As the name implies, the area surrounding the Medical Center and Rice University is called the Rice Village. There is a namesake shopping center at the center of it, adjacent to the University. The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world with 21 hospitals and 8 specialty institutions. The medical center alone covers over 1,000 acres.
This area includes the neighborhoods of Southampton, Southgate, & Boulevard Oaks. Elementary schools here include Roberts and Poe. Lanier serves the middle school needs of the neighborhood. Lamar is the high school for the area.
Home prices range from the low $300s for condos to over $6 million for single family homes.