Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 15 - Greater Heights

Recognized 03.06.2000

Location

Greater Heights is located in north central Houston, inside the 610 Loop. It is roughly bound by Interstate 10 to the south, Interstate 610 to the north, i-45 to the east, and White Oak Bayou to the west. Greater Heights is located in Council District H.

Brief History

The Greater Heights Super Neighborhood (SN 15) is centered on the area's largest neighborhood, Houston Heights. Houston Heights, commonly referred to as "The Heights," was Houston's first master-planned community. The idealistic vision for the community was one in which entrepreneurs and workers could live and work within a close community setting. The location for the community was chosen because it had a natural higher elevation than the City of Houston which was seen as advantageous to both industry and residents alike. In 1892, the grand entrance to the community was constructed, known today as Heights Boulevard. Stately Victorian mansions were constructed along the boulevard. Textile manufacturing and milling operations located in the Houston Heights provided employment for many of the area's residents. In addition, the community was able to support a business district that included a hotel, an opera house, and other public amenities.

The community's success of attracting residents and businesses contributed to Houston Heights incorporating as a city in 1891. Houston Heights remained an independent municipality until the end of the 1910s when it was annexed into the City of Houston. The areas surrounding Houston heights began to develop around this time. The eastern portion of Greater Heights was generally developed in the 1920s and 1930s. The western portion of Greater Heights was developed later, generally from the 1930s into the 1950s.

Today, the proximity to downtown Houston and ease of access to major freeways, keeps the neighborhoods in Greater Heights in high demand. The demand for housing is leading to the redevelopment of some areas to more dense urban forms while other areas are experiencing the rehabilitation of the older housing stock. Whether it is a new condominium or a rehabbed bungalow, Greater Heights is an area that is experiencing considerable investment and revival.

Neighborhoods

  • Houston Heights
  • Brooke Smith
  • Proctor Plaza (Norhill)
  • Shady Acres
  • East Sunset Heights
  • Clark Pines
  • Sunset Heights
  • Woodland Heights

Homeowner's Associations and Civic Clubs

Community Schools

  • Browning Elementary
  • Field Elementary
  • Harvard Elementary
  • Helms Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Looscan Elementary
  • Love Elementary
  • Stevenson Elementary
  • Travis Elementary
  • Hamilton Middle School
  • Hogg Middle School
  • Reagan High School

Parks

  • Freed Art & Nature Park
  • Halbert Park
  • Heights Boulevard Park
  • Lawrence Park
  • Ley Plaza Park
  • Little Thicket Park
  • Love Park
  • Milroy Park
  • Montie Beach Park
  • Proctor Plaza Park
  • Stude Park
  • T. C. Jester Parkway
  • White Oak Parkway
  • Woodland Park
  • Wright-Bembry Park

Super Neighborhood Statistical Info