North Inner Loop Living with Charm and Character
There are many charming pockets in Houston, but the Greater Heights takes the cake. Speckled with historical homes from the 1800s, the Houston Heights is a dense concentration of undeniable charm and personality. Although it was the first master planned community in Houston, the area continues to undergo revitalization with quaint eateries, shops, and boutiques that complement its old-world charm. Homes for sale in the Heights include everything from townhomes and older, single-family homes with renovated interiors to knock-down-rebuild homesthat feature customized interiors.
At the center of the Heights neighborhood is Garden Oaks, which consists of approximately 1400 homes. Homes for sale in Garden Oaks can range from stately Victorian homes and bungalows to ranches, plantations and cottages. Among this mix of historical properties are modern townhomes, apartments, and single-family homes with desirable features like spacious rooms, detailed wood moldings, and carefully crafted cabinetry. Southeast of Garden Oaks is the Woodland Heights neighborhood where you can find homes for sale with open floor plans and unique upgrades such as oak floors and premium-grade appliances.
The Houston Heights is situated on the northwest quadrant of Houston’s inner loop, providing easy entry into major freeways including Hwy 290 and the 610 loop. This makes for short commutes to Downtown Houston and the Westside of I-610 where many of Houston’s most popular locales can be accessed.
What’s There to Do in the Heights?
A funky, artsy vibe permeates the Houston Heights especially on 19th Street, famous for its mom-and-pop stores, quaint boutiques, art galleries, and locally-owned eateries. The Heights is also known city-wide for its First Saturday Arts Market where you’ll find live music and local vendors selling crafts, greenery, and art the first Saturday of each month. For a one-of-a-kind existential experience, stop by the Live Oaks Friend Meeting House to take in its skylight. Or in true Heights fashion, catch a laugh with friends at an offbeat performance at the local Suchu Dance Studio or the Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theater. And don’t forget about one of most talked-about annual events in Houston right in your neighborhood, the White Linen Night in the Heights— chic yet down-to-earth.
There are also a number of family-friendly parks in the Greater Heights area including the well-known Spotts Parkwhere Houstonians can enjoy basketball, volleyball, walking trails, playground time, and picnicking. To cool down, take a swim at Love Park, or whisk the kids away to the castle at Donovan Park— it’s really a jungle gym but a unique one to say the least. And when you’ve run out of stuff to do in the Heights, Washington Ave is just two miles away with art venues and a vibrant nightlife.
Attractions & Amenities Near the Heights:
Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theater
Doc Porter Museum of Telephone History
Houston Heights Orchestra
MFA Contemporary Heights Mercantile
Opera in the Heights
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