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Old 12-05-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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In fact I have seen pictures. I had some family that lived in those areas, and they took pictures of it. They showed them to me, and I was like "I'll never move to Houston." As time passed and a chance to research Houston, I found out that the majority of doesn't look like this area. So far on pictures, that area is the ugliest area in Houston that I've seen.

Will someone answer my question instead trying to worry have I ever been to Houston before? THANKS!
Little York is a long road. Don't make broad generalizations buddy. And like I said, it's not as bad as the first post I quoted from you made it out to be. We aren't talking bombs over baghdad here.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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I was speaking on the areas surroungding North Houston.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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I was speaking on the areas surroungding North Houston.
Which areas? There are a lot. Many nice areas around North Houston, as well as bad/ugly ones.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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The areas along the Eastex Freeway heading towards Humble.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:25 AM
 
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Still upsetting to see what happened to Alief. The 1970's was a great decade for Alief. We moved there in 1976 because of the exemplary performance of AISD schools. We used to live in Huntington Village off cook and dairy ashford. We were able to move out in 2007. It was sad to leave from the house I grew in. If I could just pick up the house and move it to another location I would have done it. When you start seeing youth during the day walking the subdivision streets stoned or methed out, all tweeked out the youth is not in school, nor working you start thinking to yourself what's going on here in the community. Back in the early 90's when they pulled also the constable out from our area and hired a rent a cop in the subdivision that is when everything really went down.
Something has to be done about zoning in this city because if you keep permiting the development of cheaply made apartments eventually these units will run down and you will have an influx of low income residents moving in. Who loses the home owners who saved their money and bought houses in the Area. The city does cares about the tax base where they will get a larger tax revenues from an apartment complex proprietor than a home owner. City will continue to allow those building contracts to construct apartments in the Houston Area. It will happen in Katy, Cyfair, everywhere. Its always been like that in this city and always will. That is what happened in Alief. When you start allowing cheap apartment units to be built in an area that is the begining of the end of the community.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:14 AM
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Still upsetting to see what happened to Alief. The 1970's was a great decade for Alief. We moved there in 1976 because of the exemplary performance of AISD schools. We used to live in Huntington Village off cook and dairy ashford. We were able to move out in 2007. It was sad to leave from the house I grew in. If I could just pick up the house and move it to another location I would have done it. When you start seeing youth during the day walking the subdivision streets stoned or methed out, all tweeked out the youth is not in school, nor working you start thinking to yourself what's going on here in the community. Back in the early 90's when they pulled also the constable out from our area and hired a rent a cop in the subdivision that is when everything really went down.
Something has to be done about zoning in this city because if you keep permiting the development of cheaply made apartments eventually these units will run down and you will have an influx of low income residents moving in. Who loses the home owners who saved their money and bought houses in the Area. The city does cares about the tax base where they will get a larger tax revenues from an apartment complex proprietor than a home owner. City will continue to allow those building contracts to construct apartments in the Houston Area. It will happen in Katy, Cyfair, everywhere. Its always been like that in this city and always will. That is what happened in Alief. When you start allowing cheap apartment units to be built in an area that is the begining of the end of the community.
In 1980 I lived in Westwood and we were in the state representative district with a man from Alief. Think his name was Fox. That was the most Republican district in the state. He won with 93% of the vote. Alief was where many people fleeing HISD went in the 70s. It was middle to upper middle class suburban.

By the late 80s, those apartments in Westwood were some of the worst in the city. It got to the point where it was hard to get anyone to live there. A real estate agent told me she had a condo there and could only get Nigerians to rent it (maybe foreigners didn't know any better). It really changed very quickly.
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