Diverse and electric are two words that describe the vibrant area of Houston Heights, located 4 miles northwest of downtown Houston. The established historic town is home to a large collection of preserved Victorian homes. The area has a population of about 39,362 inhabitants with an astounding average household income of $127,287 according to real estate software company Point2Homes. A study done by CNN Money ranked Houston Heights are the 4th best big city neighborhood in the nation. Home to many small bars and restaurants, National Geographic described the area as a “mini-Austin”.
The racial breakdown of the area shows 58% white, 34% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian, and 2% was made up of other races according to the 2010 census. There are 17,645 total households with 9,120 of those being family homes. An average of 2 people live in most of the 17,645 households with 9.87% having children.
The town is relatively young and has a diverse population in terms of age. Population makeup of the area was reported as 7% under the age of 5, 10% between 5-17, 73% between 18-65, and 10% over the age of 65.
Serving the area is the Houston Independent School District, the largest school district in the state and the seventh-largest in the nation. It serves over 209,000 students and includes over 280 campuses from your family to pick from.
Listed below are the top-rated schools within the district:
The mission statement from the Houston Independent School District is listed below:
The Board of Education’s mission is to equitably educate the whole child so that every student graduates with the tools to reach their full potential. Every child shall have equitable opportunities and equal access to an effective and personalized education in a nurturing and safe environment. Our students will graduate as critical thinkers and problem solvers; they will know and understand how to be successful in a global society.
According to HoustonProperties.com, the Heights is one of the Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods because of its great accessibility and abundance of family activities. From outdoor trails and parks to vibrant bars and restaurants, Houston Heights provides a menu of fun for both the kids and adults!
The Heights has a perfect balance of a deep history and a refreshing live scene.
Below are listed just a few of the many activities that you can enjoy with family and friends!