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

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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2011 Heights Home Tour Upcoming

Filed in Heights News & Events by on March 8, 2011
2011 Heights Home Tour Upcoming

A Couple of Heights Home Tours are Upcoming. 2011 Woodland Heights Home Tour March 26 & 27 Our Woodland Heights neighborhood struts its stuff for the city with six homes featured Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, from 1 to 6 p.m. each day. Come visit an eclectic mix of historic homes at the Woodland Heights […]

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Zillow’s Houston House Search Mobile App

Filed in Heights News & Events by on March 4, 2011
Zillow’s Houston House Search Mobile App

Zillow’s Houston House Search Mobile App is Changing Home Searching As a Houston Inner Loop Realtor, I stay logged onto HAR.com MLS system constantly in my office. However, as I’m driving around with clients and I want to know about houses as we drive past them, HAR.com is too cumbersome. What I have been using […]

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Development on Studewood-Studewood Place

Filed in Heights News & Events by on February 16, 2011
Development on Studewood-Studewood Place

New Heights Development on Studewood?…Studewood Place I just found out about Studewood Place. Until recently, I had not even looked behind the fence camouflaging the construction site at Studewood at 10th ½ St. in the Heights. Right behind my office, and I hadn’t even peeked. Too “busy” I guess. That’s probably true in many ways […]

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One Story Homes in Houston Heights

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on February 14, 2011
One Story Homes in Houston Heights

One Story Homes in Houston Heights Are Popular…… ….but are not available in new construction. Until now, that is. “Boomers, professionals and families stepping away from stairs“, is the title of recent (2/11/11)  Houston Chronicle article on the increasing interest in one story homes. More Homebuyers Sticking to One Story. “….After declining steadily for more than three […]

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Heights Luxury Homes: 205 Bayland Ave. – A Bargain at $2,195,000?

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on January 29, 2011
Heights Luxury Homes: 205 Bayland Ave. – A Bargain at $2,195,000?

While showing new Heights homes to a client this week, the conversation centered on how the Heights has changed over the years. When I first moved to the Heights, and later started selling real estate here, the Heights never came up in the topic of luxury homes. More re-do’s were being sold than big new […]

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Houston Chronicle Article on the Heights (Part 2)

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 24, 2011
Houston Chronicle Article on the Heights (Part 2)

Heights Blends Old and New (Part 2 of 2) A modification of this post was published in the Houston Chronicle on 01/09/11. It was only published in their print edition, not online: House Styles in the Heights Houston Heights was started in the 1890’s. The predominant house style at that time was the Victorian. The […]

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Heights Blends Old & New – Houston Chronicle (Part 1)

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 20, 2011
Heights Blends Old & New – Houston Chronicle (Part 1)

Heights Blends Old & New (Part 1 of 2) The Houston Chronicle published an article on 01/09/11 with the title above: The following is what I provided as background information, presented in two parts: What Attracts Buyers to the Heights? The main attraction to the Heights is its old neighborhood feel. This cohesiveness comes from […]

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New vs. Resale Houston Heights Home: A Tale of Two Houses

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on January 6, 2011
New vs. Resale Houston Heights Home: A Tale of Two Houses

Buying a New Houston Heights Home on Narrow Lot vs a Resale Home on Wide Lot? Mid 2014 note: This is 2011 post, so prices are not realistic, but the choices between old and new remains the same.. See my Neighborhood Pages above, or my the Heightspage for details on these cool old neighborhoods. I show […]

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