Most services are located along 19th Street and Rutland Street and include eclectic shops, restaurants, theatres, and local businesses. There are even two pet supply stores in the area, Natural Pawz and Kriser's Natural Pet, where you can restock supplies or get a special treat with your canine companion.
Houston weather is usually sunny and fine with mild winters and very hot summers. Spring and fall are warm and ideal, however, you need to be careful of the heat in summer which can be extreme. Make sure you and your pup do not overexert yourself on long treks. Winters are not too cold and a jacket is usually sufficient, however, freezing rain can occur occasionally, making walkways treacherous. Wait for icy surfaces to thaw before venturing out.
Although there are plenty of single-family homes, there are also apartments and condominium complexes and buildings in the area provide a variety of dwellings. Due to the community's age, streets are narrow, and buildings are closely set. There are sidewalks and grassy berms throughout the region providing cool, safe walkways for pedestrians and pets. The land is flat and there are no steep hills to negotiate, so people and pups of all ability levels can get around the area easily.
The larger Heights region is bordered by freeways on the north, south, and east and a canal on the west side which impede on foot travel out of the district.
Marmion Park is centrally located in Greater Heights and there is a greenway trail located on the boulevard between the north and southbound lanes of Heights Boulevard next door. This small park has paved paths, trees, and open area to wander through as well as a bandstand where live performances can take place.
Halbert Park is located in the northern section of the neighborhood and features basketball and tennis courts. There are paved paths, shade trees, and open lawns to visit in this small but attractive park. Love Park is located to the south and features many recreational facilities inducing a recreation center, outdoor pool, and a playground. This park is more open and has paved trails for walking with your dog.
There are two dog parks a short drive away from Greater Heights, TC Jester Dog Park to the northwest and Johnny Steele Dog Park to the south These parks provide space where your dog can play off-leash.