A Home Town Near Downtown

Woodland Heights

About Woodland Heights

While the Houston Heights is technically our home base, we wouldn't have chose 927 Studewood as permanent new location if it hadn't meant we'd be able to walk right across the street to Woodland Heights, a neighborhood that is just as much a part of our identity. Developed in 1907, shortly after the Houston Heights, by William A. Wilson, this neighborhood has always been envisioned as "a hometown near Downtown." Strongly residential and lined with mature trees(it is woodland, after all), this neighborhood is about as quaint as they come thanks to several layers of neighborhood character protection tools.

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 41
Average Price $531,448
Highest Price $2,100,000
Lowest Price $995

While the Houston Heights is technically our home base, we wouldn't have chose 927 Studewood as permanent new location if it hadn't meant we'd be able to walk right across the street to Woodland Heights, a neighborhood that is just as much a part of our identity. Developed in 1907, shortly after the Houston Heights, by William A. Wilson, this neighborhood has always been envisioned as "a hometown near Downtown." Strongly residential and lined with mature trees(it is woodland, after all), this neighborhood is about as quaint as they come thanks to several layers of neighborhood character protection tools.

In a nutshell:

  • While this neighborhood is heavily connected to and bordered by bustling commercial centers like Downtown and even the more business-minded Houston Heights, it is strictly NOT business here. The blanket deed restrictions, historic district at the heart of the neighborhood, and large collection of Special Minimum Lot Size blocks keep this a predominantly residential area.
  • That mans the restaurants and shops this area enjoys mostly belong to the surrounding neighborhoods. It also makes for slightly less walkability, though it is bordered to the south by the White Oak Greenway and sprawling Stude Park.
  • True to Houston form, what we call Woodland Heights is actually a collection of 30+ separately platted subdivisions that are all deed restricted, though governed by slightly different restrictive covenants. You'll want to consult with the Woodland Heights Civic Association (or us) to gain some clarity.

Why would I live here?

  • It is rare to have such a strongly intact residential neighborhood in the city's innermost urban core, and Woodland Heights is one of them! There is a certain piece of mind knowing that you will almost always be surrounded by other single-family homes. The deed restrictions even prevent small businesses like law practices from operating within these bounds.
  • Location, location, location. The tagline certainly holds true with extraordinarily easy access to Downtown via Houston Avenue. That straight shot to Washington Avenue also gains you access to Memorial Park/Montrose in a minute, River Oaks in a rush, and 45 in a flash.
  • The quality of life is pretty phenomenal here. Quaint and quiet most of the year, though Lights in the Heights makes for a great neighborhood-wide holiday party. Dining and shopping is accessed via White Oak, Studewood, and Pecore, which becomes 11th Street. Plus, the neighborhood is bordered by some of the city's oldest parks, Woodland Park and Stude Park.

What should I know when buying here?

  • You'll want to be familiar with where the historic district is and what sort of property restrictions it entails, especially since the district has yet to have set Design Guidelines saying exactly what one can and can't build or remodel.
  • The Deed Restrictions are fairly consistent across the various subdivisions, though some of the setbacks and other restrictions are stricter than others. You'll want to consult WHCA with any of these questions.
  • The housing stock is a good mix of old and new.

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.

Woodland Heights

41 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3.
Photo of Listing #81487646
New Listing

1017 Highland St, Houston

$585,000 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,620 Sf

MLS® # 81487646

RE/MAX Metro
Photo of Listing #75538990
New Listing

822 Byrne St, Houston

$2,250 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,332 Sf

MLS® # 75538990

Greenwood King Properties
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New Listing

412 Redan St, Houston

$1,985,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 5,550 Sf

MLS® # 7090433

The Reyna Realty Group
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2520 Houston Ave Unit 702, Houston

$764,660 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,249 Sf

MLS® # 63154170

Chodrow Realty Advisors
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1880 White Oak Dr Unit 101, Houston

$1,450 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 800 Sf

MLS® # 71867252

Green Residential
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620 Teetshorn St, Houston

$1,599,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,334 Sf

MLS® # 5130850

Hatch Agency
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1027 E 7th 1/2 St, Houston

$1,249,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,450 Sf

MLS® # 8015495

Compass RE Texas, LLC
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223 W Norma St, Houston

$2,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,160 Sf

MLS® # 62024117

Circa Real Estate
Photo of Listing #28474017

2802 Morrison St Unit 201, Houston

$225,000 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 954 Sf

MLS® # 28474017

RE/MAX Metro
Photo of Listing #28334877

1119 Usener St Unit A, Houston

$1,650 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths

MLS® # 28334877

Abundant Living Real Estate
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906 Bayland Ave, Houston

$2,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths

MLS® # 65014804

Greenwood King Properties
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1880 White Oak Dr Unit 110, Houston

$2,099 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,117 Sf

MLS® # 38790390

Equity Real Estate
Photo of Listing #17354918

1119 Usener St, Houston

$2,950 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,550 Sf

MLS® # 17354918

Abundant Living Real Estate
Photo of Listing #8054735

1016 E 7th St Unit 7, Houston

$995 - 1 Baths, 400 Sf

MLS® # 8054735

Loft Realty
Photo of Listing #22125895

911 Byrne St Unit 10, Houston

$1,200 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 3,648 Sf

MLS® # 22125895

Champions Real Estate Group
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825 Merrill St, Houston

$3,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,932 Sf

MLS® # 85519729

Compass RE Texas, LLC
Photo of Listing #55513674

2902 Houston Ave, Houston

$850,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,288 Sf

MLS® # 55513674

Promark Realty Group
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3406 Norhill St, Houston

$1,495 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 650 Sf

MLS® # 8093670

The Reyna Realty Group
Photo of Listing #87728950

1860 White Oak Dr Unit 379, Houston

$1,280 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 680 Sf

MLS® # 87728950

Carswell Real Estate Co. Inc.
Photo of Listing #13014853

712 Byrne St, Houston

$1,995 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,196 Sf

MLS® # 13014853

James D. Owens & Associates

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Listing information last updated on January 19th, 2022 at 7:40pm CST.