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The Terrace at West University

5151 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005


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Senior Independent Living in Houston, Texas


The Terrace at West University, located in Houston, Texas is an Independent Living community for seniors.

Located inside the inner loop in the heart of Houston, The Terrace at West University is conveniently located near the area’s best shopping and dining opportunities, as well as the medical center. The community is near the cross streets of Bissonnett and Westpark, behind one of the area’s best supermarkets.
The Terrace features a beauty shop, community room, lounge, private dining room, library, computer lab, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub. Our spacious apartment homes offer a variety of floor plans with full kitchens, ceiling fans, personalized thermostats, blinds, emergency pull cords, built-in shower seats and walk-in closets in select floor plans.
Our Dining Programs offer residents restaurant style dining featuring fresh and nutritional choices everyday.  Meal time also offers a great opportunity to associate with existing friends and meet new ones. We want every meal to be a great dining experience, so the friendly and personal service in our dining rooms is unmatched. We offer both breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday.

We offer a wide variety of top-notch programs and services to enhance our residents’ living experience.  These programs and events provide opportunities for residents to maintain an engaged lifestyle, pursue their interests, continue to learn, make friends and have fun. Among the residents’ favorite activities are Matter of Balance, Cup of Conversation, Poetry & Prose, all fitness programs and community outings.



The Terrace at West University, located in Houston, Texas offers Independent Living services for seniors

Community Features:

  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • On-site Wellness Center
  • On-site heated pool and spa
  • Online Computer Center
  • Library
  • Hair salon
  • Activity Room
  • Community Room
  • Resort-styled courtyards including a putting green, gardens, and more
  • Professional maintenance services
  • 24-hour emergency call systems
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Gated community

Apartment Features:

  • Full-size apartment homes
  • Emergency call system, monitored 24 hours
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning

Floor Plans



Dining Menus

Independent Living Menus

Posted menus are representative only, and are subject to change based on availability and resident preferences.

Eat American Bistro Dining Services

Come join as at our newly opened EAT American Bistro.  The EAT American Bistro offers you several dining options designed to accommodate the hustle and bustle of daily activities. Join us for breakfast and lunch in the main dining room or dine at your leisure all day long in the EAT American Bistro. And if you are just don't have time to sit down the EAT American Bistro offers a variety of "Grab and Go" meals and snack offerings that that you can take with you.

Our chefs are masters at creating great meals using only the finest ingredients. We offer home-style soups, baked to order flatbread pizzas and hot-off-the-grill Panini sandwiches to name just a few. Our menu offers regional favorites such as Breakfast Burritos and Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas along with some down- home cooking. Be sure to leave room for a decadent Tiramisu, which can be enjoyed with a smooth cappuccino or latte.

EAT American Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a meal anytime, a cup of coffee, a glass of beer or wine -- or one of our frozen cocktails. EAT American Bistro, with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's, was also designed as an alternate place to gather and socialize with your friends in a comfortable and inviting space to keep up with the news of the day, or to cheer on your favorite sports team.


For more details and sample menus, please contact us or schedule a tour and come dine with us.


Below are the calendars and newsletters for The Terrace at West University

Independent Living (PDF)