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Old 01-24-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Price is the easiest way to see if it is a good area. If it is expensive it is good. If it is cheap it is bad. You can live in a bad area that will turn over. There area many areas in the Heights that are still like that. You just have to realize that change does not happen in a few years. It usually takes at least a decade. Areas farther from inside the loop will not turn around fast because the demand is low due to the location. Greens Point will probably never turn over. The hood has to stay somewhere.

There is no point in listing out the Memorial, Piney Point, Hunters Creek areas. Those are over a million. I don't even consider the Galleria, Bellaire, Meyerland area out of the loop. I would say memorial park is the true center of Houston as far as good areas are concerned. In general you have the good areas of Houston. It stretches from Voss/Hilcroft to Downtown. 610S to Oak Forest.

I think the East End and the southwest part of 5th ward will turn over next. That big KBR tract will be developed. They are going to do a lot of work on the bayou east of downtown starting in about 2-3 years.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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I would only consider inside of any of the loops if the neighborhood is all new, including new sewer system and gated. $170k minimum, 2car garage, with a good backyard
You may want to consider Stepford.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Westbury
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I would only consider inside of any of the loops if the neighborhood is all new, including new sewer system and gated. $170k minimum, 2car garage, with a good backyard
How about inside the beltway where entry level home is in tbe 300s? I hate this gotta be new and gated idea. Some of these areaa blow any mpc right out of the water in terms of value, appreciation, plot size, and area services. You couldnt unload the average new home on me for twice what its worth
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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How about inside the beltway where entry level home is in tbe 300s? I hate this gotta be new and gated idea. Some of these areaa blow any mpc right out of the water in terms of value, appreciation, plot size, and area services. You couldnt unload the average new home on me for twice what its worth
inside the beltway, 300k in a 200-350k brand new/gated... yes I would. throw in a 3rd garage an I'm moving. We have to be near the chinatown area tho like sharpstown or westchase. I really need *new*.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake/NASA
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Two neighborhoods that come to mind that are beautiful: Briargrove Park and Garden Oaks.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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Other than Westbury/Willowbend, Maplewood, Meyerland etc (DJBoutit I got ya cover with a mention of those areas ) Garden Oaks, Independence Heights, etc.


On HAR plug into the single, family home map sections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 34 http://search.har.com/engine/dispSearchClass1.cfm

With a reasonable price. 1 and 2 will get you MPC Humble/Summerwood/Fall Creek/Eagle Springs etc. so with that you may as well sometimes be Westside. But other than those areas that go up to millions being MPC and all find something under $350 with steller schools numbers and diversity wise. If you're not in Humble you're not going to find much.

Be careful of 9 because you'll find Oak Forest homes and that doesn't count but try zips boarder in between 45 and 59. That's a nice Aldine/Greenspoint somewhat bordering coverage area yes? Or just take off 9 and search the rest.

Try it. Search INSIDE the Beltway. Don't get confused when you notice it's Pearland boardering. Move on North and stay in the Beltway but out of 610 and stay EAST of 45 and 288 and find some nice houses and excellent to "good" schools.

*crickets*

Most can't recommend anything but Oak Forest, Meyerland, etc and keep west of 45
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Lakes of Fondren, Fontenac, etc...real big homes on huge lots...but no one is recommending them
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:42 PM
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Northwest side, inside beltway, just some examples:

Oak Lake Pointe:9510 Bayou Lake Ln,Houston, 77040-6898 - home value - HAR.com
(sold last year, nothing currently on market)

Laurel Creek: 9414 Spearman Dr, Houston, TX 77040 - HAR.com

Woodwind Lakes:9130 Woodwind Lakes Dr, Houston, TX 77040 - HAR.com

From this corner you can commute to downtown, Galleria, Energy Corridor, Willowbrook area (HP), IAH and The Woodlands all in under half an hour. (Would not recommend for Med Center commute though I do it pretty regularly and it takes 40 minutes mornings, 40-50 minutes evenings.)

Added: I hear you DejaBlue about east of 45. Do you know of any pocket neighborhoods there? I think the east end is starting to get a little more respect, I do hope so.

Last edited by fnh; 01-24-2014 at 04:23 PM.. Reason: Added comment
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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I am aware that the east side was always more industrial/working class than the westside, even when it was white.

I wonder if anyone has considered Jacinto City or Galena Park by the ship channel, or South Houston.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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The area of Houston that's in the northeast side of town that's right by the beltway rarely gets mentioned. I'm not sure what the area is called, but Google Maps has the area named as Houston Suburban Heights.

Another area that doesn't get mentioned at all is the part of town that's south of loop 610, but west of 288. Many people automatically label this area bad due to neighborhoods like Sunnyside and South Park being on the other side of 288, but the area isn't bad at all. It's just massively underdeveloped and nothing much but sprawl.
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