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Southside Place

Southside Place is one of the most sought after communities in Houston because of its accessibility, small-town vibe, and luxurious home selections.

It is also just minutes from dining, shopping and entertainment hubs, thanks to its central location in Houston and its proximity to downtown and the Medical Center.

A subdivision founded by developer E.R. Crain in 1925, Southside Place was first marketed as a place with enough “room for flower gardens, vegetable gardens, pets, poultry and fruit trees—close enough ‘in’ to be convenient, just far enough from downtown to make the ideal home.”

Today, Southside Place continues to fulfill the promise. It is a thriving and vibrant place, even if it is considered a bedroom community. What was once a former marshland in the 1920s is now one of the most desirable areas in Houston.

CNN Money has named Southside Place one of the best commutes in the country, while Forbes cited it for being one of the best cities when it comes to employment opportunities. Like West University Place and Bellaire, Southside Place is a city within a city, with its own mayor, municipal services and city council. Southside Place also has a community center and pool for the enjoyment of its residents.

Nearby schools

Southside Place is part of the Houston Independent School District. It is zoned to the following reputable schools:

  • West University Elementary
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Lamar High School

Real estate

Southside Place is regarded as one of the most desirable communities in Houston. Boasting luxury vintage to newly constructed homes on spacious lots, this upscale community has plenty to offer. You will see modern homes with an emphasis on minimalism, traditional homes, resort-inspired Mediterranean homes and French-style homes set on sprawling lawns.

At a glance

Numerous dining and shopping options abound in and around Southside Place, and some of Houston’s hotspots are just a short drive away.

  • Rice Village, Highland Village and the River Oaks Shopping Center are top retail havens.
  • Hermann Park and Brays Bayou Park beckon with wide, open spaces and opportunities to interact with neighbors and foster the community spirit.
  • The Southside Place Community Garden grows organic fruits and vegetables and donates them to local food banks and pantries.

If you’d like to learn more about the homes for sale in Southside Place, call 713-572-0824 or email