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Houston Heights

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About Houston Heights

Houston Heights By The Numbers
Homes For Sale 33
Average Price $851,608
Highest Price $3,175,000
Lowest Price $337,500

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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34 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

R. Alexa Group LLC
Photo of Listing #63631792

841 Allston St, Houston

$1,500,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,957 Sf

MLS® # 63631792

John Broz
Photo of Listing #29900914

448 Columbia St, Houston

$1,469,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,432 Sf

MLS® # 29900914

Abundant Living Real Estate
Photo of Listing #50296648
New Listing

833 Waverly St, Houston

$1,399,999 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,748 Sf

MLS® # 50296648

UTR TEXAS, REALTORS
Photo of Listing #6714757
New Listing

733 Allston St, Houston

$1,275,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,090 Sf

MLS® # 6714757

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #13647674

1911 Bonner St, Houston

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

MLS® # 13647674

Coldwell Banker United
Photo of Listing #31995091

702 Tulane St, Houston

$1,100,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,476 Sf

MLS® # 31995091

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #65237160

605 Columbia St, Houston

$1,099,900 - 4 Baths, 2,505 Sf

MLS® # 65237160

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Photo of Listing #45479050
New Listing

824 Nicholson St, Houston

$998,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,543 Sf

MLS® # 45479050

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #88636137
New Listing

511 Heights Blvd, Houston

$990,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,954 Sf

MLS® # 88636137

The Reyna Realty Group
Photo of Listing #63187318

812 Ashland St, Houston

$965,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,166 Sf

MLS® # 63187318

BHGRE Gary Greene
Photo of Listing #59009119
New Listing

645 Harvard St, Houston

$899,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,968 Sf

MLS® # 59009119

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #75488039
New Listing

508 Oxford St, Houston

$875,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,128 Sf

MLS® # 75488039

Capstone RE Texas
Photo of Listing #86281163

422 Oxford St, Houston

$868,999 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,904 Sf

MLS® # 86281163

Pinerock Properties LLC
Photo of Listing #35494209

419 Oxford St, Houston

$859,500 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,346 Sf

MLS® # 35494209

RE/MAX Metro
Photo of Listing #5788035

506 Oxford St, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,189 Sf

MLS® # 5788035

Capstone RE Texas
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 #76627713
New Listing

727 Tulane St, Houston

$824,999 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,304 Sf

MLS® # 76627713

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #87591014

407 Columbia St, Houston

$819,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,568 Sf

MLS® # 87591014

CB Realty
Photo of Listing #98797900

216 W 9th St, Houston

$749,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,267 Sf

MLS® # 98797900

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #47717577

805 W 9th St, Houston

$665,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,843 Sf

MLS® # 47717577

Redfin Corporation
Photo of Listing #22626729

520 Heights Blvd, Houston

$639,900 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,380 Sf

MLS® # 22626729

RE/MAX Fine Properties
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 #72557963

511 Oxford St, Houston

$575,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,215 Sf

MLS® # 72557963

First Realty
Photo of Listing #24203337
New Listing

201 E 5th St, Houston

$525,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,228 Sf

MLS® # 24203337

Greenwood King Properties
Photo of Listing #42442515
New Listing

619 Rutland Unit B, Houston

$510,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,257 Sf

MLS® # 42442515

BHGRE Gary Greene
Photo of Listing #59190799

117 E 4th St, Houston

$499,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,386 Sf

MLS® # 59190799

Champions Real Estate Group
Photo of Listing #9945050
New Listing

435 Oxford St, Houston

$450,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,211 Sf

MLS® # 9945050

Martha Turner Sotheby's
Photo of Listing #30902401
New Listing

712 W 8th St, Houston

$415,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,066 Sf

MLS® # 30902401

Keller Williams Professionals
Photo of Listing #56775306

4513 Cornish, Houston

$399,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,920 Sf

MLS® # 56775306

Platinum 1 Properties, LLC

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Listing information last updated on February 28th, 2020 at 3:41pm CST.