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Old 05-01-2010, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by modster View Post
I don't see any catalyst for improving Alief's situation.

The area is not in an enviable geographic location. Other than the Westpark Toll road, it seems like an area you have to drive a ways just to reach a freeway to get anywhere. It isn't close in. I don't think Mother Nature blessed it with any special gifts like wooded terrain. The built environment doesn't offer much either. Ugly strip centers, 70's era apartment complexes and tract home subdivisions. Nothing of any architectural interest at all.

I am sure there are people who live there and enjoy it, but I am afraid its draw "back in the day" was good schools and new affordable housing stock. Now that the housing stock ain't so new, and the schools aren't as desirable, I don't know what the draw would be for people to go back in. Maybe there are qualities to the area that I am not familiar with, but I am not seeing it.
You are right on the money Good schools is what drew the population out in Alief in the 1970s. Lot of 80's apartments and single family homes.
Too bad those days are gone.
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