Texas Medical Center real estate offers some great neighborhoods for professionals from $600k-1Million.  The options include quiet neighborhood cities and urban lifestyles.  The close proximity to work, great schools, and entertainment draws many families and professionals to these neighborhoods.

West University

West University or West U as locals call it, is known as a neighborhood city and is situated just a couple of miles from the Houston Medical Center.  West U has its own local government and services.  Doctors and professionals flock to this neighborhood for its quiet setting, tree-lined streets, and excellent schools.  Shopping is abundant at the local Rice Village shopping district which is home to numerous shops and restaurants.  Quiet parks and the neighborhood recreation center are some of the best in Houston.

This price range is just a starting point for homes in this Houston neighborhood with many properties selling well over $1Million.  Older, stately homes with numerous updates will be available in this price range.Medical-Center-House-optimized-for-blog2



Southgate is the more affordable neighbor to West University.  This neighborhood is situated immediately adjacent to the Houston Medical Center and also offers a quiet residential setting, tree-lined streets and great schools.  There is no shortage of cultural landmarks, public green spaces, and well-regarded shopping and restaurant options. The Rice Village shopping district, Rice jogging trail, Hermann Park, Museum District, and numerous parks and restaurants are all within a reach by foot or short bike ride.

Homes in this price range will be a mix or original, updated stately homes and recently built contemporary homes.  There are also a very limited amount of luxury townhomes available.


Like West University, Bellaire is a neighborhood city.   It also has a local government and city services that are separate from the city of Houston.  This neighborhood straddles the 610 Loop just south of Highway 59.  Tree-lined streets and a small town feeling draw many Houston Medical Center professionals to this neighborhood.  This neighborhood is also known for its excellent public and private schools.

Bellaire has undergone and extensive transformation in recent years with most of the original homes replaced by luxurious custom homes.

Upper Kirby

Upper Kirby offers more of an urban experience at this price range.  Situated on either side of Kirby, north of Highway 59, this location is popular with Houston Medical Center Professionals that want to be close to work and play.  Luxury shopping and chic restaurants proliferate the neighborhood. Multi-use developments such as West Ave and 2727 Kirby provide a wonderful combination of trendy boutiques and restaurants.

Home options include fully renovated bungalows, modern custom homes, luxury townhomes, and high-rise condos.Capture1