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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 35
Average Price $813,119
Highest Price $3,175,000
Lowest Price $349,900

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

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$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
33 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #64758630

420 Heights Blvd, Houston

$3,175,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,025 Sf

MLS® # 64758630

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService
Photo of Listing #46894181

408 E 7th St, Houston

$2,490,000 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,817 Sf

MLS® # 46894181

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #29900914

448 Columbia St, Houston

$1,599,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,432 Sf

MLS® # 29900914

Abundant Living Real Estate
Photo of Listing #45663846

605 Columbia St, Houston

$1,299,000 - 4 Baths, 2,505 Sf

MLS® # 45663846

John Daugherty, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #98320962

519 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,199,900 - 3 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,980 Sf

MLS® # 98320962

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #21748463

432 Arlington St, Houston

$1,099,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,073 Sf

MLS® # 21748463

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #3384796

816 Arlington St, Houston

$1,060,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,397 Sf

MLS® # 3384796

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #11685769

823 Waverly St, Houston

$1,000,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,227 Sf

MLS® # 11685769

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #14335532
New Listing

739 Allston St, Houston

$985,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,300 Sf

MLS® # 14335532

Tentori Properties, LLC
Photo of Listing #35494209

419 Oxford St, Houston

$869,500 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,346 Sf

MLS® # 35494209

RE/MAX Metro
Photo of Listing #86281163

422 Oxford St, Houston

$869,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,904 Sf

MLS® # 86281163

Pinerock Properties LLC
Photo of Listing #30730487

210 E 4th St, Houston

$838,888 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,195 Sf

MLS® # 30730487

Girard Properties
Photo of Listing #89624427

814 Ashland Unit B, Houston

$815,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,627 Sf

MLS® # 89624427

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #51272824
New Listing

802 Oxford St, Houston

$699,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,727 Sf

MLS® # 51272824

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #53101435

520 Heights Blvd, Houston

$699,900 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2,841 Sf

MLS® # 53101435

RE/MAX Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #47717577

805 W 9th St, Houston

$685,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,843 Sf

MLS® # 47717577

Redfin Corporation
Photo of Listing #75832376

215 W 8th St, Houston

$599,990 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,344 Sf

MLS® # 75832376

George Kawaja
Photo of Listing #40159861
New Listing

716 Waverly St Unit A, Houston

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,864 Sf

MLS® # 40159861

Integra RE Investments
Photo of Listing #82041231
New Listing

429 Oxford St, Houston

$549,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,390 Sf

MLS® # 82041231

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #59190799

117 E 4th St, Houston

$519,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,386 Sf

MLS® # 59190799

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #22215716
New Listing

621 Rutland St Unit A, Houston

$519,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,226 Sf

MLS® # 22215716

Happen Houston
Photo of Listing #60861296

409 Arlington St, Houston

$489,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,432 Sf

MLS® # 60861296

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService
Photo of Listing #53462708

420 Arlington St, Houston

$475,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,360 Sf

MLS® # 53462708

Madison Properties LLC
Photo of Listing #75710317

113 E 4th St, Houston

$429,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,092 Sf

MLS® # 75710317

ICONIC REALTY GROUP
Photo of Listing #21487620

751 Waverly St, Houston

$425,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,979 Sf

MLS® # 21487620

eXp Realty
Photo of Listing #11771664

777 Waverly St, Houston

$399,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,824 Sf

MLS® # 11771664

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #53057966

774 Nicholson St, Houston

$399,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,565 Sf

MLS® # 53057966

John Daugherty, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #56775306

4513 Cornish, Houston

$399,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,920 Sf

MLS® # 56775306

Platinum 1 Properties, LLC
Photo of Listing #41979057

1122 W 7th St, Houston

$394,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,920 Sf

MLS® # 41979057

BHGRE Gary Greene
Photo of Listing #78536753

771 Waverly St, Houston

$384,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,918 Sf

MLS® # 78536753

Redfin Corporation

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Listing information last updated on November 19th, 2019 at 2:41pm CST.