SAWYER HEIGHTS REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Sawyer Heights homes for sale & insider real estate guide

SAWYER HEIGHTS REAL ESTATE GUIDE

Sawyer Heights, known as the historic First Ward, is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. It is northwest of Downtown Houston and has evolved into a mix of new construction and preserved vintage homes.

Sawyer Heights real estate is well-known for its:

Sawyer Heights/First Ward real estate can be tricky and challenging. Some homes are close to major roads (which can affect resale). Others are within the historic district (which has restrictions). There are lots of properties in Sawyer Heights that are out of date and need major renovation.

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Sawyer Heights Homes For Sale

$799,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
2106 N. Memorial Way
$385,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1605 Summer Street
$660,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1506 Ovid Street
$350,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
1619 Johnson Street
$449,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2017 Kane Street
$463,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1509 Hickory Street

Sawyer Heights Homes For Rent

$3,400
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1413 Holly Street #B
$3,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1929 Shearn Street
$3,800
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1518 Sabine Street
$2,990
2 Beds, 2 Baths
1907 Crockett Street
$1,995
3 Beds, 1 Bath
1211 Bingham Street
$2,900
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1602 White Street

Table of Contents

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

Sawyer Heights Home Sale Trends

Sawyer Heights Real Estate Trends

Sawyer Heights, known as the historic First Ward, is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. It is northwest of Downtown Houston and has evolved into a mix of new construction and preserved vintage homes.

Sawyer Heights real estate is well-known for its:

Sawyer Heights lies between three green spaces of hiking and biking trails. These hike and bike trails are at Buffalo Bayou, the Heights, and the White Oak Bayou.


Sawyer Heights Best Realtor Insights

Sawyer Heights, a Houston neighborhood that dates back to the 1890s, is now known as an arts district.

Sawyer Heights


Sawyer Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code

Sawyer Heights Map

Commute Time Sawyer Heights
Downtown (min) 10
Med Ctr (min) 15
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 10

Map of Sawyer Heights

Highlights Sawyer Heights
Amenities Sawyer heights, also known as the historic First Ward, is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. It has become a mix of new development and preserved vintage homes.

Sawyer Heights residents are close to Houston's primary business hub, Downtown, which is home to over 3,500 businesses and 100,000 workers. It is minutes away from several dining and retail hubs, including Sawyer Heights Village, the Washington Corridor, and Downtown's Main Street and Theatre District.
Golf Courses Within a few minutes of Sawyer Heights is the indoor golf course Loft18.

Local golf course options include:

- River Oaks Country Club (private)
- Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range (public)
- Gus Wortham Golf Course (private)
- Hermann Park Golf Course (public)
- 5050 Acorn Golf (private)
- Melrose Golf Course (public)
Run / Bike Trails - MKT Trail
- Bayou Greenways Park Trailhead & Parking
- Buffalo Bayou Park Trail
- Houston Heights Bike Trail
- White Oak Bayou Greenway
- Hike And Bike Trail
- Heights Hike and Bike Trail
- Brays Bayou Park
- Sabine Promenade
- White Oak to Buffalo Bayou Trail Connection
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
- Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trails
- Smither Park
- Donovan Park
- Eleanor Tinsley Park
Nearby Retail / Dining - Barnaby's Cafe
- Local Foods - The Heights
- Urban Eats
- Bludorn
- Edgar's Hermano
- Aquarium Restaurant
- Treebeards
- Lone Star Taco Co.
- Morton's The Steakhouse
- Piada
- Target Grocery
- Market Day of Texas
- Little Buddy
- Woods Food Mart
- H-E-B
- Whole Foods Market
- Houston Underground Walking Tunnel System
- Main Street Square
- Mid Town Food Mart
- D F Food Store
- Awesome Music Entertainment
- Marq-E Entertainment Center
- Escape Hunt Houston
- An Underwater Entertainment Adventure
- House of Blues Houston
Major Employers - Downtown
- The Galleria
- Bell & McCoy Companies
- St. Joseph Medical Center
- United Memorial Medical Center
- JD Fields & Company, Inc.
- University of Houston Downtown
- Texas Fort University

Sawyer Heights Schools

Sawyer Heights homes are within the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Houston ISD, founded in the 1920s, is the largest school district in the state, with 283 schools. The zone received a Met Standard ranking from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in 2016. HISD promotes several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools.

