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Old 12-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Location: Downtown Area
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I currently live near downtown in a 3 story townhome but am looking to move my family into a nice house with a backyard. I really like the heights and meyerland plaza / bellaire area but it is too expensive. Do you know of any builder interest in moving into other neighborhoods such as north or north east houston which will make them the next high demand place to live??
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:45 AM
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Its not North but Idylwood and Glenbrook Valley are on the upcoming list imo
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:38 PM
Location: Houston area
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Brookesmith, Lindale Park, Eastwood, and Idylwood would be my choices for the 4 best neighborhoods with potential inside the loop. Next to that, the Greater Northside area north of UH Downtown should start to change within the next 10 years. Aside from that, anything to the East of Hardy Toll Rd looks very bleak to me. From their all the way to 610 looks like a very tough zone, maybe in 15-25 years.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:31 PM
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Couple of random thoughts on your inquiry.

If I am interpreting your post correctly, you asked about areas that builders would be moving into to improve. Certainly builders moving into an area, they way they did in mid-town or EaDo, can certainly be one source of an area revitalizing, but builders moving into a close in area very seldom equals "yards", even when we are talking detached structures. Well, not yards of any consequences. It is usually town homes or closely packed Charlestorlean style houses with back patios and not much else. More "undiscovered" areas with houses and yards = older homes.

Second thing, is if you are talking "undiscovered" areas, then you have to ask how ready are you for transitional areas? Undiscovered means good next to bad, not everybody is on board for keeping things up the same way as you, driving farther for a decent grocery store, etc. There are advantages and there are shortcomings. If you aren't ready to accept the shortcomings, then you have to ante up for more established areas.

I don't think there is anything that isn't "discovered" yet inside the loop or just outside of it. I do think there are areas that have not yet reached their full potential, and I think that might be a more accurate question. What areas are either inside or right around the loop that have not reached their full potential yet but have potential or are headed in the right direction?

I would second Lindale Park as one. Nice wide streets, good alternative to the Heights. Light rail is going up Fulton adjacent to Lindale. A surprising number of politicos live in Lindale like councilman Ed Gonzalez and also Sylvia Garcia. //www.city-data.com/forum/houst...-brochure.html

Westbury on the SW side is one that has been discovered, but bargains still exist compared to the areas adjacent to it like Meyerland and Maplewood. If you like the Meyerland area I would certainly look at Westbury, Parkwest, Post Oak Manor, and depending on how far outside the loop you are willing to go, Braeburn Valley (not Braeburn Valley West) and Robindell.

A Londoners’ Guide to the Westbury Land Rush » Swamplot: Houston's Real Estate Landscape

The Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate, 2009: The Winners! » Swamplot: Houston's Real Estate Landscape
Back inside the loop, the east end is full of options. from 288 out along MacGregor to MacGregor park there are options in Washington Terrace, Riverside Terrace, and University Oaks. Do a search on here for those names and you will see other threads on them.

A revisit to Riverside - Houston Chronicle

Of course Eastwood is an option, along with Idylwood. The thing with Idylwood is if you have a low tolerance for transitional neighborhoods, Idylwood is very clean and well maintained. It is one of the best bargains inside the loop. Houston Country Club Place caddy-corner from it also offers some nice options.

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Idylwood Civic Club + Houston, Texas - Welcome to Idylwood

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Just beyond the loop is the previously mentioned Glenbrook Valley, as well as Meadowcreek Village and Garden Villas.

Garden Villas - Home Page



Glenbrook Valley : In the Press

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