Houston Heights also known as “The Heights”, is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas in the northwest-central. “The Heights” is a colloquial term that refers to a bigger group of communities surrounding and includes the original Houston Heights. This place has a unique history from Woodland Heights and Norhill.
The Heights of Houston is one of the oldest planned towns in Texas, is 6.4 kilometers or 4 miles northwest of Houston, Downtown. “You could assume you’ve landed in a little town” if you “stroll the big areas, side streets and tree-canopied esplanades lined with homes of the early age of 1900s,” according to a National Geographic article. The Houston Heights, which John Nova Lomax described as “Houston’s had several low-key” eateries and wine gardens in 2011, according to John Nova Lomax. The Heights are defined by North Shepherd Drive on the west, Interstate 10 on the south, Interstate 610 on the north, and both Studewood Streets on the east and North Main, according to the Houston Heights Association.
The Heights, according to Gabi Barrett of Bella Magazine in the Pensacola News Journal, is identical to two Pensacola neighborhoods, East and North Hill.
Based on research conducted by the advisors of the University of Houston Institute of Regional Forecasting and Crawford Realty, single-family house prices increased by up to 8.7% from 2002 to 2003. “Most properties cost $200,000 for a major renovation,” according to Anjali Athavalley, and “buying a nuclear-family real estate property in the Houston is growing pricey.”
The Heights were described as a ” lower-middle-class, seedy region with horizons up to once-designable homes separated into patrolled by steps on huge blocks and low-rent flats ” by James Conaway of the Texas Monthly in 1976.
Bike Trails: The MKT Trail is a 4.62-mile Rails-to-Trails project that consists of a 10-foot wide, concrete multi-use hiking and bike trail that runs alongside the historic Missouri, Kansas, and Texas railroad right-of-way.
The route connects to the Heritage Corridor West Trail, which extends from 26th Street to 7th Street along with Nicholson, then from Shepherd to Spring Street, across White Oak Bayou, and under I-45, where it connects to the University of Houston and other downtown bikeways and destinations.
The Heights Transit Center was previously run by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). Railway METRO sold the site to the local government in 2018. Sunset Heights Park is now the name of the park.
Fiesta Mart used to have a store in the Heights. In 2015, H-E-B purchased the former Fiesta location and indicated that it would open a store there if voters repealed the 1912 prohibition on grocery stores selling beer and wine.  A vote in 2016 abolished the limitations on the sale of beer and wine, and H-E-B commenced construction in October 2017.
The following churches can be found in Houston Heights:
- Heights Christian Church (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston)
- All Saints Catholic Church (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston)
The archdiocese runs St. Anne De Beaupre Church, which is located near Houston Heights in Sunset Heights Extension No. It was Houston’s third black church when it debuted in 1938.