6.0 out of 10

University Place

Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Houston
29.7176639777509 -95.4123212053357
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5

"University Place, Houston"

One of the quaint locations in the city of Houston is the University Place neighborhood. This is a convenient place to both visit and to live in. People who live here enjoy access to major roadways here. State Road 288 and State Highway 59 are two of the nearest roadways to this portion of the city. Both of these provide residents with quick commutes to the downtown area. Many of the streets that converse University Place also run towards downtown. There is a choice of public transportation modes in this neighborhood. You will find access to the train, as well as, the Metro system.

Visitors of this area are faced with a mixture of styles, both commercial residential. This neighborhood is nestled into the heart of the city. It offers a combination of lush green trees and modern buildings. Here you will find one of the city’s popular universities. Rice University is one of the terrific offerings in this area. Hermann Park is definitely one of the locations that make this destination special. Citizens from around the state, journey to this area each week. It provides close proximity to the Museum District. You will also be within walking distance of the Houston Zoo from here. There are major hospitals and medical centers in University Place.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Excellent part of town!"

This is a fantastic area. Rice University, a large outdoor park, the Houston Zoo, and the Houston medical center are very close. The area has tons of fine dining and retail available. The atmosphere is different though, with all the local liberal college students that Rice University attracts. I would suggest Mi Luna restaurant if you are in the area!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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Best Streets in University Place


Times Blvd

"original and entertaining"
29.7166630085294 -95.4166822576056

Unranked Streets in University Place

"Yay, Southgate! Great street to live on."
29.7090290009723 -95.4035919984344
"Sunset is the best...and probably the most expensive."
29.7208930006864 -95.394081998916

Ashby St

"Ashby Street: nice street, nice people"
29.7232137913214 -95.4034071427717
"Bissonnet is medium traffic and great overall area"
29.7257149956776 -95.4000773017442

Dryden Rd

"This is a quaint street but perhaps a bit too close to the encroaching Medical Center"
29.7132834811266 -95.4090381488306
"Completely and Uttlerly Gorgeous"
29.7278456212826 -95.4097736601582

South Blvd

"If I won the lottery, I would want to move here"
29.7265999615209 -95.405952189655
"Rice Village area"
29.7135975000408 -95.4064445002285
"Wonderful street for both residential and retail"
29.7149559250393 -95.4114743532209

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