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

Woodland Park 100th Birthday

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 17, 2014
Woodland Park 100th Birthday

Celebrate Woodland Park’s 100th anniversary 10/17/14 Come out the evening of 10/17/14 to celebrate Woodland Park’s anniversary. Friends of Woodland Heights is hosting the event: “For 100 years, Woodland Park has provided Houstonians a haven of natural beauty.  Help us preserve this precious resource for coming generations by joining in the celebration.  Our wish list […]

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Entire Town for Sale-Pray Montana

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 16, 2014
Entire Town for Sale-Pray Montana

Pray Montana, Not Quite the Heights This has nothing to do with Heights area real estate, but I am always fascinated when I see an entire town for sale. I just spent a week in Yellowstone and it’s north entrance of Gardiner, MT. I was wondering around on a gravel road north of Gardiner looking […]

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Java Java Cafe for Sale in Heights

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 16, 2014
Java Java Cafe for Sale in Heights

Heights Land for Sale…Java Java Cafe The venerable (venerable being anything that has been in the Heights longer than than I have) Java Java Cafe is on the market for sale. The funky little 1940’s building isn’t worth a lot, but the 17,000+SF lot is valuable. The Heights is a now premier destination  for commercial […]

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Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 2014

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 22, 2014
Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 2014

It’s time…the bi-annual Norhill Bungalow tour is Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Noon-6pm. Advanced tickets can be purchased now for $20, or procrastinate and pay $25 at the door. Norhill is  a bungalow neighborhood.  A few cottages and foursquares are mixed in, but the predominant style is the Craftsman bungalow. Many of the homes of this 1920’s neighborhood came from […]

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Heights Project Approved Over HAHC Denial

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 19, 2014
Heights Project Approved Over HAHC Denial

HAHC’s Denial of Yale St. Project Overturned Everyone living in the Heights has heard stories of struggles with the HAHC (Houston Historical & Archeological Society). These are the gate keepers who issue the Certificate of Appropriateness for any project in a historic district. Without this COA, nothing can be built or remodeled in a historic district. […]

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Houston Heights Renovation Process

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 19, 2014
Houston Heights Renovation Process

See Video of Remodel Process HDT Builder’s renovation of 1539 Rutland St is complete. This Heights Historic District home is described in a previous post. Renovating and expanding an old Victorian is not for the beginner; nor is it for those without experienced crews. This is HDT Builder’s third remodel in the Heights. To  level […]

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1539 Rutland St – Heights Renovation

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on September 18, 2014
1539 Rutland St – Heights Renovation

  HDT Builder’s third renovation in the Heights is complete! 1539 Rutland St, in Houston Heights is a Victorian home that has been transformed from a neglected house to a show piece. April 2016 Update: All of these homes by HDT have sold long ago but they have 4 new homes at 212-224 W 24th St. Prices:$650K to […]

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Heights Monthly Sales

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on September 13, 2014
Heights Monthly Sales

Heights Home Sales for August are Still Strong Sales are strong, inventory is getting better; new home construction is going crazy. That about sums it up; no use expounding any more. Another aspect that is still constant: the average ratio of list price to sales price is still 1.0. This means that “on average” homes sell […]

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Starting Prices for Heights New Homes

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on September 12, 2014
Starting Prices for Heights New Homes

Starting Prices are High for Heights Homes Today’s reality: Heights land prices are way up; multiple homes are being squeezed onto smaller lots. I recently sold a 6000 SF lot in Sunset Heights (actually 2 lots-each 3000 SF) for $325,000. That’s $54/SF! A year ago you could have bought in premier Woodland Heights for that price. […]

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Before & After: Renovation of Heights Historic District Home

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on August 20, 2014
Before & After: Renovation of Heights Historic District Home

1845 Harvard is a restored/expanded home in Historic Heights East. This 4 minute slideshow gives views of the original house and shots during the renovation. Renovating any old home is a work of love. Tackling a project of historical significance takes caring, a lot of knowledge, and a group of skilled, dedicated craftsmen. Add the complexity of doing […]

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