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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 39
Average Price $848,802
Highest Price $3,175,000
Lowest Price $378,000

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
39 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 #29900914

448 Columbia St, Houston

$1,699,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,432 Sf

MLS® # 29900914

Abundant Living Real Estate
Photo of Listing #98242808

730 Rutland St, Houston

$1,699,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,649 Sf

MLS® # 98242808

Michael William Properties
Photo of Listing #18717331

633 Arlington St, Houston

$1,695,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,300 Sf

MLS® # 18717331

Man-Edge Properties
Photo of Listing #81579464

503 W W 9th St, Houston

$1,349,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,457 Sf

MLS® # 81579464

Urban Access Properties
Photo of Listing #98320962

519 Heights Blvd, Houston

$1,299,900 - 3 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,980 Sf

MLS® # 98320962

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #45663846

605 Columbia St, Houston

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

MLS® # 45663846

John Daugherty, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #21748463

432 Arlington St, Houston

$1,200,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,073 Sf

MLS® # 21748463

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #62483366

516 Columbia St, Houston

$974,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,360 Sf

MLS® # 62483366

Noble Capital Real Estate, LLC
Photo of Listing #42681740

709 E 5th 1/2 St, Houston

$925,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,859 Sf

MLS® # 42681740

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #72227324

705 Herkimer St, Houston

$920,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,725 Sf

MLS® # 72227324

Inverness Realty Group-Houston
Photo of Listing #48148583

619 E 8th 1/2 St, Houston

$875,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,326 Sf

MLS® # 48148583

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #12107995

605 Rutland St, Houston

$859,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,184 Sf

MLS® # 12107995

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #43939542

215 E 4th St, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,578 Sf

MLS® # 43939542

BHGRE Gary Greene
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 #55073093

1006 W 9th St, Houston

$797,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,696 Sf

MLS® # 55073093

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #76308227

216 W 9th St, Houston

$769,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,267 Sf

MLS® # 76308227

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #66666001

538 Threlkeld St, Houston

$749,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,200 Sf

MLS® # 66666001

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #66098347

802 Oxford St, Houston

$749,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,727 Sf

MLS® # 66098347

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #52232800

544 Oxford St, Houston

$725,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,534 Sf

MLS® # 52232800

Martha Turner Sotheby's
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 #95847763

344 Harvard St, Houston

$695,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,434 Sf

MLS® # 95847763

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #34369817

811 Nicholson St, Houston

$685,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,044 Sf

MLS® # 34369817

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #90180262

3411 White Oak Dr, Houston

$649,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,890 Sf

MLS® # 90180262

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #90615357

741 Columbia St, Houston

$600,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,240 Sf

MLS® # 90615357

Coldwell Banker United
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 #45653417

825 Lawrence St, Houston

$539,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,499 Sf

MLS® # 45653417

Green Residential
Photo of Listing #77166810

837 Ashland St, Houston

$499,900 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,096 Sf

MLS® # 77166810

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #81816536

312 W 6th St, Houston

$489,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,489 Sf

MLS® # 81816536

RE/MAX Northwest, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #51794831

1102 W 7th St, Houston

$480,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,240 Sf

MLS® # 51794831

The Eblen Real Estate Team

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Listing information last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 9:25am CDT.

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