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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]
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]
Dear Friends and Neighbors:Just in case you missed the postcard in the mail, here are some tidbits from the upcoming tour I am sponsoring for my friends and clients.  It will be a morning of fun and laughs and I will have coffee and mimosas for anyone interested. Along the way we will be taking the 1893 scenic country route that Heights' residents took into Houston.  Du...
Read Post [Posted on 03/24/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
 If  Houston were an independent nation, it would rank as the world's 30th largest economy, 23 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Houston Wal-Mart Inc. topped the list as the top revenue-grosser with $421,849 million in revenue and $16,389 million in profit in 2010. Houston metro area companies on the Fortune magazine list include (in reverse order):El Paso (No. 481 in...
Read Post [Posted on 03/10/2014 By Concepcion Ruiz]
I have only recently become a realtor. However, I am still an HSE specialist for ERP and am looking to spread my knowledge in real estate to home ownership.   Welcome to my blog!   Come back and enjoy Houston specific Real Estate news and home ownership specifics....
Read Post [Posted on 02/22/2014 By Anna Shaver]
Relocating to Houston?  Consider the Houston Heights.  Strategically located near major freeways with excellent transit time to downtown, Northwest, Galleria, and Greenway Plaza.  You can see where this neighborhood is locate at this map location with zip codes included:  http://www.zipmap.net/Texas/Harris_County/Z_Greater_Heights.htm ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2014 By Driscoll Bowman]
Townhome with a view of the lagoon, amidst trees overlooking the marina. Enjoy a balcony view from the master bedroom and living area of this tri-level townhome. Calm colors accentuate the natural light from the French doors leading to the spacious second floor deck. Brick accent wall and a wood burning fireplace are two special features. One car garage with washer/dryer connections also provides ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2014 By Susan Vaughan]
Historic Heights bungalow in the Norhill historic district. Expanded and renovated into a spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with modern updates throughout while still paying homage to its history by maintaining the original fireplace, built-ins, original front door and using reclaimed wood throughout the home. Trust me to make the winning offer on rare finds that won't ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/05/2013 By Cynthia Mullins]
Homeownership has helped Americans who might otherwise be unable to scrape together a nest egg do just that, Yale economics professor Robert Shiller noted in a New York Times editorial over the weekend.But the Swiss do just fine amassing household savings and have a much lower homeownership rate, Shiller noted, arguing that it’s time to take away some of the “enormous subsidy to homeownership” pro...
Read Post [Posted on 11/04/2013 By Ferdana Johnson]
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