Rich Martin Homes – Heights Realtor
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
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
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
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.
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