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Houston Heights

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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 52
Average Price $950,825
Highest Price $3,500,000
Lowest Price $365,000

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
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$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
51 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #3995676

738 Yale St, Houston

$3,500,000 - 9 Beds, 6 Baths, 8,681 Sf

MLS® # 3995676

CENTURY 21 Western Realty
Photo of Listing #60767775

540 Heights Blvd, Houston

$2,995,000 - 9 Beds, 8 Baths, 16,894 Sf

MLS® # 60767775

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #59406790

832 Yale St, Houston

$2,800,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 15,000 Sf

MLS® # 59406790

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 #43457712

447 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,799,000 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,500 Sf

MLS® # 43457712

Davis Commercial
Photo of Listing #4887129

433 Cortlandt St, Houston

$1,589,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,385 Sf

MLS® # 4887129

Boulevard Realty
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 #7444568

809 Tulane St, Houston

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

MLS® # 7444568

John Broz
Photo of Listing #26943619
New Listing

811 Waverly St, Houston

$1,250,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,387 Sf

MLS® # 26943619

Hanover GP LLC
Photo of Listing #13647674

1911 Bonner St, Houston

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

MLS® # 13647674

Coldwell Banker Realty
Photo of Listing #10021636

838 Nicholson St, Houston

$1,149,900 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,778 Sf

MLS® # 10021636

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #92491876

810 Herkimer St, Houston

$1,049,000 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,708 Sf

MLS® # 92491876

Equinox Realty Group
Photo of Listing #23760786

614 E 8th St, Houston

$999,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,178 Sf

MLS® # 23760786

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #4231865

730 Allston St, Houston

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

MLS® # 4231865

One2Three Realty
Photo of Listing #66905399

818 Allston St, Houston

$950,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,365 Sf

MLS® # 66905399

BHHS Worldwide, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #2146077

717 Herkimer St Unit B, Houston

$925,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,730 Sf

MLS® # 2146077

Coldwell Banker Realty
Photo of Listing #85856674
New Listing

530 Oxford St, Houston

$850,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,067 Sf

MLS® # 85856674

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #28362330

721 E 6 1/2 Street, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,705 Sf

MLS® # 28362330

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #52243708

726 Columbia St, Houston

$849,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,011 Sf

MLS® # 52243708

Del Monte Realty
Photo of Listing #67465654

903 W 9th St, Houston

$849,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,187 Sf

MLS® # 67465654

IndyQuest Properties
Photo of Listing #18607677

516 W 9th St, Houston

$835,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,300 Sf

MLS® # 18607677

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #67322758

508 Oxford St, Houston

$825,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,128 Sf

MLS® # 67322758

Capstone RE Texas
Photo of Listing #26755471

705 Tulane St, Houston

$815,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,204 Sf

MLS® # 26755471

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #31345257

814 Ashland St Unit A, Houston

$810,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,756 Sf

MLS® # 31345257

Red Lux Properties
Photo of Listing #32503353

419 Oxford St, Houston

$805,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,346 Sf

MLS® # 32503353

Nan & Company Properties
Photo of Listing #53717859

826 Tulane St Unit B, Houston

$800,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,132 Sf

MLS® # 53717859

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #61865766

536 Threlkeld St, Houston

$799,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,200 Sf

MLS® # 61865766

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #75899431

407 Columbia St, Houston

$799,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,568 Sf

MLS® # 75899431

CB Realty
Photo of Listing #32603982

704 Ashland St, Houston

$789,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,232 Sf

MLS® # 32603982

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #83888073
New Listing

520 E 7th St, Houston

$765,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,088 Sf

MLS® # 83888073

Compass RE Texas, LLC

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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 1:25am CDT.