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The Heights

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Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!



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What Its Known For

Full of individuality and character.
Well-known for its historic homes & gorgeous shaded boulevards.
Famous for the Art Car Museum aka "Garage Mahal".

The Heights is one of Houston’s collective favorite areas — and if there are naysayers, we don’t know ’em. Located just northwest of Downtown Houston, this neighborhood maintains a cozy neighborhood feel while being super close to the heart of the city. With 100-year-old Victorian-style houses lining tree-lined streets, mom-and-pop retail, and some of the best restaurants in the city, The Heights is a popular place to call home for longtime Houston residents and newcomers alike.

We can’t talk about the Heights without mentioning its main stretch, 19th Street. We recommend grabbing a small-batch house-roasted brew from Boomtown Coffee, then browsing the record stores, boutiques, and specialty shops nearby. If you’re stuck on what to eat for dinner, we recommend taking a quick drive down Shepherd Drive to get some craving inspo — cutting straight through the area, you can’t go far without settling on one of the amazing food options that line this street. While it’s considered to be much more laid-back than Houston’s nightlife hub, Midtown, the Heights has no shortage of cocktail spots, breweries, and chill patio situations (most of which are super dog-friendly!) — McIntyres, Heights Bier Garten, and Eight Row Flint are some of our favorites.

The Heights has a solid blend of older properties with character and brand-new luxury apartments and townhomes for renters to choose from. Being so close to Downtown, there’s the potential to have some of the best skyline views in the city right outside your window! Connect with an apartment locator for free help finding your next Houston Heights apartment.

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our friends say!

Such a chill spot. Plus, character for days!

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