West University/Southside Area

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Welcome to West University/Southside Area

The West University/Southside Area neighborhood, often referred to simply as West University or West U, is a charming and family-friendly community located in Houston, Texas. Situated near Rice University and just a few miles southwest of downtown Houston, West University offers a desirable combination of suburban tranquility and urban convenience.

West University is known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, well-manicured lawns, and a mix of architectural styles ranging from traditional to modern. The neighborhood exudes a sense of community and pride, with residents often engaging in community events and initiatives.

One of the highlights of West University is the proximity to Rice Village, a popular shopping and dining destination. Rice Village offers a vibrant mix of boutiques, specialty shops, cafes, and restaurants, providing residents with a diverse range of options for entertainment and leisure.

The neighborhood is also home to several parks and green spaces, including Colonial Park and the West University Recreation Center. These facilities offer recreational amenities such as playgrounds, sports fields, and swimming pools, providing opportunities for outdoor activities and family-friendly fun.

West University is served by the highly regarded Houston Independent School District, offering excellent educational opportunities for residents. The neighborhood is also in close proximity to Rice University, one of the nation's top-ranked universities, providing access to cultural and intellectual resources.

With its prime location, strong sense of community, and top-notch amenities, West University/Southside Area neighborhood continues to be a sought-after place to live in Houston. Whether it's enjoying the local shops and restaurants, taking part in community activities, or simply savoring the peaceful atmosphere, residents of West University experience the best of both worlds — a close-knit suburban community with easy access to the vibrant offerings of the city.

Overview for West University/Southside Area, TX

21,433 people live in West University/Southside Area, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $120,870. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42 years

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Around West University/Southside Area, TX

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Chef Marcela's Kitchen, Every Minute Stronger, and Avenu Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.54 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West University/Southside Area, TX

West University/Southside Area has 8,450 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West University/Southside Area do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,433 people call West University/Southside Area home. The population density is 7,418.3 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.08 / 50.92%

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Schools in West University/Southside Area, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby West University/Southside Area. 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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St Mark's Episcopal School
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West University Elementary
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