Heights/Greater Heights Real Estate Guide

Heights/Greater Heights homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Heights/Greater Heights Real Estate Guide

Known for its Victorian-style buildings, Houston Heights is a well-known historic district. It has become one of the Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods. It is due to its convenience and sound real estate appreciation.

Houston Heights is famous due to its:

Houston Heights real estate can be tricky to navigate. It has deed restrictions and homes with choppy floor plans. Another reason is the proximity to major thoroughfares. These reasons can hurt resale. There is also a diversity of builders; some are far superior to others. It is best to contact the best Houston Heights realtor, an expert in the community.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Houston Heights area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

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Heights/Greater Heights Homes For Sale

4 Beds, 5 Baths
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918 Aurora Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
623 W. 16th Street #A
2 Beds, 1 Bath
754 E. 16th Street

Heights/Greater Heights Homes For Rent

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3 Beds, 2 Baths
787 Strawberry Pines Court
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2204 Beall Street
2 Beds, 2 Baths
622 W. 16th Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1203 W. 25th Street
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Table of Contents

  1. Heights/Greater Heights Home Sale Trends
  2. Heights/Greater Heights Best Realtor Insights
  3. Heights/Greater Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Heights/Greater Heights Schools
  5. Heights/Greater Heights Real Estate Market

Heights/Greater Heights Home Sale Trends

Heights/Greater Heights Real Estate Trends

Houston Heights is a well-known historic district and one of Houston's first planned communities. It is a short commute to Downtown, Galleria, and Medical Center, Houston’s major business and retail hubs.

Houston Heights’ appeal includes:

Houston Heights has enjoyed rising property values. It has performed well over the past one, five, and ten years compared to other Houston neighborhoods.

Heights/Greater Heights Best Realtor Insights

The neighborhood is known colloquially as the Historic Heights or The Heights.

Heights/Greater Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code

Heights/Greater Heights Map

Commute Time Heights/Greater Heights
Downtown (min) 10
Med Ctr (min) 35
Energy Corridor (min) 35
Galleria (min) 30
Exxon Campus (min) 30

Map of Heights/Greater Heights

Highlights Heights/Greater Heights
Amenities The Heights City Hall & Fire Station serves as a community center and event venue.

Park amenities include lighted tennis courts and a playground.
Golf Courses - Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range
- River Oaks Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - Heights Hike and Bike Trail
- Paul Carr Jogging Trail Park
- Hike and Bike Trail
- Stude Park
- West 11th Street Park
- Buffalo Bayou Park, Hike and Bike Trail
- White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail
- Memorial Park Green Ridge Trail
- Little Thicket Park
- 400m Memorial Track - Paved
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail Centers:

- Heights Plaza Shopping Center
- Merchants Park
- Jester Village
- Southwest Freeway Retail Center
- Garden Oaks Shopping Center
- Crown Heights Center
- Oak Forest Shopping Center
- The Avalon Center
- Brookhollow Marketplace
- Heights Marketplace
- M-K-T


- La Lucha
- Local Foods - The Heights
- Coltivare
- bellagreen
- Yale Street Grill
- Dish Society
- Good Dog Houston
- The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect
- Hughie's
- Kojak's
- Crawfish Cafe
- Puebla's Mexican Kitchen


- The Barking Pig
- Big Star Bar
- T-Bones Sports Pub
- McIntyre's
- Public House Heights
- Johnny's Gold Brick
- Wicklow Heights
- The Post Beer & Wine Garden
- Underdogs Pub
- The Ready Room


- Kroger
- Woods Food Mart
- H-E-B
- Whole Foods Market
- Lee'n Food Market
- Sprouts Farmer Market
- Snap Grocery
- Jurica's Eggs & Grocery
- Market Day of Texas
- Target Grocery
Major Employers - BWI Companies Inc.
- Schlumberger
- Macrofab Inc.
- Saint Arnold Brewing
- Energy Corridor
- Downtown Houston

Heights/Greater Heights Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Field Elem 10
Harvard Elem 8
Helms Elem 8
Sinclair Elem (Houston) 9
Travis Elem 8

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Hogg Middle 7

Houston Heights is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award-winning schools are also located in the HISD. Houston Heights, in particular, has some of the district's best schools zoned toward its subdivisions.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Houston Heights Private Schools

Some of the most notable private schools in Houston Heights are listed below.

