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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

Best Heights Neighborhood

Filed in Heights News & Events by on August 28, 2013
Best Heights Neighborhood

What is the Best Heights Neighborhood? As a Heights Realtor, this is a question I’ve been asked many times in the 20+ years I’ve lived here. And now that CNN recently  published that the Heights is one of the Top-10 Big City Neighborhoods in the U.S., the question comes up again. Asking the best Heights neighborhood is kind of […]

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Renovation Project in First Ward-1615 Weber St

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 18, 2013
Renovation Project in First Ward-1615 Weber St

This Renovation Project Awaits You 1615 Weber is an 1890’s Victorian home in Houston’s First Ward. It is an up/down duplex, about 2000 SF on a huge 7000 SF lot. Land prices are booming in First Ward, and big lots are rare. Price was $399,000 for this rare find.  Jan 2014 Update: No longer on MLS. […]

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Heights Home Sales

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on July 18, 2013
Heights Home Sales

Heights Home Sales Crazy Home sales all over Houston have been crazy for several months now. The number of buyers keeps increasing faster than people are selling. This HAR.com link discusses the fact that sales are up, prices are up, inventory down. It is definitely sounding like a broken record. The chart below is specifically […]

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Heights Historic District Renovation-Sneak Preview

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on July 2, 2013
Heights Historic District Renovation-Sneak Preview

Heights Historic District Renovation-1845 Harvard St HDT Builders recently sold their 625 Harvard renovation and are in the middle of their next projects. One of them is the renovation of 1845 Harvard St. 1845 Harvard is in the Heights Historic District East. It is a Mediterranean Revival style home that had been sadly neglected. An […]

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Historic Preservation Fair, Houston

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on May 10, 2013
Historic Preservation Fair, Houston

Historic Preservation Fair The Houston Historic Preservation Fair is Sat May 18, 2013. The half day free event covers covers a lot of issues involving homes in historic districts. June 21 update: See some notes on this class and learn about Researching Your Historic Home at my 6/21 post. Some of the topics I’m interested […]

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Hot Heights Market

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on May 1, 2013
Hot Heights Market

Hot Heights Market This is the title of the Chronicle’s  Neighborhood section  “Ultimate Heights” last week. A page and and half was devoted to an interview with Heights Realtor, Rich Martin (yours truly) describing the current Heights market. I described how home sales are up 20-25% over last year. More importantly though, the days on […]

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Heights Home Prices

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on April 23, 2013
Heights Home Prices

  Heights Home Prices The table below was excerpted from the yearly Chronicle report on Neighborhood Price trends. It shows Heights home prices. My previous post covered prices on these other neighborhoods: Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Lindale Park, Shady Acres, Cottage Grove, Shepherd Park Plaza, Mangum Manor, Timbergrove Manor & Lazybrook. The Heights is a […]

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2012 Neighborhood Price Trends

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on April 19, 2013
2012 Neighborhood Price Trends

Neighborhood Price Trends The Houston Chronicle just released it’s annual Price Trends Survey of 2012 for Houston home sales. The link allows you to search by part of town, subdivision name etc. So if you are interested in other parts of town, check out the Chronicle. I live in the Heights and sell homes here […]

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Elegant Home in Heights Historic District

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on March 24, 2013
Elegant Home in Heights Historic District

Elegant Home in Heights Historic District Almost Complete Jan 2014 Update: This house sold long ago, but HDT is remodeling/expanding two other big homes in historic districts. Call for details. I held open 625 Harvard St last Sunday and had a lot of visitors. For those of you following the progress on my blog or […]

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Stunning Houston Heights Rental

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 12, 2013
Stunning Houston Heights Rental

New Heights Rentals by Shade House Development April 2015 update: These homes rented long ago, but they have built a whole new section of even better homes across the street. The rental market for inner loop homes continues to be extremely tight. My business partner does more rentals than I do. Give me a call if we […]

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