There are many compelling reasons why the Houston Heights is one of the most in-demand, expensive neighborhoods within inner-loop Houston.
There’s simply no place else like it in the city. It’s more than a lifestyle—it’s an identity. And it seems to inspire the fiercest loyalty from those who call it home than anywhere else in Houston. From the moment you step onto the grand, tree-lined Heights Blvd., the atmosphere changes and you know you’re somewhere special.
Despite its location within a city that’s not known for preserving its history, in the Heights history reigns supreme. One of the first planned communities in Texas and Houston’s first suburb, the area was developed in the 1890s and thrived as an independent city until it was annexed by Houston in 1919. Today, well-maintained Victorian homes, craftsman bungalows, and quaint cottages—many of which have passed the century mark and are even listed on the National Register of Historic Places—sit alongside new construction homes that blend seamlessly into the historic architecture and unique character of the neighborhood. Although the Heights primarily has single-family homes, in recent years townhomes have also become a more common option.
In addition to its high-end residential status, the Heights is a dining, nightlife, and shopping destination in its own right.
Many of Houston’s highest-rated restaurants and trendiest bars can be found here. Then there’s the funky and eclectic boutiques on 19th Street alongside brand-new retail developments such as Heights Mercantile and the Market at Houston Heights.
With its tight-knit, small-town vibe, the Heights also has a strong sense of community. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors engaged in conversation on their expansive front porches, or to see fitness enthusiasts and families taking advantage of the many parks and hike & bike trails.
The Heights hosts many popular events and festivals that bond neighbors and attract people from all over the city, including Lights in the Heights, White Linen Night, and the First Saturday Arts Market. And with fantastic living comes an easy commute to downtown Houston via I-10 and I-45.
As a result, the Heights has a diverse collection of residents ranging from urban professionals to families and creatives/artists.
Neighborhood At A Glance
Median Sale Price TBD
Average Price Per Square Foot $298.15
Sales Price Range Low Price TBD to High Price TBD
Average Days on Market TBD
Housing Price Trends TBD
Average Bedrooms 3.19
Average Bathrooms 2.68
Average Square Feet 2,084