West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and southwestern Harris County. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the city was 14,787. It is nicknamed “The Neighborhood City” and is mainly a bedroom community for upper-class families.
West University Place is surrounded by the cities of Bellaire, Houston, and Southside Place. The United States Postal Service uses “Houston” as the city designation for all West University Place addresses, although the actual name of “West University Place” is also acceptable.
As of 2011, West University Place is the fifth highest fraction of households with incomes $150,000 or greater.
Almost all street names in West University Place are allusions to universities, colleges, and poets throughout the United States and the world.