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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 43
Average Price $1,047,970
Highest Price $4,800,000
Lowest Price $335,000

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
43 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #25413028

540 Heights Blvd, Houston

$4,800,000 - 9 Beds, 8 Baths, 16,894 Sf

MLS® # 25413028

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #59406790

832 Yale St, Houston

$2,800,000 - 10 Beds, 7 Baths, 15,000 Sf

MLS® # 59406790

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #26908871

301 E 5th St, Houston

$1,800,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 6,217 Sf

MLS® # 26908871

Keller Williams Realty -SW
Photo of Listing #44841444

639 E 8th St, Houston

$1,699,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,920 Sf

MLS® # 44841444

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #42394002

702 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$1,699,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,920 Sf

MLS® # 42394002

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #60879923

635 E 8th St, Houston

$1,629,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,063 Sf

MLS® # 60879923

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #42706920

609 E 9th St, Houston

$1,625,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,927 Sf

MLS® # 42706920

eXp Realty, LLC
Photo of Listing #22963749

631 E 8th St, Houston

$1,599,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,731 Sf

MLS® # 22963749

Compass RE Texas, LLC
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 #54888737

433 Cortlandt St, Houston

$1,494,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,385 Sf

MLS® # 54888737

Boulevard Realty
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 #37098227

743 Rutland St, Houston

$1,390,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,490 Sf

MLS® # 37098227

Redfin Corporation
Photo of Listing #13647674

1911 Bonner St, Houston

$1,197,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,964 Sf

MLS® # 13647674

Coldwell Banker Realty
Photo of Listing #10021636

838 Nicholson St, Houston

$1,075,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,778 Sf

MLS® # 10021636

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #92491876

810 Herkimer St, Houston

$999,990 - 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,708 Sf

MLS® # 92491876

Equinox Realty Group
Photo of Listing #11325102
New Listing

511 Heights Blvd, Houston

$999,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,954 Sf

MLS® # 11325102

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #18426183
New Listing

614 E 8th St, Houston

$997,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,178 Sf

MLS® # 18426183

Keller Williams Realty
Photo of Listing #78657459

628 Oxford St, Houston

$980,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,708 Sf

MLS® # 78657459

RE/MAX Signature Galleria
Photo of Listing #7476296
New Listing

425 Heights Blvd, Houston

$975,000 - 6 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,476 Sf

MLS® # 7476296

Heights Realty Co.
Photo of Listing #18693589

730 Allston St, Houston

$975,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,007 Sf

MLS® # 18693589

Circa Real Estate
Photo of Listing #2146077

717 Herkimer St Unit B, Houston

$908,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,730 Sf

MLS® # 2146077

Coldwell Banker Realty
Photo of Listing #85856674

530 Oxford St, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,067 Sf

MLS® # 85856674

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #33311096

826 Tulane St Unit B, Houston

$800,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,132 Sf

MLS® # 33311096

Madison Fine Properties
Photo of Listing #52206995

419 Oxford St, Houston

$780,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,346 Sf

MLS® # 52206995

Nan & Company Properties
Photo of Listing #75666948

536 Threlkeld St, Houston

$769,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,200 Sf

MLS® # 75666948

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #76636431

817 Rutland St, Houston

$759,500 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,208 Sf

MLS® # 76636431

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #69117779

829 Tulane St, Houston

$690,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,844 Sf

MLS® # 69117779

Coldwell Banker Realty
Photo of Listing #50714065
New Listing

735 Ashland St, Houston

$625,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,012 Sf

MLS® # 50714065

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #48717074

839 Herkimer St, Houston

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,513 Sf

MLS® # 48717074

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #92604832

822 Dorothy St, Houston

$565,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,237 Sf

MLS® # 92604832

Compass RE Texas, LLC

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Listing information last updated on January 18th, 2021 at 2:55am CST.