2022 Houston Heights homes for sale & insider 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 homes in Houston Heights, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston's best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

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Table of Contents

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

Houston Heights Home Sale Trends

Houston Heights Real Estate Trends

As Houston's oldest master-planned community, Houston Heights is a popular historic district. It is a short commute to Downtown, Galleria, and Medical Center, Houston’s major business and retail hubs.

Houston Heights’ appeal includes:

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

Houston Heights Best Realtor Insights

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

Houston Heights Homes

Houston Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code

Houston Heights Map

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

Map of Houston Heights

Highlights Houston 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
- T.C. Jester Disc Golf Course
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

Houston Heights Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Field Elem 8
Harvard Elem 8
Travis Elem 8

Houston Heights Schools

You can find some of the finest schools in Houston Heights. This is because the Houston Independent School District is zoned to it (HISD).

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

Field Elementary School and Field Elementary School are two highly-rated public schools in the neighborhood, according to GreatSchools.org.

*Note: Kindly refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me for more thorough information on specific schools zoned to Houston Heights areas.

Elementary Schools

The Heights is zoned by the following public elementary schools:

Middle Schools

The Heights is zoned by the following public middle schools:

High Schools

The Heights is zoned by the following public middle schools:

Houston Heights Private Schools

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

Houston Heights Real Estate Market

Houston Heights TX Maps And Location

Houston Heights is nestled west of I-45 (North Freeway), north of I-10, and south of Loop 610.

Houston Heights has Downtown and Memorial Park to the south. It has Northside Village to the east. Lazybrook/Timbergrove is west of Heights.

The neighborhood is commonly called "The Heights." It also refers to the Greater Heights area. The actual Houston Heights is a distinct neighborhood with a rich history dating back to the early 1900s.

Houston Heights is one of Houston's first planned communities. It features plenty of restaurants, stores, parks, entertainment hotspots, and schools. More options are available in nearby areas.

Houston Heights homes are centrally located and have easy access to main roads. Roads include Main Street, Heights Boulevard, and Shepherd Drive. Key areas like the Downton, Galleria, and Medical Center are just minutes away.

Houston Heights real estate has 77007 and 77008 Harris County zip codes.

Zip codes near Houston Heights include 77091, 77076, 77055, and 77008. (View Houston zip code map.)

Houston Heights Location

Houston Heights Historic Districts

There are three historic districts located within Houston Heights. They are as follows:

Deed restrictions are in place to keep the neighborhood's character and charm.

These districts are clustered around Heights Blvd, north of I-10 and below 20th. They are in addition to the other three neighboring historic districts. They are the Norhill Historic District, Woodland Heights Historic District, and Germantown Historic District.

Houston Historic Districts

Houston Heights Real Estate Trends

Houston Heights Real Estate Trends

Houston Heights is one of the hottest Inner Loop neighborhoods. Real estate in the Heights has posted impressive appreciation rates over the past decade.

The neighborhood has remained a popular option thanks to its proximity to key Houston districts. Two factors contribute to the Heights' strong property values. These factors are the new construction in the area and continuing demand.

Note: Given the large Greater Heights real estate area, it may be best to take a closer look at each neighborhood and community with a reliable realtor for more accurate trends.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Houston Heights real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at pmartin@houstonproperties.com.

Houston Heights Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Houston Heights Single Family

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

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 Downtown area, see Downtown Houston Condos.

Houston Heights TX History

Houston Heights 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 average income increases and 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.

Houston Heights Running Trail

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

Houston Heights Specific Map

Houston Heights TX Realtor – Paige Martin

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