The Heights, well known for its history and beautiful Victorian homes, was the first planned community in the city. Established in 1887 just north of downtown, the tree-lined streets of this neighborhood include a historic corridor along Heights Boulevard and a corridor for shoppers along Yale Boulevard.
Some of Houston's oldest homes are found in The Heights, which is served by the Houston Heights Association, an organization formed in 1973 to promote and protect the neighborhood's unique ambiance.
Wood-frame houses with gingerbread trim complement the community's revitalized Main Street district that features quaint antique shops and other small stores. Because of its proximity to downtown, the Heights attracts young professionals who want a short commute and are willing to renovate older homes.