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

New Houston Heights Homes with Quarters

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on February 1, 2017
New Houston Heights Homes with Quarters

HDT Builders – Two New Heights Homes with Apartments. Premier Heights Builder, HDT, has 4 new homes for sale in Houston Heights. Two of these are exquisite “Heights style” homes with wide entry steps, brick supports, richly detailed double porches in front and full quarters over the garage; 216 & 220 W 24th St, 77008. Great […]

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New Heights Homes with Distinctive Kitchens

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on February 1, 2017
New Heights Homes with Distinctive  Kitchens

Two Similar Homes-Two Different Kitchens Builders have a choice when building more than one home: Make them identical (Cheaper; fewer plans to pay for, easier to build duplicates, fewer decisions to make; buy fixtures in bulk, etc.) or make each one distinctive. Distinctive is the route HDT Builders chooses. They don’t build a lot of […]

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Heights Mercantile Coming; the Anti Mall

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on August 4, 2016
Heights Mercantile Coming; the Anti Mall

Heights Mercantile Site Prep Started Finally, another shopping area coming to the Heights! Ground work has started on a cool shopping experience coming to the Heights: Heights Mercantile, touted as the anti mall. More than a dozen unique shops (no chain crap), 4 chef-driven restaurants and creative office space. The best part is they are […]

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829 Yale St-Giant Hole to become Victoria Condos

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on June 24, 2016
829 Yale St-Giant Hole to become Victoria  Condos

The Victoria Condos-40 units to Fill Giant Hole on Yale St Driving down Yale St in Houston Heights, you have  undoubtedly wondered what that giant hole is. The secret is over,  in fact, you’ll be able to live there if you want. For some time now, 829 Yale St in Houston Heights has been a very deep […]

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White Oak Bayou Flooding in Heights

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on April 18, 2016
White Oak Bayou Flooding in Heights

White Oak Bayou Overflows its Banks Again The “Heights” is called that for a reason…its elevation is higher than the original town of Houston. So, there may be some street flooding like anywhere in Houston, but the bayou is the only place you have to worry about real flooding. Here are a few photos of […]

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Houston Heights Home Tour- Spring 2016

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on April 1, 2016
Houston Heights Home Tour- Spring 2016

Spring Houston Heights Home Tour Saturday and Sunday April 2nd & 3rd, 2016. Noon to 6 pm. Six beautifully restored or recently constructed homes are on this Spring’s Houston Heights Association Home Tour. It is too late for online ticket sales but tickets may be purchased before the event at Joshua’s Native Plants and Garden […]

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Heights Market Conditions Now: 3 Key Stats

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on March 28, 2016
Heights Market Conditions Now: 3 Key Stats

Buyers’ or Sellers’ Market in Heights? See Stats.   Two years ago I wrote about this topic. What Price to Offer on a Heights House?   A year or so ago the Heights housing market was crazy: Multiple offers, short time on market, little inventory. It was definitely a sellers’ market. See an article I […]

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Oil, Energy, Chemicals, Heights Real Estate

Filed in Heights News & Events by on December 9, 2015
Oil, Energy, Chemicals, Heights Real Estate

The Heights is Poised to Take Advantage of Relocations. I recently wrote about Local Real Estate and Oil Prices. I’m not going to expand on that here, but will add one observation. At a recent open house at a high-end Heights house, I had relocation buyers from Singapore, Thailand, and Netherlands visiting. They were all energy/chemical […]

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Researching Historic Houston Homes

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on October 12, 2015
Researching Historic Houston Homes

Researching Historic Houston Homes If you live in an old home; especially in the Heights or one of Houston’s historic districts (See Maps of Houston Historic Districts), you undoubtedly have an interest in the history of your house. Who wouldn’t love to know the details of their old home: when it was built; the original owner, […]

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Heights Home for Sale-Great Features and Location

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 20, 2015
Heights Home for Sale-Great Features and Location

2200 SF Heights Home-in the Heart of Houston Heights What do people look for in a Heights home? Location, style, value, great surroundings, proximity to restaurants and …porches…Heights people do love porches! Here is a great Houston Heights home in a fantastic location. Heights House Location and Walkability 443 W 18th St is a lovingly maintained […]

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