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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

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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Oaks of Inwood Home for Sale-4007 Black Locust

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on January 14, 2015
Oaks of Inwood Home for Sale-4007 Black Locust

Home for Sale in Oaks of Inwood Tired of looking at tiny little homes for $300K+ in Oak Forest? Drive north from the high priced Heights and Oak Forest on TC Jester. Just at Victory Dr you will  find this 4066 SF home on a 1/3 acre lot for $279,900. 4007 Black Locust is a brick 1983 executive home for sale in […]

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New Historic District in Independence Heights

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on January 12, 2015
New Historic District in Independence Heights

Starkweather Historic District in Independence Heights The City Council recently approved another historic district. This one is significant for a couple of reasons: It is only the second one outside the loop; it is in a part of town that has been ignored for a long time, in Independence Heights. Click on Menu Bar above for […]

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Historic Preservation Ordinance Review – Meeting Jan 12

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on January 11, 2015
Historic Preservation Ordinance Review – Meeting Jan 12

Meeting:Historic Preservation Ordinance Review If you are a builder or remodeler driving yourself crazy by trying to work in Heights historic districts, here is an additional way to add to the craziness. Attend the next meeting for the Historic Preservation Ordinance review. The next meeting is Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Annex […]

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My Broker, Mike Huff Receives Community Service Award

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 10, 2015
My Broker, Mike Huff Receives Community Service Award

2014 John E. Wolf Community Service Award Recipient: Mike Huff The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) honors a member each year who does outstanding work in community services. This year it is Mike Huff, broker at Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties who was selected as the HAR member most deserving to be so honored. This […]

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Preservation Houston Walking Tour

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 9, 2015
Preservation Houston Walking Tour

1/1/15 Update: Cancelled due to weather. Rescheduled for Feb. 8th. Preservation Houston offers Architecture Walk tours on the second Sunday of most months. This months tour is downtown Houston, where the origins of this city will be traced. “Among the stops are the sites of the Texas Capitol, the president’s house and the city market, […]

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Houston Heights-Big New Apartment Complexes

Filed in Heights News & Events by on December 24, 2014
Houston Heights-Big New Apartment Complexes

Big Projects in the Heights Traffic is already building up in the Heights; it’s going to be a lot worse though very soon. Several big apartment projects are under construction in the Heights, scheduled for completion in 2015.. Soon the only place left to build will be on Shepherd/Durham. Adios used car lots. (A couple […]

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