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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 54
Average Price $938,281
Highest Price $4,800,000
Lowest Price $368,000

While many from outside our neighborhood colloquially refer to all Greater Heights neighborhoods as Houston Heights, the actual boundaries of the neighborhood are based in the platting of Houston Heights as its own city by founders O.M. Carter and D.D. Cooley in the late 19th century. Of course, the city of Houston Heights became the neighborhood of Houston Heights after its annexation in 1918, but much of the area's historic character remains intact through its architecture, greenspace, urban forestry, and iconic esplanade.

In a nutshell:

  • This neighborhood is pretty darn walkable. This is thanks to the density of local businesses on the fringes of equally dense residential blocks, outlined by an amazing collection of greenways and Hike & Bike Trails.
  • You'll find most of these businesses along Heights Boulevard, Yale, White Oak, and 19th Street.
  • While most of the neighborhood still has the historic feel of yesteryear, only part of the neighborhood is actually designated as a "Historic District," which comes with a fairly strict set of building/remodeling guidelines and even some structures that cannot be easily torn down.

Why would I live here?

  • Most of us here in Houston Heights celebrate the "small town feel." Much of this comes directly from the efforts of the Houston Heights Association, the non-profit neighborhood association which holds community events each month and owns several of the parks and properties that are the heart of the neighborhood.
  • Between the historic restrictions, the former "dry area," and neighborhood character protection tools in place like opt-in deed restrictions and Special Minimum Lot Size blocks, the neighborhood has a strongly residential character considering it is in the city's dense urban core.
  • The sheer connectivity, not only via the trails, but also its location central to I-10, I-45, and 610 N—all providing quick access to Downtown, the Energy Corridor, and North Houston.

What should I know when buying here?

  • You'll want to be familiar with where the historic districts are and what sort of property restrictions they entail.
  • Know that home values vary greatly from block to block. For example, homes on the West side of Yale/Heights Boulevard tend to be lower than on the East Side.
  • The full, standard lot size for most of Houston Heights is 6,600 square feet. Anything greater than that is considered "oversized." (Dense urban core, remember.)

What should I know when selling here?

  • By and large, buyers still prefer being situated away from the busier streets of White Oak, Yale, Heights, 19th, 20th, and Studewood. Your proximity to these thoroughfares does affect your home value.
  • Data does suggest that lots and older homes within the historic district are valued less than those outside.
  • Prices per square foot vary enormously in our neighborhood based on a home's location, age, lot size, and many other factors.

How is the rental market?

  • Houston Heights has a pretty strong rental market, from the large, newer complexes on the far edges to the smaller multifamily buildings and single-family home rentals.
  • The quality of life for renters here is pretty enviable, with the amazing and walkable collection of local shopping and greenspace, plus the quick and easy access to some of Houston's strongest job centers.

Houston Heights

All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
54 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #28885157

540 Heights Blvd, Houston

$4,800,000 - 9 Beds, 8 Baths, 16,894 Sf

MLS® # 28885157

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #91298904

832 Yale St, Houston

$3,000,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 15,000 Sf

MLS® # 91298904

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #26908871

301 E 5th St, Houston

$1,800,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,200 Sf

MLS® # 26908871

Keller Williams Realty -SW
Photo of Listing #995923

632 Harvard St, Houston

$1,750,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,868 Sf

MLS® # 995923

New Leaf Real Estate
Photo of Listing #19930010

817 Tulane St, Houston

$1,500,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,950 Sf

MLS® # 19930010

John Broz
Photo of Listing #63631792

841 Allston St, Houston

$1,500,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,957 Sf

MLS® # 63631792

John Broz
Photo of Listing #78347844

442 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,450,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,046 Sf

MLS® # 78347844

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #7444568

809 Tulane St, Houston

$1,400,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,572 Sf

MLS® # 7444568

John Broz
Photo of Listing #62023033
New Listing

823 Rutland St, Houston

$1,350,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,456 Sf

MLS® # 62023033

Circa Real Estate
Photo of Listing #98865063
New Listing

625 Arlington St, Houston

$1,279,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,164 Sf

MLS® # 98865063

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #84005791

839 Arlington St, Houston

$1,245,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,451 Sf

MLS® # 84005791

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #13647674

1911 Bonner St, Houston

$1,197,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,964 Sf

MLS® # 13647674

Coldwell Banker United
Photo of Listing #23334467

805 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,195,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,150 Sf

MLS® # 23334467

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #92491876

810 Herkimer St, Houston

$1,074,990 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,708 Sf

MLS® # 92491876

Equinox Realty Group
Photo of Listing #14790272

537 Frasier St, Houston

$1,049,999 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,050 Sf

MLS® # 14790272

Camelot Realty
Photo of Listing #4231865

730 Allston St, Houston

$975,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,004 Sf

MLS® # 4231865

One2Three Realty
Photo of Listing #90557581

424 Cortlandt St, Houston

$900,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,180 Sf

MLS® # 90557581

IndyQuest Properties
Photo of Listing #18607677

516 W 9th St, Houston

$875,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,300 Sf

MLS® # 18607677

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #70261652

723 E 6 1/2 Street, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,689 Sf

MLS® # 70261652

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #32050139

826 Tulane St Unit B, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,132 Sf

MLS® # 32050139

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #67322758

508 Oxford St, Houston

$850,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,128 Sf

MLS® # 67322758

Capstone RE Texas
Photo of Listing #76351299

813 Ashland St, Houston

$829,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,600 Sf

MLS® # 76351299

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #40526679

814 Ashland St Unit A, Houston

$819,999 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,756 Sf

MLS® # 40526679

Red Lux Properties
Photo of Listing #75899431
New Listing

407 Columbia St, Houston

$819,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,568 Sf

MLS® # 75899431

CB Realty
Photo of Listing #44990658

637 E 6th 1/2 St, Houston

$805,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,210 Sf

MLS® # 44990658

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #91795242
New Listing

704 Ashland St, Houston

$800,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,232 Sf

MLS® # 91795242

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #85799664

506 Oxford St, Houston

$799,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,189 Sf

MLS® # 85799664

Capstone RE Texas
Photo of Listing #23899968

812 Nicholson St, Houston

$799,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,281 Sf

MLS® # 23899968

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #57630873

417 Oxford St, Houston

$799,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,346 Sf

MLS® # 57630873

Beth Wolff, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #96983404

829 Tulane St, Houston

$750,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,844 Sf

MLS® # 96983404

Coldwell Banker United

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Listing information last updated on August 3rd, 2020 at 9:55am CDT.