Woman sitting by the poolThrive in retirement at University Place, Memorial Hermann’s Senior Living Community and experience the benefits of independent living— all from one of Houston’s most trusted health systems. At University Place Senior Living Community, we make it easy for seniors looking to simplify their lives to invest in the pursuits they enjoy most - whether that’s travel, volunteering or making extra time for family. As a resident of our independent living apartments you'll have time to focus on doing more of what you love in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Welcome home.


  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Private balconies on each apartment
  • Wall-to-wall wood flooring
  • Guest accommodations
  • Garage parking and valet services
  • Complimentary membership to HoustonChristian University's Bradshaw Fitness Center
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Personal washer & dryer
  • 12' and 10' ceilings
  • Home health and personal assistance services available within apartments
  • Houston's only senior living community owned by a health system
  • Conveniently located between Houston Christian University and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Dining Experience

Our talented culinary team creates high-quality meals for you every day of the week. Our residents receive two deliciously prepared well balanced meals each day, including breakfast and their choice of either lunch or dinner.

Make your selection from an array of tempting recipes prepared fresh daily.

Highlights include:

  • Fresh ingredients
  • Healthy, flavorful dishes
  • Baked pastries and dessert
  • Sunday brunch carving station featuring prime rib and other selections
  • Accommodations for special diets

Whether you are in the mood for restaurant-style dining, a casual bistro atmosphere or taking your meal to go, University Place has you covered.

And for special occasions, residents can reserve a private dining room to host gatherings.

Hobbies & Activities

Retirement marks the beginning of a brand new chapter with the freedom to pursue new hobbies, learn new skills and meet new friends. University Place offers an abundant variety of opportunities for recreation to help you cultivate your interests. 

Our activities and resources include: 

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Computer room
  • Cultural and social events
  • Nondenominational chapel
  • Woodworking shop
  • Volunteer program
  • Special interest clubs
  • Wellness and fitness classes
  • Multipurpose activity room
  • Library
  • Art room
  • Women's bridge room and men's card room
  • Fitness programs at Bradshaw Fitness Center at Houston Christian University
  • Social, cultural and educational opportunities available at Houston Christian University
  • Outings to restaurants, parks, museums, local entertainment venues, Galveston and Kemah
  • Resident Association and committees
  • Complimentary transportation to surrounding areas including grocery stores and shopping centers
  • Golf cart transportation to HCU and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital available

Resident Volunteering Opportunities

At University Place senior living community, we understand that staying active, engaged and social is a priority for our residents. That’s why we strive to provide opportunities for involvement that can range from chauffeuring residents around the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital campus in a golf cart, volunteering as a resident “librarian” at the University Place library, or even serving as a member of our Campus Safety Committee. Additionally, with the help of our Resident Volunteer Program, we host a variety of cultural and social events, such as our ‘Welcome New Members’ community event, resident birthday parties, holiday celebrations and health-related programs. Becoming involved in our volunteer program is a great way for residents to feel a sense of community, while helping other residents maintain their independence.

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital also has a great number of volunteering opportunities for those who enjoy giving of their time and the rewards it brings.

Houston Christian University (HCU)

As good stewards of the community and next door neighbor, Houston Christian University offers University Place residents access to a wide array of cultural and recreational services. Residents can attend lectures, sporting events, concerts, art exhibits at three different museums and access the library - all on campus. The campus is conveniently located outside our front door and across the Friendship Bridge.

Health & Wellbeing

Memorial Hermann University Place residents can rest assured that they have convenient access to care and wellness options that can help them maintain and achieve their health goals.

Houston Christian University's Bradshaw Fitness Center

As a University Place resident, you can stay as active as you want with your complimentary membership at Houston Christian University’s Bradshaw Fitness Center. This 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to University Place, and offers a variety of fitness programs, including an indoor pool, which can help our residents achieve a balance of mind, body and spirit.

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

University Place residents can feel confident living close to a trusted Memorial Hermann hospital, and affiliated health care providers. Located within walking distance from the hospital, residents can access a variety of services including:

  • 24/7 ER
  • Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Breast Care Center
  • Imaging Center
  • Primary Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission

Continuity of Care

Understanding that the level of care you need may change, University Place is specifically designed so that you can continue to live in the same caring environment. From Personal Assistance Services to home health to skilled nursing center, University Place offers a continuum of care should the need arise in the future – all from the convenience of your University Place apartment.

Additional Perks

Resident Transportation Services

University Place offers covered garage parking and, for those who prefer not to drive, University Place offers complimentary valet service within a 5-mile radius.

Visits to the doctor are made easier with scheduled shuttle services to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and the professional buildings, where physician offices are located. 

Residents can also take advantage of regularly scheduled field trips and shopping outings. 


With safety in mind, University Place offers 24-hour security and emergency call buttons in every apartment.

Learn More

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