Welcome to West University Place

The city of West University Place, often referred to as West U, is a two-square-mile city located within the city limits of Houston. The population is about 15,000 residents who live in about 5260 homes. Originally developed in 1917, it was named because it was just west of what is now Rice University. Unlike Houston, the city of West U has zoning laws and rather strict building codes.
 
Prices of home range from high $ 300,000 for a bungalow on a smaller lot (5000 square feet) to over $4,000,000 for a newer home on a larger (15,000 square foot) lot. There are some townhomes but mostly on the perimeter of the city. They range in price from around $300,000 to $800,000. The city has only one public school, West U Elementary, and is part of the Houston Independent School District.
 
Mature landscaping, parks and recreational facilities, high-quality city services, and proximity to the Med Center and museums make West one of the most sought-after areas of the Houston metropolitan area. 

Overview for West University Place, TX

14,975 people live in West University Place, where the median age is 41.3 and the average individual income is $128,050. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,975

Total Population

41.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$128,050

Average individual Income

Around West University Place, TX

There's plenty to do around West University Place, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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44
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tipsy Pastry, Epicurean Group, and Läderach chocolatier suisse.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.47 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.21 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.54 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.16 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West University Place, TX

West University Place has 5,222 households, with an average household size of 2.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West University Place do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,975 people call West University Place home. The population density is 7,472.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,975

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.3

Median Age

49.65 / 50.35%

Men vs Women

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5,222

Total Households

2.87

Average Household Size

$128,050

Average individual Income

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Schools in West University Place, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby West University Place. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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