2022 Sunset Heights homes for sale & insider real estate guide


Nestled south of Loop 610 (North Loop Freeway), Sunset Heights is a neighborhood of more than 600 single-family homes. Sunset Heights is part of the historic district of The Heights. It is one of the Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods in real estate value appreciation.

Sunset Heights is famous thanks to its:

Navigating the Greater Heights real estate market can be tricky due to its deed restrictions, proximity to major thoroughfares (which can hurt resale), homes with choppy floor plans (which can hurt resale), and diversity of builders (some are far superior to others).

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

"We were moving from Virginia, and Houston Properties kept in touch with us for almost a year until we were ready to relocate. They guided us through the entire process and were very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. The sellers' market made the home buying process very stressful for us, but they were able to manage that and keep us focused on finding a home we would love. The team was always quick to respond to my numerous emails and texts and sent us daily updates regarding new homes coming on the market. When things could have fallen apart after appraisal, they helped us to negotiate with the seller. Words or the 5-star rating cannot really express the wonderful experience we received from them. We would 100% recommend Houston Properties for your home buying or selling needs!" - Yolanda Hicks (Google Review)

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Table of Contents

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

Sunset Heights Home Sale Trends

Sunset Heights Real Estate Trends

Sunset Heights is a neighborhood of about 600 single-family homes within The Heights' historical district. It sits south of Loop 610, North Loop Freeway. Sunset Heights is one of the Inner Loop's hottest neighborhoods in terms of property value appreciation.

Some notable features are listed below.

Sunset Heights neighborhood can be tricky to navigate given its proximity to many areas, being on a major thoroughfare, and its deed restrictions.

Sunset Heights Best Realtor Insights

Sunset Heights is a deed-restricted neighborhood within the Inner Loop district. It is part of Houston Heights, one of the hottest neighborhoods within the loop.

Sunset Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code

Sunset Heights Map

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

Map of Sunset Heights

Highlights Sunset Heights
Amenities Residents in Sunset Heights have easy access to numerous parks and green spaces. There is access to a sports complex, a nature center, and hiking and biking trails. Aside from community pools, the area also has local museums and fitness centers.
Golf Courses - Limited options available
Run / Bike Trails - Montie Beach Park
- Irvington Park
- Avenue Place Park
- Proctor Plaza Community Center
- Norhill Historic District Park
- Moody Community Center
- Woodland Park
- White Oak Parkway
- Harris County Precinct 2 Leonel Castillo Community Center
- Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Nearby Retail / Dining - CityCentre
- Chicago Italian Beef & Pizza
- Liberty Taco
- Pappas Bar-B-Q
- Rice Coffeehouse
- Phoenicia Specialty Foods
- MKT Bar
- R Bar
- FM Kitchen & Bar
- 1751 Sea and Bar
- The Community Bar
- Loch Bar
- House of Blues Houston
- Moxies Houston Restaurant
- Demeris Bar-B-Q
Major Employers - Walmart Supercenter
- McKinsey & Co
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- Chevron
- Ace Hardware Co.
- The Home Depot
- H-E-B
- Fiesta Mart, LLC

Sunset Heights Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Field Elem 8

Zoned for Houston ISD, top-ranked schools surround the Sunset Heights neighborhood. The Houston Independent School District (ISD) is the state's most extensive school system and has been around since the 1920s.

The district received a "Met Standard" grade from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), ensuring a world-class education. It features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award-winning schools. In particular, many of Sunset Heights' public schools are among the best institutions in all of Houston.

The district is home to:

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

Sunset Heights Real Estate Market

Sunset Heights Home Sale Trends

Sunset Heights Real Estate Trends

Sunset Heights real estate has remained immensely popular over the years. Several factors have pushed prices up, including new construction in the area.

The median sales price of Sunset Heights homes is over $500,000.

The Greater Heights area is one of Houston's hottest neighborhoods regarding real estate appreciation. Sunset Heights, in particular, has seen tremendous appreciation rates in the past decade.

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

For updated information regarding Sunset Heights real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at

Sunset Heights Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Sunset Heights real estate is mainly made up of single-family homes, thanks to its deed restrictions. Many of the neighborhood's older homes (some date back to the 1920s and 1930s) still stand. Although some have been torn down and replaced with newer and bigger properties.

Two- to three-bedroom homes are typical in the neighborhood. Living spaces can range from 1,000 to more than 3,000 square feet.

The most expensive Sunset Heights real estate can feature as many as four- to five-bedrooms spread over 3,000 to 4,000 square feet. These are primarily new construction custom homes.

Lot sizes in the neighborhood range from 3,000 to 9,000 square feet.

Architectural styles vary, though most Sunset Heights homes lean toward traditional designs.

Prices for Sunset Heights homes for sale can start at around $200,000. The most expensive homes in the neighborhood can sell for over $1,000,000.

Sunset Heights Townhomes Sale Trends

Due to Sunset Heights' deed restrictions (in particular, limitations on subdividing lots), there are no townhomes in the area. There are, however, plenty of townhomes in other neighborhoods within the Heights.

Prices for townhomes in the area can start at $300,000, depending on the property's size, age, condition, and location.

Sunset Heights Condo Sale Trends

There are no condos in Sunset Heights, but a few developed mid-rise condos in Greater Heights. Luxury highrises, lofts, and other multi-family properties are more common in different locations within the Inner Loop.

Downtown Houston, Rice Military, River Oaks, and the Galleria have plenty of options available.

Downtown Houston Lofts

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.

Sunset Heights Houston History

Sunset Heights' development started in 1910 when Richard Rodgers founded the Sunset Realty Company, alongside George W. Cater, W. B. Courtney, and Benjamin R. Hardin.

The development's original plat divided the 240-acre area into 3,000-square foot home sites (similar to Independence Heights).

The Sunset Heights Civic Club was formed the same year. As the neighborhood was originally within an unincorporated area, the civic club was instrumental in bringing electricity and other services to the community.

Like nearby Houston Heights, Sunset Heights also tried to become a city. Although several efforts were made to incorporate, like the Heights, Houston eventually annexed Sunset Heights in 1927.

Fun Things To Do Near Sunset Heights

Sunset Heights residents have plenty of retail, dining, and entertainment options nearby. It includes being a few blocks away from the Heights Hike and Bike Trail.

The Heights Hike and Bike Trail is an eight-mile trail that winds south along Nicholson Street and veers east toward Downtown Houston.

There are also plenty of parks and green spaces in the Heights area, including Halbert Park, Montie Beach Park, and Marmion Park.

For retail and entertainment, restaurants, bars, and cafes line Airline Drive, N Main Street, and W 20th Street.

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


Best Sunset 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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