RICE UNIVERSITY/MUSEUM DISTRICT
Rice University Area
It's about teaching your daughter to love softball and Cezanne on the very same Saturday.
If you stand beneath the graceful arches of Rice University's classic Lovett Hall, spreading out around you will be a beautiful and green cluster of communities.
From the gated seclusion of Shadyside to the energetic mix of young professionals and long-time citizens that typifies Bellaire, all of these inner-city neighborhoods still share certain invaluable advantages: immediate accessibility to the best things in life, civic pride, a family perspective and diligence in preserving the value of their properties and the uniqueness of their lifestyles.
West University Place
Small town charm, superb educational and athletic opportunities for children and highly regarded city services wait just outside each front door in this city-within-a-city. Add to all this The Village shopping center with its stylish retailers and flavorful restaurants and a West U home becomes a prized possession.
Surrounded by West U, is this incorporated city of 400-plus homes, where slightly larger lots accommodate some of today's most stylish residential architecture.
Southampton carefully preserves its enviable appeal as a premier family neighborhood and is justifiably proud of its fine park and lifestyle.
Families, academics and professionals favor its atmosphere, which is both eclectic and aristocratic.
The Museum District
The mature residential neighborhoods nearest the university give and take their unique character from the many cultural institutions with which they coexist: museums, parks, planetarium, zoo and Rice University. The world-renowned Texas Medical Center is another donor to the area's vibrant life. The Museum District presents a generous choice of homes in some of Houston's most historic addresses:
Originally designed in 1916 "for a few congenial friends and neighbors," the 18 properties behind its gates bespeak dignity combined with discretion.
A single, secluded street hosting some of the most beautiful examples of residential design.
An historic district with classic mansions and manicured lawns.
Bordering Rice University campus, Southgate's civic spirit and deed restrictions are twin guards of the shaded streets that meander past its homes.
Executives are discovering career and child rearing can achieve proper balance within this revitalized "City of Homes."