West University is a neighborhood on the southwestern edge of Houston’s Central Business District that embodies the quintessential university town within greater Houston. Originally founded in 1911, West University – or West U as the locals call it – grew up with Rice University – founded in 1912. For as long as Rice has existed, West U has been right alongside it every step of the way.
Homes for sale in West University vary in price and style depending upon size and the relative age of the home. Older homes, renovated home built pre-1970 typically range from $600,000 to over a million. Newer homes range from the $700,000s to in excess of $2 million.