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Residential towers are popping up all over Houston— one near the Galleria and two Downtown. Pelican Builders Inc. is breaking ground on The Wilshire, a 17-story luxury condominium tower near the Galleria, in May. The building will be at 2049 Westcreek Ln. on the site of the former Westcreek apartment complex. Pelican purchased the land, immediately south of SkyHouse River Oaks, ab...
Read Post [Posted on 03/04/2015 By John Askins]
Crawfish Festival in the Heights Just a quick note to alert you of an upcoming Heights event. If you are interested in the Heights...it's cool old homes, history, funky shops, etc., here is another reason to visit and wander around. The annual crawfish festival has been on-going for a decade now, sponsored by the Heights Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free for music, entertainment,...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By Richard Martin]
It’s unusual for a home built in 1936 to have en suite baths – but this jewel nestled in River Oaks  at 3775 Del Monte does; each bedroom has its own bath. Remaining within the same family since it was built, this home also has other features that are original to the house … the mahogany staircase with turned balusters and carved newel post, the vintage Carrara®  g...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Judith Sinnard]
  There are a lot of reasons to love the Heights: the history of the homes and people; the varying house styles from pre-1900's Victorians to the early 1910-20's Craftsman style, and just the ambience of the area. One really cool feature that we have here is the old storefront buildings. These might have been corner stores years ago but have since been re-purposed and are s...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Richard Martin]
The weather is heating up and so is the rental market!  Inquiries have been flooding our office and people are looking to rent now! If you have any questions about renting or any thoughts of moving, please contact me at 409-771-1526.  The Condo in the video above is currently pending! Renter will be moving in March 1st.   ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/12/2015 By Elyse Mayer]
Historic District, City Tax Exemption, Walk Score of 82 The Mediterranean Revival home at 1845 Harvard St., has been totally gutted, renovated and expanded to over 4000 SF by premier Heights builder HDT. The price of this 3/3.5/2 4083 SF house is $1.2M. See attached YouTube video for photos of this unique home. Also click here for  Complete MLS details. This is the John L. Tibbott ho...
Read Post [Posted on 01/28/2015 By Richard Martin]
The Best Neighborhood in the Heights? THis is a post I did over a year ago but is still apropos. It is a question I get asked all the time. "What is the best part of the Heights?" There is no obvious answer. Woodland Heights and the original Houston Heights are certainly the premier areas, but with the boom in constuction and all the Heights Historic Districts (there are now 7...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By Richard Martin]
Hello! Welcome to Livingston,Tx. Welcome to Polk County, Texas!! The Pineywoods of East Texas have been a popular destination for visitors seeking adventure since long before Davy Crockett put on his coonskin cap and headed for the Lone Star State!  For over 40 years Lake Livingston has drawn avid boaters and fishermen to the area for fun filled days away from the hustle and b...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Marie Castecka]
Livingston parks play host to a variety of events! Livingston's 100 acre Pedigo Park leads the outdoor pack among city parks as the locale for major events and room to play, while Mathews Street Park offers alternatives activities and smaller parks provide other possibilities. Pedigo Park located on U.S.. 59 just North of U.S.. 190 is home to two fishing ponds, fields for baseball, softb...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Marie Castecka]
Did you know...In 1907, League had two railroad flatcars of live oak trees left by the railroad tracks.  These were for the residents to plant on their property.  George W. Butler and his son Milby supervised the planting of the trees, now known as the Butler Oaks.  Many of the same trees line Main Street to this day. ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/15/2014 By Kristi Wright]
Living in the Heights....Small town feel inside a big city - what other area of Houston can say the same?!Friendly neighbors and unique shops, you can find it all in the Heights!Modesty is the best policy in this area of town.Families, friends and young couples are not bound down by the hustle and bustle of city life nor are they lured into the trendy spotlights and nightclubs of other areas ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Gail Medina]
As a native Pittsburgher, I have had a long-time love affair with the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, since first visiting two of his most magnificently designed homes nestled in the lush landscape of the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. Although Fallingwater is built partly over a waterfall  and is considered to be the "best all-time work of American Architecture ", the magnificent...
Read Post [Posted on 08/21/2014 By Susan Whitacre]
Appreciate art.... shop for unique items.... and make new friends!All today, at White Linen Night in the Heights.This evening is the 8th annual event of a tradition that began as an extension of a similar event in New Orleans.  So, I guess you can say - it's a "southern thing."  As the name entails... wear white (yes, all white).As the name may not entail... there is much to do, see and ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/02/2014 By Gail Medina]
Before there was Midtown, EADO, or Uptown, before it all there was The Heights. One of the first planned neighborhoods in Houston’s history, and recently named No. 4 Best Big City Neighborhood 2013, by CNN Money Magazine, The Heights, only four miles from downtown, is far enough from the speed of the city to unwind but close enough to save your nerve...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By MarkV Villarreal]
“The best downtowns instill a sense of pride in their cities,” according to Livability.com.The website recently ranked the top 10 best downtowns for 2014. Among the factors analyzed for the list, say the editors, were data on improvement in retail and office vacancy rates, the number of people moving to the area, income growth, unemployment, and the ratio of people who live and work i...
Read Post [Posted on 04/03/2014 By John Askins]
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