The Heights at a Glance

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The Heights

Lots of families and young professionals live in the Heights because of its Main Street charm and amazing restaurants. With the backdrop of Victorian-inspired homes, craftsman bungalows and plenty of parks and trails, the Heights is a city oasis.

Kathlyn Curtis

Heights Boulevard

Parks & Recreation: There’s a 1.9 mile jogging path on the esplanade with gazebos and benches for taking a break. The path is mostly shaded by trees and Victorian style mansions line both sides of the street making for a scenic workout. If the kids need to burn some energy, head to Donovan Park where the little ones can enjoy scrambling over the playground’s wooden fortress and train, along with the rope bridges and swings. Become a regular at the Heights branch of the Houston Public Library where you can select books online and pick them up in time for your next book club meeting. After a full day of exercise and play, indulge with takeout from Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts or Revival Market for breakfast and lunch. 

Retail Therapy: Heights Mercantile is home to a shopping scene with a focus on craftsmanship from Will Leather Goods out of Oregon and Bespoke HTX’s rotating selection of crafts and products made by local artists. Try on the hipster frames at Warby Parker and browse merch and clothing with Texas whimsy at Favor the Kind. Enjoy al fresco dining at Local Foods and Melange Creperie. Relax with a glass of wine at Postino or the creative ice cream flavors at Cloud 10 Creamery. Belly up to barre class at Define or a free yoga class at lululemon.  

White Oak

Eats: Make breakfast tacos a tradition at El Gallo de Jalisco (cash only) and Tacos-AGo-Go which earned a spot on Texas Monthly’s list for must-eat tacos with their pollo guisado taco. Plan a date night at Coltivare for Italian fare or if it’s family night, Barnaby’s has a crowd-pleasing menu. Sports fans will appreciate the big screens and burgers at Onion Creek and Christian’s Tailgate. The line forms early for the bagels and lox at Golden Bagels. Newcomer, Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House serves up adult beverages paired with cornhole, the occasional bbq, and live music.

Hike and Bike: Stroll, glide, or cycle the MKT/SP Trail that crosses White Oak and carries on towards downtown. Hit
the trail in a new bicycle from Blue Line Bike Lab where they carry a unique selection of bikes and accessories. You can
even buy a pair of inline or old school roller skates at Montrose Skate Shop at the corner of Oxford and White Oak! Pull
over at Black Swan Yoga for a class and hydrating smoothies and juices at Juiceland.

19th 

Shopping Highlights: Record albums and a knowledgeable staff are on duty at Vinal Edge where the shop occasionally hosts live music. Beef jerky to blue jeans are on the rack at ManReady Mercantile. Folk art and crafts from Mexico and local artists make great gifts at Casa Ramirez.  Big Blue Whale Toys and Curiosities supplies gifts for the young ones and the young at heart. Womenswear and accessories are on display at Jubilee, Emerson Rose, and Mary and Moss. Fuel up with a local latte from Boomtown Coffee before looking for vintage finds at Retropolis.

Chow: Make a dinner rez for the bistro style setting of Alice Blue where there’s a daily happy hour too. Harold’s provides Southern comfort food and a rooftop patio overlooking the Heights Theater where you can see a diverse mix of musical acts. At 19th and Shepherd, get your sweet tooth fix at Hugs and Donuts and nearby Moody Ice for Hawaiian shaved ice prepared with natural flavors and fresh fruit.

Workout: Namaste at YogaOne or go for a spin at Ride for indoor cycling. 

Studewood 

The Great Outdoors: Bring your own bike or rent one from the Houston B-cycle station at Stude Park which also has a playground, pool, sports field, and paths along White Oak Bayou. For an indoor fitness option, District H CrossFit offers a free class for interested clients who want to give burpees a go.
Coffee and Dessert: Antidote for morning lattes or an evening pick-me-up. Red Dessert Dive for irresistible sweets that can also be paired with wine or beer. Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe has been baking for Heights residents and beyond since 1994.

Yale 

Everyday Errands: Sprouts Farmers Market has great prices on produce and trail mix galore. Big box shopping at Walmart and home décor at World Market. Fast food choices include kebabs, burgers, & burrito bowls. There’s also a Starbucks with a drive-thru too.
Dining: Better Luck Tomorrow offers quality cocktails, beer, and wine with a bar food menu that rivals some of the best restaurants in town, along with weekend brunch. Eight Row Flint keeps it simple with whiskey, beer, and tacos (plus a full bar, big screen tvs, and dog-friendly patio). For a fast food option made in Houston, dine in or pick up burgers or even a steak at Beck’s Prime.
Go Retro: Start your morning at Yale Street Grill and Gifts where you can get a diner breakfast and shop for antiques. Continue your treasure hunting at Heights Antiques. Cap off your day with a classic cocktail at Johnny’s Gold Brick.

 

For more information on Houston neighborhoods and home values, please contact Kathlyn at kat@whyilovehouston.com.

