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Unread 02-02-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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Default houston safe or not?

i've been searching for apartments in the houston area and i'm seriously questioning it.

most of these so-called professionals are either horribly unprofessional, ghetto or just laughably fake and pretentious. one extreme or another.

i hope that's not an accurate picture of houston. the exasperating part is their seemingly inefficiency and they are hard to talk to or deal with.

they seem like they are stupid. when i was looking for an apartment in atlanta, i ran into the same problem.

is houston mostly ghetto????!
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Unread 02-02-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Apartment lackeys / property management reps can be like that no matter where you go. It's not a prestigious line of work, more accurately described as para-professional. If you're looking on the cheap end of things, the nonsense you're dealing with can only get worse.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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If you could give more specific requirements, like your prefered location, budget and so on maybe you could get some useful advice here.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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well, i looked up a place called braeswood atrium. it looked nice from the photos and was a decent price but the management sounded ridiculous, like i was talking to some rude ghetto girl and she was the manager.

i looked up kirby lofts as well, i don't know if that' in a good area or not.

the problem is, i don't want to live around ghetto areas or around those types of people not because of race but because they are generally rude and disrespectful.

i would like to live near the hmart so i can shop there on blalock. it's near I10 and between sam houston tollway and 610. is that a good area???
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Unread 02-02-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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If that's the part of Braeswood I'm thinking about, that is super-ghetto. One of the worst places in town.

The stretch of I-10 between Beltway 8 and 610 is one of the best inside Houston.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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well, i looked up a place called braeswood atrium. it looked nice from the photos and was a decent price but the management sounded ridiculous, like i was talking to some rude ghetto girl and she was the manager.

i looked up kirby lofts as well, i don't know if that' in a good area or not.

the problem is, i don't want to live around ghetto areas or around those types of people not because of race but because they are generally rude and disrespectful.

i would like to live near the hmart so i can shop there on blalock. it's near I10 and between sam houston tollway and 610. is that a good area???
Do you have a job lined up here? Selecting a location to live based on what shopping is nearby is probably asking for trouble. This is an enormous place and the commute can be a killer. If you can provide a price range and a work location you will probably get better suggestions.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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If that's the part of Braeswood I'm thinking about, that is super-ghetto. One of the worst places in town.

The stretch of I-10 between Beltway 8 and 610 is one of the best inside Houston.
"The stretch of I-10 between Beltway 8 and 610 is one of the best inside Houston."

If you are talking about the west side of that, my daughters apartment was broken into and she was stabbed 6 times and her boy friend was killed, so I wouldn't say it the best. There is a lot of crime in that area around 610.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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Houston3,

So sorry to hear about that.

I hope your daughter is healing - emotionally and physically.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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I recommend people stay out of the "B's" from 610 out....Braeswood,Bissonett,Bellaire,Beechnut
Inside the loop they are great but outside no way
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Unread 02-02-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: 77059
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"The stretch of I-10 between Beltway 8 and 610 is one of the best inside Houston."

If you are talking about the west side of that, my daughters apartment was broken into and she was stabbed 6 times and her boy friend was killed, so I wouldn't say it the best. There is a lot of crime in that area around 610.
I'm sorry to hear that.

Still, the Memorial area is said to be one of the best parts of town.
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