigate. Situated next to Rice University, West University is neighbored by Bellaire to the west, Southside Place to the south, and Houston to the northeast. Its main roads include the buffalo Speedway, Bellaire Boulevard, and Kirby Drive. Meanwhile, Loop 610 and US 59 are only a few minutes away. Thanks to deed and zoning restrictions, the city has maintained its quiet residential character. Covering a mere two square mile area, West University is a comparatively small city. Locally known as ‘The Neighborhood City’, it is made up of only 26 blocks.
With its prime location close to popular Houston locations, convenient access to main roads, and beautiful stately homes, West University continues to surge in popularity, along with appreciating home prices.
West University primarily consists of meticulously maintained single-family homes, some of which date back as far as the 1930s. In the last couple decades, many of its original homes were torn down and replaced with new construction. It’s common to see well preserved older homes next exquisitely built new and modern homes. They typically sit on very sizable lots ranging in size from 2,500 square feet to over 20,000 square feet. This is certainly not your cookie-cutter all homes cramped together type of neighborhood. Each home is a carefully crafted and unique creation. With so many desirable neighborhood features, West University home and land prices have steadily climbed. The average price per home currently stands above $1,000,000 and is unlikely to dip below that any time soon, if ever.
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