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Old 01-04-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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Have you guys heard of the "Black Hole"? It is a region in between the 610 Loop and Beltway 8 along 288.

The area, around the neighborhood of Sunnyside, was largely undeveloped (while Pearland exploded virtually overnight south of the Belt) - Finally home developers are opening 100K homes in the area.

 
Old 01-07-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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Is the name "Black Hole" some kind of racial term?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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Is the name "Black Hole" some kind of racial term?
That's what I'm wondering. What the heck is this term? Never heard of it and I lived on the south side for awhile...
 
Old 01-07-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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That's what I'm wondering. What the heck is this term? Never heard of it and I lived on the south side for awhile...
No - It's because there is very little development there.

I got the name from a thread on another forum (Houston Area Information Forum had a thread with the same title referring to the same area).

Go along 288 between 610 and Beltway 8 - there are few developments along the freeway.

Also, I want to show you some maps from 2000:
*http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/suprnbhds/landuse/sn40lu.html (broken link)
*http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/suprnbhds/landuse/sn71lu.html (broken link)
*http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/suprnbhds/landuse/sn76lu.html (broken link)

Notice the large chunks of undeveloped land...

Again, the area is filling with new homes. I want more home developers to establish more master-planned communities. And I want that Land Baron company to sell the land so that retail may be established along SH 288.

Last edited by Vicman; 01-07-2007 at 12:59 PM..
 
Old 01-07-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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By the way, here are some of the new communities that opened in the region:

(These URLs more or less describe the communities)

City of Houston
* Autumn Glen - http://www.kbhome.com/Community.aspx?CommID=00884305 (broken link)
* El Tesoro - http://houston.roycebuilders.com/community/eltesoro/ (broken link)
* Kingdom Come - http://www.choicehomes.com/Community.aspx?rid=4&chID=198 (broken link)
* Panay Park
* Regal Oaks
** http://www.beazer.com/FindHome/commu...mmunityID=1769
** http://www.ryland.com/find-your-new-...egal-Oaks.html
* Skyview Forest
** http://www.kbhome.com/Community.aspx?CommID=00884909 (broken link)
** http://www.kbhome.com/Community.aspx?CommID=00884908 (broken link)

Unincorporated Harris County
* Brunswick
** http://www.lennar.com/findhome/community.aspx?COMID=4331&DIVID=HOSLEN (broken link)
** http://www.lennar.com/findhome/community.aspx?COMID=4333&DIVID=HOSLEN (broken link)
** http://www.lennar.com/findhome/community.aspx?COMID=4332&DIVID=HOSLEN (broken link)
* Brunswick Lakes http://houston.roycebuilders.com/community/brunswicklakes/community_info.asp (broken link)
* Brunswick Meadows http://www.lennar.com/findhome/community.aspx?COMID=14337&DIVID=HSHNUH (broken link)
* Morningside Place

A lot of builders are building planned community homes for 100K apiece.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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Yeah, the "Black Hole" is going to be ghetto soon.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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Yeah, the "Black Hole" is going to be ghetto soon.
any evidence to back it up?? I would assume that it might be ghetto since the houses there are rather reasonable. What are your basis
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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Well, they are mostly building cheap housing. These neighborhoods turn into ghetto rather quickly. Not just in Houston, but all across the U.S. Instead of moving into this area, I would suggest anybody to move into Pearland instead. The commute would not be that much longer (five-ten minutes more depending on what side of Pearland).
 
Old 01-09-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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Well, they are mostly building cheap housing. These neighborhoods turn into ghetto rather quickly. Not just in Houston, but all across the U.S. Instead of moving into this area, I would suggest anybody to move into Pearland instead. The commute would not be that much longer (five-ten minutes more depending on what side of Pearland).
yeah I was thinking the same thing, meaning buying a home in Pearland.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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Did Pearland zone out its apartments? If it did, then the area along 288 in Houston will inevitably develop. Also, the gentrification of neighborhoods in the 610 Loop should cause this area to develop.
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