The Heights, or Houston Heights, is a popular and trendy inner loop neighborhood in Houston. Although it’s close to the city, The Heights and surrounding communities are very much a suburban landscape. One of the neighborhood’s key draws is its proximity to bars, coffee shops, shopping, and eclectic restaurants. The area dates back to the late 1800s and boasts over 100 registered historic landmarks. The average home in Houston Heights was built in the 1940s.