Heights / Greater Heights

Welcome to Heights/Greater Heights

Where history and vibrancy unite

Welcome to Heights/Greater Heights, a captivating enclave within the vibrant tapestry of the Houston Metropolitan Area. This neighborhood is a testament to the seamless blend of history, character, and modern vibrancy that defines its unique charm.

Nestled amidst tree-lined streets, Heights/Greater Heights is renowned for its historic homes and iconic architecture, boasting a remarkable array of bungalows, cottages, and Victorian residences that evoke a sense of timeless beauty. Each home is a testament to the neighborhood's rich heritage and commitment to preserving its unique architectural legacy.

This neighborhood is rooted in history as one of the oldest within the Houston metro, its foundations reaching back to its origins as a 'utopian community' in the late 1800s. The community's higher elevation led to becoming the first master-planned community, showcasing its commitment to innovation and thoughtful urban design even in its earliest days.

Today, Heights/Greater Heights remains an embodiment of charm and character, inviting residents to revel in its walkable streets and the convenience of being just minutes away from downtown Houston. Spacious parks and the embrace of mature trees create an oasis of tranquility, and vibrant art murals and a culinary scene with an array of excellent restaurants add a contemporary pulse to the area.

What to Love

  • A range of homes styles adorn tree-lined streets
  • One of Houston's oldest neighborhoods
  • Vibrant urban oasis
  • A culinary scene with great restaurants

Local Lifestyle

This neighborhood's rich heritage is not just a part of its history; it's a living, breathing aspect of its present. Heights/Greater Heights emanates a sense of timelessness as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Houston that is embraced by its close-knit community. The echoes of its founding as a 'utopian community' in the late 1800s continue to resonate, adding depth and character to every corner.

The local lifestyle here is an embodiment of convenience and culture. While minutes away from downtown Houston, the neighborhood maintains a tranquil urban oasis vibe with its spacious parks, verdant trees, and captivating art murals that infuse the streets with creativity. The culinary scene is a true delight, offering a medley of great restaurants that cater to diverse tastes, enriching the community's vibrant tapestry.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Begin your day at Onion Creek, a welcoming breakfast and lunch spot offering a woodsy outdoor patio that adds a touch of natural charm to your culinary experience. For lovers of Italian cuisine, Coltivare beckons with its casual setting, complete with a vegetable garden and the allure of wood-fired pizzas that transport your taste buds to Italy.

Looking for a cozy hangout? Eighteen Twenty Lounge awaits, where vintage vibes meet craft beer, arcade games, pool, and sports TVs, creating an ambiance that captures the essence of relaxed enjoyment.

Heights Mercantile is an urban market district where the uncommon becomes common — dine, shop, and discover in a space that boasts a unique blend of experiences, from dining to beauty shops. Manready Mercantile offers a rustic-chic atmosphere for men's fashion and quirky gifts. Jubilee adds a funky twist with its eclectic assortment of women's clothing, gifts, and captivating home décor.

Thing to Do

Embrace the enchanting atmosphere of White Linen Night, an annual event that showcases wellness vendors, live music, and a festive fiesta, creating a lively ambiance that celebrates community togetherness. As the holiday season approaches, Lights in the Heights illuminates the neighborhood in a captivating display of Christmas spirit. Admire the meticulously decorated homes while sipping hot chocolate, enveloped in the warmth of the season and the camaraderie of neighbors.

For those with an appreciation for the arts, The Heights Theater beckons as a live music venue nestled within a meticulously restored early 1900s movie theater. The venue's historic charm provides a captivating backdrop for musical performances that transport you through time.

Nature enthusiasts find solace at Donovan Park, a tree-filled oasis that boasts an elaborate playground where laughter and joyful exploration fill the air. Here, young and young-at-heart connect with nature and community, fostering memorable moments that enrich the local experience.


Heights/Greater Heights takes pride in offering a range of educational options, ensuring access to reputable schools that provide residents with a foundation of quality education and a nurturing environment for students to flourish.

Overview for Heights / Greater Heights, TX

37,097 people live in Heights / Greater 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 Heights / Greater Heights, TX

Heights / Greater 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 Heights / Greater 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 Heights / Greater 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 Heights / Greater Heights, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Heights / Greater 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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