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Old 05-25-2011, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Which areas are more hype than substance?

Pearland
reminds me of Missouri City in the 80s...the hot area now with all the development but not much long term value in my opinion. Close to the South side of Houston so naturally its going to be a magnet for folks to move there. Kids already jumping borders from Sunnyside, South Park to attend Pearland ISD schools. A fad area as once it goes down folks will bolt overnight. The Towncenter area has already lost business.

Fresno/Arcola
1000% overrated...no real city services...another area that sprouted overnight with no real growth plan. Basically an extension of SW Houston with newer homes that are smaller and more expensive. Sienna Plantation folks isolated themselves from them with a quickness.

Humble
See Pearland except replace South Park with Homestead. No real transit options and I don't see any type of zoning. I prefer the old area by Will Clayton compared to newer areas.

Katy
Depends on where you live (Cinco Ranch, etc.). The Fry Road North area around 529 reminds me more of inner city Houston than a suburb as there's no zoning, stuff all over the place, cheap homes, etc. Overrated.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Which areas are more hype than substance?

Pearland
reminds me of Missouri City in the 80s...the hot area now with all the development but not much long term value in my opinion. Close to the South side of Houston so naturally its going to be a magnet for folks to move there. Kids already jumping borders from Sunnyside, South Park to attend Pearland ISD schools. A fad area as once it goes down folks will bolt overnight. The Towncenter area has already lost business.

Fresno/Arcola
1000% overrated...no real city services...another area that sprouted overnight with no real growth plan. Basically an extension of SW Houston with newer homes that are smaller and more expensive. Sienna Plantation folks isolated themselves from them with a quickness.

Humble
See Pearland except replace South Park with Homestead. No real transit options and I don't see any type of zoning. I prefer the old area by Will Clayton compared to newer areas.

Katy
Depends on where you live (Cinco Ranch, etc.). The Fry Road North area around 529 reminds me more of inner city Houston than a suburb as there's no zoning, stuff all over the place, cheap homes, etc. Overrated.
I don't know about Katy and Humble, but I think your analysis of Pearland and Fresno are spot on.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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That's why I am in Clear Lake. All the development fads are over except for League City.

Well really it was for a job
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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LOL...Fresno? I didn't know there was any "hype" about Fresno??? Home of Teal Run...one of the most foreclosure ridden areas in the Houston area for years.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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There was hype.....alot of those Teal Runs/Vicksburg, etc, folks grew up near me but they thought they were moving to paradise...

I would never spend money for a crib out there when I do better staying at my parent's house that had more space for way less

Plus, alot of folks thought Hightower High was the best thing since sliced bread but it has turned into nothing but a wannabe Willowridge with newer facilities
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Pearland is no where to close to overrated I would say Woodlands is a little overrated
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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There was hype.....alot of those Teal Runs/Vicksburg, etc, folks grew up near me but they thought they were moving to paradise...

I would never spend money for a crib out there when I do better staying at my parent's house that had more space for way less

Plus, alot of folks thought Hightower High was the best thing since sliced bread but it has turned into nothing but a wannabe Willowridge with newer facilities
Weird how you know what other people think. Btw, Vicksburg isn't Fresno and isn't zoned to Hightower
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Pearland is EXTREMELY over rated. The restaurants are all generic chains, the HEB is constantly running out of food, there's nothing to do besides watching tv in your badly built pre fab home.

Southwest Houston is leagues better, I can drive down to asia town, indian town, the galleria, meyerland plaza, bellaire triangle, and I get to live in lush green neighborhood full of wonderful homes with character,
everything you listed right near the loop is not even a suburb I totally disagree with you Pearland is not overrated if all you do is rate is a suburb by the quality of restaurants then every signal suburb is totally overrated
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Pearland is what Mo. City was in the 80s except with less character in my opinion

Folks were proud to own homes then and were very active in the community as the schools were a source of pride compared to what I see in Pearland now. Now, people want to own out there but have to work hard just to own a home. Four miles in Houston where I grew up, I can get a better built home, safe area for the same amount of cash. Pearland isn't that safe also.

Vicksburg, Teal Run....those areas are tied to each other indirectly....I wasn't impressed with either...you can stay up the road off Hiram Clarke in Brentwood or across there and get much more
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