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The Heights & Greater Heights Archives - Page 14 of 19 - Rich Martin Homes : Rich Martin Homes

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 Rentals

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 27, 2011
Heights Rentals

  Heights Rentals are Tough to Find I regularly list homes for rent in Houston Heights, First Ward (Washington Ave/Houston Ave area), and Spring Branch. The Heights rentals often lease very fast. If it’s a cute, clean bungalow it rents quickly. The problem with older homes is with maintenance and updating. A house can be […]

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Eastwood Home Tour-2011

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 11, 2011
Eastwood Home Tour-2011

Eastwood Home Tour If you like bungalows you need to visit the 16th annual 2011 Eastwood Home Tour Oct 15th & 16th, 12:00-5:00. Tickets are $15. Eastwood is an East End neighborhood establised in 1913 by the same developer as my neighborhood, Woodland Heights. Naturally, you will see the same predominance of Craftsman style bungalows […]

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Bungalow Art

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 7, 2011
Bungalow Art

If you love bungalows, art, and strange things, you have to see “Fifth Ward Jam” as the two artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck call their latest work of art. Bungalow Art I’m not a reporter, and I only know what I’ve read about it, so I’m not going to write anything about it.See the […]

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Heights Contemporary Craftsman Home for Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on October 6, 2011
Heights Contemporary Craftsman Home for Sale

Contemporary Craftsman Home for Sale – 936 Nicholson 936 Nicholson St, in Houston Heights is for sale at $509,900. 3/3/2 2643 SF on 4395 SF lot. This is a contemporary Craftsman style home built by Pyramid Builders in 2005. A Craftsman style home typically has strong, straight lines, overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails, square support […]

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Heights Bungalows Featured in New HGTV Magazine

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 5, 2011
Heights Bungalows Featured in New HGTV Magazine

Heights Bungalows Featured in New HGTV Magazine Hearst Magazine and HGTV are introducing HGTV Magazine. I would not normally pay attention to a new magazine, but this one will feature 4 Heights bungalows in it’s premier edition. Heights bungalows! Pretty cool huh? The initial issue comes out Oct 4, per the initial press release on […]

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Heights House With Master Down – 1247 Waverly

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on October 2, 2011
Heights House With Master Down – 1247 Waverly

Heights House with Master Down Heights builder HDT has finished framing 1247 Waverly. This 2408 SF house on a 33 ft wide lot has a lot of unique features for a Heights home. One of these features is that it is a Heights house with master down. This is hard to find in Heights new […]

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Houston Home Sales Up

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 22, 2011
Houston Home Sales Up

Houston Home Sales Up The Chronicle on 09/21/11 reports Houston home sales up 33% in August over August 2010. Here are a couple of quotes from the 09/21/11 Chronicle, reporting Houston Home Sales Up. Now, I’m not a big fan of the Houston Chronicle. However, I do advertise open houses and new construction homes in it….it […]

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New Construction in the Heights – Waverly St

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on September 9, 2011
New Construction in the Heights – Waverly St

New Construction in the Heights: 1245,1247,1249 Waverly St HDT Builders has started new construction in the Heights, at the corner of Waverly and W 13th. These 3 homes will each be unique.Dee is a designer, Dave is an engineer. Their homes are stunning and flow beautifully. HDT Builders took 4 lots (each 25 ft. wide) […]

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Commercial Construction in the Heights – Studewood Place

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 5, 2011
Commercial Construction in the Heights – Studewood Place

Steadily Growing – Heights Commercial Construction, Studewood Place Here are some recent photos of the Heights commercial construction going on at Studewood near 11th St. This is the 6 story mixed use (retail, parking, apartments) building looming over my Better Homes and Garden office, and the little Someburger hamburger stand next door. I’ll be able […]

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Dripping A/C Line on Old Houses

Filed in Heights News & Events by on August 6, 2011
Dripping A/C Line on Old Houses

Well, it’s true. A little bit of knowledge is dangerous. I just proved it again with a dripping A/C line. As a realtor I’ve seen a lot of dripping A/C condensate lines. That’s the little PVC pipe sticking out of the eave of your house (Photo #4). Normally it doesn’t drip. When it does drip, […]

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