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

Close-Out EaDo Townhouse For Sale Or Lease! 914 Hutchins (at McKinney)

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on September 8, 2010
Close-Out EaDo Townhouse For Sale Or Lease! 914 Hutchins (at McKinney)

2305 SF 3/3.5/2  $309,000, or lease for $2250/month So, what is EaDo? It is East Downtown Houston. The new name came with a new vision. It is literally within walking distance of downtown Houston, Discovery Green, two ballparks, entertainment and much more. It is currently on the edge of all these activities. However, it is […]

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1017 A Waverly – Houston Heights New Construction

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on September 4, 2010
1017 A Waverly – Houston Heights New Construction

HDT Builder’s Houston Heights new construction at 1017A Waverly is progressing quickly. A/C and plumbing have been installed. The 42″ gas fireplace was installed Friday. Electrical work will be next, along with more City inspections. The front elevation is about to be transformed. The skirt around the porch is on: the photos shows detail of […]

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Wal-Mart is Coming to the Heights – Horrors !?

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 1, 2010
Wal-Mart is Coming to the Heights – Horrors !?

Okay, I can’t take it anymore. The “Stop Wal-Mart” hysteria is just stupid. I live in the Heights (Woodland Heights actually, across I-10 from Target);  I love the Heights; I sell Heights homes for a living. It’s not like I’m an outsider. However, who the hell really thinks that Yale at Koehler is the Heights? […]

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Houston Heights Builder, HDT Offers 2 Homes For Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 21, 2010
Houston Heights Builder, HDT  Offers 2 Homes For Sale

Houston Heights Builder, HDT has Listed New Home on MLS 1017A Waverly is a unique Craftsman inspired home,priced at $443,500. March 2017 Update: HDT Builders continues to build in the Heights and has 4 homes for sale at 212-224 W 24th St. It is 2168 SF plus unfinished room over garage. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, […]

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Mediterranean Style House For Sale in Houston Heights-Part 2

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 17, 2010
Mediterranean Style House For Sale in Houston Heights-Part 2

Mediterranean Style House For Sale in Houston Heights-Part 2 Finally ready for showing. This gently lived in home was built by Pyramid Builders in 2001. This Spanish Revival/Mediterranean style house is still featured on the builder’s  website. See info on  this premier Houston Heights builder. 10/09 Note: This house was taken off the market, now back […]

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Heights New Construction By HDT Builders: Part 2 – Framing, Decking Complete

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 10, 2010
Heights New Construction By HDT Builders: Part 2 – Framing, Decking Complete

The two new Houston Heights homes being built by HDT Builders are progressing quickly.  Framing is complete on one (1017A Waverly) and windows are being installed. April 2016 Note: These sold years ago but HDT has just completed 4 new homes at 212-224 W 24th St. in the Height. The framing stage is probably the […]

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HDT Builders – Two New Homes Started In Houston Heights

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 31, 2010
HDT Builders – Two New Homes Started In Houston Heights

HDT Builders Starting Next Project in Houston Heights. April 2016: HDT Builders has just completed 4 new homes at 212-224 W 24th in the Heights It takes a lot of time to select lots, negotiate the sale, close on them, survey them, do site prep for construction, get City approval for every step, etc., etc., […]

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Mediterranean Style House in Houston Heights For Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 20, 2010
Mediterranean Style House in Houston Heights For Sale

An exceptional Mediterranean/Spanish style home is about to come back on market in Houston Heights This home was constructed in 2001 by outstanding Houston Heights builder, Pyramid Builders. Their website shows photos of this home. 510 W 9th St is 2800 SF, 3 Bedroom + Media Room, 2.5 Bath, 2 Car Mediterranean Home. It  is priced […]

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Houston Heights Homes Sales are Strong

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on June 7, 2010
Houston Heights Homes Sales are Strong

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR.com) reported Houston home sales up again for April. Sales were up about 25% over April of last year. Their conclusion was that the increase is due to the effects of the First Time Homebuyer Credit, and seasonal effects (Spring, early summer are always good sales months). I won’t say […]

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Houston Close-In Neighborhood Price Trends – Part 2

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on April 19, 2010
Houston Close-In Neighborhood Price Trends – Part 2

Neighborhood Price Trends for Close in Neighborhoods See Part 1 of Houston Subdivision Price Trends where price trends of Houston Heights homes were covered. Considering buying or selling a Heights home? Check out the previous post. This data was taken from the yearly Houston Chronicle Subdivision price trends supplement which came out 04/11/10. I look forward to […]

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