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Old 10-07-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Here are some images I found of Greenspoint (they were taken by a forum member on what might be considered a competing site, so I can't link directly to the collection). These shots make it look like a very low density, office park district, with very little urban cohesion or walkable areas.











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That says nothing about the area. Sure you can display a few pics from the parking lot of a mall but that proves nothing. Greenspoint is more than just what you see from the mall parking lot.

Greenspoint has one of the largest concentration of businesses in the Houston area. It may have been a suburb in the 50's but now it's an urban area that is vital to the Houston economy.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I can't believe I'm defending Greenspoint and Sharpstown. Those are the two most dangerous areas of Houston and very unsightly. Westchase is nice but I wouldn't be caught in Greenspoint or Sharpstown after dark.

I'm thinking that's why I'm seeing it as being urban. I'll back off on the argument because the last thing i want to do is take up for those two areas.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I know you're sticking up for the city you love and I respect that. But again, Sharpstown and Greenspoint are not urban. I'll say it again. Urbanity is judged by the street level, not the air. Those pictures do reflect greenspoint perfectly. Office parks surrounded by a sea of asphalt with little connectivity to neighborhoods and not friendly pedestrian areas. Sharpstown is the same way. Now urban Houston hoods would be Rice Village, Downtown Houston, even 3rd ward is more urban. The TMC is a budding urban community.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I know you're sticking up for the city you love and I respect that. But again, Sharpstown and Greenspoint are not urban. I'll say it again. Urbanity is judged by the street level, not the air. Those pictures do reflect greenspoint perfectly. Office parks surrounded by a sea of asphalt with little connectivity to neighborhoods and not friendly pedestrian areas. Sharpstown is the same way. Now urban Houston hoods would be Rice Village, Downtown Houston, even 3rd ward is more urban. The TMC is a budding urban community.
I love Rice Village. It's the only area of Houston that I would leave Uptown for. The only problem is that I work Uptown so it just makes the most sense to live there too. But Rice Village has all the bars and pedestrian shopping.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Sorry, but Dallas? What about New York, Chicago, and San Francisco for the best? I've got nothing against Dallas but to see you put it at number one for shopping and food and such is surprising.
Outside of New York, Dallas has perhaps the best shopping in the nation (although I'm not a shopper). As for food, you can find ANYTHING in the DFW area.

People that come here on business from New York are surprised at the vast variety of food in the DFW area.

I don't know if it's 2nd or 3rd, but I'll bet you that DFW is close.. Don't knock it until you've visited and tried out the places in the DFW (especially Dallas) area.
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