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

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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Little Heights Flooding with Harvey

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on September 14, 2017
Little Heights Flooding with Harvey

Minimal Heights Flooding with Harvey The Heights is named that for a reason. The Heights was built on much higher ground than the low, swampy, mosquito-infested area around Allen’s Landing… the new city of Houston. If the Heights ever floods, it means downtown Houston would be 20-30 feet under water. Other than the usual low […]

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Houston Heights Historical Design Guidelines

Houston Heights Historical Design Guidelines

Houston Heights Historical Design Guidelines-Draft 2 The first draft of the Heights historical design guidelines  were presented back in August. See my post here. The second draft of this has been issued and is awaiting a comment period before being presented to City Council for approval. The full guidelines pdf are here So what are […]

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Houston Heights New Home Prices – 2017

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 22, 2017
Houston Heights New Home Prices – 2017

New Home Prices are Confusing I make sense out of Houston Heights new home prices by categorizing according to lot size. The bigger the lot, the bigger and more expensive the new home. Since land cost is huge in the Heights ($50-$80/SF) compared to suburbs ($3-$4/SF) it is getting to be a luxury to have […]

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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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