Woodland Heights Houston Homes, Real Estate Guide
Located about 3 miles northeast of Downtown Houston, Woodland Heights is nestled where Interstate 10 and Interstate 45 meet.
Apart from near immediate access to two major Houston freeways, Woodland Heights real estate are also prized for these qualities:
- PROXIMITY TO DOWNTOWN: Home to 3,000+ businesses and 100,000+ employees, Downtown Houston is the city’s main employment, business, retail, and cultural districts.
- SHORT COMMUTES: Woodland Heights is located near some of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods, including the historic Heights, downtown, and Rice Military. Several major roads and freeways are within minutes away, connecting the mainly residential neighborhood to Houston’s bustling districts.
- ACTIVE CIVIC CLUB: The Woodland Heights Civic Association oversees the neighborhood’s constable patrols, bylaws, beautification, deed restrictions, and community events. The association organizes two annual events, the Lights in the Heights and a home tour.
- HISTORIC HOMES: One of Houston’s historic neighborhoods, the Woodland Heights features homes that date back to 1875. The Wilson Home is another example, a neighborhood monument that draws inspiration from prairie-style architecture.
- GREAT REAL ESTATE GROWTH: The Woodland Heights is among the 14 Hottest Houston Inner Loop Neighborhoods in terms of real estate appreciation. Median sales price is at just under $700,000, soaring over past decade. (See The Salary I Need To Buy A Home In Houston’s Best Neighborhood)
Buying or selling a home in Woodland Heights can be challenging due to a number of factors. Some areas within the neighborhood are deed-restricted or are within the Woodland Heights Historic District. Some homes are also close to freeways and main roads and while it is convenient to live near one, you don’t want to live too close to one). A good number of properties in Woodland Heights are outdated and need major renovation.
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- Located at the northeast corner of Intertates 10 and 45, Woodland Heights is one of Houston’s most accessible neighborhoods.
- Thanks to its central location, Woodland Heights homes have convenient access to key Houston districts like downtown. Employment, cultural, and retail centers are minutes away from the neighborhood.
- The neighborhood is one of Houston’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Some homes in the area date back to the 1910s and 20s.
- Woodland Heights homes are zoned to the HISD. Highly regarded Travis Elementary School is located in the neighborhood.
- Woodland Heights real estate have posted strong appreciation rates over the past few years.
- The neighborhood has a very active homeowners association: the Woodland Heights Civic Association.
- Thanks to its proximity to downtown, Woodland Heights has remained one of the more popular neighborhoods in the area.
- Most of the subdivisions and developments that make up Woodland Heights are deed-restricted.
- The neighborhood is mostly residential, though there are some commercial areas within its borders.
- Woodland Heights homes typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Living spaces are between 1,000 to 3,500 square feet.
- Lot sizes in the area range from 4,000 to more than 9,000 square feet.
- Prices for Woodland Heights homes for sale can start at around $350,000 and can go up to more than $1,400,000.
Woodland Heights is located on the northeast corner where Interstate 10 and Interstate 45 meet.
The neighborhood is about 3 miles northeast of Downtown Houston.
Woodland Heights is bordered by Pecore Street to the north, Studewood to the west, Interstate 10 to the south, and Interstate 45 to the east.
The neighborhood has Rice Military/Washington Avenue to the south (across the I-10), Northside Village to the east, and the Houston Heights to the northeast.
Woodland Heights is made up of 61 subdivisions, most of which have deed restrictions in place. The area is mostly residential, though some areas feature commercial establishments.
There are schools, parks, and retail areas within the neighborhood’s borders, and homes in the area have easy accessibility to job and retail centers in downtown and other key Houston districts.
Woodland Heights real estate have a 77009 Harris County zip code.
Zip codes near Woodland Heights include 77007, 77022, 77091, 77076, 77055, and 77008. (View Houston zip code map.)
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Woodland 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:
- Travis Elementary School at 3311 Beauchamp St. Founded in 1907, Travis Elementary School is located in Woodland Heights. The school is one of the most highly regarded in the HISD and it offers a Magnet/Vanguard program.
- Hogg Middle School at 1100 Merrill St. Like Travis, Hogg Middle School is located within Woodland Heights. It is an International Baccalaureate school, and apart from the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the school also offers AP and Pre-AP core classes.
- Reagan High School at 413 E 13th St. Located in the nearby Heights, John H. Reagan High School is a magnet school focused on computer technology. It is one of the HISD’s International Baccalaureate World Schools, and offers several academic programs in science, engineering, and business, among others.
Woodland Heights Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Woodland Heights.
- Bayou Village School at 3701 Hardy St.
