The Heights

Steeped in history and renowned for its Victorian-style architecture.

Welcome to The Heights

A Historic Inner Loop Neighborhood
Nestled just minutes northwest of downtown Houston, Houston Heights is a neighborhood steeped in history and renowned for its Victorian-style architecture. Established in the late 1800s, it has evolved into a vibrant and highly sought-after community that beautifully combines historical charm with modern appeal.

One of the defining features of Houston Heights is its rich architectural heritage. The neighborhood boasts well-preserved Victorian and Craftsman-style homes that line tree-lined streets, creating an enduring sense of elegance. These historic homes offer a glimpse into Houston's past and have been lovingly restored and renovated to blend classic architecture with contemporary comforts.

Houston Heights has also earned its reputation as a cultural and artistic hub. The neighborhood is home to a thriving arts scene, with numerous art galleries and music venues showcasing the talents of local artists and hosting a variety of engaging events. Among its attractions, the iconic Heights Theater stands out, offering an intimate and nostalgic setting for live music performances.

Families find Houston Heights to be an ideal place to call home. The community places a strong emphasis on family-friendly amenities and activities. Abundant parks and green spaces provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and quality family time. Donovan Park, located at the heart of Houston Heights, features a playground, picnic areas, and a splash pad, offering endless entertainment for children. Meanwhile, the Heights Bike Trail provides a scenic route for walking, jogging, or cycling while appreciating the neighborhood's natural beauty.

Education is a top priority in Houston Heights, making it an attractive choice for families with school-age children. The neighborhood is served by highly regarded public and private schools, including the distinguished Harvard Elementary, which boasts a rating of 8/10. Other top-rated schools in the vicinity include Field Elementary and Travis Elementary, offering families a variety of educational options.

Houston Heights offers a vibrant dining and entertainment scene, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. The neighborhood hosts a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and eateries, serving everything from local Texas favorites to international cuisines. Residents can enjoy a delightful meal at Coltivare, a farm-to-table Italian restaurant celebrated for its fresh ingredients and warm ambiance. For coffee aficionados, EQ Heights and Boomtown Coffee are popular destinations, providing quality brews in cozy settings.

Shopping enthusiasts will find an array of boutique shops, antique stores, and unique retailers in Houston Heights. Main shopping districts like 19th Street and M-K-T offer a mix of vintage discoveries, stylish clothing boutiques, and specialty stores, making it a haven for those seeking distinctive home decor, fashionable attire, or eclectic gifts.

Community spirit thrives in Houston Heights, with a lively calendar of events that foster connections among residents. The neighborhood hosts various festivals, art markets, and community gatherings throughout the year, enhancing the vibrant social fabric. The annual White Linen Night is a standout event in August, celebrating local art, music, and cuisine, bringing together residents and visitors for a memorable evening.

Houston Heights offers a dynamic and family-friendly environment that seamlessly melds historical allure with a hip and artistic atmosphere.
Whether strolling along the tree-lined streets, enjoying live performances at local theaters, or indulging in diverse cuisine, Houston Heights provides something for everyone, making it an exceptional place to call home. To navigate the Houston Heights real estate market effectively, it is advisable to seek guidance from an experienced local realtor who understands the nuances of this unique community.

Overview for The Heights, TX

37,097 people live in The Heights, where the median age is 34.6 and the average individual income is $88,071. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for The Heights, TX

The Heights has 17,500 households, with an average household size of 2.11. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,097 people call The Heights home. The population density is 5,724.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.16 / 49.84%

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Schools in The Heights, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby The Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Field Elementary
PreK - 5th
Heights High School
9th - 12th
Sinclair Elementary
PreK - 5th
Houston Heights Charter School
9th - 12th
PreK - 5th
Second Chance Technology Edge
9th - 12th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Helms Elementary
PreK - 5th

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