Sunset Heights Houston Homes, Real Estate & Neighborhood Map

Sunset Heights Houston Real Estate Guide

Sunset Heights is one of the neighborhoods that make up Greater Heights, one of the first master-planned communities in Texas.

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, one of the Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods in real estate value appreciation.

  • GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Sunset Heights is within minutes of major Houston districts including Downtown, Texas Medical Center, and Memorial. North Main Street, which passes through the neighborhood, gives residents direct access to Houston’s central business district.
  • STRONG REAL ESTATE APPRECIATION: Sunset Heights’ market has seen a steady rise in real estate value over the last 10 years, thanks to its central location and deed restrictions. It is part of the Greater Heights area, one of Houston’s Best Performing Neighborhoods In Land Value Appreciation.
  • TOP RANKED SCHOOLS: According to Houston’s Best Public Schools, many of Sunset Heights’ public schools are ranked among the top in the state of Texas.
  • GREAT OUTDOOR OPTIONS: Sunset Heights provides residents convenient access to many parks and green spaces, such as the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, White Oak Bayou Trail, Memorial Park, and Buffalo Bayou Park.
  • ACTIVE CIVICS GROUP: Sunset Heights has a very active civic group responsible for maintaining the neighborhood’s character and enforcing deed restrictions. The neighborhood exudes a small-town vibe with its restored and upgraded vintage 1930s homes, and quiet tree-lined streets.

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).

Contact Paige Martin, one of the top ranked Realtors in Houston, for information on buying or selling Sunset Heights real estate.

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

  • One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Sunset Heights is within minutes of major Houston districts including Downtown, Texas Medical Center, and Memorial. N Main Street, which passes through the neighborhood, gives residents direct access to Houston’s central business district.
  • Sunset Heights’ market has seen a steady rise in real estate value over the last 10 years, thanks to its central location and deed restrictions. It is part of the Greater Height’s area, one of Houston’s Best Performing Neighborhoods In Land Value Appreciation.
  • According to Houston’s Best Public Schools, many of Sunset Heights’ public schools are ranked amongst the top in the state of Texas.
  • Sunset Heights provides residents convenient access to many parks and green spaces, such as the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, White Oak Bayou Trail, Memorial Park, and Buffalo Bayou Park.
  • Sunset Heights has a very active civic group responsible for maintaining the neighborhood’s character and enforcing deed restrictions. The neighborhood exudes a small-town vibe with its restored and upgraded vintage 1930s homes, and quiet tree-lined streets.
  • The Heights Hike and Bike Trail is a few blocks away from Sunset Heights homes. The 8-mile trail runs along Nicholson Street and then heads east to downtown Houston.
  • Sunset Heights homes are zoned to the Houston Independent School District. Schools serving the area include Field Elementary School, Hamilton Middle School, and Heights High School.
  • Founded in the 1930s, Sunset Heights is one of Houston’s older neighborhoods.
  • Many of the neighborhood’s older homes from the 1920s and 1930s have been updated and maintained. Some are sold as lots.
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  • Sunset Heights homes typically feature 2 to 4 bedrooms, spread over 1,000 to 3,000 square feet of living space.
  • The most expensive Sunset Heights real estate properties are new construction custom homes. These often feature 4- to 5-bedroom floor plans. Living spaces range from 3,000 to more than 4,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Sunset Heights homes for sale can range from around $250,000 to more than $1,200,000.

Sunset Heights Houston Maps and Location

Located immediately south of Loop 610, and in the area just west of I-45 and north of I-10, Sunset Heights is within minutes of other key districts in the city, including Downtown and the Texas Medical Center.

As one of the neighborhoods that make up the Greater Heights area, Sunset Heights sits north of Houston Heights and Woodland Heights, west of Northside Village (Near Northside), south of Independence Heights, and east of Shady Acres. The neighborhood is approximately 4 and a half miles away from downtown Houston.

The neighborhood is roughly bordered by Airline Drive to the east, E 20th and W Cavalcade Streets to the south, Cortlandt Street to the west, and Loop 610 to the north. N Main Street cuts through the neighborhood.

Made up of around 620 homes, Sunset Heights features a mix of old and new. Older homes in the area date back to the 1920s and 1930s.

