Heights Houston Tx Homes for Sale
As a top Houston Heights Realtor, the Heights Houston Tx has special meaning to me because of my strong family roots here (see About Me). Founded in 1891 by millionaire Oscar Martin Carter and annexed by the city of Houston in 1919, the Houston Heights was originally built as a master planned community for residents wanting to live outside the hustle and bustle of what is now Downtown. With its carefully thought out deed restrictions, well manicured homes and tree-lined streets, the Houston Heights has managed to maintain its historic charm while still offering its residents all the conveniences of the modern world including quaint local shops and restaurants, unique neighborhood events like "Lights in the Heights" and an eclectic small-town feel.
According to National Geographic on Foot “The Heights sits just four miles northwest of downtown Houston, but stroll the area’s broad, tree-canopied esplanades and side streets dotted with homes dating from the early 1900’s and you make think you’ve landed in a small town. Residents wave cheerful greetings as they walk dogs, tend to gardens exploding with palms, crape myrtle trees and trumpet vines, and tote farmers market finds.” Heights Boulevard offers a glimpse into the past showcasing unique Heights period homes including lovingly restored Victorian and Craftsman style bungalows. The Houston Heights sits conveniently nestled between the strategically located I-10 and 610 freeways. It remains one of the city's premier historic neighborhoods with easy access to Downtown, the Galleria, Montrose, Medical center and much more.
The Heights Houston Tx area consists of several smaller neighborhoods including Woodland Heights, Norhill, Sunset Heights and Shady Acres. Over the last 10 years this area has experienced a major growth spurt with many of the early 1900's period homes either remodeled or replaced with grand new homes with varying types of period architecture.
Houston Heights homes for sale have a median home size of approximately 1,710 sqft on median sized 6,600 sqft lots with pricing anywhere from the mid $300's to over $1,000,000. Median home price is $717,000.
Houston Heights are zoned to several schools in the HISD School District. For more information on schools, visit our Houston School Information page.
Important Houston Heights LinksHouston Heights Civic Club
Woodland Heights Civic Association
Shady Acres Civic Club
Map of Heights Houston Tx
Current Heights Houston Tx Homes for Sale