West University Place is a community with a small town feel with all the conveniences of the big city. This city got its start in 1917 when former Tennessee governor Ben Hooper began development of the area. It was named West University Place due to its proximity to the Rice Institute (now Rice University). One of the most interesting historical facts about West University Place is how the streets were named. In the 1920s, a Rice University English major by the name of Lillian Nicholson had a friend whose father was a city planner for West U. The friend's father asked Nicholson and his daughter to name the streets for him. Being an English literature lover, Nicholson chose names from her English literature book. This explains why many streets of West University Place are named after famous authors, such as William Shakespeare, John Dryden, and Geoffrey Chaucer.
Having received multiple accolades, West U is home to some of Houston's most exquisite and expensive real estate with a proven track record of appreciation and some of the top schools in the city. If you’re interested in learning more about available real estate in West University Place, please contact us today for more information.