Sara’s Inn is located in the Houston Heights and is 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 Victorian mansions, make up over 100 structures on the National Register. It is the integrity of architectural style which placed most of these homes 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 originally its own City with its own mayor, fire department and schools, but was annexed by the City of Houston in 1918. Due to its original development, which included a mix of residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial complexes, it continues to feel like a small town within a big city. Residents and visitors today enjoy one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Houston, as there are a multitude of churches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. Several things not to miss when visiting the Heights is the 19th Street shopping district and Heights Theatre, attending a performance of the Heights Opera when in season, or walking to one of the many one-of-a-kind dining options that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
If you are into working out while traveling, then the Heights is the place to stay. Complete with its own running trail along Heights Boulevard, a running and bike trail that runs along 7th street (which you can take all the way into downtown). 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 maintains the character of a vibrant community.