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Old 07-01-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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I have been looking at houses in the 77074 area code, behind HBU and the homes are pretty nice, mostly Mid-Century ranch style, but the apartments look scary, and have big plastic signs out front advertising really cheap rent.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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I have been looking at houses in the 77074 area code, behind HBU and the homes are pretty nice, mostly Mid-Century ranch style, but the apartments look scary, and have big plastic signs out front advertising really cheap rent.
Those are decent houses but if I were going to buy in Sharpstown I would buy around Sharpstown middle school because the houses there tend to be more expensive and higher in quality.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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I dont think Sharpstown has a chance for revitilization unless they tear those apartments that are all over the place. Chinatown development has helped a little and now heavy investment from the Latinos with Plaza Del Oro/Sharpstown should bring money in the area. Someone has to can those apartments.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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I have been looking at houses in the 77074 area code, behind HBU and the homes are pretty nice, mostly Mid-Century ranch style, but the apartments look scary, and have big plastic signs out front advertising really cheap rent.
The housing in the Sharpstown area reminds me of the Rosedale/Allendale neighborhoods of Austin, which have similar housing and are today extremely sought-after for their location.... just close enough but just far away enough from the central city. It's too bad the over-abundance of big apartment complexes in Sharpstown and SW/W Houston ruined the schools and surged the crime rate which killed what would have otherwise been a similar desirable neighborhood in Houston.


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I dont think Sharpstown has a chance for revitilization unless they tear those apartments that are all over the place.
Exactly. When people elsewhere in the state think negatively of Houston, it is often because of the ghetto areas and high crime associated with the fact there are too many random parts of town with an over-abundance of apartment complexes. It's too bad the city and its ETJ haven't learned this lesson yet, as they continue to build these things like there's no tomorrow, some even getting tax-credit funding from the state (TDHCA) to do so....
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Sharpstown has been turning around for the last 4 to 5 years now, real state prices there have been steadily rising; there is nothing but good news for Sharpstown area. Anyone who has tested the real state market there will tell you that the foreclosures are been snapped up as soon as they are announced.

As far as the "too many apartments" argument goes, that hasn't deterred the Bellaire area (directly adjacent to Sharpstown) from surging into the over half million dollar range. From the west side Chinatown keeps extending and is changing the demographics in the area.

HBU has announced major drive to increase its enrollment, that will bring more students to the area, in addition the HUGE empty lot at Bellaire/Fondren itís about to be turned into a Jesuit school. Even former Sharpstown mall is coming back to life.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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in addition the HUGE empty lot at Bellaire/Fondren itís about to be turned into a Jesuit school. .
New school? St. Agnes is making that lot it's athletic fields.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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St. Agnes Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, has acquired 18.7 acres in southwest Houston, the site of the former Gillman Automotive Group.
EasilyAmused, you need to contact them about your concern.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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St. Agnes Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, has acquired 18.7 acres in southwest Houston, the site of the former Gillman Automotive Group.
EasilyAmused, you need to contact them about your concern.

Concern? Why would I be concerned about private sports fields? St. Agnes has been around forever. You implied that an "new school" was going in on that property. That's just going to be an OLD, private school's new SPORTS fields.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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The main idea here is that things are really looking positive for the Sharpstown area.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:46 AM
 
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Houston Best Hidden Neighborhood - Sharpstown - Best Of Houston - Houston Press



oh and dont forget prototype 180

Artist plans an about-face for Sharpstown derelict house | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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