A few charter schools are also near the neighborhood, including Houston Heights Learning Academy (902 W 8th St.), Houston Heights High School (1125 Lawrence St.), and Arabic Language Immersion School (812 W 28th St.).

Students in the area may go to the following public schools:


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



High Schools



Sawyer Heights Area Private Schools


The following are some of the private schools near Sawyer Heights:

To find an updated listing of all Sawyer Heights real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with your property preferences and budget.

*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.


Sawyer Heights Real Estate Market

Sawyer Heights Real Estate Trends


Sawyer Heights Real Estate Trends

Sawyer Heights/First Ward real estate consists of vintage bungalows and older cottages. It also has new construction townhomes.

The average home price in the area is around $400,000.

Some parts of the area are within a designated historic district and protected by deed restrictions.

During the early 2000s, increased demand in the neighborhood caused a shift. The demolition of many older homes in the First Ward led to the building of townhomes.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Though deemed reliable, not guaranteed.)

For updated information on Sawyer Heights real estate pricing and trend analysis, contact Paige Martin at Pmartin@houstonproperties.com


Sawyer Heights Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Sawyer Heights Single Homes

Sawyer Heights/First Ward single-family homes are often older cottages and bungalows, some of which date back to the 1890s.

The older homes in the area are notable examples of Victorian, Colonial, and Craftsman architecture from the turn of the century. The majority have one-story floor plans with 2 to 3 bedrooms.

Home sizes range from 800 to around 2,500 square feet. Lot sizes are typically between 2,000 and 8,000 square feet.

Sawyer Heights home prices range from $150,000 to over $650,000.


Sawyer Heights Townhome Sales Trends


Townhome Sawyer Heights

The demolition of many of Sawyer Heights' older homes paid the way for new construction townhomes. The townhomes in the neighborhood are new or recently built, dating from 2000 to 2017. Some are within gated communities that offer amenities only for residents.

Two- to three-story homes with three to four bedrooms are common. Lot sizes of townhomes are smaller than detached homes, ranging from 1,400 to around 3,000 square feet.

Prices for townhomes in Sawyer Heights/First Ward can start at $300,000. Newer and larger properties can sell for more than $500,000.

Here are some nearby townhome communities:


Sawyer Heights Condo Sale Trends


Sawyer Heights lacks mid-and high-rise residential buildings. Some units are available in nearby areas such as Downtown (some are near or along the METRORail) and Houston Heights.

Downtown Houston Lofts

See Inner Loop Houston Condos for more information on other condos in the Inner Loop. See Downtown Houston Condos for condos in the surrounding area.


Sawyer Heights Houston History


The First Ward, established in 1840, is Houston's original central business district. The neighborhood was one of the original four wards (taking up the area north of Congress and west of Main).

At the time, Farms comprised the First Ward. Because of its proximity to Houston's docks, it later became a warehouse district. Many of the residents from the area were laborers, railroad workers, and grocers at the time.

Like other downtown neighborhoods, the First Ward declined as residents moved to the suburbs. Most buildings fell into disrepair after.

The First Ward began to re-emerge as a neighborhood in the 2010s. With the help of the First Ward Civic Council, the area's art community flourished. It helped promote the neighborhood as an arts district.

Developers became interested as the demand for housing near downtown workplaces grew. Demolition of many of the older homes in the area made way for new townhomes.

The redevelopment of Jefferson Davis Hospital into Elder Street Artist Lofts happened. It became a neighborhood landmark.

Some people later began referring to the First Ward as Sawyer Heights due to the nearby shopping center (along I-10 and Taylor Street).


Fun Things to Do Near Sawyer Heights


Sawyer Heights/The First Ward area has plenty of dining, retail, and entertainment options within its borders. There are, however, plenty more in nearby districts, including downtown Houston.

Sawyer Heights Village is a shopping center with over 100,000 square feet of leasable space, located on I-10 and Taylor Street. Target, Staples, and Payless are among the nearby retailers.

Along Washington Avenue, also known as the Washington Corridor, there are eateries and other hubs.

The Heights Hike and Bike Trail run through the neighborhood. The 8-mile trail winds from downtown's northern tip, south of Northside Village (Near Northside). It goes north of First Ward (Sawyer Heights) and into the Greater Heights area.

Residents are just minutes from downtown's vibrant districts. Some are the Theater District, Market Square Park, and the Ballpark District, among others.

The following are some of Sawyer Heights' must-see places:

Dining
Parks and Trails
Nightlife
Groceries

Map of Sawyer Heights


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