A trendy oasis of urban living just a short drive from downtown Houston
Bounded by Interstate 10, Houston Heights is a contemporary hub of electric living and modern tastes. Encircled by wide streets, canopied pathways, and gentle esplanades, Houston Heights boasts quiet neighborhood streets paired with an uptempo commercial environment. Attracted by the restaurant, bar, and retail scene, as well as numerous green spaces and a short commute, many young professionals are proud to call Houston Heights their home.
Annexed by Houston proper in 1919, Houston Heights became a destination for all things industrial, particularly after World War II. After weathering ups and downs throughout the last half of the 20th century, Houston Heights has come into its own during the last thirty years. Now, many upscale houses are being developed, and attractive, historic homes dot the area.
As one of the earliest planned communities in all of the Houston area, Houston Heights is both charming and easy to navigate. Today, the community can be found intermingled with one or two-story family homes, most commonly in the engaging Queen Anne, Craftsman, Folk National, and Folk Victorian architectural styles. From top-tier lifestyles to excellent beer gardens, Houston Heights can offer it all.
• Progressive, urban vibes
• Eclectic and diverse shopping scene
• Ideal blend of historic and modern architecture
Once a destination for those fleeing the hustle and bustle of downtown Houston, Houston Heights is now replete with character-filled architecture, a diverse population, and an artsy, fun-filled atmosphere.
Defined by quirky mom-and-pop shops, acclaimed brands, and delightful eateries alike, Houston Heights has more than enough options to suit any style and taste.
Swimming in style, the Heights Mercantile is the perfect destination for all your wardrobe, dining, and wellness needs. Stroll along the low-rise plaza for an afternoon of retail therapy, and be sure to stop at a spa for some well-deserved relaxation. The Historic Heights 19th Street abounds with unique Houston Heights mainstays, from the Emerson Rose Boutique to the quaint AG Antiques.
Prolong your day exploring 19th Street by planning for an evening at Alice Blue, a top-rated modern bistro with cuisine based on classic European cooking techniques. Afterward, treat the whole family to a sweet dessert at Heights Mercantile, Cloud 10 Creamery. Brimming with a casually upscale ambiance, make a reservation at the excellent Coltivare, which serves rustic Italian cuisine blended with a Gulf Coast perspective, all supported by its own backyard garden.
Dress in white for White Linen Night in the Heights, which boasts live music, vendors, entertainment, and above all, a great community. Later in the year, celebrate the holidays with Lights in the Heights, a festival for appreciating the twinkling streets found in the area around December. Throughout each spring and summer, be sure to taste the neighborhood through Houston Farmers Market, which is filled with farm-fresh produce and local color.
The one-of-a-kind Donovan Park is sure to become your children's’ favorite destination, as the fascinating wooden playground offers all kinds of fun and exploration. The boisterous and friendly atmosphere of Eureka Heights Brewery is certain to put you in good spirits while securing tickets to a show at The Heights Theater will ensure you an evening of unparalleled entertainment.