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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 16
Average Price $1,599,839
Highest Price $3,600,000
Lowest Price $415,000

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

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$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
16 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 #79377028

124 W 8th St, Houston

$3,200,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,388 Sf

MLS® # 79377028

CENTURY 21 Western Realty
Photo of Listing #62876049

738 Yale St, Houston

$3,200,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,388 Sf

MLS® # 62876049

CENTURY 21 Western Realty
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 #75308646

409 Oxford St, Houston

$1,690,420 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,530 Sf

MLS® # 75308646

BHGRE Gary Greene
Photo of Listing #24440767
Enhanced

612 E 8th 1/2 St, Houston

$1,389,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,608 Sf

MLS® # 24440767

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #38672833

1914 Bonner St, Houston

$1,295,000 - 3 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,871 Sf

MLS® # 38672833

Rock Edwards & Associates
Photo of Listing #97842907
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838 Nicholson St, Houston

$1,250,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,778 Sf

MLS® # 97842907

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #2518103

725 Columbia St, Houston

$1,149,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,976 Sf

MLS® # 2518103

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #89227586
New Listing

714 Rutland St, Houston

$950,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,414 Sf

MLS® # 89227586

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #94826184

817 Nicholson St, Houston

$849,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,664 Sf

MLS® # 94826184

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #43591087

617 E 6th 1/2 St, Houston

$700,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,234 Sf

MLS® # 43591087

REALM Real Estate Professional
Photo of Listing #45648319
New Listing

607 Allston St, Houston

$645,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,160 Sf

MLS® # 45648319

Doug English Properties
Photo of Listing #37862437

417 W 8th St, Houston

$565,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,042 Sf

MLS® # 37862437

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #54187792

4122 Bonner View Ln, Houston

$415,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,207 Sf

MLS® # 54187792

RE/MAX Cinco Ranch

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Listing information last updated on January 17th, 2022 at 10:25pm CST.