About the Houston Heights Association
comprehensive Heights website is brought to you by
the Houston Heights Association Inc. (HHA),
a nonprofit organization formed in 1973
for the purpose of encouraging and promoting the
enhancement of the Houston
Since 1973, the
HHA has been the driving force behind the
neighborhood's revitalization. HHA address the scope
of neighborhood needs from deed restrictions,
community assistance, and crime reduction to
beautification, historic preservation, and
revitalization. Today, there are more than 1,000
members. HHA and the residents of Houston
Heights are continually working to improve and enhance the community by
fostering a sense of identity and camaraderie much
like that found in the day of O. M. Carter.
In 1983, the community was designated as a Historic
Multiple Resource Area by the National Park Service
and listed in the National Register of Historic
Places. This designation recognizes the area's
overall historical significance as well as the
unique value of the more than 100 individually
listed private and public buildings that give the
Heights its special quality and charm.
In 1991, the City designated
Heights to be a Historic District of the City of
Houston, and the
Houston Heights received an official Texas Historical Marker commemorating the founding
Other wonderful features that combine to make the
Houston Heights an outstanding place to call home are:
Heights Boulevard, a living photograph of "how it used to be"
featuring distinctive turn-of-the-century homes,
privately maintained parks, several churches,
and a public library and special City of Houston
designation as a "Scenic Right-of-way"
Charming tree-lined streets framed the largest concentration of
historic homes in
The most spectacular playground in the city the "Heights Playground"
Park, completely designed, funded, and constructed by the people of the
The unique 19th street historic
business district as well as a variety of
antique and specialty shops that make the area a
Mecca for antique shoppers
Educational opportunities that include preschool, parochial schools
as well as outstanding public schools which
feature traditional programs as well as
innovative classes for gifted and talented
Annual events, such as the Historic Heights Home and Garden Tour,
Heights Fun Run, Heights Bike & Skate Rally and
Holiday Open House. Hundreds of volunteers greet
thousands of visitors who come to celebrate the
history and tradition of the community at these
Warm, friendly people who keep that small-town feeling alive.
Heights…an outstanding place to call home!