Independence Heights, Houston, TX
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Independence Heights Neighborhood Guide Houston, TX


Independence Heights is a vibrant, historical neighborhood located in north Houston, Texas and surrounded by major highways such as I-45 and 610 Loop for easy commuting. It's known for its rich history as the first black municipality of Texas and for its racially and culturally diverse community. The area's affordable housing offerings have led to a recent surge of new residents, contributing to the neighborhood's steady growth.

What You Will Love About Independence Heights, Houston, Texas

  • The sense of community in Independence Heights is palpable with numerous local events and festivals.
  • Its location provides convenient access to downtown Houston, the Heights, and other popular city areas.
  • It's a mixed-income neighborhood that preserves its unique history while embracing growth and development.

What's Nearby

Independence Heights is just a stone's throw from downtown Houston, offering easy access to its vibrant music scene, diverse culinary offerings, and professional sports games. It's also nearby the popular Greater Heights area, known for its hip restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

The Rental Market

The rental market in Independence Heights is quite affordable in comparison to other Houston neighborhoods. Over the past year, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment has been $1,242, with prices ranging from a low of $850 to a high of $1,612.

Rental Price Stability

Rental prices in Independence Heights have shown a moderate level of variability, as demonstrated by a standard deviation of $227.35. The range of prices indicates a variety of rental options for different income levels, contributing to the neighborhood's inclusive community.


Independence Heights offers a laid-back lifestyle combined with the vibrancy that comes with being so close to downtown. With its close-knit community, historic charm, and easy access to both work and play, Independence Heights offers a blend of urban living and southern hospitality. It's also home to several parks, providing ample outdoor activities for residents.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 187 restaurants, 56 grocery stores, and 16 parks within a mile of the Independence Heights neighborhood.

    El Paisno Meat Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    426 Crosstimbers St

    Kay Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    611 Crosstimbers St

    Amigos Meat Distributors

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store / Supermarket, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.3 miles

    611 Crosstimbers St

    Latin Specialties

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    4132 Airline Dr

    Fiesta Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    4711 Airline Dr

    Zapotlan Meat Market Taqueria

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.8 miles

    4420 N Shepherd Dr

Independence Heights Apartments and Rentals

105 Rental properties in Independence Heights, Houston, TX.

  • La Casita Apartments property


    La Casita Apartments

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    604–1241 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Dominion at Oak Forest property


    Dominion at Oak Forest

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    661–1155 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Holden Heights property


    Holden Heights

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    582–1271 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • The Apex property


    The Apex

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    661–924 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Room For Rent property


    Room For Rent

    1 Bed • 3 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 700 West Cavalcade Street property


    700 West Cavalcade Street

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    699 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Independence Heights Demographics

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Independence Heights Reviews

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  • Near Grocery Stores


    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Near Schools


    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Near Highways


    Say 3 of 4 renters

  • Nearby Parks


    Say 3 of 4 renters

Independence Heights Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.


Bike Score®

Some Transit

2 train stops, 2 other stops

MV Transportation


3920 North Fwy

METRORail Northline Transit Center / HCC Station

Train Stop

7705 Fulton St

Metro Heights TRANSIT Center


6010 N Main St


Independence Heights Schools

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