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Houston Heights

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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 49
Average Price $993,263
Highest Price $4,800,000
Lowest Price $375,000

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
49 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #28885157
New Listing

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 #995923

632 Harvard St, Houston

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

MLS® # 995923

New Leaf Real Estate
Photo of Listing #52085918

433 Cortlandt St, Houston

$1,629,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,385 Sf

MLS® # 52085918

Douglas Elliman 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 #29900914

448 Columbia St, Houston

$1,469,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,432 Sf

MLS® # 29900914

Abundant Living Real Estate
Photo of Listing #54094606

726 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$1,450,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,869 Sf

MLS® # 54094606

Compass RE Texas, LLC
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 #22426143

739 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,399,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,313 Sf

MLS® # 22426143

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #3432460
New Listing

609 Allston St, Houston

$1,200,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,430 Sf

MLS® # 3432460

BRE Realty, LLC
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 #65237160

605 Columbia St, Houston

$1,099,900 - 4 Baths, 2,505 Sf

MLS® # 65237160

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Photo of Listing #92491876

810 Herkimer St, Houston

$1,090,000 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,708 Sf

MLS® # 92491876

Equinox Realty Group
Photo of Listing #61026997

826 Tulane St Unit B, Houston

$950,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,132 Sf

MLS® # 61026997

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #91744560

412 Arlington St, Houston

$950,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,568 Sf

MLS® # 91744560

Coldwell Banker United
Photo of Listing #56886210
New Listing

1034 W 8th St, Houston

$949,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,466 Sf

MLS® # 56886210

Keller Williams Platinum
Photo of Listing #18607677
New Listing

516 W 9th St, Houston

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

MLS® # 18607677

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #8407225

719 E 6 1/2 St, Houston

$875,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,689 Sf

MLS® # 8407225

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #41351356

723 E 6 1/2 St, Houston

$875,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,705 Sf

MLS® # 41351356

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #10358801

721 E 6 1/2 St, Houston

$865,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,705 Sf

MLS® # 10358801

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #67322758

508 Oxford St, Houston

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

MLS® # 67322758

Capstone RE Texas
Photo of Listing #50182988

419 Oxford St, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,346 Sf

MLS® # 50182988

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #86281163

422 Oxford St, Houston

$850,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,904 Sf

MLS® # 86281163

Pinerock Properties LLC
Photo of Listing #63887846

814 Ashland St Unit A, Houston

$849,999 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,756 Sf

MLS® # 63887846

Red Lux Properties
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 #85799664

506 Oxford St, Houston

$825,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,189 Sf

MLS® # 85799664

Capstone RE Texas
Photo of Listing #78462567

715 E 8th 1/2 St, Houston

$825,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,540 Sf

MLS® # 78462567

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #44990658

637 E 6th 1/2 St, Houston

$825,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,210 Sf

MLS® # 44990658

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #96983404

829 Tulane St, Houston

$750,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,844 Sf

MLS® # 96983404

Coldwell Banker United

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Listing information last updated on June 4th, 2020 at 6:55pm CDT.