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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 27
Average Price $1,307,281
Highest Price $3,600,000
Lowest Price $350,000

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
27 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1.
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 #62876049

738 Yale St, Houston

$2,900,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,388 Sf

MLS® # 62876049

CENTURY 21 Western Realty
Photo of Listing #4481545

706 E 7th St, Houston

$2,499,900 - 6 Beds, 7 Baths, 5,036 Sf

MLS® # 4481545

Connected Realty
Photo of Listing #16276625
New Listing

701 E 8th St, Houston

$2,400,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,524 Sf

MLS® # 16276625

Keller Williams Met Inner Loop
Photo of Listing #77372051

718 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$2,250,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,418 Sf

MLS® # 77372051

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #34893819

732 E 7th St, Houston

$1,949,900 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,252 Sf

MLS® # 34893819

Connected Realty
Photo of Listing #88432442

735 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$1,899,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,202 Sf

MLS® # 88432442

Connected Realty
Photo of Listing #52709216

639 Columbia St, Houston

$1,499,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,276 Sf

MLS® # 52709216

The Reyna Realty Group
Photo of Listing #83810331

729 Oxford St, Houston

$1,475,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,433 Sf

MLS® # 83810331

Realty Right
Photo of Listing #6392309

614 Rutland, Houston

$1,450,000 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,688 Sf

MLS® # 6392309

Intown Homes
Photo of Listing #15448487

535 Columbia St, Houston

$1,425,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,200 Sf

MLS® # 15448487

Keller Williams Metropolitan
Photo of Listing #25889176

344 Harvard St, Houston

$1,400,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,434 Sf

MLS® # 25889176

Marathon Real Estate & Investment
Photo of Listing #65302495

628 Rutland St, Houston

$1,225,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,678 Sf

MLS® # 65302495

All City Real Estate, Ltd. Co.
Photo of Listing #35324021
New Listing

720 Ashland St, Houston

$1,099,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,202 Sf

MLS® # 35324021

Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty
Photo of Listing #83603989
New Listing

414 Cortlandt St, Houston

$985,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,760 Sf

MLS® # 83603989

eXp Realty, LLC
Photo of Listing #89271165

403 Columbia St, Houston

$885,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,568 Sf

MLS® # 89271165

Gordon Ford Properties
Photo of Listing #21753894
New Listing

419 Cortlandt St, Houston

$837,500 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,184 Sf

MLS® # 21753894

My Castle Realty
Photo of Listing #15254583

711 Allston St, Houston

$750,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,125 Sf

MLS® # 15254583

Lions Gate Realty
Photo of Listing #24997204

202 E 7th St, Houston

$675,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,988 Sf

MLS® # 24997204

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties
Photo of Listing #98435261
New Listing

620 Rutland St Unit A, Houston

$640,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,575 Sf

MLS® # 98435261

Compass RE Texas, LLCHeights
Photo of Listing #94679738

712 E 6th 1/2 St, Houston

$598,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,283 Sf

MLS® # 94679738

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #91990849

740 N Shepherd Dr, Houston

$555,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,019 Sf

MLS® # 91990849

Phil Newton
Photo of Listing #15634958

314 W 6th St, Houston

$549,500 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,489 Sf

MLS® # 15634958

Walking Realty, LLC
Photo of Listing #72011745

4660 Cornish St, Houston

$529,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,386 Sf

MLS® # 72011745

JLA Realty
Photo of Listing #65927042
New Listing

757 Waverly St, Houston

$450,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,824 Sf

MLS® # 65927042

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #35735047

4106 Kolb St, Houston

$419,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,212 Sf

MLS® # 35735047

Camelot Realty
Photo of Listing #87895860
New Listing

809 Alexander St, Houston

$350,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,200 Sf

MLS® # 87895860

Compass RE Texas, LLC

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Listing information last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 10:40am CDT.