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Self Storage West University Place

Though you may assume West University Place is just another neighborhood in Houston, you would be mistaken. In fact, West University Place is a fully-incorporated city unto itself, with a population exceeding 15,000 residents. Along with being nicknamed "The Neighborhood City" and being referred to as West U, West University Place is primarily a bedroom community for upper-class residents. Recognized by Forbes, CNN, and others as one of the best places to live in the U.S., long-time residents and new arrivals can find plenty to do in West U.

But before getting started with your plans, you may be looking for storage units in West University Place that are affordable, secure, clean, and climate-controlled, all of which describes Proguard. Featuring a location nearby, you can store clothes, furniture, cars, a wine collection, or anything else you have in mind. Now that you know self storage in West University Place won't be a hassle, you can get on to discovering more about this Houston gem.

“City of West University Place” Blue Neighborhood Sign with Plants Surrounding It
Source: Houston Chronicle

Where is West University Place?

Occupying over two square miles, West U is located within Houston's 610 Loop. Surrounded by Houston, Bellaire, and Southside Place, it has a unique distinction of having many of its streets named after famous authors. Thus, if you're walking around taking in all West U has to offer, don't be surprised to be on streets named Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, and many others from the literary world.

West U Activities

If you are on the hunt for fun in West U, you won't be disappointed. For many residents and visitors, fun starts with a visit to Upstairs Bar & Lounge. A 21 and over establishment, it's known for great drinks, even greater service, and fantastic food. A neighborhood gathering place, stop by to enjoy Happy Hour, a night out with your friends, or a first date with someone special. As for other similar settings, you can try Simone on Sunset and The Cellar Bar, both of which are also quite popular.

Full View of a Restaurant With Trees Wrapped In Lights, Balcony Seating, and Customers Eating
Source: Upstairs Bar and Lounge

Great Places to Dine in West U

Once you've got everything securely packed away at your Proguard West University storage units, it's time for a great meal that will leave you quite satisfied. In the West University Place area, that means you won't have to look very hard to find a great restaurant. For many people who have previously stopped by the El Topo food truck in the West U area, trying out the brick-and-mortar location is a real treat. A kid-friendly restaurant, it has a cozy front patio for casual dining. As for what to try, customers rave about the Houstonian barbacoa taco. For dessert, try the sweet grits topped with yogurt and jam.

Another popular West U dining spot is Little Matt's, which has gained an excellent reputation with local families. Known for giving kids free candy or even quarters that can be used to play the restaurant's many games, Little Matt's has great chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, and its Thai Wrap and West Coast Burger, both of which are hits with adults. But before leaving, don't forget to get some icees for you and the kids, which will guarantee a sugar rush unlike any you've ever had in the past.

Overhead View of a Mexican Dinner With Multiple Plates of Food, Spanish Style Decor, and Two Glasses of Wine
Source: Texas Monthly

Staying Fit in West University Place

Since many West U residents like to lead very active lifestyles, they of course want to stay fit. While you may have worked up a sweat hauling some of your belongings to the nearby Proguard storage facilities in West U, this won't take the place of a great workout. Therefore, you need to make some time in your busy day to stop by the West University Place Recreation Center. Once you do, you can choose to do some laps in the eight-lane swimming pool, build muscle and endurance in the Center's weight and cardio rooms, or head to a racquetball court to burn some calories. In addition, the West U Center also offers classes in Pilates, ballet, jazzercise, yoga, and swimming. However, memberships to the Center are only available to West U residents.

Should you be more in the mood for outdoor recreation or relaxation, visit local West U parks such as Colonial Park or Friends Park. At Colonial Park, it may be hard to convince your kids to leave once they get a taste of the unique playground. Along with traditional swings, there is also a house, barn, and covered wagon available for hours of fun. As for Friends Park, it's a favorite for West U residents who like to play various outdoor sports, ranging from softball and baseball to basketball, football, and plenty of others.

Street View of Clock With A “Friends Park&rdquu; Sign In Front of The Park
Source: Houston Properities

Shopping in West U

Whether you have stored excess inventory from your business or other items in your Proguard self storage West University Place units, you should still have some time to get in some shopping before heading home. If so, you can head to such destinations as West U Towne Center, West U Marketplace, or the very popular and pedestrian-friendly Rice Village. Offering a mix of local businesses and national stores, you'll find everything you need by visiting one or more of these shopping areas.

A Row of Shops on a Street, Sweetgreen in Front, Next to Starbucks
Source: Community Impact Newspaper

As one of the most desirable places to live in the Houston area, West University Place can be the spot you and your family can call home for many decades. If so, keep your home clutter-free by renting affordable and well-maintained storage facilities in West U from Proguard.