Sunset Heights Real Estate Guide
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:
GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: One of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Sunset Heights, is within minutes of major Houston districts. Less than 15 mins away are the Downtown and Texas Medical Center. Located southwest of the community is the 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 ten years. This is due 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: Sunset Heights homes are zoned to Houston ISD. According to Houston’s Best Public Schools, many of Sunset Heights’ public schools are ranked among the top in the state of Texas. Field Elementary, Hamilton Middle, and Heights High School serve the area.
GREAT OUTDOOR OPTIONS: Sunset Heights provides residents convenient access to many parks and green spaces. There are the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, White Oak Bayou Trail, and Buffalo Bayou Park. The nearby 1,500-acre Memorial Park offers many great green spaces and trail systems. A golf course, sports complex, nature center, and hike & bike trails are available. The neighborhood also features outdoor community pools, museums nearby, and fitness centers.
ACTIVE CIVICS GROUP: Sunset Heights has a very active civic group that enforces deed restrictions. The civic group is responsible for maintaining the neighborhood’s character. The neighborhood exudes a small-town vibe with its restored and upgraded vintage 1930s homes and serene tree-lined streets. Many of the neighborhood’s older homes from the 1920s and 1930s have been either updated or maintained. Some are sold as lots.
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.
“Brittney was fantastic throughout the whole process. As a first time home buyer, she took her time explaining the details thoroughly to me and was very knowledgeable about the whole process and the Houston housing market. I highly recommend her and the Houston Properties Team!” - Christie Michael (Google Review)
Sunset Heights Homes For Sale
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1018 E 28th St Street #C
3 Beds, 2 Baths
826 E. 26th Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
605 E. 26th A Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
313 E. 25th Street
4 Beds, 2 Baths
516 E. 28th Street
2 Beds, 2 Baths
6632 N. Main Street
Sunset Heights Homes For Rent
1 Bed, 1 Bath
415 E. 27th Street #A
3 Beds, 3 Baths
612 E. 27th Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
1303 E. 27th Street #A
2 Beds, 1 Bath
328 E. 28th Street
2 Beds, 1 Bath
914 E. 25th Street Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
306 E. 28th St #B
Table of Contents
- Sunset Heights Home Sale Trends
- Sunset Heights Best Realtor Insights
- Sunset Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Sunset Heights Schools
- Sunset Heights Real Estate Market
Sunset Heights Home Sale 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.
CONVENIENT LOCATION: One of Houston's Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Sunset Heights homeowners enjoy direct access to Houston's central business district. Downtown and Texas Medical Center are only 10 and 15 minutes away, respectively.
EXCELLENT SCHOOLS: According to Houston's Best Public Schools guide, numerous public schools in Sunset Heights are among the best in Texas.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Sunset Heights has various parks and open spaces. There's a golf course, a sports complex, a nature center, and biking trails. The neighborhood features outdoor community pools, museums, and fitness centers.
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 is part of the Greater Heights area, one of Houston's Best Performing Neighborhoods In Land Value Appreciation.
One of Houston's Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Sunset Heights is within minutes of key Houston locations. It includes Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and the Memorial. Residents have direct access to Houston's central business district from North Main Street, which passes through the neighborhood.
Sunset Heights is zoned for the Houston Independent School District (ISD). According to Houston's Best Public Schools guide, many of Sunset Heights' public schools are among the top in the state of Texas.
Sunset Heights provides residents with convenient access to many parks and green spaces. Some of them are 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 enforcing deed restrictions and maintaining the neighborhood's character.
Founded in the 1930s, Sunset Heights is one of Houston's older neighborhoods.
The neighborhood exudes a small-town vibe with its restored and upgraded vintage 1930s homes and beautiful tree-lined streets.
Sunset Heights homes typically feature two-to-four bedrooms spread over 1,000 to 3,000 square feet of living space.
The most expensive Sunset Heights real estate properties are newly constructed custom homes. These often feature four- to five-bedroom floor plans. Living spaces range from 3,000 to more than 4,000 square feet.
Prices for Sunset Heights homes can range from around $250,000 to more than $1,200,000.
Sunset Heights Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Sunset Heights|
|Med Ctr (min)||15|
|Energy Corridor (min)||20|
|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
- Height Common Market
- Manready Mercantile
- Emerson Rose
- The UPS Store
- Yale Street Grill
- Alice Blue
- La Lucha
- Gatlin’s BBQ
- Pinkerton’s BBQ
- Cedar Creek Bar & Grill
- Lei Low
- La Villita
- The Shiloh Club
- Monkey’s Tail
- El Invazor Nite Club
- Buenavida Nightclub
- Trash Panda Drinking Club
- 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
- Fiesta Mart, LLC
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- J B Poindexter & Co
- Gilbane Building Company
- 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|
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:
- 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. It offers a variety of programs, including Writers in the School (WITS) and a fine arts music program.
- Hamilton Middle School at 139 E 20th St. Hamilton Middle School has been serving the surrounding neighborhoods since 1919. It is one of HISD’s Vanguard magnet schools and also offers Pre-AP and high school credit courses. The school has a central location in Houston Heights.
- Heights High School at 413 East 13th St. Heights High School is an International Baccalaureate World School. It offers a Computer Technology Magnet Program and AP courses. There are 5 academies for students to choose from. These are Business, Engineering, Health Science, Magnet, and Transportation.
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.
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School at 306 E 15th St.
To find an updated listing of all Sunset Heights real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com 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:
- Southern Goods
- Republic Diner + Sojubang
- Crisp Heights
- Field & Tides
- La Fresca Pizza
- Gumbo Jeaux's
- Cane Rosso
- White Oak Park
- Woodland Park
- Stude Park
- Hogg Park
- Moody Park
- Montie Beach Park
- Halbert Park
- Marmion Park
- Heights Hike and Bike Trail
- Lei Low
- Rose Garden
- Eight Row Flint
- Re: HAB Bar on the Bayou
- Southern Goods
- Johnny's Gold Brick
- Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
- Mellow Mushroom
- Houston Panini & Provisions
- Stop At Joe's Food Store
- Penzey's Spices
- Revival Market
- Canino Produce – Farmers Market
- Sunny Food Store
- Hunky Dory
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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