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Old 01-04-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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I just recently moved in a house in Willowbend (Willow Meadows just next door). Anybody have any thoughts about these neighborhoods (good and bad)? I like it so far, but not sure what the future holds for the area. I dont see South Post Oak getting any new restuarants/shops and stuff like that to make it more appealing of a street. It seems like a quiet area, just figured i would see more younger couples such as myself. Older people are just fine, but not sure what will happen to neighborhood in 10 years?

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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My wife and I moved in to Post Oak Manor (the southern portion of the neighborhood) last year. After a year in the area I can tell you it's really pleasant and quiet, and that the neighborhood itself is a great place for walking, biking, and just sitting on your back porch.

As far as South Post Oak goes...well there aren't many options for those of us "younger" folks to be in our element, but you could check out the Crowe bar or Hunter's Pub

All in all, I think it's a great place to live. Annie's burgers and Cue burgers are awesome for breakfast on weekends and theres always Meyerland for more upscale / chain restaurants.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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As a former homeowner in Willow Meadows (I owned when I was in my 20s), I can tell you it is a great place to live, and is only going to increase in value. Younger people are moving in as many of the homeowners pass away or the middle aged ones retire and move on.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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I also live in Willow Meadows I love this area I do not every plan to leave it is so close to everything & crime is not that bad really I have lived here my whole life
Once you go east of the train tracks to Westwood the crime is like 25% to 30% higher
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:00 PM
 
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It is a good area. Right off the loop, so what if Post Oak looks bad? So does Shepherd and Durham through the Heights and look at the prices around there. I know it is apples to oranges, but when you live in town some blight on the major streets can come with the territory. As far as that goes, a lot of suburbs have horrible looking main streets. Look at FM 1960 or Louetta for example, they are no scenic drives.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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It is a good area. Right off the loop, so what if Post Oak looks bad? So does Shepherd and Durham through the Heights and look at the prices around there. I know it is apples to oranges, but when you live in town some blight on the major streets can come with the territory. As far as that goes, a lot of suburbs have horrible looking main streets. Look at FM 1960 or Louetta for example, they are no scenic drives.
S. Post Oak has a lot of houston "Personality".

Of course, I grew up off of Telephone rd, so I can appreciate that sort of thing.

In all seriousness, the area is set to have a huge park / greenspace developed over the next few years: Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. That combined with proximity to the loop and med center definitely positions it for improvement in the future.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Houston - Willow Meadows
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Willow Meadows and Willowbend are two different neighbor hoods. Willow Meadows is a little higher end neighborhood due to it's closer in location and a percentage of the homes are bigger plus there is much more new construction. Willowbend is a great neighborhood that is also close in with almost all original ranch style homes. There was lots of renovations to the homes over these past 20 years which has seen the value go up tremendously. Renovators like this neighborhood because of the ranch style homes that were built in the 50's and 60's. They have their own neighborhood security with off duty HPD which makes it even more appealing than some other Houston neighborhoods (ie: Heights) because you don't want to solely rely on HPD in Houston. This is a great, affordable close in Houston neighborhood. The nearby areas are experiencing some new retail centers and the Willow Water Hole is nearby too.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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thx everybody, keep the emails coming. I am enjoying the feedback.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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I have a co-worker who has lived in that area for several years and highly recommends it. She hasn't heard great things about the public schools, but that is not an issue for her.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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whats better between Hunter's Pub and Crowe Bar?
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