About UPA

What a concept! Take a piece of our big city and make it a village, a place where people feel connected, where citizens know they have a say in matters that affect them in their homes, their businesses, their neighborhood.

The area around Rice University is just such a village.

Founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1996, University Place is led by a board representing businesses, institutions and civic groups across the community.

Located between the Museum District, Hermann Park, the Texas Medical Center and West University, University Place is at the heart of Houston’s most popular destinations.