Sara’s Inn is located in the Houston Heights walking distance from great restaurants, shopping and the Heights running trail. The neighborhood has long been recognized for its diversity of turn-of-the-century architectural styles in both residential and commercial buildings. Influences from Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Bungalow styles dominate the area. But many others, including several late Victorian mansions, make up over 100 structures on the National Register. It is the integrity of architectural style which placed most of them on the register.
The Heights’ history is unique. Development of the 1,765 acre tract began in the late 1880’s as one of the first professionally planned suburbs in Texas. It was annexed by the City of Houston in 1918 but continues to feel like a small city within a big city. Mixed in with the residential homes are many churches, local restaurants, small businesses, and a variety of shopping and entertainment options.
The Heights has its own running trail along Heights Boulevard, a bike trail that runs along 7th street and the Donovan Park located at 7th and Heights Boulevard. At any time during the day you can see people walking along the trail with their dogs or going for a run. It is one of those places that, although it has undergone many changes during the last 200 years, still feels like one community.