Rich Martin Homes – Heights Realtor

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Houston Heights

Houston Heights

Houston Heights is the oldest and largest of the "Heights" neighborhoods. Formed in the 1890's, it is dominated by Victotian style homes and Craftsman homes.

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Woodland Heights

Woodland Heights

Woodland Heights is a premier neighborhood in the Heights. Predominantly Craftsman bungalows. No tall-skinny homes here. Lots cannot be subdivided so homes are on fifty foot wide lots.

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Sunset Heights

Sunset Heights

Sunset Heights is the NE part of the Heights; between E 20th St and the 610 Loop. Very popular now for new construction.

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Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith is on the eastern edge of the Heights. It is now hugely popular for beautifully remodeled folk Victorians, bungalows and new one story bungalows. This is ...

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Lindale Park

Lindale Park

Cottage style homes predominate in this 1940;s neighborhood just east of the Heights. (East of I-45). The light rail runs down its west border which I believe will transform this ...

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Oak Forest

Oak Forest

Oak Forest is huge (~5500 homes) and hugely popular 1950's neighborhood of ranch style homes. It has transformed lately into a neighborhood of beautifully remodeled homes and much larger, much ...

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Garden Oaks

Garden Oaks

Garden Oaks has about 1400 & was formed in 1937. Big tree-lined lots on curving streets. It was to be the next River Oaks. The post-war homes became smaller.

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Tibergrove Manor/Lazybrook

Tibergrove Manor/Lazybrook

Timbergrove Manor & Lazybrook are two contiguous 1950's neighborhoods just east of the Heights.

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Shady Acres

Shady Acres

Shady Acres is a different world from the Heights even though it is just west of it (west of N Shepherd). It is strictly an area of new construction: mainly ...

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Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is similar to Shady Acres. It is an area of predominantly new homes. The little homes that preceded them were rarely worth remodeling.

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What You Will Find on this Heights Website:

You will find information Buyers and Sellers need on all the confusing areas around the Heights: Neighborhood snapshots, house style and age, recent prices of new and resale homes. The blog has info on recent events, and news relating to these cool old neighborhoods. All arranged by neighborhood with recent posts for updates.

You will also find  Buyer Help and information to aid Sellers.

Heights Homes for Sale

Greater Houston Heights Homes for Sale

The Heights is a confusing term because it encompasses so many areas. Houston Heights  is the first and largest of the Heights neighborhoods. It was developed in the 1890’s as a trolley car suburb of Houston.  This was the era of Victorian homes so this is the predominant house style. Heights, Texas  was later was later incorporated as its own City.  Other neighborhoods grew up around it over the through the 1930’s., i.e:  Woodland Heights was started in 1907.  The Arts & Crafts movement was starting so most of these homes are Craftsman style. Sunset Heights was next, in 1910, more Craftsman style homes. Norhill came about in 1920 brick cottages and bungalows here.

Click on Neighborhoods Tab  on menu at top of page to be taken to individual pages for each.

Search for homes and get neighborhood information & prices here.

 

Homes Outside of the Heights

Neighborhoods Near Houston Heights

Untangling all the neighborhoods in and around the Heights is difficult. There were a lot of close-in development in the  1930’s -1950’s. I give neighborhood descriptions, house styles, prices, and home search for several Areas Near the Heights. The growing popularity of the Heights makes have caused house prices to sky rocket the past decade. More people are choosing neighborhoods near the Heights. You can typically get bigger homes and bigger lots for less money.

Heights Historic Districts

Historic Districts in the Heights
The Heights has 7 of the 20 designated historic districts in Houston. 3 of these are in Houston Heights proper, the other 4 Woodland Heights, Norhill, Grota Homestead and Freeland Historic District are in other parts of the Heights.

Being in a historic district is good in that it keeps homes from being demolished and replaced by who-knows-what. It can drive a homeowner or remodeler crazy though trying to find out what exterior renovations are allowed and getting approval for renovations.

Get information on the different Heights Historic Districts and updated posts with the latest news.

 

Heights Realtor Rich Martin
Contact Me

I live in a 1909 Woodland Heights bungalow and specialize in selling new and old homes in the surrounding neighborhoods. If you are interested in buying, selling or general information about the Heights market, please contact me using the contact button in the top right hand of the site. My partner, Linda Miner and I would be happy to help in any way: Buying, Selling or renting area homes.

Don’t know whether to renovate or just buy a bigger home? Call to discuss that too. Rich Martin 713 868-9008