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Old 07-03-2018, 12:40 PM
 
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But you can build such a home in the inner / middle suburbs with a shorter commute, since the lots are equally or more spacious than those in the outer suburbs. Why do the extra commute?



Please show me that which you speak of? I'm drawing a blank on inner/middle suburbs


If you're talking about Lazybrook, etc. That's nice/ghetto is right down the street. I'll pass. Inside the beltway is too many "nice" areas with trashy areas within proximity. This is my main problem with Westbury. The outer suburbs may have tons of apartments but it's not overun with the low rent, built in the 70s and before <$800 places like inside the Loop.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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If you're talking about Lazybrook, etc. That's nice/ghetto is right down the street. I'll pass. Inside the beltway is too many "nice" areas with trashy areas within proximity. This is my main problem with Westbury. The outer suburbs may have tons of apartments but it's not overun with the low rent, built in the 70s and before <$800 places like inside the Loop.
Increasingly there are more low rent/trashy places outside of Beltway 8 but inside of Highway 6/1960. Look at Spring ISD.

I wonder if people are willing to buy up and demolish more low rent apartments in the areas between BW8 and 610 in west Houston?
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:47 AM
 
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I like space, too. Right now I live an 1800 square foot ranch house, and it's ok but I'd like another room--an office--so I don't have to do my evening work sitting at the kitchen table or on the couch. But there is a case to be made that we need to reconcile our desire for larger spaces with what is sustainable for the whole of the society. I think we saw some of the effects of this with the flooding from the Harvey rains. I'm not saying that it was all the fault of poor suburban planning, but that definitely factored in, from everything I read. 3500 square foot homes should, even in the suburbs, come at a premium and should not be available for very many people, imho, because the more of them we make, the more unsustainable we become. I realize it's an argument between the absolute value of "what I want" vs "the society's needs," but I think it's an important thing to consider. My hope is that living in smaller spaces becomes more desirable as we move into the future so that we can reduce the use of space overall.
Assuming her 3500 sq ft home is a two story, her home has a smaller footprint than your 1800 sq ft ranch. Maybe ranches should come at a premium because they are not better for the whole of society.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:49 PM
 
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The funny part is that all these places (except River Oaks) flooded during Harvey. Memorial is only attractive because of the trees in the incorporated villages--like The Woodlands near/in the city. Meyerland is dead center in a natural flood control reservoir, but the pool extends to neighboring Bellaire and Westbury.

The only things that saved River Oaks from widespread flooding, like the other places, are the large urban parks along Buffalo Bayou that soaked up water like a sponge.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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Increasingly there are more low rent/trashy places outside of Beltway 8 but inside of Highway 6/1960. Look at Spring ISD.

I wonder if people are willing to buy up and demolish more low rent apartments in the areas between BW8 and 610 in west Houston?



And look at the home prices in Spring ISD. I can't remember if Benders Landing is in Spring ISD but it's the outlayer. I have friends who live in Northgate Crossing and they are putting their house on the market and moving to The Woodlands because they said it's going downhill.


The houses in Spring ISD aren't the $500k prices in the Loop. Nice areas have gone down. Ponderosa, Westador, not so good because of the schools and that's a Katrina mecca. I know... Cypress Station and all down Ella Blvd south is bad news. But again, no one is paying an arm and leg for those home prices.


It's an apples to oranges comparison.


One of my friends lives in a nice complex off Almeda yet 3rd Ward is down the street. Pass! Though I love her place, for the price and the amount of homeless and that proximity it's not worth it, IMO. For me at least.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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Hmm, we live inside the loop on a lot that's 11,000 sq ft... Moving to the burbs would be a step down.
Was that a typo or are you really trying to say that you live on a large lot? That's a little over 100' x 100', once you drop a ~2.5K sq foot home on that you've got just enough grass left for an overpriced boutique puppy to **** on and a driveway.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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Was that a typo or are you really trying to say that you live on a large lot? That's a little over 100' x 100', once you drop a ~2.5K sq foot home on that you've got just enough grass left for an overpriced boutique puppy to **** on and a driveway.
A 11k lot would have a lot of back yard space even with a 2500 sq foot home.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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A 11k lot would have a lot of back yard space even with a 2500 sq foot home.
I guess some people might agree but it's laughable to me, sorry.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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I guess some people might agree but it's laughable to me, sorry.
To each his own. I for one do not want an acre lot
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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To each his own. I for one do not want an acre lot
You're right, privacy and space are horrible things to put up with and raw land around Houston is a terrible investment lately.
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