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

Germantown Historic District

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on February 21, 2014
Germantown Historic District

Germantown Historic District Proposed Update: Approval was given in early December, 2013 for the Germantown Historic District! This  latest Heights Historic District approval makes the seventh in the Heights. The subdivision of Grota Homestead sought historic designation by its original name of Germantown. Grota is a small neighborhood just East of Woodland Heights. Germantown is how […]

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First Ward Historic Designation

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on February 13, 2014
First Ward Historic Designation

First Ward Historic Designation-Time is Running Out! A portion of First Ward is petitioning for Historic Designation. First Ward is just South of the existing historic district of Sixth Ward.I wrote about this earlier in another blog, TwistedHeights.com. Now channel 13 is talking about it too. Unfortunately, First Ward has had a huge (HUGE) influx […]

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Heights Home Sales-January 2014

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on February 5, 2014
Heights Home Sales-January 2014

Heights Home Sales I haven’t shown a sales chart in a while, because it’s like a stuck record (I’ll bet people under 30 won’t even know what that means.)…Strong, strong, strong. The chart below shows monthly home sales in the Heights, but what it doesn’t show is demand. If there was more inventory out there, […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties Raffle for Sunshine Kids

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 23, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties Raffle for Sunshine Kids

Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties Raffle for Sunshine Kids The end is near. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Harley, here is your chance. My office, Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties (We are on E 11th, just west of Studewood) is raffling a new HD Dyna Super Glyde. $100 donation to the Sunshine Kids […]

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Luxury Home Sales in Houston

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 8, 2014
Luxury Home Sales in Houston

Luxury Home Sales in Houston up 46% Everyone knows that Houston’s economy is booming and the real estate market is crazy. What is being noticed now however, is the fact that the sales of luxury homes (homes priced at a million dollars or more) has gone up considerably too. Our neighborhood paper, The Leader, reported […]

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Swamplot’s Neighborhood of the Year

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 2, 2014
Swamplot’s Neighborhood of the Year

You’ll be happy to know that several of our neighborhoods were nominated for Neighborhood of the Year by my favorite real estate blog, Swamplot. It was an odd nomination process. It was NOT “best neighborhood”, it was “neighborhood of the year” which means any reason could be given; and you had to back up your […]

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Lights in the Heights 2013 – What You Need to Know

Filed in Heights News & Events by on November 29, 2013
Lights in the Heights 2013 – What You Need to Know

Lights in the Heights 2013, Woodland Heights Event Lights in the Heights (LITH) is almost here again. Here is what you need to know before getting here. Lights in the Heights is a 26 year old tradition of Woodland Heights. This hundred year old neighborhood is a perfect setting for strolling (not driving) these tree-lined […]

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Heights Holiday Home Tour-2013

Filed in Heights News & Events by on November 27, 2013
Heights Holiday Home Tour-2013

Heights Holiday Home Tour December 6,7, 2013 Coming up soon is the annual Heights Holiday Home Tour. December 6th & 7th. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at many Heights locations. Day of event price is $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Houston Heights Association for later pick up. Five homes are on the tour, and […]

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Inner Loop Condo for Sale-1441 East St

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on November 25, 2013
Inner Loop Condo for Sale-1441 East St

1441 East St #301 For Sale at $149,900.  June 2014 Update: This property sold in Feb. I also sold unit #108 in April. This upstairs condo in the Heights of Madison offers both pizzaz and great bayou view without the noise of other locations.It is located near Heights Blvd and Washington Ave. Built in 2003 […]

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1890’s Victorian Renovation Project

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on October 31, 2013
1890’s Victorian Renovation Project

Two Story 1890’s Victorian Renovation Project 1615 Weber St. near downtown Houston is a grand old Victorian home awaiting restoration by a new owner. This home was originally a two story single family home, that was sometime in its past converted to an up/down duplex. It could easily be returned to single family status. The current […]

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