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Old 09-15-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: like the movie, "The Village"
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Bellaire and West University Place. Great Location and attractive looking area, but horrible people and don't dare be caught around after dark if you're black (No; this has nothing to do with the baseball dude getting shot; I know from personal experience).
Bellaire for sure. Even if you drive a luxury car. They'll just tell you were pulled over because they read the inspection sticker date wrong.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Bellaire is not a suburb look at map next time before you post Katy & Meadows place are suburbs
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Bellaire is not a suburb look at map next time before you post Katy & Meadows place are suburbs
If YOU look at a map, you'll notice that the area of Bellaire is color-coded differently than Houston (at least on 90% of maps if they're accurate anyway). That signifies that Bellaire is indeed a separate city. It has its own police department, mayor, city government, although within HISD school district (Bellaire HS is HISD but still a very good, very prestigious public school and it has a strong multiplier effect on real estate vs similar homes in adjacent HS zones).

At the time it was incorporated it was outside the Houston city area of development (I'm talking pre-WWII) and met anyone's qualification for a suburb, including true separate city status. I'll agree that it's a bit of a "strange" suburb now because it's surrounded by City of Houston, but it's a suburb ("inner ring") none-the-less.

Houston has several of these strange beasts that incorporated as traditional suburbs outside of Houston when the whole city was located inside the inner loop 610, and I'm not talking that many years ago (maybe 30-40's at the earliest) compared to eastern cities. They post-air-condition and several energy (and other) booms later and Houston exploded out past them, leaving them little M'n'M-embedded-in-the-cookie suburbs, not the usual ex-urban affairs. There are two others near Bellaire in inner SW Houston - WestSide Place and West University. WestSide Place must be the skinniest city in America. The whole incorporated city is like 15 blocks long, 3 blocks wide, and the sole industry is a single strip center on Bellaire Blvd! Other ones are to the NW outside the loop on either side of IH-10/Katy Fwy. They are called the "Memorial Villages", Hedwig Village (named after the German Tranny movie?? :-) , Piney Pt, etc.

I think all of them have their own police dept or maybe a couple team up to have one - but all separate from Houston. The houses are VERY expensive (most over $1mm and that buys a lot in Houston), are very big, and the owners very rich and have nice things. The police are very ubiquitous and strict. I used to work in one of them and they didn't seem very racist (my wife is black and she ran in and out of there without problems, except when we were in an argument screaming at a red light, but we only got a warning) but were definitely quite zero-tolerance. I think they did have some "mindset" problems, like if you were in a car worth less than $100,000 and it didn't have a ladder on it or you weren't dressed in a maid's uniform you must be up to no good, no matter what your race. I bet after the Tolan civil suit settles for a couple of Mil $ someday you'll see all the small-town police dept's extremely polite and politically correct to a fault. I'm sure the diversity-sensitivity training has started already.

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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77065 for Copperfield. Thats a pretty good are.
Cypress Springs is Not part of the Cooperfield area. Copperfield in East of Barker Cypress....not by Fry rd.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Bellaire and West University Place. Great Location and attractive looking area, but horrible people and don't dare be caught around after dark if you're black (No; this has nothing to do with the baseball dude getting shot; I know from personal experience).
Bellaire's between many areas within Houston - Even during the night people from Houston drive through. It would be especially foolish for the cops to enforce a "driving while black" profiling on people
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