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Old 07-26-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Houston & DFW
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So this post came as a question my boyfriend and I asked ourselves because we're planning on buying a house in Houston some years from now. It's safe to say that about 15 years ago, no one would imagine how much Midtown would have changed, the same goes to the Washington Corridor (Rice Military, Sawyer Heights) about 7 or so years ago. Right now, It seems like the hot revitalized neighborhood is EaDo. In about 5-10 years from now, I'm sure it'll look completely different than it does now. This is all strictly opinion-based from your own observations and predictions.

The neighborhoods I would say, with a small reason why:
Inner Loop:
Third Ward-This area is already seeing some new townhomes being built on its edges. It's destined for a makeover with it's close proximity to downtown, TMC, UH, Midtown, and museums.
Northside Village-This one's very iffy for me. It's hard for me to see this one redeveloped, but there's the breweries, the new light rail and the need for close downtown living that makes me think this area might see a change for the better.

Outside the Loop:
Woodlake/Briar Meadow- This is wishful thinking for me (I grew up around this area), but it's just too close to everything great in Houston to be looking as rough as it does.
Spring Branch: This has potential to gentrify the way Washington did. (I haven't been over in this area in YEARS so it could be a possibility that it already has gentrified.)

Feel free to include some suburbs you think might stand out within the next few years.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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Parts of Spring Branch are already well under way. It has some really nice spots mixed in there. What I like about it is that it won't be peppered with three story townhomes. Although there are some townhome developments in the area and more on the way, I doubt it will be rampant like other areas.

Spring Branch: This has potential to gentrify the way Washington did. (I haven't been over in this area in YEARS so it could be a possibility that it already has gentrified.)
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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I believe you'll see a lot of value appreication from Westbury within the next 3-5 years.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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They're trying to kick all the black folks out of 3rd ward. It's going to become another area saturated with white people, bland townhouses and no history. Mexicans already taking over TSU.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I think the 77045 & 77085 in few yrs contractors will be buying homes and flipping them. This area is close to Med Center and Down Town. Here are the areas that are going to get flipped

Brentwood Park
Cambridge Village
Dumbarton Oaks
Windsor Village

You can get a 1600 to 2200 sqft home with good bone that needs remodeling for $70k to $100k
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Denver
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They're trying to kick all the black folks out of 3rd ward. It's going to become another area saturated with white people, bland townhouses and no history. Mexicans already taking over TSU.
Half of them are already gone. There's some great bones there, think they're gonna tear down all the older homes? What was The Washington Ave area like before the townhouses and mid-rises?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Spring Branch, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Parts of the Heights, Timbergrove, and East Downtown. I think 3rd Ward will take a very long time to turn around. Maybe 20-30 years. I think 5th Ward could turn into something west of I59. It takes a very long time to gentrify an area. Heights started when I was a child and I am almost 40. Washington is unique because it was never a really bad area and it is relatively small.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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It was mostly frame bungalows. Easy to tear down and not really worth remodeling.

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Half of them are already gone. There's some great bones there, think they're gonna tear down all the older homes? What was The Washington Ave area like before the townhouses and mid-rises?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There are still huge parts of Spring branch that are trashed. It is really sad as the area used to be very nice.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Half of them are already gone. There's some great bones there, think they're gonna tear down all the older homes? What was The Washington Ave area like before the townhouses and mid-rises?
They're already tearing down homes and replacing them with houses similar to the ones in the suburbs. 3rd Ward is still a good 75 to 80 percent black though.
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