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Old 07-14-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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Default Is Pearland predominantly Blue Collar?

I was very interested in Pearland and I was told that it is largely a blue collar population. Not that I am looking for an upper class neighborhood, but I would like more of a professional population.

Please help me verify the validity or lack thereof of this info.

Thanks.

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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I live in Pearland. It's mixed but it seems to be more professional types to me. A lot of people that live here work at the Medical Center. There may be a slight difference between the folks that live on the eastern part than the western pearland. I'd guess that west pearland has more white collar types. That may be due to the proximity to 288 and easy its access to downtown and the Med Center. But that's just an observation from 7 months of living here.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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I believed it's mixed, with the West side having a more professional population. There are many doctors, nurses, dentists & attorneys living in the Shadow Creek Ranch area, as well as the Silverlake area.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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From what my wife tells me, a lot of new Physicians to the area move into the Pearland since it is closer to the medical center and they are just starting out. Many of them have to be in the hospital with in 1 hour of being paged, and many are earning less than 50K year until they finish their fellowships. Once they finish the fellowships, If they stay in Houston, they move to West U, Bellaire, Memorial, or Sugar Land. Why Sugar Land (before the flames starts) Lots of hospitals, and lots of opportunity to join private practice.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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Why would anyone flame Sugarland? If someone likes suburban living, Sugarland is as good a place to find it as any other. Besides that, I think they have more diversity than most suburban areas. Lots of Asians and people from all over the world.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I wouldn't say that Pearland is predominantly blue collar -- in fact, I would say it is more white collar than blue collar. More of the medical field near 288 but other white collar professions living all throughout the city. I grew up there - and it wasn't predominently blue collar even way back then.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Houston
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In west Pearland, you probably can park your Bubba's Plumbling van on the driveway.

In east Pearland, more developed neighborhoods probably wouldn't allow Bubba in the neighborhood. But some areas are still questionable, especially in low end homes where any blue collar can afford. So, a blue color worker making $35K a year could buy a $210K home.

But even blue-collar workers can become millionaires. Just ask my neighbor or my children's classmates in and around the Loop, they are in the construction or plumbing business. I've seen a plumber's van parked with 200K to 400K homes. My neighbor's construction owner's son drive a Lexus and has all the toys and world-wide travel you can imagine. They are my high-class blue color workers.

Heck, Gallery Furniture owner is a slick blue-collar-Ferrari-driving salesman who made millions and once seen in Northgate in the 1980s (he probably moved near work - I hope).
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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In west Pearland, you probably can park your Bubba's Plumbling van on the driveway.

In east Pearland, more developed neighborhoods probably wouldn't allow Bubba in the neighborhood. But some areas are still questionable, especially in low end homes where any blue collar can afford. So, a blue color worker making $35K a year could buy a $210K home.

But even blue-collar workers can become millionaires. Just ask my neighbor or my children's classmates in and around the Loop, they are in the construction or plumbing business. I've seen a plumber's van parked with 200K to 400K homes. My neighbor's construction owner's son drive a Lexus and has all the toys and world-wide travel you can imagine. They are my high-class blue color workers.

Heck, Gallery Furniture owner is a slick blue-collar-Ferrari-driving salesman who made millions and once seen in Northgate in the 1980s (he probably moved near work - I hope).
He lives in the Woodlands now...
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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In west Pearland, you probably can park your Bubba's Plumbling van on the driveway.

In east Pearland, more developed neighborhoods probably wouldn't allow Bubba in the neighborhood. But some areas are still questionable, especially in low end homes where any blue collar can afford. So, a blue color worker making $35K a year could buy a $210K home.

But even blue-collar workers can become millionaires. Just ask my neighbor or my children's classmates in and around the Loop, they are in the construction or plumbing business. I've seen a plumber's van parked with 200K to 400K homes. My neighbor's construction owner's son drive a Lexus and has all the toys and world-wide travel you can imagine. They are my high-class blue color workers.

Heck, Gallery Furniture owner is a slick blue-collar-Ferrari-driving salesman who made millions and once seen in Northgate in the 1980s (he probably moved near work - I hope).
Thanks for info.

However, I am getting conflicting messages here. Where is the more blue collar East or West Pearland?
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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There are a couple of subdivisions on the West side that would be considered blue-collar, but for the most part the West side is white collar.....I know because I live there.
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