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.
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.
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.
If you are unfamiliar with the Heights, here is a quick tour of the area.
And One last quick video of some Heights shops from a blog I’ve just started, Twisted Heights.
Looking for a new Heights home? Start with the kitchen The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is no longer the closed off room at the back of the house. It is not only where you cook; it is where you live and where you entertain. 212 -224 W 24th St. in Houston […]
You Can Have Both in the Heights, Porches & Privacy 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. HDT Builders […]
Heights Area Million Dollar Home Sales The “Heights” has gotten to be a pricey neighborhood. Even million dollar home sales are fairly common and have have averaged about 50/year over the last 3 years (49 in 2014, 45 in 2015 and 56 in 2016). The second half of 2016 had 23 sales of homes list at $1 […]
HDT Builders – Two New Heights Homes with Apartments. Premier Heights Builder, HDT, has just finished 4 new homes in Houston Heights. Two of these are exquisite “Heights style” homes with wide entry steps, brick supports, richly detailed double porches in front and full quarters over the garage; 216 & 220 W 24th St, 77008. […]
Two Similar Homes-Two Different Kitchens Builders have a choice when building more than one home: Make them identical (Cheaper; fewer plans to pay for, easier to build duplicates, fewer decisions to make; buy fixtures in bulk, etc.) or make each one distinctive. Distinctive is the route HDT Builders chooses. They don’t build a lot of […]
Heights Mercantile Site Prep Started Finally, another shopping area coming to the Heights! Ground work has started on a cool shopping experience coming to the Heights: Heights Mercantile, touted as the anti mall. More than a dozen unique shops (no chain crap), 4 chef-driven restaurants and creative office space. The best part is they are […]
The Victoria Condos-40 units to Fill Giant Hole on Yale St Driving down Yale St in Houston Heights, you have undoubtedly wondered what that giant hole is. The secret is over, in fact, you’ll be able to live there if you want. For some time now, 829 Yale St in Houston Heights has been a very deep […]
White Oak Bayou Overflows its Banks Again The “Heights” is called that for a reason…its elevation is higher than the original town of Houston. So, there may be some street flooding like anywhere in Houston, but the bayou is the only place you have to worry about real flooding. Here are a few photos of […]
Spring Houston Heights Home Tour Saturday and Sunday April 2nd & 3rd, 2016. Noon to 6 pm. Six beautifully restored or recently constructed homes are on this Spring’s Houston Heights Association Home Tour. It is too late for online ticket sales but tickets may be purchased before the event at Joshua’s Native Plants and Garden […]
Buyers’ or Sellers’ Market in Heights? See Stats. Two years ago I wrote about this topic. What Price to Offer on a Heights House? A year or so ago the Heights housing market was crazy: Multiple offers, short time on market, little inventory. It was definitely a sellers’ market. See an article I […]