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 57
Average Price $746,320
Highest Price $2,450,000
Lowest Price $1,150

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

57 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3.
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New Listing

935 Byrne St Unit 18, Houston

$1,200 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 25,921 Sf

MLS® # 55781719

Nextgen Real Estate Properties
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New Listing

3535 Oak Ridge St, Houston

$699,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,326 Sf

MLS® # 25026243

Compass RE Texas, LLCHeights
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New Listing

3535 Oak Ridge St, Houston

$3,500 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,326 Sf

MLS® # 65583233

Compass RE Texas, LLCHeights
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New Listing

808 Merrill St, Houston

$2,295,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,711 Sf

MLS® # 50602437

Compass RE Texas, LLCHeights
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New Listing

1880 White Oak Dr Unit 164, Houston

$1,600 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 800 Sf

MLS® # 79625354

Tijerina Group
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New Listing

889 Usener St, Houston

$499,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,569 Sf

MLS® # 31996966

Maven Real Estate Advisors
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401 1/2 Omar St, Houston

$1,300 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 504 Sf

MLS® # 37938415

Semmler Pollard Properties
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911 Byrne Street St Unit 1, Houston

$1,150 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 3,648 Sf

MLS® # 31877182

HomeSmart
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821 Teetshorn St, Houston

$615,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,734 Sf

MLS® # 28094810

IndyQuest Properties
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821 Teetshorn St, Houston

$3,400 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,734 Sf

MLS® # 62345249

IndyQuest Properties
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215 W Norma St Unit 103, Houston

$2,300 - 1 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,292 Sf

MLS® # 54446748

Luxe Living Group, LLC
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3405 Morrison St Unit B, Houston

$1,300 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 600 Sf

MLS® # 2565824

Compass RE Texas, LLC
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922 Merrill St, Houston

$1,950 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,154 Sf

MLS® # 9479474

Royce Realty
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111 Alma St, Houston

$2,350 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,306 Sf

MLS® # 81341150

Merry Homes, Incorporated
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811 Redan St, Houston

$844,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,020 Sf

MLS® # 47660388

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties
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936 Byrne, Houston

$625,000

MLS® # 55176140

James D. Owens & Associates
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935 Euclid St, Houston

$1,650,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,518 Sf

MLS® # 10658097

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties
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1718 White Oak Dr, Houston

$579,900

MLS® # 75253152

Boulevard Realty
Photo of Listing #32865137

701 Highland St, Houston

$3,200 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,400 Sf

MLS® # 32865137

Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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1008 Studewood St, Houston

$595,000 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,408 Sf

MLS® # 24665085

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