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 New Homes Nearing Completion

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on December 16, 2010
Heights New Homes Nearing Completion

One of  Two Heights New Homes at 1017 Waverly is Nearing Completion. 1017 A Waverly has had granite and plumbing fixtures installed. Dee is picking up hardware and electrical fixtures to go in later this week. Can then have lights/electricity! Landscaping is mostly complete; the part by the street will have to wait for culvert and walkway. […]

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Heights Holiday Events

Filed in Heights News & Events by on December 2, 2010
Heights Holiday Events

Heights Holiday Events – Mistletoe Madness and More Living in Woodland Heights is a delight. I can’t think of anywhere else (in Houston anyway) that I would want to live. Woodland Heights and adjoining Houston Heights are especially outstanding this time of year. There is something about Christmas in a wonderful old neighborhood that is enriching to your soul. If […]

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Houston Heights Home For Sale -1229 Columbia St

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on November 30, 2010
Houston Heights Home For Sale -1229 Columbia St

This Houston Heights Home For Sale is a Craftsman Style Bungalow Priced at $544,900 The Craftsman bungalow is the most common house style here in Houston Heights and Woodland Heights. These are known for their low-pitched, gabled roof with exposed rafters, wide eaves over large porches, square columns supporting the overhangs and wood or brick […]

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Houston Heights Homes Sales Down

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on November 22, 2010
Houston Heights Homes Sales Down

Houston Heights Homes Sales Compared to Houston Metro Houston Home Sales Stay in Basement is lead of Chronicle story on Nov 16, 2010: Houston-area home sales plunged last month compared with a year earlier when a federal homebuyer tax credit helped boost activity in the housing market. October marked the fourth straight month of double-digit […]

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HDT Builders’ Houston Heights New Construction-1017B Waverly

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on November 2, 2010
HDT Builders’ Houston Heights New Construction-1017B Waverly

HDT Builders’ Two New Homes at 1017 Waverly are in Trim Stage. 2014 Update: These sold long ago, but HDT has several projects on-going in the Heights. This means the interior door and window trim are being installed and cabinets are being custom-built on site. At this point, you can begin to get an idea […]

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Recommended Houston Heights Homes for Sale

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 23, 2010
Recommended Houston Heights Homes for Sale

Houston Heights Homes for Sale – Recommendations. In a recent post I made fun of Realtor’s decriptive terms, like the word “charming” (I really don’t like that word applied to homes). See Charming Houston Heights Homes for Sale in a previous post. In this post I am continuing along the same vein, in describing how I narrow a search […]

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Day of the Dead Celebration in Brooke Smith 2010

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 20, 2010
Day of the Dead Celebration in Brooke Smith 2010

Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living here in the U.S. A celebration for the decesed. The biggest celebration I have seen was a few years ago in San Miguel de Allende. The Jardin was full of flower vendors selling bunches of marigolds; […]

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Charming Houston Heights Home For Sale…No, No, Not Charming!

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 17, 2010
Charming Houston Heights Home For Sale…No, No,  Not Charming!

What Real Estate Terms Really Mean I recently had a client who wanted me to use the word “charming” in marketing her Houston Heights house. Now, charming seems like a nice word, and evokes fond memories of the past…but not in real estate! Charming is a cover up for old those problems of an aging […]

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1017A Waverly – Update on Houston Heights New Construction By HDT Builders

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on October 4, 2010
1017A Waverly – Update on Houston Heights New Construction By HDT Builders

1017A & B Waverly are Houston Heights New Construction by HDT Builders. The exterior of this house has changed dramatically since the last update. The tapered columns and porch railings are in, and painting is in progress. Stairs to room over garage should be in later this week. The interior is piped and wired. Insulation passed […]

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Houston Historic Preservation Ordinance Update

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on September 22, 2010
Houston Historic Preservation Ordinance Update

A Revision to the Houston Historic Preservation Ordinance was recently drafted by the Houston City Council, after many tumultuous meetings. A revision that makes more sense to me but leaves some preservationist unhappy. Instead of re-hashing this article, I’ll quote from Houston Chronicle – 09/18/10 Chron.com:“The city on Friday released the final draft of a […]

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