The neighborhood of University Place is part of the city of Houston, Texas.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in University Place. Although this area does not contain any parks, public green spaces are very well-spread out in nearby neighborhoods, making it easy to reach them. Lastly, quiet areas can be found throughout a good portion of University Place, however noise can be bothersome around US Highway 59 or Southwest Freeway.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing about 45% of the dwellings in University Place, and the remaining homes are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The median year of construction for houses in this neighborhood is 1966. This part of Houston has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home while renters make up the remainder.
In this part of Houston, home owners will usually be able to reach primary schools on foot. In contrast, high schools are not especially plentiful and accordingly may require an extended walk to get to. Residents have the choice between public and private elementary schools. When it comes to food, property owners in this part of the city will welcome that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Additionally, there are a good number of opportunities for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. Property owners have access to a fair number of clothing stores within walking distance.
University Place allows house buyers to move around by several alternative means of transportation. This part of the city is reasonably well-suited for traveling on foot; all daily errands can be run without having to use a car, and plenty of businesses are quite close by. University Place is home to a good public transit system. More precisely, property owners are served by approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. A car is also a very good mode of transportation in this part of the city. Many real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as US Highway 59, and it is easy to find a place to park.