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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

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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Heights Luxury Homes -Million Dollars Plus

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 4, 2014
Heights Luxury Homes -Million Dollars Plus

How Many Million Dollar Homes are Sold in Heights? I’ve written about high-end Heights homes before, but now they are more common. 5 years ago you would have had a hard time finding such a home in the Heights. There might be one for sale, but typically it was very old, very large, and was […]

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Historic Heights Buildings

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on May 31, 2014
Historic Heights Buildings

The Houston Press just published in their blog the Top 10 Heights Historic Buildings. Most of these are iconic Heights buildings, but you never get tired of seeing and reading about them. A couple shown on their site are not the usual. See all ten here: Rest of the Best: Houston’s Top 10 Historic Heights Buildings […]

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Unique Heights Homes-Old Storefronts

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 29, 2014
Unique Heights Homes-Old Storefronts

Old Storefronts are Truly Unique Heights Homes Note: These old storefronts are located in Houston Heights and Woodland Heights See my pages on each neighborhood. I am not a history buff, but I love old buildings and old houses. That’s why I live in the Heights and became a Realtor.. The Heights has a lot of […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Awarded Honor in Harris Poll Equitrends

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 26, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Awarded Honor in Harris Poll Equitrends

Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway are certainly two of the most recognized names in the world. Being a real estate network affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway helps too. The Houston Chronicle recently did an article on the latest recognition: The new real estate brokerage network ,Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, recently announced it was named “Real Estate Agency […]

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Ugly Realtor Photos

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 23, 2014
Ugly Realtor Photos

My pet peeve…ugly Realtor photos (Not actually “of” Realtors, but ugly house photos “by” them). I have written about this before and will again. I realize that we can’t take great photos of everything, but the photos shouldn’t feature the street, garbage cans, closets, etc. They should also be in focus, not shot with your […]

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Independence Heights Demolition

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 21, 2014
Independence Heights Demolition

It was demolition day in Houston again. For the past five years the city has picked a day in May to demolish dangerous buildings all around Houston. This day happened to coincide with Mayor Anise Parker’s birthday. While the front-end loader was busy in Independence Heights, Mayor Parker was enjoying cake with little traffic cones […]

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