Welcome to the GOOF Area

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.

Things to Love

• Progressive, urban vibes

• Eclectic and diverse shopping scene

• Ideal blend of historic and modern architecture

People and Lifestyle

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.

With a majority of residents owning their homes, Houston Heights appeals to young professionals and families looking to purchase a home without sacrificing connection to the city or modern amenities. A haven of contemporary living, Houston Heights aims to please.

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.

Things to Do

In Houston Heights, you never run out of things to do. From dog parks to community festivals, the neighborhood is overflowing with opportunities for all types of activity.

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.


Houston Heights is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
• Harvard Elementary
• Travis Elementary
• Field Elementary
• Sinclair Elementary