The Heights is one of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods, and features a number of dining, retail and entertainment options within its borders. The Heights Hike and Bike Trail are a few blocks from Sunset Heights. Other green spaces and parks are also nearby.

Sunset Heights Houston is under the 77008 and 77009 Harris County zip codes.

Zip codes near Sunset Heights include 77007, 77091, 77076, and 77055. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Sunset Heights Schools

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

Established in the 1920s, Houston ISD is the largest school district in the state (with 283 schools). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave the district a “Met Standard” rating in 2016. HISD features several International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools.

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

Students in the area may attend the following public schools:

Elementary Schools

  • Field Elementary School at 703 E 17th St. Children at Risk gave Eugene Field Elementary School an A rating. The school also received a Met Standard (with 4 distinctions out of 6) TEA rating in 2016. Field offers a variety of programs, including Writers in the School (WITS) and a fine arts music program.

Middle Schools

  • Hamilton Middle School at 139 E 20th St. Located in the Houston Heights, Hamilton Middle School has been serving the surrounding neighborhoods since 1919. It is one of the HISD’s Vanguard magnet schools, and also offers Pre-AP and high school credit courses.

High Schools

  • Heights High School at 413 E 13th St. Formerly John H. Reagan High School, Heights High School is an International Baccalaureate World School (Middle Years Programme). It also offers a Computer Technology Magnet Program, as well as several Advanced Placement courses. Students can choose among 5 academies: Business Academy, Engineering Academy, Health Science Academy, Magnet Academy, and Transportation Academy.

Sunset Heights Private Schools

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

  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 3600 Brinkman St.
  • Temple Oaks Baptist School at 2101 W 34th St.
  • The New School in the Heights at 403 Heights Blvd.
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church and School at 306 E 15th St.
  • Houston Outdoor Learning Academy at 2731 Houston Ave.

To find an updated listing of all Sunset Heights real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Sunset Heights Real Estate Trends

Sunset Heights real estate have remained quite 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 at over $500,000.

The Greater Heights area is one of Houston’s hottest neighborhoods in terms of real estate appreciation. Sunset Heights, in particular, has seen great 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 Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Sunset Heights Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Sunset Heights real estate is mostly made up of single-family homes, thanks to its deed restrictions. Many of the neighborhood’s older homes (some of which date back to the 1920s and 1930s) still stand, though 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 4 to 5 bedrooms spread over 3,000 to upwards of 4,000 square feet. These are mostly 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 the Sunset Heights’ deed restrictions (in particular, restrictions 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 size, age, condition, and location of the property.

Sunset Heights Condo Sale Trends

There are no condos within the Sunset Heights area. A few mid-rise condos have been developed within the Greater Heights area, though luxury highrises, lofts, and other multi-family properties are more common in other areas 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 that of 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. Several efforts were made to incorporate, though like the Heights, Sunset Heights was eventually annexed by Houston in 1927.

Fun Things To Do Near Sunset Heights

Sunset Heights residents have plenty of retail, dining, and entertainment options available nearby, including the Heights Hike and Bike Trail a few blocks away.

The Heights Hike and Bike Trail is an 8-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:

Dining

  • Southern Goods
  • Bernadine’s
  • Presidio
  • Republic Diner + Sojubang
  • Crisp Heights
  • Harold’s
  • Field & Tides
  • La Fresca Pizza
  • Gumbo Jeaux’s
  • Cane Rosso

Parks

  • White Oak Park
  • Woodland Park
  • Stude Park
  • Hogg Park
  • Moody Park
  • Montie Beach Park
  • Halbert Park
  • Marmion Park
  • Heights Hike and Bike Trail
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Nightlife

  • Lei Low
  • Rose Garden
  • Eight Row Flint
  • Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou
  • Presidio
  • Southern Goods
  • Johnny’s Gold Brick
  • Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Hunky Dory

Groceries

  • Kroger
  • H-E-B
  • Houston Panini & Provisions
  • Stop At Joe’s Food Store
  • Penzey’s Spices
  • Revival Market
  • Canino Produce – Farmers Market
  • Sunny Food Store

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