West University Interiors
Known to locals as “West U” and conceived as a community of country homes in 1910 by Ben W. Hooper, the Governor of Tennessee at the time, West University Place acquires its name from its close proximity to Rice University. Today it is an independent city of almost 15,000 residents housed within one of the greater Houston areas most desirable neighborhoods.
With a philosophy that combines rich traditions and responsible innovation, West University Place is a long-standing, yet progressive model city. Notable within the community is the consistent focus on making the area more “neighborly.” Whether it’s the several parks, “The Pool,” the Recreation Center or even the “courtesy” notices given residents and visitors to encourage better parking etiquette, everything is intentionally oriented toward ensuring your time in West U is enjoyable.
Homes in West U once largely consisted of mid-century cottages and bungalows. More recently you may find Georgian homes mixed in with the restoration of some of West U’s more expensive homes; particularly in the “Pemberton” area. The streets the homes reside on are almost all allusions to universities, colleges, and poets throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
Residents of West U enjoy a wide array of activities. There’s a Mom’s Spa Day, the day before Mother’s Day, Tennis at Judson Park and the “Party on the Patio” concert series at Colonial Park Pool. Children of all ages participate in youth sports. There’s Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse and West University Little League or “WULL” the largest little league baseball group in the United States. You might even survive a run-in with Piranhas (the West U Swim Team) at the Rec Center!
West University Place is a city full of both classically grounded and forward thinking residents and Amanda Carol Interiors is honored to be of service to them.