Houston Heights Homes & Surrounding Areas
I Sell Houston Heights Homes & Homes in Surrounding Older Areas
I write about what I know & love, and that is old homes, old neighborhoods and new construction homes that fit into these older neighborhoods.
This site is made of Pages (top menu bar)that tend to be more static; and Posts (side bar) that is a Heights Blog …constantly changing content.
“The Heights” Stretches Roughly Between I-10 and the 610 N Loop; Durham and I-45 on the Sides. It has many neighborhoods though.
Houston Heights is a broad area between Studewood and Durham. Houston Heights homes are some of the oldest and grandest homes in the Heights. New construction is booming here.
Sunset Heights is on the north boundary of the Heights. It straddles N Main St, from E 23rd St up to the 610 Loop. The western boundary is Yale St. This is a hot area for new homes.
Brooke Smith is an area I love. It is in the NE side of the Heights. There are some wonderful homes here & some junky ones. A little rough around the edges, but it’s one of the areas I recommend for the next “Hot” area.
Woodland Heights is where I live. Being a deed-restricted area has lead to homes being renovated or big new homes built. Thus Woodland Heights a premier part of the Heights. Homes here are mainly 1910-1920′s.
Norhill is another deed restricted area. It is just east of Woodland Heights, and just above it. The northern part is a historic district. This is generally lumped into Woodland Heights
West of the Heights (West of Durham) are 3 Distinctly Different Neighborhoods:
Timbergrove Manor and Lazybrook: Timbergrove Manor is mainly west of TC Jester, between 11th & 18th St. Lazybrook is just above this. Both areas have 1950’s and 1960’s mainly ranch style homes built on big lots.
Shady Acres is not an area of renovated old homes. The huge lots and relatively low land prices make it ideal to for new homes. Townhomes or single family homes with a common drive are the most popular. These homes range from “Heights style” to contemporary.
Cottage Grove is just below Timbergrove. Cottage Grove is another area that had few redeeming qualities to make renovations worthwhile. It is now an area of dominated by groups of new homes and townhomes
East of the Heights (East of I-45) is the Near Northside & Lindale Park.
Lindale Park. is Houston’s “hidden jewel” it is a miniature West U, with broad streets and lots of brick cottage style 1930’s and 40’s homes.
Outside the 610 Loop are Several Great Areas.
Spring Branch is a large, rambling area that extends from 290/610 Loop all the way west past Gessner. It is mainly 1940’s 1950’s ranch style homes.
Oak Forest is another ranch style neighborhood. It is bounded by 290 on the west, and Ella on the west. Just above the 610 Loop. This is an area with a lot of renovations & recently, new construction.
Garden Oaks is just East of Oak Forest. Started in the 1930’s just before the war, this area was to be the next River Oaks. Big plantation style homes on huge lots were the first homes built, then smaller homes after the war.
So..visit these Pages and Posts to find out about Houston Heights Homes and other neighborhood homes.