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Old 07-06-2013, 12:13 AM
 
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How safe is the area of Southbelt/Ellington ABOVE Beltway 8, like around Fuqua, specifically the zip code of 77075?
Can anyone tell me anything about this area?
I see a lot of new homes in that area and am interested in possibly moving there.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Mike - what price range are you looking for? This might help forum posters suggest good zips for you. Other than safe area, what are you looking for - are you looking for a very diverse neighborhood or are you looking for primarily black, white, asian, hispanic (your previous posts listed race as one of the things you wanted to know about)? Are you looking for a lot of parks and recreation within the neighborhood or are you willing to drive a few miles for a park? Lots of kids in the neighborhood or few kids? I think Southbelt is fairly diverse, doesn't seem to be a high crime area - just working class people. Some areas flood - go to fema.gov and look for the flood maps and put in the address(es) you are interested in.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I grew up in that area (south of it in Clear Lake). I knew a lot of people in Sagemont and even lived in Windmill Lakes for a bit. The area seems to come and go but right now it is cleaning up somewhat, especially with the boom in Pearland and better connections to that area (the roads used to not connect except for cutting through Green Tee Terrace). The infill housing started with mayor's tax credits to get builders to fill in the beltway. Then came bigger developers and then better retail. The area is very diverse since it's where Southeast Houston's Latino areas meeting South Houston's African-American areas meeting the South Belt's older Caucasian neighborhoods.

It used to be a very disconnected area before all the roadways got hooked up (Clearwood to Blackhawk, Monroe to Pearland Parkway, Hughes and Scarsdale going through, etc...). There's going to be crime but not as bad as other parts of the inner belt southeast. With Hobby becoming a bigger player, it brings more jobs to the area and I think it's getting better.

And yes! Some areas flood pretty badly. I don't know if it's gotten worse or better as flood channels and retention ponds battle new development. There is a GREAT trail system down south of there along Blackhawk. It used to be deserted wooded areas but it's now all filled in with nicer neighborhoods.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Texas7 and timtemtim- Thank you for helping.

Timtemtim, that is very informative, I did not know any of that, thank you again.

Texas -

Price range- Between $100,000 and $140,000.
Diversity, I would like some diversity, because I just dont to be surrounded by 100% white, or 100% hispanic, or 100% black, a little diversity would be good. Not a big deal at all.
We are looking for a good amount of parks, no preference whether lots of kids or no kids in the neighborhood, but I personally do have little kids, so they would like a safe park.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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There is an older neighborhood in Pearland called Dixie Hollow where you might find homes in that range. Also, as you mentioned - areas of Sagemont. Check the address out on Floodsmart.gov (you want it to come up as moderate to low risk) and then you can look at FEMA's site to see if it is actually in preferred zone x.

Camino South in Clear Lake would give you that price range homes as would Heritage Park in Friendswood. I'd avoid Forest Bend in Friendswood. In any of them, you should have some diversity.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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There is an older neighborhood in Pearland called Dixie Hollow where you might find homes in that range. Also, as you mentioned - areas of Sagemont. Check the address out on Floodsmart.gov (you want it to come up as moderate to low risk) and then you can look at FEMA's site to see if it is actually in preferred zone x.

Camino South in Clear Lake would give you that price range homes as would Heritage Park in Friendswood. I'd avoid Forest Bend in Friendswood. In any of them, you should have some diversity.
I grew up in Camino South, exactly in his price range. My parents sold their house there last year for 130. It was 4 bedrooms with a newly redone pool. There are smaller nice houses for cheaper in that neighborhood, also meadow green and pipers meadow which has some very rare late 80's architecture! (almost nothing was built between 86 and 90 when you couldn't GIVE a house away in Houston). I love the split level plans there. None of those neighborhoods flood. We made it through Ike, Allison, Alicia, others with zero water or wind damage except for minor fence repairs.
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