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Old 07-25-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: East End/Eastwood, Houston, TX
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I predict that it's going to be cookie cutter townhomes and glass towers like what's going on in midtown and rice military. It's proximity to downtown is too close for it not to end up that way. Since the east end doesn't have many established, nice old homes like the heights or montrose, most of what's left will be bulldozed for modern replacements. It'll probably make the skyline prettier eventually though, and make the traffic on the stretch of I-45 between I-10 and I-69 that much worse.

Doubt it in the short term future. Second Ward doesn't look much different than what Brooksmith, for example, looked like 10-15 years ago. No glass towers or "midtown effect" happening there. Just new single family homes, sprinkle of town homes and old renovated homes. I foresee the same effect for the Second Ward portion (North of Harrisburg/West of Lockwood) and the Eastwood portion (South of Harrisburg) of the East End in the near future. This year alone, four properties were completely rehabbed on my block alone here in Second Ward, no tear downs. To me that is significant being as there had been no interest in my general vicinity prior to that in the last 5 years I've lived here. My point...there are plenty of old properties left to renovate in the East End. However, I can see the "midtown effect" happening in the EaDo area immediately east of downtown. While part of the Greater East End, it is distinctly a whole different neighborhood, as Midtown is to Montrose.

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Old 07-25-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Upper Kirby, Houston, TX
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Doubt it in the short term future. Second Ward doesn't look much different than what Brooksmith, for example, looked like 10-15 years ago. No glass towers or "midtown effect" happening there. Just new single family homes, sprinkle of town homes and old renovated homes. I foresee the same effect for the Second Ward portion (North of Harrisburg/West of Lockwood) and the Eastwood portion (South of Harrisburg) of the East End in the near future. This year alone, four properties were completely rehabbed on my block alone here in Second Ward, no tear downs. To me that is significant being as there had been no interest in my general vicinity prior to that in the last 5 years I've lived here. My point...there are plenty of old properties left to renovate in the East End. However, I can see the "midtown effect" happening in the EaDo area immediately east of downtown. While part of the Greater East End, it is distinctly a whole different neighborhood, as Midtown is to Montrose.
I agree for the most part; I apologize as I wasn't really as specific as I should have been. I was referring to areas west of Milby st. and south of Navigation blvd only. You're also right that it's probably awhile before any extremely large buildings go up. The surrounding areas will definitely still see changes as a result though eventually.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Doubt it in the short term future. Second Ward doesn't look much different than what Brooksmith, for example, looked like 10-15 years ago. No glass towers or "midtown effect" happening there. Just new single family homes, sprinkle of town homes and old renovated homes. I foresee the same effect for the Second Ward portion (North of Harrisburg/West of Lockwood) and the Eastwood portion (South of Harrisburg) of the East End in the near future. This year alone, four properties were completely rehabbed on my block alone here in Second Ward, no tear downs. To me that is significant being as there had been no interest in my general vicinity prior to that in the last 5 years I've lived here. My point...there are plenty of old properties left to renovate in the East End. However, I can see the "midtown effect" happening in the EaDo area immediately east of downtown. While part of the Greater East End, it is distinctly a whole different neighborhood, as Midtown is to Montrose.
Its true, and even that will take some time. Give it a good 4 - 5 years and you will start seeing it. A good way to tell is when Midtown prices and EaDo prices of homes are very similar in cost. (this is the region directly east of downtown)

Montrose is Montrose, you just can't replace it easily. It'll last the way it is for atleast a long while. Even then when the culture is all gone 25+ yrs from now, It's location of being south of the Heights/Washington, west of midtown/downtown, north of museum district/west u, and east of highland village/galleria/upper kirby makes it so in demand for buyers. as people who generally buy inside the loop or city, want to be close to everything
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Houston
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This is a home inside the loop in 77029...

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Old 07-26-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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What does this Tier 1 stuff mean?

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Fact is that it is inevitable since the University of Houston has reached Tier 1 status and there is now considerable demand for better housing from this generation of students and the quality of life from a short commute by highly compensated university faculty and staff.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: East End/Eastwood, Houston, TX
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This is a home inside the loop in 77029...

If that is inside the loop as you say, then it's in Pleasantville (an area near the brewery), not the Greater East End district. The entire 77029 zip code lies north of Buffalo Bayou. The bulk of the East End lies SOUTH of Buffalo Bayou, East of US 59, north of I-45/Gulf Freeway and west of 610. Additionally, if you are using that picture to discount the fact that their are no nice homes in the East End, then the same can be shown for The Heights, West End or other "hot" areas. There are always gonna be trashy, unkept, abandoned properties in almost EVERY inner city neighborhood no matter how "it" they are. As inner city neighborhoods gentrify, these type of eyesore properties will decrease but will never completely go away.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Just purchased a new construction townhouse in the East End, so this would be good news for me
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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No it won't.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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Just purchased a new construction townhouse in the East End, so this would be good news for me
The East End covers a LOT of territory. Which neighborhood are you in? Many of the new townhouses are actually in Eado, just east of downtown.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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until the schools change, wishful thinking
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not really the school did not change with midtown, the demographs did.which lead to the schools changing
When Midtown changed it just meant J. Will Jones Elementary closed. Backlash Upon Backlash at HISD | Houston Press At first parts of Midtown that were previously zoned to J. Will Jones were zoned to Blackshear, but since then they've been changed to Gregory Lincoln K-8. Gregory Lincoln itself has downsized (the new campus is smaller than the old one) because the area itself is having fewer and fewer kiddos. A part of Midtown has always been zoned to MacGregor Elementary. Middle school: it's Gregory-Lincoln and has been for years.

As for high school, Midtown is mostly zoned to Lamar, with small bits going to Reagan.
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