Houston Heights (often referred to simply as “The Heights”) is a community in northwest-central Houston, Texas, United States. “The Heights” is often referred to colloquially to describe a larger collection of neighborhoods next to and including the actual Houston Heights. However, Houston Heights has its own history, distinct from Norhill and Woodland Heights. When Houston Heights was founded, it was a streetcar suburb of Houston which attracted people who did not wish to live in the dense city. This neighborhood features character-filled architecture, mom and pop-type shops and funky restaurants. Find interesting boutiques on 19th Street as well as thrift stores, antique havens, and cafes. The Heights is a perfect place to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the parks and diverse architecture.