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 Blvd. Art-on Display Again

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights, Uncategorized by on June 20, 2017
Heights Blvd. Art-on Display Again

Heights Blvd. Art Art can be seen all over the Heights. It is found in yards and galleries in the area. For the 4th consecutive year, Heights Blvd. art makes an appearance. This year’s Art Trek again shows us why we love the Heights. Just walk down Heights Boulevard and enjoy the large pieces on […]

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Guidelines for New Construction in Historic Heights

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on June 15, 2017
Guidelines for New Construction in Historic Heights

Guidelines for New Construction just Issued The pdf of the Guidelines  can be downloaded here. These guidelines are part of the comprehensive Preservation Guidelines I wrote about previously. Building a new home within the boundaries of a Houston Historic District has always been challenging…a guessing game. What is allowed and not allowed? The only way to know […]

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Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines-Issued

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on June 13, 2017
Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines-Issued

Draft of Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines The draft of  Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines were issued on June 20th and are attached below. See previous post on Design Guidelines Presentation. These Preservation Guidelines are designed specifically for the 3 Houston Heights Historic Districts East, West, South. (Others will be produced for remaining historic districts.) These guidelines […]

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Houston Heights Historic Guidelines Update

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on June 9, 2017
Houston Heights Historic Guidelines Update

Houston Heights Historic Guidelines to be Issued 06/20/17 The long awaited Houston Heights Historic Guidelines (draft) will be presented on June 20th, 2017 at the Heights Fire Station. The meeting will be from 6-8 pm  at 107 W 12th St., in Houston Height. (Yale at W 12th St). This doesn’t seem like nearly enough time to present […]

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Heights Home Porch Vs. Privacy

Filed in Heights Homes for Sale by on May 15, 2017
Heights Home Porch Vs. Privacy

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. You now […]

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Houston Heights Spring Home Tour

Filed in Heights News & Events by on March 30, 2017
Houston Heights Spring Home Tour

Spring Home Tour April 8th and 9th, 2017 The Spring Houston Heights Home Tour is Saturday and Sunday, April 8th & 9th from 12 noon to 6 pm. The six homes on the tour range from 1900 to new period-style homes. Tickets can be pre-purchased at www.HoustonHeights.org for $20 or various shops around Houston Heights. On […]

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4 Houston Heights New Homes: 4 Stunning Kitchens

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on March 22, 2017
4 Houston Heights New Homes: 4 Stunning Kitchens

Looking at Houston Heights new homes? Start with the Kitchen These Houston Heights new homes feature stunning, distinctive kitchens. 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 […]

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See Latest Heights Million Dollar Homes

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on February 10, 2017
See Latest Heights Million Dollar Homes

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 […]

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New Houston Heights Homes with Quarters

Filed in Heights Homes for Sale by on February 1, 2017
New Houston Heights Homes with Quarters

HDT Builders – Two New Heights Homes with Apartments. Premier Heights Builder, HDT, has 4 new homes for sale 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. Great […]

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New Heights Homes with Distinctive Kitchens

Filed in Heights Homes for Sale by on February 1, 2017
New Heights Homes with Distinctive  Kitchens

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 […]

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