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

Long Point Fault Line

Filed in Heights News & Events by on August 12, 2012
Long Point Fault Line

  Long Point Fault line I keep getting requests for a map of the Spring Branch/Long Point fault line. Houston has fault lines all over. Not the earthquake kind, just slow slippage. The one I’m most familiar with is in Spring Branch. I’ve lived there, and sold a lot of homes there so I’m familiar […]

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Heights Home Sales-Update

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on August 6, 2012
Heights Home Sales-Update

Heights Home Sales Boom Heights home sales are booming. Houston is a hot relocation center now for oil & energy related companies, and the Heights/Inner Loop  is where a lot of them want to be. I would say about 1/3 of my sales this year came from energy people. I don’t know what else is […]

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Renovated Heights Bungalow + Apartment

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 5, 2012
Renovated Heights Bungalow + Apartment

  Renovated Heights Bungalow For Sale 932 Tulane St in Houston Heights is a beautifully renovated and expanded 2/2/2 with apartment. January 2014 Update: This home sold long ago, of course, but Heights bungalows are great demand these days. Prices are much higher now. Call if I can help you buy or sell. It is […]

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A Heights Townhouse that is not a Townhouse

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on May 30, 2012
A Heights Townhouse that is not a Townhouse

  Heights Home for Sale – Better than a Townhouse Update: This property sold soon after this post was done. The Heights market has since gone crazy. One of the biggest reasons for picking a townhome over a single family home is having a smaller lot. The smaller lot equates to lower land cost, and […]

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Heights Restaurants-Great Taste of the Heights

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 17, 2012
Heights Restaurants-Great Taste of the Heights

Great Taste of the Heights-Check Heights Restaurants in one Place Who would have guessed that the Heights would have so many restaurants? Even a year ago I was telling clients that you had to go to Montrose or Washington Ave to eat. Not any more…new ones are opening all the time. I’m not going to […]

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Houston Heights Contemporary Homes

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on May 8, 2012
Houston Heights Contemporary Homes

Houston Heights Contemporary Homes January 2014 Update: These homes sold long ago, as did homes in Spring Branch. Contact Me here, to find out where they are building now. Houston Heights is not known for contemporary homes. Nearby Cottage Grove and Shady Acres have quite a few, but not the Heights. However,there are a few […]

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Heights Craftsman Home Vs. Heights Contemporary

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on May 8, 2012
Heights Craftsman Home Vs. Heights Contemporary

Heights Craftsman Home Vs. Heights Contemporary A comparison of two Heights homes for sale. Early 2014 Update: Whole Home Concepts is no longer builder spec homes in the Heights. They are still building unique customs homes in nearby areas. Call for info. Typically the Heights offers very few single-story recent-construction homes. I have just listed […]

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VantageScore, New Credit Scoring System

Filed in Heights News & Events by on April 21, 2012
VantageScore, New Credit Scoring System

New Credit Scoring System, VantageScore A new credit scoring system has recently been implemented. Actually a second system, I don’t know if it will replace the old FICO score or not. The old FICO (Fair Isaac Corp) system had a range of 300 to 850. This system has been around forever, and good, bad, or […]

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1247 Waverly-New Construction

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 20, 2012
1247 Waverly-New Construction

1247 Waverly-Another Quick Update Mid 2014 Update: I sold these homes by HDT Builders long ago, but they have several other projects planned or in progress. Call for info. My previous post on HDT’s New Homes in the Heights showed 1247 Waverly as it looked 10 days ago. It has since had the floors finished (first […]

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HDT’s New Homes in the Heights

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 9, 2012
HDT’s New Homes in the Heights

One Remaining of The 3 HDT New Homes in the Heights Mid 2014 Update:  These homes have sold. HDT currently has 3 homes built and plans for others. Please contact me for info…Rich 1247 Waverly is nearing completion. 1245 & 1249 Waverly are under contract. All three of these homes are unique. This one has […]

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