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Old 12-03-2008, 09:06 PM
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How does everyone feel about this area? I drove through it today and the houses were on tree lined streets, people were walking in the streets with strollers and some sitting on their porches. Just looked really nice to go home to. Pretty safe looking I thought and not far from downtown either.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:46 AM
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I like it over there. It has some "shady" areas, like everywhere else in the Houston Metro. There aren't many places that you can mature trees and neigborhoods in the 200's with a great location, and a really great school district. Just watch for the middle and high school's the homes are zoned to. I think if the economy holds or comes back, with the development of CityCentre, that area will appreciate.

Sherwood Oaks, to the west of the Beltway is quiet and very popular because it's zoned to Spring Forest Middle and Stratford HS. Stratford is highly ranked nationally. I don't know anything about Sherwood Elem though. It seems to be selling really well lately. Lots of sale pendings in there.

Spring Branch Oaks is another little gem in 77080. HUGE lots for around 200k. A gay,designer friend of mine just bought in there. So, I would think that area will be interesting is a few years. This one has been redone, but look what you can get for the money (lot sizes) 10 miles from downtown. http://search.har.com/engine/dispSea...3&backButton=Y

Houston Crime maps doesn't show much activity other than the freeway feeder and down Wycliffe. That's most likely another shady complex. Looks VERY quiet crime wise east of the Beltway.

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:26 PM
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I can attest for the commute. I live real close to Blalock and Westview. It takes me 30 minutes each way generally to/from downtown.

I don't think I'd be happy with my house long-term. Seems to be a fair amount of renters (even me included) and several apartment complexes that are less than desirable looking. Maybe in the right spot it's better (I'm in 77055 but 77043 looks close). Plus the new HEB center is pretty cool. I still like the Kroger better but the Panda Express and massage envy (for the wife) is cool to have so close.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:43 PM
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I love the area. Love, love, love it.
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