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Old 12-17-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: League City
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Well obviously the bad areas in Clear Lake don't compare to the bad areas in Houston itself, so Clear Lake apts aren't necessarily war zones. But the fact remains, and most people will agree, there are run down complexes in Clear Lake. Compare the Cove, the Presidio, and the places on El Dorado to how they looked 10 years ago. Some places weather the storm, and others do not. These places did not. Also I once had a link to Clear Lake apartment crime stats, which I can't find anymore. From memory, that website comfirms what most people are suggesting.

As mentioned above, League City is a good place to search, too. Traffic can be an issue, but there are some good places to live there also.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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Do NOT rent at the Presidio. Some friends lived there, and in addition to it being super sketchy (as someone pointed out), the management doesn't respond to requests. My friend was pregnant in summertime and had to endure weeks of no AC.

League City would probably be a good bet. We checked out the Haven at South Shore about 3 years ago, and it was very nice. Some friends rented at the one near Tuscan Lakes and I don't know of any problems.

In my neighborhood (in Friendswood), you can rent a 3/2 house for around $1200 to $1300 as well. Zoned to Wedgewood Elementary.

About reviews: I've found that people who are mad tend to leave reviews most often. So they are skewed negative. Not sure whether I would use them to help make a decision. I'd trust people on this forum more.

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Old 12-18-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The upscale apts named in the post are all very good areas and close to UHCL. Anywhere in Clear Lake is not bad overall, however, ask those who live in the area and apartments on El Dorado are considered the "bad area" of Clear Lake, however not bad in the grand scheme of Houston but they are undesirable to long time residents of the area. Nasa Road 1 between the Gulf Freeway and Highway 3 - same thing - those apts are considered the "bad area" of Webster. Apartments also in decline are those directly on El Camino Real. Bay Area apts. heading toward decline are those between El Camino and Space Center -- not there yet but on their way. All areas, no matter how large or small have their "bad areas" (even if it is only one street or complex) that people try and avoid living. Just FYI - CCISD (Clear Creek Independent School District) is very highly ranked in the state of Texas - so you'd be good in that district.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I would not waste 1200 on renting.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Thank you all for your advice. We will be in Clear Lake area in a couple of days to check things out. I guess we will have to see things for ourselves and talk to residents of various complexes. I will let you know what we have found - it will be interesting to compare impressions.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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I think Wolf creek will be ur best choice. Please never choose retreat of clearlake. I have been facing a lot of problems.The closest one to UHCL is armand apartments but it is some what congested.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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daringdheeru, check the date of the last post before yours.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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The Retreat of Clearlake is anything but a retreat... unless your a roach! From day one of moving in here my place has been overrun with roaches no matter what I've tried to get rid of them. For the first six months of living here none of my belongings were outside of a storage container or plastic bags because I didn't want roaches in them. I have one futon because I know I will have to get rid of everything I own or put it in storage if I don't want to pack roaches to my new apartment.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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I have a son trying to buy an condo in the League City or Clearlake Area. He has looked at The Fairways at South Shore Harbour Condo's on Marina Bay. Anyone know how this huge and beautiful property really is?
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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They are nice - they were originally an all condo place and a lot of foreign investors snapped them open hoping to turn a big profit - when it didn't pan out, many were foreclosed on. I could be wrong but I believe part of the complex is standard apartments while mixed with those that are individually owned condos.
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