West University


William Benitez
Olivia Benitez

​​ On a Saturday morning, you’ll find me:

At the baseball and softball fields! During the spring and even the fall, the fields are buzzing with kids and sports — including my 3!

​​ My favorite West U. hangout is:

Colonial park pool - a wonderful place to stay cool in the summer with the kids. You will always see a friend there!

​​ The best-kept secret(s) in West U. are/is:

Tiny’s #5 and the Milk and Cookie stand. If you are looking for breakfast, lunch, a sweet treat, dinner, or just a drink — they have you covered!

​​ If you’re looking for something great to do after work in West U, I would recommend:

Rice Village. Shopping and lots of places to eat. You can even run/walk the loop at Rice before.

​​ If I could describe West U. living in one word, it would be:

Easy! Small town living in the city! A great place to raise kids and convenient to everything in Houston.


​Rice Village Shopping Center
​You'll find 40-plus taps of suds alongside a lineup of live music, corn hole, fire pits, and special events like seasonal boils.​ Visit Cottonwood for more details.​

Kenny & Ziggy's

New York delicatessen Kenny & Ziggy’s, which is just outside the hood’s border and serves corned beef and pastrami sandwiches bigger than your head.

The Chocolate Bar

​If chocolate is your thing, you’ll adore the over-the-top cakes and gourmet chocolates at The Chocolate Bar (and the Texas Frito Brittle, you’ll want some of that, too).

Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe

For sweet treats that are acceptable even in the morning, head to Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café, where you’ll find an array of crepes stuffed with fresh berries and sweet cream, Nutella and marshmallow, and apple cinnamon crème brûlée. The ultra-delicate delights are best enjoyed with a creamy latte or cappuccino.

Under the Volcano

Sip on frozen cocktails using fresh-squeezed ingredients at the quirky dive, Under the Volcano.

Kelvin Arms Bar

Established in 2000 as Houston's only Scottish pub. Located near the Rice Village at the intersection of Kelvin and Dunstan. Kelvin Arms have become known for the friendly environment and outgoing crowd of regulars, as well as their respectable selection of draft beers and exquisite scotches.

City of West U Parks & Recreation

Colonial Park


West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city sandwiched between Highway 59 and the 610 Loop. The tree-lined area is one of the most sought after districts in the city. Home to Rice University and the pedestrian-friendly Rice Village Shopping Center, the neighborhood appeals to families and young professionals alike. Swing by the Village for fashion-forward finds at local and nationally-owned boutiques, bites at one of the many restaurants and happy hour sips at the night life hot spots along Morningside Boulevard.

​​ School​​ ​servicing West U ​ (click the school for additional info):
West University Elementary School


Miles & Co. Properties

9 Greenway Plaza,

Suite 1100,

Houston, TX 77046

Phone. 281-883-9243

Email. thomas@milesandcoproperties.com