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The Heights at a Glance

presented by

presented by

Kathlyn Curtis

The Heights

Lots of families and young professionals live in the Heights because of its Main Street charm and amazing restaurants. With the backdrop of Victorian-inspired homes, craftsman bungalows and plenty of parks and trails, the Heights is a city oasis.

Kathlyn Curtis

Heights Boulevard

Parks & Recreation: There’s a 1.9 mile jogging path on the esplanade with gazebos and benches for taking a break. The path is mostly shaded by trees and Victorian style mansions line both sides of the street making for a scenic workout. If the kids need to burn some energy, head to Donovan Park where the little ones can enjoy scrambling over the playground’s wooden fortress and train, along with the rope bridges and swings. Become a regular at the Heights branch of the Houston Public Library where you can select books online and pick them up in time for your next book club meeting. After a full day of exercise and play, indulge with takeout from Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts or Revival Market for breakfast and lunch. 

Retail Therapy: Heights Mercantile is home to a shopping scene with a focus on craftsmanship from Will Leather Goods out of Oregon and Bespoke HTX’s rotating selection of crafts and products made by local artists. Try on the hipster frames at Warby Parker and browse merch and clothing with Texas whimsy at Favor the Kind. Enjoy al fresco dining at Local Foods and Melange Creperie. Relax with a glass of wine at Postino or the creative ice cream flavors at Cloud 10 Creamery. Belly up to barre class at Define or a free yoga class at lululemon.  

White Oak

Eats: Make breakfast tacos a tradition at El Gallo de Jalisco (cash only) and Tacos-AGo-Go which earned a spot on Texas Monthly’s list for must-eat tacos with their pollo guisado taco. Plan a date night at Coltivare for Italian fare or if it’s family night, Barnaby’s has a crowd-pleasing menu. Sports fans will appreciate the big screens and burgers at Onion Creek and Christian’s Tailgate. The line forms early for the bagels and lox at Golden Bagels. Newcomer, Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House serves up adult beverages paired with cornhole, the occasional bbq, and live music.

Hike and Bike: Stroll, glide, or cycle the MKT/SP Trail that crosses White Oak and carries on towards downtown. Hit
the trail in a new bicycle from Blue Line Bike Lab where they carry a unique selection of bikes and accessories. You can
even buy a pair of inline or old school roller skates at Montrose Skate Shop at the corner of Oxford and White Oak! Pull
over at Black Swan Yoga for a class and hydrating smoothies and juices at Juiceland.

19th 

Shopping Highlights: Record albums and a knowledgeable staff are on duty at Vinal Edge where the shop occasionally hosts live music. Beef jerky to blue jeans are on the rack at ManReady Mercantile. Folk art and crafts from Mexico and local artists make great gifts at Casa Ramirez.  Big Blue Whale Toys and Curiosities supplies gifts for the young ones and the young at heart. Womenswear and accessories are on display at Jubilee, Emerson Rose, and Mary and Moss. Fuel up with a local latte from Boomtown Coffee before looking for vintage finds at Retropolis.

Chow: Make a dinner rez for the bistro style setting of Alice Blue where there’s a daily happy hour too. Harold’s provides Southern comfort food and a rooftop patio overlooking the Heights Theater where you can see a diverse mix of musical acts. At 19th and Shepherd, get your sweet tooth fix at Hugs and Donuts and nearby Moody Ice for Hawaiian shaved ice prepared with natural flavors and fresh fruit.

Workout: Namaste at YogaOne or go for a spin at Ride for indoor cycling. 

Studewood 

The Great Outdoors: Bring your own bike or rent one from the Houston B-cycle station at Stude Park which also has a playground, pool, sports field, and paths along White Oak Bayou. For an indoor fitness option, District H CrossFit offers a free class for interested clients who want to give burpees a go.
Coffee and Dessert: Antidote for morning lattes or an evening pick-me-up. Red Dessert Dive for irresistible sweets that can also be paired with wine or beer. Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe has been baking for Heights residents and beyond since 1994.

Yale 

Everyday Errands: Sprouts Farmers Market has great prices on produce and trail mix galore. Big box shopping at Walmart and home décor at World Market. Fast food choices include kebabs, burgers, & burrito bowls. There’s also a Starbucks with a drive-thru too.
Dining: Better Luck Tomorrow offers quality cocktails, beer, and wine with a bar food menu that rivals some of the best restaurants in town, along with weekend brunch. Eight Row Flint keeps it simple with whiskey, beer, and tacos (plus a full bar, big screen tvs, and dog-friendly patio). For a fast food option made in Houston, dine in or pick up burgers or even a steak at Beck’s Prime.
Go Retro: Start your morning at Yale Street Grill and Gifts where you can get a diner breakfast and shop for antiques. Continue your treasure hunting at Heights Antiques. Cap off your day with a classic cocktail at Johnny’s Gold Brick.

 

For more information on Houston neighborhoods and home values, please contact Kathlyn at kat@whyilovehouston.com.

Or to download this page, please click here.  

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