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

Houston Heights Price Trends & Surrounding Neightborhoods

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on April 15, 2010
Houston Heights Price Trends & Surrounding Neightborhoods

Houston Heights Price Trends The Houston Chronicle issued it’s yearly Subdivision Price Trends on 04/11/10. I extracted data for areas near the Heights,and surrounding neighborhoods in table below. Don’t look too closely at the price trends if there are very few sales. Woodland Heights for example (where I live) shows a decline in price. What […]

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Heights New Home Construction – Part 3 – Complete!

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on March 25, 2010
Heights New Home Construction – Part 3 – Complete!

 Houston Heights House for Sale. 931 Nicholson St $539,900 In part 1 and part 2 of Heights New House Construction Process, I gave a rough outline of how a Heights Pier & Beam house is constructed.  This final post just shows the (almost) finished product. The house looks rough during painting, even after granite, tile […]

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Houston Heights Homes For Sale – New Heights Construction By Ansari Builders

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on February 22, 2010
Houston Heights Homes For Sale – New Heights Construction By Ansari Builders

April 2016 Update:  These homes sold years ago of course, but the Heights is still booming in new construction. For more information on the Heights/Greater Heights please see: My page on the Heights/Greater Heights, the one source for understanding the Heights Heights Historic Districts. Maps, locations, descriptions of 7 Heights historic districts Interactive Heights Map See […]

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Looking for Land in Houston Heights Area?

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on February 12, 2010
Looking for Land in Houston Heights Area?

Looking for Land in Houston Heights? Mid 2014 Note: This is a post from early 2010. I keep it here because it seems almost quaint and charming. Land was easily available then, but impossible to find now.  Prices are twice the values described here. Most Heights land is done off MLS. Contact me or my […]

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Heights Home Sales & Market Update.

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on February 4, 2010
Heights Home Sales & Market Update.

Heights Home Sales Heights home sales had an end-of-year bump in December. This had been typical in years past as buyers rushed to take ownership by year-end for the property tax break. (If you don’t own it as of January 1st, you don’t get the homestead exemption). 2008 was an exception to every rule however, […]

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Random Thoughts of a Houston Heights Realtor, and Introducing Sockie

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 24, 2010
Random Thoughts of a Houston Heights Realtor, and Introducing Sockie

Sockie made me do it. He’s been cooped up so much with cold, wet, dreary weather that he convinced me we needed to get out and enjoy this beautiful Friday. Go to the beach.  Being a semi-workaholic, I justified the time off by taking a detour on the way to Galveston and taking new photos […]

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The Rail is Coming, The Rail is Coming!

Filed in Heights News & Events by on December 5, 2009
The Rail is Coming, The Rail is Coming!

Light Rail is Coming to Lindale Park Yes, light rail is actually coming to a neighborhood near you! Right up N Main and Fulton St. This will be an amazing transformation for the Near Northside area of Houston. Lindale Park (the Hidden jewel of Houston) will finally be connected to the rest of the world with the Graceland Station. […]

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Houston Home Sales Show Gain…Or Do They?

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on November 27, 2009
Houston Home Sales Show Gain…Or Do They?

Houston Real Estate Market Enjoys Second Consecutive Month of Positive Home Sales Volume.  The headline above was quoted from a recent HAR.com press release. Big deal!  Those two months were the aftermath of hurricane Ike…they sucked.  We were all busy chasing Reliant Energy trucks down the street, begging to get power back on. Then we hunted tree trimmers […]

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Houston Heights Home Prices – Part 2: Early 1900’s Homes

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on November 11, 2009
Houston Heights Home Prices – Part 2: Early 1900’s Homes

Can I Afford a Darling Little Craftsman Home in Houston Heights?
Everyone loves Houston Heights. Wonderful little Craftsman bungalows, stately Victorian homes, & the multitude of other styles of the early 1900’s. How are these priced?! Here is the answer.

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Art In The Heights. Houston Art Market

Filed in Heights News & Events by on November 4, 2009
Art In The Heights.  Houston Art Market

Houston Heights is becoming a center for arts. The eclectic mix of homes and shops draws people with artistic flair. Mich Cohen wrote the following post on our monthly art happening. The hip, the cool, the original Houston Arts Market is ready for the holidays starting Saturday, November 7 On Saturday, November 7, the First […]

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