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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

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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Recent Construction Heights Home for Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 30, 2011
Recent Construction Heights Home for Sale

  Recent Construction Heights Home for Sale – 1015B Waverly St $514,900 If you’ve been looking at new construction homes in the Heights (and there aren’t that many available now in the Heights) you should consider those that are just a few years old. Recent construction Heights homes  still look new, but the landscaping has […]

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Chinese Drywall – Not A Big Problem In Houston

Filed in Heights News & Events by on June 5, 2011
Chinese Drywall – Not A Big Problem In Houston

Chinese Drywall-A Huge Problem Elsewhere I totally forgot about the use of Chinese drywall and its inherent problems. I was selling some homes under construction in the Heights ~2004 when I first heard about it. The builder was aware of it and hadn’t used. In fact, I haven’t heard of any problems with it locally. […]

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Revisiting Old Houses

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on March 26, 2011
Revisiting Old Houses

Revisiting Old Houses:  50 Years Later. My brother, sister and I took my 92 year old Mom to visit Lufkin, TX, where she grew up. I don’t remember much about Lufkin even though I visited a lot. I do remember the big old, somewhat creepy, Victorian house that my Grandma lived in though. It may […]

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Final Notes on HDT Builders’ 2 New Houston Heights Homes

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 17, 2011
Final Notes on HDT Builders’ 2 New Houston Heights Homes

  I Did Several Posts on HDT Builders’ New Houston Heights Homes During Construction. These homes are at 1017A & 1017B Waverly. I showed photos of the site prep, framing, sheetrocking, etc. Well, they are finally  complete. Actually, they’ve been “almost done” for a while. Final City inspections, approvals, etc., seemed to take forever. 11/16/11 Note: These homes sold […]

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