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

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 23, 2013
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson

We are changing our name. Next week Prudential Anderson Properties becomes Berkshire Hathaway  HomeServices Anderson. You’ll see the new signs all over the city, especially in the the Heights and nearby neighborhoods. What’s in a name?  Barron’s recognizes  Berkshire Hathaway as the No. 1 most-respected company in the world. That’s pretty darn strong. We’re proud […]

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Houston Hotness Chart

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on October 17, 2013
Houston Hotness Chart

Real Estate Hotness Chart Channel 13 recently aired a piece on Houston’s hot real estate market. Of course everybody knows that our real esate market is hot, and everybody is talking about it, but they went one step more show and showed a Hotness Chart. This chart that shows relative “hotness” of different areas. I know, it […]

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First Ward Land Prices

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on October 2, 2013
First Ward Land Prices

First Ward Land Prices Are Way Up Mid 2014 Update: This is an old post from 10/2013. Prices are up more. Top dollar now is about $50/SF…amazing. I guess people love being near downtown and Washington Ave. Like everything inside the loop or close-in,  land prices in First Ward are up…way up. New construction has […]

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Million Dollar Heights Homes

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 16, 2013
Million Dollar Heights Homes

Million Dollar Heights Homes Used to be a Rarity They aren’t real common yet, but the number of high-end homes is increasing. This little neighborhood has always had its “good, bad and ugly” areas, but it never was uniform enough for the high dollar buyers. The area has transformed though, and the transformation is accelerating. Under […]

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Heights Land Price

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on August 29, 2013
Heights Land Price

Heights Land Price up Dramatically A Brief History of Heights Land Prices The Heights is going through growing pains again. When I first fell in love with the Heights and moved here 20+ years ago, very few people wanted to live here. “Better have a gun and a big dog” was the majority opinion. No […]

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Best Heights Neighborhood

Filed in Heights News & Events by on August 28, 2013
Best Heights Neighborhood

What is the Best Heights Neighborhood? As a Heights Realtor, this is a question I’ve been asked many times in the 20+ years I’ve lived here. And now that CNN recently  published that the Heights is one of the Top-10 Big City Neighborhoods in the U.S., the question comes up again. Asking the best Heights neighborhood is kind of […]

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Renovation Project in First Ward-1615 Weber St

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on July 18, 2013
Renovation Project in First Ward-1615 Weber St

This Renovation Project Awaits You 1615 Weber is an 1890’s Victorian home in Houston’s First Ward. It is an up/down duplex, about 2000 SF on a huge 7000 SF lot. Land prices are booming in First Ward, and big lots are rare. Price was $399,000 for this rare find.  Jan 2014 Update: No longer on MLS. […]

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Heights Home Sales

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on July 18, 2013
Heights Home Sales

Heights Home Sales Crazy Home sales all over Houston have been crazy for several months now. The number of buyers keeps increasing faster than people are selling. This HAR.com link discusses the fact that sales are up, prices are up, inventory down. It is definitely sounding like a broken record. The chart below is specifically […]

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Heights Historic District Renovation-Sneak Preview

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on July 2, 2013
Heights Historic District Renovation-Sneak Preview

Heights Historic District Renovation-1845 Harvard St HDT Builders recently sold their 625 Harvard renovation and are in the middle of their next projects. One of them is the renovation of 1845 Harvard St. 1845 Harvard is in the Heights Historic District East. It is a Mediterranean Revival style home that had been sadly neglected. An […]

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Historic Preservation Fair, Houston

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on May 10, 2013
Historic Preservation Fair, Houston

Historic Preservation Fair The Houston Historic Preservation Fair is Sat May 18, 2013. The half day free event covers covers a lot of issues involving homes in historic districts. June 21 update: See some notes on this class and learn about Researching Your Historic Home at my 6/21 post. Some of the topics I’m interested […]

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