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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

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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Day of the Dead, Brooke Smith 2009

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 27, 2009
Day of the Dead, Brooke Smith 2009

Brookesmith in Houston’s Heights Area celebrates Day of the Dead. Brookesmith is the pocket of homes in the NE corner of Houston’s Heights. The character of Brookesmith is much like the Heights. Wood framed bungalows and other early 1900’s houses. Some totally renovated, some “remuddled”, and others barely hanging on.

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Houston Heights New Home Prices – Part 1 New Homes

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on October 25, 2009
Houston Heights New Home Prices – Part 1 New Homes

Houston Heights New Home Prices I will talk about Houston Heights resale home prices in a later post. This one specifically targets new, single-family homes. The big factor in prices of all Houston inner-loop construction is land cost. Land in the Heights runs from $25-$40/SF, depending on location. Thus a 66×100 ft lot can cost $165,000-$265,000. […]

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Inner Loop Home Prices – Sticker Shock

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on October 21, 2009
Inner Loop Home Prices – Sticker Shock

Inner Loop Home Prices – Why so High? Why do these Houston Inner Loop Homes Cost So Much? January 31, 2014 notes: This is an old post, but the reasoning still stands. Land prices continue to go up, and so do house prices. See my Neighborhood Page on Houston Heights, and recent posts. I do […]

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Save the Neighborhood!? Don’t Tear it Down!?

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 19, 2009
Save the Neighborhood!? Don’t Tear it Down!?

Don’t Tear it Down? January 2014 Note: I wrote this post back in 2009. It still applies today. The multiple historic districts make preservation even more imperative. The Heights has gone through several periods of intense renovations. We are in one again. However, renovating a Heights home today is not for the faint of heart, […]

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Heights Area Real Estate Market-Then & Now

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on October 5, 2009
Heights Area Real Estate Market-Then & Now

Heights Area Real Estate Market-Then & Now January 2014 Update: This is a 2009 post. I keep it around to show what the market used to be like…the good old days. Back then I showed Days on Market (DOM) to be 6-7 months. The 2014 DOM is currently about 30 days. Here is a more recent […]

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