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Old 06-14-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: KATY, TX
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greenspoint is bad too.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Most of the inner loop was the original suburbia, thank you very much.
Worst: Inner Loop
Best: Downtown Houston!

Happy now? Or should I be more specific with which part of Downtown?

(Worst: Skyline District (Smith/Louisiana a.k.a. the REAL Energy Corridor)
Best: Historic District)
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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greenspoint is bad too.
I thought it was gunspoint
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I thought it was gunspoint
"Gunspoint" is a derogatory nickname for "Greenspoint" - It was very accurate in the late 1980s and early 1990s
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Best Champions

Worst ITL
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Worst: Inner Loop
Best: Downtown Houston!

Happy now? Or should I be more specific with which part of Downtown?

(Worst: Skyline District (Smith/Louisiana a.k.a. the REAL Energy Corridor)
Best: Historic District)
I am never happy.

Best: Allens landing.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Worst: Under the Pierce Elevated.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Vegankris ~ I assume you're a vegan? If so, have you heard of the organically raw food co-op that's the biggest now anywhere? I'm considering moving to Houston just because of this access to fresh food from local farmers and would love your opinion on which neighborhoods are more traditional (no gated subdivisions), maybe near the Arboretum where the co-op has it's pickup location? Your opinion on safe, affordable rental places would be appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Vegankris ~ I assume you're a vegan? If so, have you heard of the organically raw food co-op that's the biggest now anywhere? I'm considering moving to Houston just because of this access to fresh food from local farmers and would love your opinion on which neighborhoods are more traditional (no gated subdivisions), maybe near the Arboretum where the co-op has it's pickup location? Your opinion on safe, affordable rental places would be appreciated.
Hey Pomona! I am vegan and currently I'm working on opening up an actual cooperative grocery store with lots of local produce. We have a possible location, a board of directors and lots of community support. There is an awesome urban farm close by that has agreed to be one of our suppliers once we are up and running. The farm is within just a few miles of us, so the produce will be very fresh. I'm new to Houston, so not very familiar with the area near the arboretum. I live in Eastwood which is a community about 2-3 miles east of downtown. It's an older area and one of Houston's first residential neighborhoods. I'm a part of a CSA and my pickup is about 5.5 miles away in the Heights. It's easily bike-able from where I live and I actually really enjoy the ride, so I don't mind that it's a little far away.

My best advice to you as far as moving to Houston is to live as close to work as you can. Trust me that you don't want to have to rely on the Houston highways to get to work. They are awful! Think about miles and miles of a parking lot.... Also, although safety can be an issue, if you do your homework, you can find safe areas anywhere in Houston. People on this board seem to be overly obsessed with the "safety factor". We live in a transitional neighborhood, but I feel perfectly safe. I ride my bike home late at night at least 4 or 5 days a week and have never had a problem or felt unsafe.

Good luck!
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: KATY, TX
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"gunspoint" is a derogatory nickname for "greenspoint" - it was very accurate in the late 1980s, early 1990s, and even today!
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