Rice Village is a shopping district in Houston, Texas, United States.
Rice Village is a collection of shops, restaurants and pubs, situated about a half-mile west of the center of Rice University’s 300-acre (1.2 km2) campus. The core “Rice Village” extends over 10 city blocks, defined by University Boulevard, Kirby Drive, Rice Boulevard, and Morningside Drive, though spillover has expanded the retail area to a total of 16 blocks, including northward extensions along Kirby and into the present mixed-use blocks between Morningside and Greenbriar.
Rice Village has been one of Houston’s oldest shopping destinations since the 1930s. It is an unplanned, high density hodge-podge of old and new retail stores.
The first minutes of the 1994 film The Chase were filmed in the Rice Village.