Sunset Heights Real Estate Guide

Sunset Heights homes for sale & insider real estate guide

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

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Sunset 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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Sunset Heights Homes For Sale

4 Beds, 4 Baths
413 E. 27th Street
4 Beds, 3 Baths
115 E. 26th Street #A
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2635 Columbia Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
2718 Harvard Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
606 E. 27th Street
4 Beds, 3 Baths
704A E. 25th Street

Sunset Heights Homes For Rent

2 Beds, 1 Bath
814 E. 23rd Street #1
2 Beds, 1 Bath
407 E. 27th Street
2 Beds, 1 Bath
1310 E. 29th Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1010 E. 25th Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1013 E. 27th Street
2 Beds, 1 Bath
725 E. 26th Street

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 Sunset Heights nestles within the Inner Loop, providing residents convenient access to many parks and green spaces.

Residents can enjoy a sports complex, a nature center, and hiking and biking trails.

The area also has easy access to local museums and fitness centers nearby.
Golf Courses - Limited options
Run / Bike Trails - Heights Hike and Bike Trail
- Paul Carr Jogging Trail Park
- White Oak Bayou Greenway Access
- Halbert Park
- Montie Beach Park
- Norhill Historic District Park
- Milroy Park
- Herkimer Park
- Wright-Bembry Park
- Donovan Park
- Bayou Greenways Park
- White Oak Bayou Trail
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail Shops:

- The Home Depot
- Walmart Supercenter
- Relic General Store
- Retropolis
- Height Common Market
- Manready Mercantile
- Jubilee
- Emerson Rose
- The UPS Store


- Yale Street Grill
- Alice Blue
- Squable
- La Lucha
- d’Alba
- Gatlin’s BBQ
- Pinkerton’s BBQ
- Savoir
- Crisp
- Cedar Creek Bar & Grill


- Lei Low
- La Villita
- McIntyre’s
- The Shiloh Club
- Monkey’s Tail
- El Invazor Nite Club
- Etro
- Cherry
- Buenavida Nightclub
- Trash Panda Drinking Club


- Kroger
- H-E-B
- Central City Co-Op
- Snap Grocery
- Whole Foods Market
- Lee’n Food Market
- Jurica’s Eggs & Grocery
- Woods Food Mart
- 43rd Food Store
- RH Grocer
- Sprouts Farmer Market
- Target Grocery
Major Employers - Kroger
- Chevron
- Shell
- H-E-B
- Fiesta Mart, LLC
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- J B Poindexter & Co
- Calpine
- Gilbane Building Company
- LyondellBasell
- Minute Maid Park
- Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
- Texas Children's Hospital
- St. Joseph Medical Center

Sunset Heights Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Field Elem 10
Helms Elem 8

Sunset Heights homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

HISD has been around since the 1920s and is the state's most extensive school system. The district received a "Met Standard" grade from the Texas Education Agency. HISD also features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools.

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Sunset Heights Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Sunset Heights.

To find an updated listing of all Sunset 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 Sunset 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.

Sunset Heights Real Estate Market

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 newly constructed 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 townhome options in nearby neighborhoods.

The Houston Properties Team are experts in Sunset Heights real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston townhomes or learn more about properties that could be a fit for you.

Sunset Heights Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Sunset Heights condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in the surrounding areas.

Several condo buildings are located in Downtown Houston including:

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.

The Houston Properties Team are experts in Sunset Heights real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.

Sunset Heights TX 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 The 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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