The Heights & Greater Heights

“The Heights” is a confusing term. It initially referred to Houston Heights, developed in the 1890’s. This is the biggest, oldest, original part of the Heights. See the page devoted to it. Over the decades several other Heights neighborhoods have grown up around it. Woodland Heights, Sunset Heights, Norhill, Brooke Smith and many more. The image below shows a few of these neighborhoods that are now collectively called the Heights.
The largest of these neighborhoods are listed below. I have a page devoted to each of them Click on the links to get prices, MLS Home Search, history, location and more.

Each one of these Heights subdivisions is unique in style, price, amount of new homes, etc.

Houston Heights Homes

Brooke Smith Homes

Norhill Homes

Sunset Heights Homes

Woodland Heights Homes

some Heights Neighborhoods

There are many more neighborhoods than these included in the the Heights area. It is bounded roughly from Durham on the west, and 3 freeways around it; 610 N Loop, I-10, and I-45. My Interactive Heights Map shows some nearby parts of the Heights and surrounding areas.

YouTube-Heights-Neighborhoods

Greater Heights

Greater Heights is the relatively new term given to the area by the City. (It is the City’s designation for Super Neighborhood 15); It is comprised of all the Heights areas plus one neighborhood to the west of N Shepherd/Durham; Shady Acres. It’s kind of a meaningless term except Realtors and builders can now call the less prestigious Shady Acres “Greater Heights”…it sounds better.

Shady Acres Homes

If you are unfamiliar with the Heights, here is a quick tour of the area.

Heights Video

And One last quick video of some Heights shops from a blog I’ve just started, Twisted Heights.

Some Heights Shops

Heights White Oak Blvd

Filed in Heights News & Events by on April 17, 2018
Heights White Oak Blvd

Heights White Oak Blvd-Dodging Traffic The Heights now has a lot of interesting places to eat and drink. The toughest to navigate though is White Oak Blvd at Studewood. You can park on the street or in lots on the south, but you still have to walk across the crazy traffic. Drivers are desperately looking […]

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Video of Houston Heights Historic District Home

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on April 6, 2018
Video of Houston Heights Historic District Home

Video of  Houston Heights Historic District Home 314 W 13th St is a beautifully renovated and expanded 1907 Queen Anne Victorian home in Houston’s West Heights Historic District. An amazing remodel of a Heights Historic District home. The owner of this Victorian home searched a long time to find a Victorian home to remodel in […]

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Houston Heights Victorian Home for Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on April 6, 2018
Houston Heights Victorian Home for Sale

Houston Heights Queen Anne Victorian Home Craftsman style homes and Victorian homes are the most common style in Houston Heights. The low-slung Craftsman style came about ca 1910-1920’s in the Heights. Prior to this were the tall, more ornate Victorian homes. This 1907 Houston Heights Victorian home at 314 W 13th street, is a perfect […]

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Video of Historic Heights Home Transformation

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 30, 2018
Video of Historic Heights Home Transformation

Historic Heights Home is on the Spring Home Tour The transformation of the historic Heights home at 1845 Harvard St. in  East Heights Historic District was amazing. It went from a vacant run-down 1500 SF cube that had been stripped of its distinctive features to a showcase home of 4000+ SF. HDT Builders remodeled/expanded this […]

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Spring 2018 Houston Heights Home Tour

Filed in Heights News & Events by on March 29, 2018
Spring 2018 Houston Heights Home Tour

Spring 2018 Houston Heights Home Tour We just finished the Woodland Heights home Tour and now it’s time for the neighboring Spring 2018 Houston Heights Home Tour. It is Saturday and Sunday, April 7th & 8th, 2018. The tour features 5 homes, ranging in age from 1 year to 110 years. A cool thing about […]

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Houston Heights Lot for Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 18, 2018
Houston Heights Lot for Sale

Houston Heights Lot for Sale on Waverly St. 1021 Waverly St is a 1920’s Craftsman duplex on a 5980 SF lot (45.3 ft by 132 ft deep). Although currently rented and may be a renovation candidate, the highest and best use is probably as a Houston Heights lot for sale. What makes this lot attractive […]

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2018 Woodland Heights Home Tour

Filed in Heights News & Events by on March 7, 2018
2018 Woodland Heights Home Tour

2018 Woodland Heights Home Tour is March 24-25th. Spring time in the Heights brings out flowers, joggers, and the 2018 Woodland Heights Home Tour. It is March 24th & 25th, with a special preview available the Friday before. Find out more about this neighborhood on my Woodland Heights page. Home styles, prices, etc, for this […]

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Woodland Heights National Night Out

Filed in Heights News & Events, Woodland Heights Homes by on October 3, 2017
Woodland Heights National Night Out

Woodland Heights National Night Out Tonight It looks like a rain-out, but just in case it clears up: Woodland Heights National Night Out is tonight. WHCA (Woodland Heights Civic Association) celebrates the National Night Out tonight on the Norhill Esplanade. The event features: – A trio of food trucks, including; Churrasco Food Truck & Catering, Wokker […]

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Heights Home with Private Front Porch

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on October 1, 2017
Heights Home with Private Front Porch

A Private Front Porch Gives Best of Both worlds Some people enjoy the privacy that a front-loading home offers. Just pull into the garage from the street, lower the door behind you and you are away from all the street noise, traffic, view, etc. Others enjoy their home’s porch and front yard. You now don’t […]

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Heights Home Sales after Harvey

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on September 15, 2017
Heights Home Sales after Harvey

Heights Home Sales after Harvey Should be Good This storm was horrible on people’s property and lives all over the city and surrounding counties. In the Heights though we were mostly high and dry (well, maybe not dry, but not under several feet of water). Thus the Heights homes on the market, or going on […]

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