The Greater Heights area includes some of Houston's most pleasant neighborhoods as well as a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene, especially on the Washington Street corridor.
Houston's first suburb, built around a streetcar line, The Heights today is centrally located compared to the far flung modern suburbs. It is a large district of gingerbread Victorian homes as well as early 20th Century bungalows.
- Houston Telephone Museum, 1714 Ashland Street, ☎ 713-861-9784, . A museum of telephone history.
- Art Car Museum, 140 Heights Blvd, ☎ 713-861-5526, . Changing exhibits of art cars, art, and whatever else the curator wants to show off. Donation Only.
- Catalan Food and Wine, 5555 Washington, ☎ 713-426-4260, . Catalan offers a Spanish-influenced menu and an extensive wine list. Reknowned restaurateurs Grant Cooper and Charles Clark have been wowing Houstonians and food critics alike at Catalan. Reservations required.
- Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd, ☎ 713-861-8666, . Raindow Lodge serves wild game dishes and seafood selections in a 100 year old log cabin perfect for the dining experience. Reservations required.
- Porch Swing Pub, 69 Heights Blvd, ☎ (713) 880-8700, . With a huge out door patio and ample seating inside, Porch Swing is a favorite among residents of The Heights to go and watch a football game with friends or to celebrate a birthday in a large crowd. The atmosphere is very laid back. And yes, there is a porch swing out front you and about three or friends can sit on and take pictures on.
- Waldo's Coffee House, 1030 Heights Blvd, ☎ (713) 769-0700, . Great place to sip coffee, play a board game, or work on your laptop. They have live music on Saturday nights, too.