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

1845 Harvard St-Historic Renovation & City Tax Exemption

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on May 28, 2015
1845 Harvard St-Historic Renovation & City Tax Exemption

The John L. Tibbott House has been Renovated & Expanded April 2016: This house sold last year but HDT has 4 new homes for sale at 212-224 W 24th. The same attention to detail but priced at $650K to $750K. HDT Builders’ third renovation in the Heights is complete and ready for move-in. 1845 Harvard […]

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Iconic Heights Theatre for Sale

Filed in Heights News & Events by on April 30, 2015
Iconic Heights Theatre for Sale

Own a Piece of History-the Old Heights Theatre Back in the day Here is your chance to own the centerpiece of Houston Heights, the iconic Heights Theatre on W 19th St. $1,900,000 will buy this piece of history. This has been a gallery space for years, Gallery M2. This blacked out decor and the old […]

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Sunday Streets in Houston Heights

Filed in Heights News & Events by on April 25, 2015
Sunday Streets in Houston Heights

Houston Heights Hosts Sunday Streets Again Sunday Streets returns to the Heights on April 26 from 12-4 p.m. The previous event in the Heights was on White Oak Blvd., this time it is on W 19th St, the most walkable street in the Heights. With traffic blocked from Yale to N Shepherd. This is not […]

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Heights Blvd Art-True South.

Filed in Heights News & Events by on April 16, 2015
Heights Blvd Art-True South.

Heights Blvd Art-Why We Love the Heights There are a million reason people love the Heights. Besides the cool century old homes, the great location, the sense of community, the ambiance…there is culture and art. Here is the latest: Last year the guys at Redbud Gallery in the Heights installed True North…displaying art on Heights […]

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First Ward Historic District – Battle

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on April 12, 2015
First Ward Historic District – Battle

First Ward Battle Between Developers and Owners The Chronicle on 4/23/14 had an article about the conflict between developers preservationists in Houston’s First Ward. Preservationist is probably not a good term…too elitist. These are just people who like to see their old homes and their old First Ward neighborhood retain some of its charm and history. This […]

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N Shepherd Redevelopment-A New Sears?

Filed in Heights News & Events by on March 2, 2015
N Shepherd Redevelopment-A New Sears?

Garden Oak Sears on N Shepherd to be Redeveloped? Swamplot reports a tentative look by Weingarten Realty at redeveloping the old Sears store at 4000 N Shepherd. “Oaks on Shepherd” would be an open Praire-style shopping development with restaurant, grocery store and shops. This would transform this rather tattered looking store into a development serving all […]

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Independence Heights New Homes

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on February 25, 2015
Independence Heights New Homes

Sullivan Brothers Building in Independence Heights April 2016: I believe these homes have sold and Sullivan has started phase 2 of their neighborhood homes. Lot prices are so high and land so difficult to find in the Heights, Garden Oaks or anyplace nearby that builders are looking everywhere to build. They are even looking (and […]

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Heights Crawfish Festival

Filed in Heights News & Events by on February 25, 2015
Heights Crawfish Festival

Crawfish Festival in the Heights This years Heights Crawfish Festival should be the biggest one ever with 6000 people expected to attend. Saturday, March 7, 2015. 411 W 20th St, behind Heights Floral Shop. Admission to the festivities is free, crawfish aren’t free of course. They are $18 for a platter including corn and potatoes. […]

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Local Real Estate Market & Oil Price

Filed in Heights News & Events by on February 16, 2015
Local Real Estate Market & Oil Price

The hot topic in local real estate  is what low oil prices will do to our  market. A lot of people have pontificated on this.  The image below came from an article in  HAR Connect. It shows what some very knowledgeable people say. My thoughts lie in proper phrasing of the question: What is the drop […]

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Why do People Use Zillow?

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 31, 2015
Why do People Use Zillow?

I have always wondered why Zillow is used by so many home buyers. What is their magic allure? Why do so many people use it over the local real estate portal HAR.com? Maybe in other cities where the local MLS site sucks, but in Houston? I thought it made no sense. The Houston Association of Realtor […]

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