U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Halloween!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-26-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
6,398 posts, read 9,333,612 times
Reputation: 3751
How funny - and I much prefer the Clear Lake/Old Pearland area over the Woodlands. But heavily wooded isn't a big deal to me. I like a few trees but not overkill.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-26-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: not new to houston anymore
276 posts, read 411,700 times
Reputation: 249
i'm not sure where i have been driving, but i've been to pearland a few times and have been pretty impressed by how nice it is. guess it depends on where you are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-26-2011, 09:27 PM
 
24 posts, read 98,351 times
Reputation: 19
^ I agree. I lived there last year after moving from KS and believe me there is a lot worse out there. The op was probably in the old part of town as the "new" Pearland is just like any other suburb. Not great but not bad either.

I was getting my car fixed a couple of months back and the mechanic told me that the other side of 288 used to be nothing but forest/trees. Is it true they only started developing it in the late 90's/2000's?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-26-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
12,305 posts, read 13,191,972 times
Reputation: 4777
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimBaker488 View Post
The coastal prairies of the Houston area just ain't very pretty, no matter how you cut it. I used to live in the Clear Lake area, which is just on the other side of the Gulf-Freeway/I-45 from Pearland, and as one would expect it's very much the same as Pearland. Fact I used to work with people from the "The Woodlands" area of Houston who used to ridicule me about living in an area without many trees. You know, trees are a big freeken deal up in The Woodlands.
Not just The Woodlands.

South of I-10 there just isn't a whole lot of tall pine trees.

I used to live in far NW Houston off of 1960 in the Champions area & it looked just like The Woodlands minus the zoning & newness of course
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2011, 08:17 AM
 
9,939 posts, read 7,232,247 times
Reputation: 8042
Quote:
Originally Posted by alext82 View Post
^ I agree. I lived there last year after moving from KS and believe me there is a lot worse out there. The op was probably in the old part of town as the "new" Pearland is just like any other suburb. Not great but not bad either.

I was getting my car fixed a couple of months back and the mechanic told me that the other side of 288 used to be nothing but forest/trees. Is it true they only started developing it in the late 90's/2000's?
Yes. I just met someone who lived in Pearland back when Cullen and 518 was actually a deadman's curve.

PEARLAND, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

Quote:
In 1989 the town had a population of 15,688 and 456 businesses. In 1990 the population was 18,697, and the city had expanded into Harris County. The population was 37,640 in 2000.
The population now is over 100,000.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2011, 08:43 AM
 
457 posts, read 677,428 times
Reputation: 291
I live in East Pearland (just off Pearland Parkway) and like the mix of old and new - granted the 35 is a mess right now - apparently it will take 48 months to complete the road .

I like driving up to Pearland Town Center to shop or eat but would not want to live up there - the traffic at rush hour and at the weekend is awful. I also get completely turned around in Shadowcreek, every section looks the same.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2011, 08:50 AM
 
2,215 posts, read 4,637,410 times
Reputation: 1014
Quote:
Originally Posted by nana053 View Post
Yes. I just met someone who lived in Pearland back when Cullen and 518 was actually a deadman's curve.

.
I lived in Pearland then....it was a little town not a burb. I think the older part of Pearland is better...much less congested. Pearland Pkwy is a pretty drive but Im sure it will fill in with more strip centers. Green Tee is a very nice older neighborhood with alot of character compared to the new cookie cutter look.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
1,085 posts, read 423,086 times
Reputation: 468
I think what totally threw me off were trees and shrubs not trimmed at all, so everything looked like wild growth. The overuse of "Pear" in large signs is kinda annoying too. I saw that barn looking tavern, looks 'cool' except everyone had an old personal/service pickup truck.
I'll try to visit the town center soon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
15,831 posts, read 19,329,059 times
Reputation: 6657
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimBomb View Post
I think what totally threw me off were trees and shrubs not trimmed at all, so everything looked like wild growth. The overuse of "Pear" in large signs is kinda annoying too. I saw that barn looking tavern, looks 'cool' except everyone had an old personal/service pickup truck.
I'll try to visit the town center soon.
You're not missing anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Houston (Bellaire)
285 posts, read 268,940 times
Reputation: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spade View Post
Basically. It's a suburb. Same as Frisco or Schaumburg, IL.
Except not as wealthy as Frisco, nor nearly as nice-looking.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top