The Greater Heights, also known as The Heights, is a leafy residential area with early-20th-century homes and quirky shops selling vinyl records, vintage fashions and original gifts. It’s also known for laid-back live music venues like Fitzgerald’s, and for 14 Pews, a small church turned indie movie house screening art-house films and documentaries. Donovan Park has a popular wooden-castle-themed playground.
The demand for housing is leading to the redevelopment of some areas to more dense urban forms while other areas are experiencing the rehabilitation of the older housing stock. Whether it is a new condominium or a rehabbed bungalow, Greater Heights is an area that is experiencing considerable investment and revival.
In Greater Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Greater Heights and residents tend to be liberal.