Walkabout in Historic Heights

About the Greet:

During this Greet we will take a relaxing stroll down the tree-canopied esplanade along Heights Blvd. so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring some water if it’s a warm day. Along the way we will talk about the Heights’ rich history, its laid back culture, and its many historic buildings and houses which date back to the early 1900’s. We may even view a few unusual sculptures on our walk if we are lucky. Once we reach the end of the esplanade, we may venture onto 19th Street to relax over a cup of latte and window shop or browse through an antique shop, art gallery, or boutique. On the way back we can extend the walk a bit and view the World War 11 memorial (small but unique) if you so choose; it’s up to you. I aim to please so I will definitely gear the walk to your interests and needs. I look forward to meeting you and to sharing my favorite neighborhood in Houston.

About Me:

Hi, I'm Kathy and I've lived in Houston for the past 35 years. Throughout those years I've lived in various parts of our great city, but always my favorite intown, weekly getaway has been the Heights, one of Houston's oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods. I just love sitting outside at my favorite coffee shops, reading a book or contemplating life. And to top off my visit I always take a relaxing stroll under the trees along Historic Heights Blvd. I'd love for you to join me whenever you can; I think you'll love it (I've never met a person who didn't)!

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10 reviews

  1. Kathy was a super welcoming tour guide, who gave us the feeling of true Texan hospitality.. Wonderful walk, talk, coffee and ice cream along a beautiful area in Houston, that you should definitely see when you’re in town!

    Our trip wouldn’t be complete without this greet.

  2. #1 Thing to do in Houston!!

    Kathy was amazing! My trip to Houston was definitely made complete because of going on this Greet. If you love houses and learning history than this is the Greet for you! Also, Kathy is super fun to chat and get coffee with!

  3. Great walking in December 2018

    Thank you for this great walking tour in december

    after passing by in car, it was the first time we took the time to look at house. You made us understand the history of this area

  4. Great walking in December 2018

    Thank you for this great walking tour in december

    after passing by in car, it was the first time we took the time to look at house. You made us understand the history of this area

  5. Great tour!

    I liked this tour soo much! I highly recommend a tour with Kathy, she’s so interesting and documented about all the little stories of the houses and everything in this neighborhood. The Heights is a really nice place to walk in, even during the heat, and even with a toddler in a stroller. Without Kathy I would never had the idea to spend time at looking all these streets. Thank you Kathy!

  6. A Really Enjoyable Morning

    What a delight it was to meet with Kathy and wander the streets of The Heights, and to learn about the history and admire the lovely old homes. even got to sit on the porch swing. I was introduced to a area that I propably would not have found if I had not done this greet. Kathry was a gracious and informative guide. Thankyou.

  7. This is a MUST-DO Greet...

    Kathy was an amazing hostess. She chose a very easy place to meet up and was right on time. We had a fabulous wander around the Heights. Kathy’s knowledge of the history and passion for historical houses were inspiring. What a lovely lady 🙂
    Kathy went the extra mile allowing me to indulge in my love of shopping by escorting me around the local shops and stopping for coffee. I would most definitely recommend Kathy and a wander around the historical Heights as a great way to see a little more of what Houston has to offer and the fabulous hospitality of the local people…

  8. Worthy walk

    We took a pleasant walk on a super nice morning with kathy at heights. Those shady trees made the running track so cool to walk along and easy to admire historic and beautiful bungalows on each side. Good to know all those history about heights and stories behind each historic bungalow. I have to say Heights is the most beautiful neighborhood I’ve ever seen in Houston. If you’re gonna stay in Houston for a bit longer time, taking a walk in heights is definitely worthy. By the way, Kathy is really nice, she even brought a book about heights to us for information supplement.

  9. Very nice walk in the Heights

    I had a very nice afternoon visiting the Heights with Kathy and discovered many beautiful details and shops, along with interesting histories about the buildings.
    I hightly recommand this greet.

  10. Fantastic

    Had such a great time with Kathy. Thanks for the coffee!

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Heights Boulevard 1302
Houston 77008 TX US
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