West University / Southside

Welcome to West University/Southside

Where timeless elegance meets urban convenience

Situated in the inner loop of Houston's Metro, this neighborhood is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Graced with stately traditional homes and new architectural marvels, the community exudes a unique charm that seamlessly fuses the classic with the contemporary.

Experience the allure of spacious living with homes gracefully positioned on expansive lots, providing privacy and a sense of open tranquility that's a rarity within urban settings. The juxtaposition of historic homes and modern constructions creates an ambiance where elegance meets comfort, showcasing the neighborhood's harmonious evolution over time. Towering trees grace the streets, providing shade and a visual symphony of green vistas that further enhance the tranquil environment.

The community offers exceptional education for families, with top-ranked schools ensuring a bright future for young learners. The neighborhood's strategic location within the inner loop provides residents with an effortless commute to downtown, the renowned Medical Center, and major highways, connecting them to the heart of Houston's dynamic offerings.

Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the abundance of parks and the presence of the country's largest little leagues, fostering an active outdoor lifestyle and a sense of camaraderie among residents. Surprisingly, within the urban hustle, West University/Southside maintains its own identity, with its own police and fire departments contributing to a strong sense of community security.

What to Love

  • A blend of stately tradition and modern comfort
  • Top-ranked schools
  • Seamless commute to downtown, medical center, and major highways
  • Abundant parks and a strong sense of togetherness

Local Lifestyle

In West University/Southside, a distinctive local lifestyle awaits, combining timeless elegance with the allure of urban convenience. Savor the tranquility of spacious living on generous lots, a rarity within bustling urban settings. Enjoy a vibrant outdoor lifestyle with numerous parks and green spaces, cultivating a sense of community camaraderie.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Local Poke captures the essence of Hawaiian cuisine with a modern twist, offering healthy, fresh, and flavorful dishes that redefine the concept of fast dining. Imagine savoring contemporary cuisine amidst lush gardens at Tiny Boxwoods, a culinary gem that satisfies your palate and offers a serene dining ambiance.

For families seeking a vibrant dining experience, Little Matt's stands out as a haven of flavors, complete with a candy shop and game room that promises endless joy for both young and young at heart. When your sweet tooth beckons, indulge at Milk & Cookies, a dessert haven where pastries, espresso, and pint-sized ice cream creations combine to create a symphony of delightful treats.

For a touch of British charm, the British Isles gift shop is a treasure trove of collectibles, food, and unique gifts that reflect the essence of British culture.

Things to Do

Celebrate the nation's spirit during Houston's 4th of July Celebration, where a bustling parade, a joyful bike parade for kids, and a spectacular fireworks display light up the skies in unison. Indulge your fashion sense at the Spring Street Festival, where local retailers take center stage in a captivating runway show. Even fashion-forward pups have their moment on the dog runway show, ensuring a delightful experience for pet lovers and fashion enthusiasts alike.

Evelyn's Park Conservancy welcomes you with open arms to its lush, great lawn and event center, where live music and engaging board games create a perfect setting for relaxation and connection. For those craving cultural experiences, the Miller Outdoor Theatre is an outdoor performing arts venue with live dance, music, and theatrical performances that captivate and inspire.


The West University/Southside community is proud to offer a range of exceptional educational options, ensuring that residents have access to top-tier schools that foster a nurturing and enriching learning environment for students of all ages.

Overview for West University / Southside, TX

14,975 people live in West University / Southside, where the median age is 41.3 and the average individual income is $128,050. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for West University / Southside, TX

West University / Southside has 5,222 households, with an average household size of 2.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West University / Southside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,975 people call West University / Southside home. The population density is 7,472.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.65 / 50.35%

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Schools in West University / Southside, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby West University / Southside. 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
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West University Elementary
PreK - 5th
5th - 12th
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