"A city is not so unlike a person.  They both have the marks to show they have many stories to tell.  They tear things down and make new again.”

- RASMANIA MASSOUD, BROKEN ABROAD  

 

The story of Sunset Heights goes almost as far back as the city of Houston itself.  Houston, and the land on which the Heights is located, went through multiple divisions and multiple owners during the first 50 years of its existence.  By the turn of the century, several groups of developers, some formed ad hoc, began to carve out neighborhoods to the north of White Oak bayou and northwest of the burgeoning downtown Houston center.  Sunset Heights was among the first wave of those developments, established in tradition and dynamic in spirit.  Click below for a tour of the history of Sunset Heights with selected pictures and documents from that history.   

 
 Through the efforts of many people, a 300 acre tract of land northwest of downtown Houston becomes Sunset Heights, in a story going back nearly as far as Houston itself

Through the efforts of many people, a 300 acre tract of land northwest of downtown Houston becomes Sunset Heights, in a story going back nearly as far as Houston itself

 Scattered herein are some photographic memories of Sunset Heights’ past. If you have old photos that you’d like your neighbors to see, let us know

Scattered herein are some photographic memories of Sunset Heights’ past. If you have old photos that you’d like your neighbors to see, let us know