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Old 12-22-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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I'm about to commit to buying a house in the area around Pearland High School and the (temporary?) Glenda Dawson High School. Canterbury Park is the name of the subdivision.

Anyone live in this area? Safe? Anything to look out for or any notable reason to avoid this area? Any new commercial or retail developments in the near future? Traffic to Beltway 8/I45/288?

Any comments welcomed.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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Traffic in Pearland is not my idea of fun, and I've read posts that suggest that I'm not the only one who thinks so.

I wasn't aware that Dawson HS was in a temporary building. It looked awfully permanent to me.

Can't say I've heard of too much crime in that area.

Why don't you take a look at it yourself before you go committing to buying a house. I wouldn't want to make an investment like that blindly. Selling a house you don't want is no slam dunk anymore, not in this economy.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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I've driven around the area, but not being from around here I don't know anything about it. Was hoping to get some opinions from people in the know.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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Is Dawson the one located on 35? If so, there isn't a thing to worry about in that area. Safe area and not as congested as it is closer to 288.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:52 PM
 
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It's right off 35 on Bailey Road. Only about a mile away from Pearland High School. Is that the one you're thinking of?
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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Not sure. The one I am thinking of is the original H.S. (not the really old one that is now administrative or junior high) that is located right off of 35 as you go on 35 from Houston, cross 518 and are going toward Alvin and a side road that goes to Independence Park.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Yea, that's Pearland High School. Dawson High School (the one that would be closest to me) is just on the other side of 35 about a mile down Bailey/Oiler Drive.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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You'll be just fine in that area.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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My sis-in-law lived in Canterbury and I visited many times. Seems very low-crime and neighbors were very friendly. Plenty of chain-type restaurants and stores nearby - little or no inside-the-loop funky character but a nice close-in suburban type life. For the burbs actually very close to loop on 288. Traffic is pretty bad in morning week-days so get yourself up and on the road by 7 and you'll have a nice short commute downtown - after ... look out for a parking lot. All in all a pretty good deal for you money housewise and a decent lifestyle. Can live in a big house for low payment and still head into the loop for entertainment easily. About the only thing I wasn't too impressed about was the rather poor quality of local roads (288 and Belt8 are great but Pearland/N. Brazoria county roads are pretty chuck-holed and too narrow for the burgeoning buildup of sub-divisions).
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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If you lived there, you would probably have no need for 288, unless you wanted to go over to the Pearland Town Center or the other newer shopping areas around 288 & 518. You could take Pearland Parkway to the belt for any east/west commutes, or take Mykawa practically all the way north to get to downtown/inner loop. It's a nice suburban area, and avoids most of the traffic problems of "new" Pearland farther to the west.
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