To find an updated listing of all Houston Heights real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at [email protected] with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Houston Heights areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.

Heights/Greater Heights Real Estate Market

Houston Heights Single-Family Home Sale Trends

In Houston Heights, most homes bought and sold in the last ten years have been single-family homes.

Recently, developers have been purchasing lots and building patio homes and townhomes. Still, single-family homes are the most common housing option in the area.

Before, Houston Heights homes were either one-story bungalows or Victorian-themed structures.

Like other areas within Loop 610, The Heights experienced a shift in home styles in the 1990s. New residents bought old properties. They proceeded to either renovate historic homes or demolish them in favor of newer, upscale housing. This created a stir among old-time residents, fearing that their community was starting to turn away from its roots.

Deed restrictions were then enforced to preserve The Heights' history - both architecture- and atmosphere-wise. This paved the way for a diverse neighborhood. Today, there is a healthy mix of history, character, and modern touches.

Houston Heights Townhomes Sale Trends

Houston Heights townhomes are a smart option to live within a few miles of Downtown Houston for under $400,000.

Many developers have purchased lots in Houston Heights and begun construction on new townhomes.

Houston Heights is among the most popular neighborhoods for new townhomes, along with Rice Military, EaDo, and Midtown.

The most common townhomes in the area are in the $300,000 to $600,000 range. Prices depend on the style, lot size, and location.

Houston Heights Condo Sale Trends

There are a limited number of high-rise or midrise condos in Houston Heights. Especially given the neighborhood's preference for deed restrictions and Victorian homes.

Condos within or about 10 minutes from the neighborhood include:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the nearby Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.

Houston Heights TX History

Houston Heights traces its roots back to 1891. It is when Oscar Martin Carter purchased 1,756 acres of land a few miles northwest of downtown Houston. He bought the land through the Omaha and South Texas Land Company. O.M. Carter and several investors further spent $500,000 on building streets, parks, schools, and utilities.

The neighborhood is one of the first planned communities in Texas and was one of Houston's streetcar suburbs.

The Heights had its municipality until the City of Houston annexed the neighborhood in 1919.

Growth in the area continued until the 1940s. Then, after World War II, many industrial buildings and factories sprouted around the Heights. The community experienced a decline for a period.

Due to gentrification, Houston Heights real estate started reverting during the 1990s. Gentrification is when the average income increases and the average family size decreases. As a result, urban professionals, most of whom worked in Downtown Houston, began purchasing historic homes. Some were renovated, while others were torn down and replaced with newer upscale homes.

Today, Houston Heights is a diverse mix. Renovated Victorian-themed houses are available, along with single-family homes and townhomes.

Like other redeveloping neighborhoods, commercial establishments are cropping up around the area. They vary from upscale boutiques to restaurants and bars.

Real estate in The Heights has appreciated significantly over the last ten years. This community has been one of the fastest-appreciating neighborhoods in Bayou City. Developers build more single-family and townhomes to meet growing demand.

Fun Things To Do Near Houston Heights

Residents of The Heights need not stray far to find dining, retail, and amusement options. The Houston Heights Association operates three properties for public use. They are Marmion Park, the Heights City Hall & Fire Station, and Donovan Park.

The Historic Heights City Hall & Fire Station is a 7,000-square-foot building. It was built in 1914 and has since been renovated and updated. Nowadays, it serves as a community center and an events venue.

Donovan Park, at 700 Heights Boulevard, features the Heights Playground. The playground features elements reminiscent of the community's history. There is a wooden train and a Victorian-inspired fortress complete with turrets and rope bridges.

The city of Houston also maintains several parks in the Heights, including Milroy Park and Community Center. Park amenities include lighted tennis courts and a playground.

Here are some of Houston Heights' must-visit places:

Run/Bike/Hike Trails
Retail Centers

Best Houston Heights Realtor – Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

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