- Lutheran High North at 1130 W 34th St.
- Victory Prep School at 2903 Jensen Dr.
- Incarnate Word Academy at 609 Crawford St.
- Our Lady of Guadalupe School at 2405 Navigation Blvd.
- The New School in the Heights at 403 Heights Blvd.
- Houston Outdoor Learning Academy at 2731 Houston Ave.
- Immanuel Lutheran School at 403 Heights Blvd.
- Temple Oaks Baptist School at 2101 W 34th St.
- St. Rose of Lima Catholic School at 3600 Brinkman St.
To find an updated listing of all Woodland 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.
Thanks to the neighborhood’s continued popularity, Woodland Heights real estate have remained strong, especially over the last 10 years.
The median sales price of Woodland Heights homes is over $600,000.
This upward trend can be attributed to a number of factors, including the area’s central location, proximity to downtown and high accessibility.
(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
For updated information regarding Woodland Heights real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.
Single-family homes are the main housing attraction in Woodland Heights. The neighborhood’s smaller subdivisions each have deed restrictions in place, protecting the area’s overall old world charm.
Woodland Heights is known for its vintage bungalows dating back to the 1920s. Some homes in the area date further back to the 1910s. Most of these beautiful homes have been updated and carefully maintained.
Like most of Houston’s historic neighborhoods, Woodland Heights features great samples of period architecture and home styles. The neighborhood’s streets are lined with cottages, bungalows, and American Foursquare homes with varying designs. Traditional is common, though other styles like Victorian, English, Craftsman, and Queen Anne are also available in the neighborhood.
Newer Woodland Heights homes are typically feature more modern and contemporary aesthetics.
Homes in the area typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans spread over 1,000 to more than 3,500 square feet of living space. Lot sizes are between 4,000 to about 9,000 square feet.
Woodland Heights homes for sale are typically priced between $350,000 to more than $1,400,000.
The Woodland Heights area has very few townhomes. The area’s subdivisions have deed restrictions in place, some of which discourage the construction of townhomes.
Most Woodland Heights townhomes are located in the Usener area, and typically feature 2- to 3-bedroom floor plans. Smaller 1-bedroom units are also available. Living spaces are between 1,000 to more than 1,700 square feet and spread over two to three stories.
Prices depend on location, size, and age of the home. Woodland Heights townhomes for sale can start at around $240,000. Bigger units can sell for over $350,000.
There are no mid- or high-rise residential buildings in Woodland Heights, but there are plenty of units available in nearby areas like Downtown (some of which are near or along the METRORail) and and Houston Heights.
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Woodland Heights is one of Houston’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. It was platted in 1907, some years after its older neighbor, the Houston Heights.
The William Wilson Realty Company spearheaded the 106-acre development, drawn to the area’s proximity to downtown. The neighborhood was one of Houston’s original streetcar suburbs.
Special care was taken to provide the basics for each home. The developer set aside spaces for sidewalks, green spaces, and schools. The William B. Travis Elementary School, formerly called Beauchamp Springs Public School, dates back to the neighborhood’s early years.
Today, the Woodland Heights neighborhood has 61 developments/subdivisions with some 2,000 homes. Most of its subdivisions are deed-restricted, preserving the area’s old-world charm.
Though largely residential, Woodland Heights has some commercial areas for dining, retail, and entertainment within its borders. Major cultural, entertainment, and retail centers in Rice Military, the Heights, and Downtown are all within minutes of the neighborhood as well.
Several parks line the neighborhood’s southern borders: Woodland Park, White Oak Park, and Stude Park.
Opened in 1903, Woodland Park predates the neighborhood. As the name suggests, the park is wooded. It is home to a variety of bird species, and features walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. The park also has a community center, an indoor gymnasium, a lighted sports field and tennis court, and an outdoor basketball court.
Stude Park, on the other hand, also features a community center, a playground, a water park, an indoor gym, and a swimming pool. The park also features a hike-and-bike trail.
Here are some of Woodland Heights must-visit places:
- Papa Mo’s Deli
- Velvet Taco
- Zelko Bistro
- Good Dog Houston
- A 2nd Cup
- Happy Fatz
- Gumbo Jeaux’s
- Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar
- Boil House
- White Oak Park
- Woodland Park
- Stude Park
- Hogg Park
- Moody Park
- Montie Beach Park
- Premium Draught
- Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
- Big Star Bar
- Public House Heights
- Pearl Houston
- Rose Garden
- Underdogs Pub
- 13 Heights Bar
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- El Tiempo Market
- Heights General Store
- Fiesta Food Mart
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