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Houston Heights

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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 43
Average Price $939,130
Highest Price $3,600,000
Lowest Price $384,800

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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43 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #61792465

420 Heights Blvd, Houston

$3,600,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,025 Sf

MLS® # 61792465

R. Alexa Group LLC
Photo of Listing #3839548

832 Yale St, Houston

$2,500,000 - 10 Beds, 7 Baths, 15,000 Sf

MLS® # 3839548

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #64259521

823 Allston St, Houston

$2,200,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 5,510 Sf

MLS® # 64259521

RE/MAX Integrity
Photo of Listing #93219587

702 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$1,749,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,920 Sf

MLS® # 93219587

Connected Realty
Photo of Listing #71728757

611 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,485,500 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,711 Sf

MLS® # 71728757

Coldwell Banker Central
Photo of Listing #77586487

442 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,465,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,046 Sf

MLS® # 77586487

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #41351869

840 Columbia St, Houston

$1,450,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,828 Sf

MLS® # 41351869

Nan & Company Properties
Photo of Listing #18722414

433 Cortlandt St, Houston

$1,399,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,385 Sf

MLS® # 18722414

Compass RE Texas, LLC Memorial
Photo of Listing #22033290
New Listing

604 Cortlandt St, Houston

$1,395,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,410 Sf

MLS® # 22033290

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #72624076

543 Threlkeld St, Houston

$1,249,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,866 Sf

MLS® # 72624076

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #9861183

613 Arlington St, Houston

$1,199,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,129 Sf

MLS® # 9861183

Coldwell Banker Realty
Photo of Listing #35378705
New Listing

700 E 9th St, Houston

$995,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,541 Sf

MLS® # 35378705

RE/MAX Metro
Photo of Listing #17240319

612 Rutland St, Houston

$989,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,002 Sf

MLS® # 17240319

Quest Real Estate
Photo of Listing #42346339
New Listing

710 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$979,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,195 Sf

MLS® # 42346339

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #64013367

819 Nicholson St, Houston

$885,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,664 Sf

MLS® # 64013367

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #79836828

637 Allston St, Houston

$875,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,340 Sf

MLS® # 79836828

Porchlight Realtors, LLC
Photo of Listing #87709594

412 E 7th St, Houston

$825,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,294 Sf

MLS® # 87709594

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #73125528

419 Oxford St, Houston

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

MLS® # 73125528

Nan & Company Properties
Photo of Listing #83113758

637 E 6 1/2 St, Houston

$775,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,210 Sf

MLS® # 83113758

NB Elite Realty
Photo of Listing #43591087

617 E 6th 1/2 St, Houston

$750,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,234 Sf

MLS® # 43591087

REALM Real Estate Professional
Photo of Listing #68855096

220 W 9th St, Houston

$750,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,839 Sf

MLS® # 68855096

RE/MAX Metro
Photo of Listing #29264122
New Listing

802 Oxford St, Houston

$749,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,727 Sf

MLS® # 29264122

Lot & Block Properties
Photo of Listing #45402929

725 E 6th 1/2 St, Houston

$689,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,192 Sf

MLS® # 45402929

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #23428961

817 Columbia St, Houston

$679,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,940 Sf

MLS® # 23428961

The Reyna Realty Group
Photo of Listing #21036675

520 Oxford St Unit E, Houston

$669,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,104 Sf

MLS® # 21036675

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #42061360

617 Oxford St, Houston

$655,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,450 Sf

MLS® # 42061360

Compass RE Texas, LLC Memorial
Photo of Listing #73735951

514 Cortlandt St Unit B, Houston

$629,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,503 Sf

MLS® # 73735951

J. Lindsey Properties
Photo of Listing #86780140

419 Arlington St, Houston

$625,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 884 Sf

MLS® # 86780140

Blake Hillegeist Real Estate
Photo of Listing #68234134

520 Oxford St Unit C, Houston

$600,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,998 Sf

MLS® # 68234134

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #37862437

417 W 8th St, Houston

$595,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,042 Sf

MLS® # 37862437

Compass RE Texas, LLC

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Listing information last updated on September 26th, 2021 at 1:55am CDT.